Speaker position - awkward room!

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  1. LGShepherd

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    Hi,

    I hope this is in the correct forum!

    I am going to set up my new surround sound tomorrow but I have a question that I hope you can help me with...

    I understand that you are supposed to set the speakers up in the shape of a square, but the layout of my room is awkward and the position of the speakers is below in my poor attempt of the layout.

    --X----TV----X


    -------X----------X

    (sorry about the -'s but i needed to put them in as spaces didn't work lol)

    The X are where the speakers will be placed.

    Will this cause much of a problem?

    Also, is there any specific position as to where the sub needs to go?

    Sorry for the noob questions!

    Cheers
    Liam
     
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    Where would you be sitting in this plan?

    May be easier to explain if you could create a mock up of your room on google sketch-up or you could try a simply birds eye view plan using MS Paint and upload the image on here using photobucket to host your image.

    This will give us a better idea of your room shape and viewing location in relation to the tv and speakers.
     
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    Picture makes sense to me. He'd obviously be sitting opposite the TV so the left rear speaker is closer than the right.

    This shouldn't make too much difference as you should be able to turn down the left speaker or turn up the right speaker to balance them out. Most newer amps these days would do this for you with the audssey eq or similar.

    If the room is a slightly awkward shape, I'd recommend something like the Kef kits as they are very room friendly and have a good, expansive sound.
     
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    Hi,

    I have done a quick pic of this, so i hope it helps

    [​IMG]

    The speakers are in red, but i haven't decided where my sub will go yet.

    The TV is the black box.

    The royal blue square is where i will sit, but i can obviously move about the bed to get the best position (eventually my bed will be turned round).

    The dark blue bit is my bed.

    The grey areas are wardrobes and desk unit.

    I also have the speakers on brackets that can be turned side to side and/or up and down.

    Hope this helps
     

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