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  1. Need some help placing surrounds in a non-ideal layout

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi All! I am preparing to wire and place speakers in a game room. It has a few unique challenges in the form of an angled double-door and a long window seat. I'm trying to figure out where to place my dipole surrounds and rears. The attached image isn't completely to scale. I couldn't quite get...
  2. Surrounds: placing them to the sides aimed upwards?

    System Setup and Connection
    In a relativly small room as mine (see my system), and always searching for a better Sound stage&Image with a 5.1 setup, I have found this suggestion as a compromise if needed: instead to put the bookshelves surrounds speakers to the sides at 2-3 feet above ear level, try to put it standmounted...
  3. Placing downwards-firing sub into cabinet

    Home Audio Subwoofers
    Greetings to all I'm new to home theater topic, albeit have a very general acoustics understanding (due to engineering background). I'm doing a renovation in our condo, there will be entertainment cabinets in "float" design on the wall underneath the TV, the cabinet will be raised above the...
  4. Placing acoustic panels behind speakers

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi guys, I've seen guys place treatment on the rear wall, side walls and ceiling. But I've also noticed placement of panels behind the main speakers in a dedicated 2-channel listening room. What purpose would placing the panels behind the speakers serve? I have a small room and I have...
  5. Need advice on placing two subwoofers (floorplan included)

    System Setup and Connection
    I'm about to build two DIY subwoofers (SI HT18) but I need some help with placing them. My living room is somewhat extraordinary because there is no wall behind the television or the front speakers. I have no problems with one sub but I can't figure out where to place another. I wouldn't ask...
  6. Placing my component rack...a question

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    All, I am in (still) the planning phase of building my home theater. One of the elements I am trying to figure out is where to place my component rack. From a central wiring perspective, putting it in the same general vicinity of the main electrical panel is optimal (see attached); however, I...
  7. Acoustic effect of placing speakers against wall or on shelves?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I've read that stand-mounted monitor speakers (many of which are called, ironically, bookshelf speakers) should be mounted some distance away from the back wall when used as L & R speakers. I've also read that there should be some space between them and the side walls as well. What is the...
  8. Placing rectangular in-wall speakers horizontally

    System Setup and Connection
    Hey all, I am trying to do my first home theater setup and I am providing a diagram for you all to look at to see if you can help me with a couple of questions I have. I am painting the screen on the bottom wall of the diagram (about 126" screen) and probably will buy an Epson 8350. 1. Would...
  9. Placing Speakers on top of subs

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hi All, My father has just asked me to make him a sub or 2 (about a minute after hearing the one i just built) and due to room constraights the only place these subs could go is under his current speakers. Is there any sort of issue placing speakers ontop of a subwoofer - Vibrations etc? The...
  10. Placing The Center Speaker Vertically Questions

    System Setup and Connection
    I have read that placing the center speaker vertically will help in it's off-axis response as well as having less interaction with the floor and the ceiling. My questions are: 1) Has anyone tried this and if so did it improve the SQ of the center? 2) Would you have to angle the tweeter so that...
  11. Placing speakers in a null

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi! We all know there is a null midway between floor and ceiling. Nothing we can do about that. Sitting in this null is bad, of course. But what happens if you put your speakers in that null, and have your ears out of it? I just can't figure out what would happen. I will try it, regardless...
  12. Placing the Riser on a Slab Floor

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Is there any need to use an isolation system (like Auralex U -Boats) under the riser? This is a basement room on a concrete slab. Planning on using 2x10's for the riser, building the frame work and filling it with insulation, then a double layer of MDF wood for the floor. Should the two...
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