Question Help Please Placing My Rear Speakers

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    1. MrRobot

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      Hi All,

      I have just purchased my new 5.1 system comprising of a Denon AVRX2400 along with a 5.1 set of Q Acoustics speakers, the question i have is how to position the rears as i do not have the ideal position of the couch, it is placed on a back wall slightly out from the corner with a window behind, there is wall space to the right hand side of the couch but the left hand side only has very little space with the wall to the left so not sure how i should place them to get the best result, unfortunately i am unable to move the couch as i have very tight restrictions (the wife) :(

      Any advice on this would be much appreciated.

      Thank you in advance :thumbsup:
       
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      Can you post up a diagram, with rough dimensions. That would help visualise the layout.
       
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      Hi Mr Robot

      Can you put together a quick sketch of your layout and perhaps some pictures? Always helps the experts here (not me, sorry!) give you the best advice.

      Have you taken a look at the Dolby Layout guide?

      5.1 Speaker Setup Guide

      There is a bit of flex in placement.
       
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      Will take a pic and put some dimensions on.
       
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      From the end wall to the far end of the sofa is 91", floor to top of the window is 80" and distance from TV to seating position is 85" hope this helps.
       
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      Have you a picture of the opposite side (opposite the fire place). Also, is the MLP on the sofa closest to the fireplace (which looks directly opposite to the TV in the photo)?

      Are stands an option?
       
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      Hi Adam,

      The opposite side to the fireplace is open it is a large L shaped room, the MLP is in the middle of the sofa, the TV is centre, don't really want to use stands if i can help it already purchased the wall brackets.
       
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      If there is nothing solid to the left of the MLP, then the only option you have to wall mount would be on the wall behind the sofa.

      You could mount the surround right in the corner of the adjacent wall and window, angled in to the MLP, and the surround left will need to be on the back wall and again angled towards the MLP.

      Ideally, the surrounds should be in line with the front left and right speakers, which would mean the front right would be in the corner between the side wall and the front wall, and the front left would be further along the front wall.

      Again in an ideal world, you would have the left and right speaker at equal distance to the MLP, so it forms a perfect triangle.

      The front left and right speaker tweeter should ideally be at ear height (when sitting down).

      The surround speakers should be a bit higher, up to 30cm-60cm above ear height. However, if you are thinking of going atmos at some stage, then the surrounds would then best moved down closer to ear height.

      You could place the surrounds high up towards the ceiling, and angled down to the MLP, but this would be far from ideal really.

      Out of interest, where are you thinking of putting the centre speaker?
       
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      Thank you Adam, I was hoping to position the centre speaker below the TV in the centre not in the cabinet.
       
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      It's best to have the speaker sitting slightly proud of the front edge of the cabinet then, so the surface is not a reflection point.
       
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      That is going to be my next challenge as the TV stand has a big footprint so need to figure something out opposed to well mounting.
       
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      Sorry to butt in, but that couch looks proper comfy!....Sorry:cool:

      As Adam has mentioned, per the L/R surrounds, there's nothing wrong with positioning them as side surrounds, as oppose to rear surrounds. Just a thought.:smashin:
       
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      No problem, yes it is rather you tend to sink into it [emoji1]
       
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      @adam-burnley i have decided to try speaker stands for the rear but the only ones i can find that will give decent height are the Pixel T80 which will not give any where near the 2ft above ear level as previously mentioned, are there any other alternatives which would give better height but don't have a great deal left in the budget as it originally started at £500 and ended up spending £1000 :p
       

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