Yes. With the mains that far apart a phantom set up won't work very well. That's not a bad thing, as when the L/R are so close together that they work really well in phantom mode, like five feet or less, you lose the left/right spread impact.Quote:
Originally Posted by seiyafan /t/1526623/speaker-distance-and-center-channel#post_24589168
Due to the size of my room (11' by 11) front speakers are placed 7 feet apart, with that distance will a center channel bring noticeable improvement !
Originally Posted by tuxedocivic /t/1526623/speaker-distance-and-center-channel#post_24589198
What kind of speakers? What is the seating like?
If the speakers have some directivity control and you're only covering a couple seats, probably fine IMO.
Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice /t/1526623/speaker-distance-and-center-channel#post_24589308
Yes. With the mains that far apart a phantom set up won't work very well. That's not a bad thing, as when the L/R are so close together that they work really well in phantom mode, like five feet or less, you lose the left/right spread impact.
It would be if your listening position was 20 feet away, but not in your room.Quote:
Originally Posted by seiyafan /t/1526623/speaker-distance-and-center-channel#post_24589947
I thought 7 feet was quite close!
That means you should be viewing from maybe six feet away, in which case a seven foot L/R spread is quite a lot.Quote:
Next thing I have to figure out is where to place the center channel since my 27'' PC monitor is placed on a desk.
If you are not having problems with the image, then definitely the sub. It may be able to do 35Hz, but it won't be able to do it very loud and clean with a pair of 5.25" drivers.Quote:
Originally Posted by seiyafan /t/1526623/speaker-distance-and-center-channel/0_50#post_24656036
Now I got the speakers and they go down to 35 Hz, should I get a sub or center first?