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77ds Rears - up high anyone?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Majik, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Majik

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    Anyone else mounted their 77DS's (or similar) as rear surrounds flat against the wall with the seating area directly below? I am hoping to use this setup and I'm just hoping it sounds okay!
    I also assume that I should mount them upside down so that the flat edge places against the ceiling and wall and the angled edges point directly downwards.

    Would love some good feedback on this :)

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    I had mine on the wall high up flat - didn't sound too good, I am going to change so they point slightly downwards at an angle.
     
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    Hmmm..thats a good one. Never thought about angling them. Any chance of some feedback when yuo do that?

    Cheers,

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    I had the 77DS about 60cm above my listening position to the left and right of my seating position, which sounded very good indeed.
     
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    Thanks Dimmy - mounted upside down, firing down and out with the flat against the ceiling?

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    Nope. Mounted the proper way up, not angled downward, and a fair distance clear of the ceiling, which is where they're supposed to be.

    It's centre-rear speakers that need to be higher up, angled downward and flat against the ceiling - aswell as upside down :).
     
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    Interesting. Thanks man!

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    mmm.. mine where mounted quite high up about 90cm - 110cm, maybe i should lower them. The 3803 manual says to point them slightly downwards... I will experiment....
     
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    Funny that FanFax2002 - my Denon 1803 manual says the L/R Surrounds shouldn't be angled downward :D...
     
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    actually you are correct, it recommends the surround back's be pointed slightly downwards. I've always had the surrounds flush and haven't been impressed I can always try it and see what happens - horses for courses and all that...
     
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    that's a bummer I've just mounted my 77's surrounds to each wall to either side of my sofa, upside down about 5 inches beneath the ceiling, and 2 odd foot above the sofa.

    Went on summin else i'd heard, guess I'll try it and go from there. The mounting looks like it allows either way up, hence I thought upside down would be ok.
     
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    Strange this one as mission say either way up is fine for the 77ds - indeed I seem to remember them being upside down in their dem room, IMO it looks better with the flat end up! They look a bit 'fat' otherwise - if you notice the mission logo pulls out and can be reversed for upside down hanging.
     
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    ah cheers for that Ben, i thought the logo might be stuck on but as it pulls out I'll turn it over :)

    I agree they look daft the 'right' way up. lol
     
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    I read somwhere that centre rears should be at the same height as the rear left/right drivers. Think it was the dolby site?

    I have rear 773e's firing across the room about 3 inches behind my head (drivers positioned 2 feet above ear level) with the pair of M5DS centre rears again about 2 feet above seated head height and 4 feet apart.

    And 'yes', I have hung two 773'e floorstanders on the side walls..:D
     
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    i've been in a room set with 77ds as rear and rear back at ceiling height upside down flush to the wall, obviously i don't know if it sounds the best it could but it did sound pretty incredible
    No obvious problems
     
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    I have my M7ds to the side of our seating position, about 10 inches down from the ceiling. They sound great.

    I think that the diffuse sound that these speakers generate will allow a flexible placement. I did ask Mission at a recent trade event who confirmed that side wall, high up, even on the ceiling is the best placing.

    They advised me that the whole point of the mission rears whether m77, m7 or m5's is that they spread the sound, rather than localise it - so in effect, you get a rear sound stage something like your local cinema.

    Cap:)
     

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