Atmos Rear peaker Placement

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    I have recently purchased 4 SVS Elevation speakers, I think I have the fronts right but the backs I think is the problem. I have my sofa on the back wall and what I have done is I have placed the speakers on the ceiling firing downwards at me from they are about 47cm from the back wall from the tweeter and they are positioned on either side of the sofa arm from the bass driver so they shoot above me when I'm sat on the sofa in the centre on the hot spot. Im wondering would they be better on the back wall or further apart on the ceiling or further forward iso they would be more in front of me or what? where I am sat is about 1 foot away because the radiator is behind the sofa. Thanks. heres some pictures. I've got to sort out the wiring once I get them sorted properly. btw its a 5.1.4 system and the speakers are at the sides and they are bipolar surround speakers
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    How far forward are the front 2 elevations? I think you would have a better result with the rears pushed back against the wall and turned forwards, still ceiling mounted.
     
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    The front two are on the wall high up, not ceiling mounted but on the wall
     
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    I made it so the two back ones was pointing down at me from the ceiling and the front ones was on the wall coming down at listening level rather than on the ceiling at the front
     
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    how far apart would you say from left to right? would you put each speaker right in each corner of the room? I was originally thinking above each floor stander and for the backs on the same width as the fronts just on the opposite side of the wall. Back wall because my floorstanders arent exactly on each corner
     
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    On the back wall I think the width is OK, you need to keep a decent separation from your surrounds.
    Did you get the plastic blocks that slide into the svs mounts to secure the speaker correctly on the ceiling? If not they can fall off the mounts. Svs are very good at sending them out for free.
     
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    no I saw on youtube before I bought them actually and noticed I got no plastic blocks with any of them I thought maybe it was a U.S. thing or they stopped sending them out or including them.
     
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    Think they include them now, don't know when they started. I got mine in about 4 days after emailing them.
     
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    Thanks a lot, I really did wonder about that cos I noticed someone had them in that review I saw. I've just sent SVS an email :thumbsup:
     
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    One other thing that was confusing me was the fact that my main speakers are toed in to my listening position, at first I had the svs really close together so the tweeter would point at my ears but then someone said I should seperate them more so I put them over my floorstanders but the main Left and right speakers are toed in
     
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    this is where I put the fronts.
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    I would have front atmos speakers in line with the rears, but the way you have them set is more of a front height position. You could leave them as is, set them in your amp as front height, set the rears as top centre then see how it sounds.
    The ideal would be to put the rears on the back wall facing down and set as top rear, then try to get the fronts a bit closer, in line with the rears and set as top front.
     

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