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I am setting up a little home theater in a corner of a bedroom at 8ft by 8ft.


I will place all the speakers on stands.

I have JBL 2500 bookshelves for the front left and right and I am using small harman-kardons HKTS2s for a 6.1 setup around a 27in TV.


Thus for the 3 speakers in the rear, should I place them at ear level with the front left and right speakers? Or should I place them about 1.5ft above ear level?



What is the general approach?

And how would a 1.5ft height increase alter surround quality in my setup?




(I will experiment but do not want to pay extra for higher stands if I don't need them.)


Thanks!!
 

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You want them at least 4'or more from your ear, so if you have to go up to accomplish that in a small room, well that's what is best usually. Otherwise, they'll be right on you and the closes one will be all you hear. Ear level to slightly above is ideal. Some speakers require ear level for maximum imaging and dispersion(MTM configuration). Also, you shouldn't put a TV in the corner. It should be in the middle of one wall. Speakers like symmetry and hate corners.
 
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