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Rear Speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by BigTone, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. BigTone

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    As its the bank holiday weekend, its a good time to muck about with the cinema system :) I'm pretty happy with the main set-up, but last night I watched Twister and I was sat in my gf seat (which is forward of the rear's by 3 foot) and not my seat which has my ears in line with the rears. Even though the GF seat is off center, the sound from the rears was much better??? So whats the best way of setting up the speakers?

    a) Should I have them above head height facing the screen, level with ears?
    b) Head height facing each other, level with ears?
    c) head height and behind the ears, facing screen?
    d) head height and behing ears facing each other?

    My rears are some bookshelf Jamo's, should I be considering different speakers?

    My audio gear

    Denon 10SE
    Ruark Prolog's FR,FL,C
    Ruark Sub

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  3. buns

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    look at page 39 of 40 and it gives an idealised angular orientation.

    just note that this is different to what pwiles suggests..... neither are wrong, rather there are various possibilities. There are other alternatives as well, dipoles, bipoles and nonopoles all have different methods which are thought to work best.

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    I may be wrong buns but I was under the impression that the set-up you suggested is biased towards multi-channel music listening.
     
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    That is the setup that bryston recommend for any general multichannel system, be it music or movies. But as far as i can gather, they are considering only monopoles.
     

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