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Rear speaker positions

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Irf, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Irf

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    Should I mount a pair of Mission m7ds rears on the back wall (behind my sofa), or on the side walls? Are these speakers really bipoles?

    Thanks,

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    i have the same dilema!- thread 'help......room setup for rear speakers'
     
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    I have the M7DS' and initially mounted them on the rear walls, I then moved them to the sides as recommended on the Dolby site and found the sound field to be greatly improved.

    Basically, if your seating is close to the rear wall then mount the speakers on the sides facing each other - if you can put some distance between your seating and the rear wall, then mounitng the speakers on the rear wall is probably the preferred option.

    Yes these are bipole speakers
     
  4. Irf

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    Thanks Burt - side walls it is then..... but they may then have to be quite high on the wall, like above a door..... :(

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    burt can you take a look at the pic of my room and confirm if you have the speakers in position 1?


    the thread is in 'avhardware>general hardware> help! ...room setup for rear speakers'

    (sos-dont know how to provide links to threads)
     
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    Irf, The ideal height is about 5 ft, however if you need to go higher, you should consider mounting the M7DS' upside down (they are disigned to allow this in order to direct the sound downward). Experiment until you achieve sound you are happy with.
     
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    I've got 2 pairs of these and have mounted them upside down against the ceiling - a pair on the side walls and the other on the rear wall. They look and sound great though I'm probably too close to the rear wall (<1m).
     

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