BrokeHisArmour

Novice Member
Hey guys,

Total Newb to the forum but thought I'd post and see if anyone has any advice for me.

I've recently started constructing a home theatre room in an out building next to my house so have the opportunity to run cable and mount speakers in the walls and ceiling. I have pretty much decided to go with the Monitor Silver 200 AV12 package adding then adding other components to make it a 7.1.4 set up.

Does this layout look okay? Im going to do the math to get my speaker placement correct so the plan bellow is fairly crude.

The full parts list is as follows:

AMP - Denon AVC-X6700
TV LG OLED55CX
1, 2, 7, 8 - Monitor Audio C265IDC
3 and 4 - Monitor Silevr 200s
5 and 9 - Monitor wss230
6 and 10 - Monitor FX Bronze
11 - Monitor C150 or C350

The dimensions of the room are;

L6.6m W3.3m H2.2m

I'm going to build a stud wall behind the sofa to accommodate my L and R rears is there an ideal distance from the viewing position?

Has anyone got any advice on what speaker cable to use for the install?

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Ally
 

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Harkon321

Well-known Member
I’d consider other subwoofers. Speaker cable van dame 2.5mm is popular and good quality. Just run nearly 200m if it.
How much space from sofa to rear speaker tweeter?
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Better off with subs from a specialist maker such as BK or REL. Speaker positions look pretty good although the ceiling Atmos speakers should be in line with the front left and right. Downloadable guide link below.

Dolby Atmos Setup Guides - Dolby
 

Broadsword

Well-known Member
Having installed ceiling speakers recently and following Dolby exactly I wish I had moved my ceiling speakers slightly more to the middle of the room. Lining up with fronts and rears just feels too far left and right to me. Plus there are a few good videos I’ve seen that state that Dolby have them too far out, DTS have them a bit further into the room too. You have one shot at ceiling speakers so make sure you do all the research first.
 

BrokeHisArmour

Novice Member
Thanks for all the advice guys.

I've spent a lot of the afternoon revising my plans and getting my measurements bang on.

Given the position of the patio doors internal wall speakers as my extra L and R aren't going to be possible so i think a 5.1.4 system is more achievable for my space. I've got the measurements for my sofa and its placement bang on in my latest plan.

Key

1 & 2 - L&R
3 & 4 - Rear L & R
5,6,7 & 8 - Ceiling speakers for atmos 9 - Centre
10 - Sub

Would you line up Front and Back LR with the Ceiling speakers making them a uniform line?

Cheers

Ally
 

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BrokeHisArmour

Novice Member
Thanks for the speedy reply.

I've tried to plan the setup as close to the dolby suggestion as I can. I take it you want your Rear L and R to be equidistant from the seating position? Or as close to equidistant as possible.

Ill try to mount the rear L and R on both the walls angled in to the seating position as suggested on Dolbys plan.
 

gibbsy

Moderator
Thanks for the speedy reply.

I've tried to plan the setup as close to the dolby suggestion as I can. I take it you want your Rear L and R to be equidistant from the seating position? Or as close to equidistant as possible.

Ill try to mount the rear L and R on both the walls angled in to the seating position as suggested on Dolbys plan.
Remember to keep all the base speakers at or just above seated head height for the surrounds.
 

BrokeHisArmour

Novice Member
Remember to keep all the base speakers at or just above seated head height for the surrounds.
Noted, thanks.
I'm aware there will be a bit of maths involved to get the correct position of each ceiling speakers but the advice from the forum has been invaluable as far as working out the rough placement and alignment.

Final draft plan bellow

Thanks

Ally
 

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gibbsy

Moderator
Noted, thanks.
I'm aware there will be a bit of maths involved to get the correct position of each ceiling speakers but the advice from the forum has been invaluable as far as working out the rough placement and alignment.

Final draft plan bellow

Thanks

Ally
Yep. :smashin:
 

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