Help required on how high to put the speakers and how best to mount them

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Turks, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Turks

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    First of all hello to all on this site,
    I am a newcomer to this game after looking for a surround sound system and being told that I was better going for an amp. I have bought a sony va555es with mj accoustics refference1 sub, b and w 601 speakers and cc6 centre speaker and canon sv-15 surround speakers. I have just read the booklet with the amp and I havent got a clue. There is some cables with the items but would I be better buying new? Anybody with any advice as how high to put the speakers and how to bracket them as I am just about to plasterboard the room and want to put the cables in before I plasterboard.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Phil.
     
  2. ChrisAV

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    Front speaker (left/cente/right) should ideally all be at the same height, with the tweeter at ear level when in the normal sitting positionth (though you can generally get away with centre being +/-50 cm higher/lower). Rear speakers should above ear level, probably at least 30cm, but you can mount them right up high if necessary, the amp will let you adjust distance/volume.

    The dolby site demonstrates the ideal layout Dolby - Dolby Speaker Setup Guide - Speaker Placement.

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  3. Turks

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    Thanks for that chris. You dont know of anywhere to get decent brackets for the speakers from do you? Also in my amp instructions it says to run a seperate amp to power 2 rear surround speakers, any ideas of a decent amp for that and speakers?

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