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I have a fairly large room (about 40 X 14) but I only use about a 14 X 16 area for the TV/sound system. The room has 8 foot ceilings. If I ceiling-mount rear surrounds (using Omni 20 ceiling mounts), how far back should they be from the seating area...and should they be angled down? Use for these would be mainly TV and movies as I usually listen to music in 2 channel.

Here's a link to a sketch of the layout:
http://swbg1.tripod.com/1355_famrm_300_half.jpg

And a photo looking forward from where the rear surrounds will go:


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Re: rear surround placement

Sorry...this is for the rear surrounds in a 7.1 (already have been running 5.1).

Since they will be ceiling mounted and there is plenty of space behind the seating going 2-3 feet back is no problem. Wasn't sure if I should go any further back than that...or if they should angle down towards the seating. It seems that letting them fire straight ahead would cause reflections off the front wall.
 

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May I suggest that you position your rear surrounds so that they're 4' apart and the same distance to the primary listening position as the side surrounds are. This should give you better phantom speaker positions. As far as aim is concerned, this is going to depend on the characteristics of your particular speakers. I've seen some that do better aimed at the primary listening position and others that did better aimed forward in terms of having a broader sounds stage.

You're sub position caught my attention. Which sub is that??
Thanks for the suggestions Jim. The sub is an SVS PB12-NSD/2.
 
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