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5.1 Speakers: Rear Speakers - Side or Rear Placement?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by wildamani, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. wildamani

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    I was wondering what sounds better? Putting your rear surround speakers directly behind the listening position, or on the side (2 - 3ft above the head is advised if placed on the side.

    Alan
     
  2. Dfour

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    If you have direct firing speaker then its recommended to put then behind you. If you have bipolar/dipolart its best to have them at the sides.

    ALthough the best way is to experiment in your room and see what sounds best to you.
     
  3. Mandel

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    Surrounds on 5.1 are 'supposed' to be about 110 degrees from the centre channel, it's best not to deviate too far. Anywhere between 90 and 130 degrees will probably work well, any further back and certain effects just won't sound right. I'd say this goes for monopoles and bipoles. As Dfour said, dipoles should be at the sides.
     
  4. wildamani

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    Cool thanks guys... lots of well respected sites say different things!

    Alan :)
     

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