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Distance for rear speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by yeff, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. yeff

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    Hi, I am just about to get room sorted for new set-up, and was wanting to know if putting my rear speakers 25ft apart would be ok?
    They would be equal distance from where I will be sitting, also would I be better going with a 6.1 or 7.1 if the distance for rears is ok?
    Room is 25x12, and my seating position is in middle of room,with chair just off back wall, speakers are Canton CD50's.

    Thanks Steve
     
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    I would go for a 7.1 set up, 25ft is a big gap for 2 speakers to fill and i think adding a pair of bipole or dipole speakers would improve the surround effects and fill in any acoustic gaps
     
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    I take it you mean to put the Cantons in the corners of the room?

    You'll get a much better soundstage using 7.1, with the surrounds to the left and right and rears on the wall behind you, but not 25ft apart!
     
  4. yeff

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    So what would the best distance from seating position be for the surround speakers? Also would a couple of CD10's be of for the rears?
     
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    how wide appart are your left/ right fronts
     
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    They will be about 5 ft away from screen on each side, so approx 4ft from side walls.
     

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