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post #1 of 7 Old 07-18-09, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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surround placement

Should the rear surrounds be at the same height as the side surrounds? Does a diffence in height help, hurt, or have no effect on surround sound?
My rear surrounds will be about four feet behind the listening area and 44" to each side. The side surrounds are to each side of the listening area (90 degrees) and two feet above ear level (5.5 feet).

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-18-09, 11:19 AM
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Re: surround placement

Hey Mark, My side surrounds are higher than my back surrounds so I just angled them down towards the listening position and they sound great. You can get angle mounts pretty cheap just about anywhere.
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Re: surround placement

Its not necessary to have them at the same height, and from the sounds of it you have them mounted a nice distance behind the rear seating.

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Re: surround placement

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Thanks for the reply. I had looked at some mounts on line and was wondering if this was an option. I wasn't sure how much you would want the rear surrounds to point at you, as they would be supplying a more diffuse sound field. Anyway, I think I will look more closely at some mounts.
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Re: surround placement

Tony,
Thanks for your response. I'm also assuming that with accoutic wall treatment, a slight difference in the distance each rear is from the side walls would do no harm.
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Tony,
Thanks for your response. I'm also assuming that with accoutic wall treatment, a slight difference in the distance each rear is from the side walls would do no harm.
You wont notice, as the rear channels are in most cases just "fill" there are only a handful of BluRay movies with 7.1 mixes.

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

Living room system:
Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Re: surround placement

My fronts are on the floor . I have a small den .. My surrounds are on the side walls just in front of the listening area and are not tilted and my rear surrounds ar on stands right behind the listening area at about 5 feet high,, It sounds pretty good .. I read somewhere that the rear surrounds should be put together and to the rear and that the surrounds should actually be behind the listening area as well , but I disagree.. I think this is a personal taste thing..
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