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Hi Everyone,


I currently moved into a new apartment and current trying to decide where to place my surround sound speakers. I have an ideal placement and a compromise placement with my fiance. The latter would have less wire raceway showing on the sides walls since there will be pictures and some artwork.


Currently have the following:

3x Athena Technologies WS-60 on wall speakers
http://www.athenaspeakers.com/products/ws-60-specifications/


2x Athena Technologies Bi-pole AS-R1.2
http://www.athenaspeakers.com/products/as-r1-2-specifications/


~15 years old Cerwin Vega 15" Ported Subwoofer

~13 years old Definitive Tech 15 Sealed Subwoofer


The first speaker layout is pictured below and this would be ideal since the speakers are pointed at the listening position in front of the TV at the center of the couch.


Q: But it is bi-bpole, an issuces with that since sound is going around me as oppose to at me?


Q: Is this so much better that I should figure out how to run the wire raceway?




The second speaker layout below shows the surround bi-poles are mounted on a sofit. The ceiling in the kitchen is lower than in the living room and ends at the living room so I can actually mount the speakers against the sofit but now behind the listening position and pointing towards it.


Q: Would this work as well and still capable of providing good sound quality post calibration?

 

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Either way will work...especially being you are using bi-pole surrounds...you end up with defused surround.
 

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Below are some pictures of the apartment. Please ignore the location of the subwoofers that are stacked. Haven't hooked them up yet.




Here you can see the sofit. Sorry for the dark image.

 

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Seeing the pictures of your apt., I have one (real world) question:


How do you plan to run the speaker wires? (in either set up). Also, how does your fiance feel about "wires" running all over the place? I ask because this is an issue my wife has with my set ups.........
 

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I plan to use raceway like the following at Monoprice along the top edge of the sofit and then carry that around the edge at the ceiling and the down the edge of the wall where you see the subwoofers stacked. From there around to the niche where th av cabinet is under the tv.


Link: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10520&cs_id=1052005&p_id=8288&seq=1&format=2


I may go with a thinner raceway if I can find it. And then paint it the color of the wall before hanging it so it blends in.


This wall it will be relative out of sight. Normally ones eyes don't look up there.
 
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