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Centre off centre!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Slimchandi, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Slimchandi

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    I have recently rearranged my lounge to use my stereo speakers in a 5.1 set up, but due to a chimney breast the screen cannot be placed directly in between the two speakers. It's about 15 degrees off from centre I guess. The centre speaker could be placed almost dead centre, but it would be rotated 90 degrees to fit in. Which would be better, to have the centre speaker not lined up with the screen but generating a better stage, or having the centre and screen matching, but have an uneven pan to some scenes?
     
  2. Astaroth

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    The best thing to do would be to experiement and make the choice of which sounds best to you. I would have thought however that it would be better to have the centre matching the location of the screen rather than being dead centre to the front L & R otherwise the voices will become disassociated from what is happening on screen.
     
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    I would have the centre speaker lined up with the screen and then fiddle with your channel settings on your amp to balance the sound across the front 3.
     

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