rear speaker placement

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  1. RobTi

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    Hi all
    I have a pair of M|A Bronze bfx speakers that i want to use as rear speakers in my home cinema set up could someone hel with speaker placement either side or back wall and height?
    Thanks
    Robert

    btw system is
    Sony stra-1200
    Rel strata2 sub
    MA bronze as follows
    2xB2's
    2xBFX
    1xB centre
     
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    Try them in both positions (about 1m above seated head height) and see which you prefer.

    Mine are on the side walls pointing towards the sofa.
     
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    The problem i have is that i will be sitting against the back wall in line with the speakers either side of me so how far from the corners on the side wall should i mount these?
    Thanks
    Robert
     
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    I'd go as close to the corners as possible but keep them on the side walls facing towards your seated position.

    It would help if you could pull your sofa forward even as little as a foot may make a difference. From memory I think the surround L & R should be somewhere between 10 and 30 degrees behind you and about 6ft from the ground.

    Hope it helps

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    As you sit on the sofa, the tip of the bipole points "through" my ears e.g. I sit on the line drawn between the 2 speakers. As they are different distances (left is about 1.9m and right is 1.3m from seated position) I use the distance settings in my amp. It sounds far better than when they were in a different position - experiment and see what sounds best for you in your room.

    There are pictures on the Dolby website of speaker arrangements & positions.
     
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    generally the sides work best for most people, pointed directly at you....however if on the back wall its worth, as people have already said, experimenting.....so try them on the back wall too.......if its at all possible, bring the sofa forward a bit even just a foot or so can be useful, that stops too much reflection from the speakers on the back wall when mounted on the side wall...
     

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