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Hello. I was wondering if the speaker arc arrangement for the front left center and right speakers matter that much if you use Audyssey to calibrate your speakers?


The reason is because I have my front left center and right speakers back against a wall and it would cause a tripping hazard if I had my right front speaker moved forward any more than it is presently.


I know you aren't supposed to have the speakers so close to the wall either, but that's a whole other issue. Basically, does Audyssey really compensate well for lack of a front speaker arc layout? So far I've only had my speakers set up without the arc and I haven't tried with it yet, hoping I won't have to if Audyssey will compensate completely. Anyone have experience in this area? thanks
 

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Originally Posted by LittleLarry  /t/1472635/speaker-placement-without-arc#post_23313292


Hello. I was wondering if the speaker arc arrangement for the front left center and right speakers matter that much if you use Audyssey to calibrate your speakers?
I don't have my speakers in an arc, and I don't use audyssey. While there is some justification for an arc in theory, the actual benefit is slight, too slight to be concerned about.
 

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Virtually all room correction systems, including Audyssey, automatically or manually adjust delays to compensate for speaker placement relative to the listener (microphone). You'll be fine.


Some speakers are made to be placed near a wall, others not, but in either case the usual results are more bass and more early reflections. The former Audyssey will correct; the latter requires room treatment (typically absorption or diffusion panels) if they are a bother.
 

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Virtually all room correction systems, including Audyssey, automatically or manually adjust delays to compensate for speaker placement relative to the listener (microphone). You'll be fine.

Thanks. This is exactly what I was thinking. I just keep seeing things like the Dolby speaker arrangement diagrams with the arcs and think I'm not optimizing everything. I wish they would put footnotes on their diagrams that say something about how receiver software can compensate for speaker arrangement.
 

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To me, being an old school 'rookie', there are too many variables for any auto-generated SW to be of much help unless you have a perfect listening environment. I don't having 2 hallways and an eight foot opening into the dinning area. If you have more than 2/3 seating locations then pick the most used and TUNE accordingly.


Most of the foks here who get all worked up over the SWare tuning have HT rooms or the like. In those cases then the Audyssey EQing is of great benefit. I retired, downsized to a condo but NHTs and Def Techs are sounding Great, without Audyssey tune---- although there is only one WallOfSound location..... the spot of the loveseat that's pretty obvious being sunken down 3 INCHES !


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