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Hi,


I'd like to put together a home theater in the basement, and I'm trying to make sure I get the placement right before I start. I have a ~15x17 room that has a 7.5' ceiling.


I've got a 5.1 setup at the moment, but would adding two rears be a good idea given my space?


My gear, if it matters:

2x Energy RC-70 fronts

1x Energy LCR center

2x Energy CR-3 surrounds (I'd get 2 more of these If I went for surrounds)

1x SVS PC-12 Ultra sub

Integra 9.9 preamp

Emotiva XPA-5 amp


Thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by jbone /forum/post/15564692


I've got a 5.1 setup at the moment, but would adding two rears be a good idea given my space?

Depends on seating location more than the size of your space. How close is the couch to the back wall? If you can move it 5 feet from the back wall, then you'll have good rear-vs-side separation in the surround field. You'll also be at the 1/3rd point of the room length, giving you smoother frequency response. The side speakers should be placed directly to the sides of the couch (not forward of the couch, like in your diagram) and the rear speakers should be spread roughly 60 degrees apart behind you (6-foot spread).


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