Placing everything at an angle is going to be tough as it makes for a very uneven sound stage. Is there any possibility of mounting the display above the fireplace on the hearth?
I asked the same question to "Household6" (aka...the gf who owns the house) and she didn't want to do it. I know it's an uneven sound stage, which is why i'm having a hard time trying to figure out. Also, there's an opening i forgot to put in the back of the room that's ~5', so that really puts the room where it has to face that way to have normal people flow.Placing everything at an angle is going to be tough as it makes for a very uneven sound stage. Is there any possibility of mounting the display above the fireplace on the hearth?
I like the blank faceplate idea. I'll have to check out Google Sketchup. I like freewareI would suggest placing the speakers as symmetrically as possible, so put the LCR all near the TV, and shift the surrounds around so that they are centered on the corner of the room. Your layout obviously forces some compromises, but you can make it work. Even a bad surround setup is better than TV speakers, IMO.
On the wall plate, you might entertain the thought of just getting a blank faceplate, drilling a hole in the middle, and running the cable direct to the speaker. You can always get a faceplate with binding posts later if you desire. I personally would not use any kind of spring-tensioned connector.
Do you know what speakers you're going to be using?
And Google Sketchup is a good program for drawing room layouts, freeware.
They will sound better at ear level (30"-38" from floor) ... but if you place them higher/lower, just point them (downward or upward) to ear level. It is recommended that the distance between L+R and C tweeters be between 18"-24" for a better transition between them :yes:For the front LCR....stands or find a place mounted higher? They're currently on stands, but my stands aren't tall enough to get the center above the TV. ..
I understand, we upgrade whenever we can, Right??? :bigsmile:... And yes...eventually i'll move into a 6.1 or 7.1 system...just dunno if it'll be next week or next year...
Roger that! :TI understand, we upgrade whenever we can, Right??? :bigsmile:
No, the surrounds has to be above ear level (they're used to fill the room with the effects on the movies); I think is recommended 2'-3' feet above ear level (mine are at 7' from floor) :yes:...would you recommend the same rules apply for the rear speakers? ...
Which wires??? ... please explain, maybe we can help :yes:... Now I gotta figure out how to fish the wire through the garage
It's from my biopic: Cheech & Chong: The Early YearsThose children look over-medicated to me!:jump:
Essentially the rear speakers, although I may run the front L&R through the wall....i just dunno if i can bring myself to hack the wall & headache to spare seeing 3' of chord (speakers sit beside the TV).Which wires??? ... please explain, maybe we can help :yes: