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Angle of surround speakers.

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#21 OFFLINE   tcusta00


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Posted 10 July 2011 - 06:06 PM

I have seen many side surround speakers that shoot the sound out of their sides, rather than at the listener, these Polks for example:

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Highlighting the work of the sound engineer is not my primary concern. While I want him to do his job well, motion pictures remain primarily a visual experience. When I hear the surround speakers too directly, it takes my mind off the screen. The sound should compliment the action on the screen, not distract from it.

I used to own a set of Wharfedale's with the surround speakers in that setup and they were much better than the traditional Quads that I use now. Of course this is from a layperson's perspective.

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#22 OFFLINE   RobertE


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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:30 PM

Place them where it sounds best to you. Everyone else can piss off. :)
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#23 OFFLINE   Carl Spock

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 01:22 AM

^ Or wherever they look the best. I have a Craftsman style home with wonderful built-in woodworking and box beams going back a hundred years. During a recent remodel I built three old a/d/s/ speakers into the lath and plaster back wall of my living room, making a 6.1 set-up. It sounds good, not great, but it kept the integrity of the room's architectural design.

RobertE's larger point is spot on. Only you can hear where they sound right to you. Diagrams and speaker theory never trumps real world experience. It has to sound good to you.
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