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phoTToniq

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I am trying to set up Denon AVR3802 amp. I have 5.1 speakers (Keff Eggs) and the OSD is showing that the rear speakers should be along side the sitting position while I want them to be behind the sitting position (in the corners of the room).

The only set up where there are speakers behind the listener is in the 6.1 or 7.1 setup. Should I therefore have my rear speakers along side the listener in a 5.1 setup rather then behind?

Any other setup tips for the Eggs would be greatly appreciated. I have mine set up as small speakers with 80khz crossover. I found that the sub was far too directional with a 120khz crossover. It would have been nice if the sub had more frequencies labelled on it in addition to the 40khz and 140khz bottom/top labels.

Cheers,
phoTToniq.
 

Jase

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Hi

The surround speakers can be placed either to the side of you or set back behind you, it´s up to you. Put them where they sound best.
 
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phoTToniq

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Jase - thanks for the very fast response :)
cheers,
phoTToniq
 
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bob007

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Originally posted by phoTToniq
I am trying to set up Denon AVR3802 amp. I have 5.1 speakers (Keff Eggs) and the OSD is showing that the rear speakers should be along side the sitting position while I want them to be behind the sitting position (in the corners of the room).

The OSD is just a guide, there is nothing stopping you from placing the rear speakers behind you in the corners if you wish, if you are happy with the end results that's all that matters. Placing them on the side walls is regarded as the most favoured position though.

Originally posted by phoTToniq
The only set up where there are speakers behind the listener is in the 6.1 or 7.1 setup. Should I therefore have my rear speakers along side the listener in a 5.1 setup rather then behind?

If you are going for 6.1/7.1 set up then I would recommend you have the surrounds on the side walls just in front/level/just behind the listening position. The surround backs can then be placed behind. This is how mine are positioned and I get very good results.

Originally posted by phoTToniq

Any other setup tips for the Eggs would be greatly appreciated. I have mine set up as small speakers with 80khz crossover. I found that the sub was far too directional with a 120khz crossover. It would have been nice if the sub had more frequencies labelled on it in addition to the 40khz and 140khz bottom/top labels.

Cheers,
phoTToniq.
If you have the sub sited between one of the mains and the centre, then setting to 120Hz shouldn't be a problem, if you have the sub tucked away in a corner, at the side or behind you then setting to 120Hz may give the subs position away. If you have sited the sub behind/at the side then try moving it to the front and try the higher setting and see if you get better results.

I personally don't go by the labelling of the frequencies on the sub, if you have speakers set to small then max should be selected anyway. Have found the frequency sweep useful in the past, especially when using the subs xover, this can be found on some dvds in the extras, normally labeled as THX Optimode, very useful for finding holes in the frequencies.
 
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