Originally Posted by jlanzy
My TF speaker is 5 ft forward of my seated position, only 2 seats, to achieve a 45 degree angle, the TR speakers would also be 5 feet behind the seated position for a 45 degree angle. A TM speakers would then be only 5 feet from each of the TF/TR. Would they be too close to each other to really distinguish overhead panning or improve any height ambiance beyond what only TF/TR would provide?
Originally Posted by asarose247
^ same concern
TF is 7' from TR,
and hung up TM's in the middle.
I asked earlier about what anyone might think is "too close" or an "optimal range"
the silence is still thundering
but really, your set up is different, your room is different, a lot of this is still new and an evolving and thoroughly clever extrapolation,
so the best answer is "TRy it"
many of us have "some" extra" gear so a bit of ad hoc work maybe all it takes . . . if at least to find out what does or does not work, at least for you
and Architectural Digest is not coming in for a photo shoot yet
We not going to just quit,
we like asking "what If?"
I believe that a TF+TR spread of 9'6" or less with speakers that have a high dispersion rate, TM is not necessarily needed. I also believe that a spread of 10' still phantoms TM pretty good but a PLII TM wouldn't hurt. The higher the ceiling the further apart 45 degrees becomes. IMHO, TF+TM+TR should be at least 4'9" apart from each other or 57".
Three Ceiling Heights are presented below 8', 10' and 12'.
Top Measurement for each is the distance between speakers if they were at 45 degrees.
The bottom measurements for each: On the right side is from over MLP to minimum. On the left side is from over MLP to where you "must"
designate as "Height" in AVR.
The Grey area is personal choice.
The Tan area is where you "must" designate as "Top/Overhead"
The Red area is reaching where you should consider just .2 unless you have speakers with a low dispersion rate.
There is no front or back. These are only suggestions. Adjust accordingly
I hope this helps someone.
My Media Room
AVR 1-Yamaha RX-A3050 (7.2.4), AVR 2 Pioneer VSX-815-K(Used for 4ch Amp TF+TR)
Mains-Polk Audio RTi8, Center-Polk Audio CSi5, Surrounds-Polk Audio RTi4, Ceilings-Micca M-8C, Sub 1- UM18-22 (4cu.ft DIY) - iNuke 6000DSP, Sub 2-Klipsch RW12D
Projector-BenQ 3550 4K, Screen-110" Silver Ticket STR-169110, TV-Vizio P-65 4K