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Surrounds at ear height?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Barend, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Barend

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    Got fronts KEF Reference 203's and 202c, surrounds Q4 floorstanders, slightly raised to ear level.
    Can anyone explain why the surrounds must sit 50cm above listening level?
    Thanks
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    hi.i think its best to play around with poition,i myself always put rears high up in corner,1 ft from ceiling,50 cm,s seem to much in your face,too close,pat
     
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    Pat,

    The theory behind having the surround channels at higher than ear height is that it helps to provide a more diffused rear soundfield, i.e your ears think that there is a wall of sound behind you and not just two speakers at a specific point.
     
  4. Barend

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    Thanks for your replies, guys
    Just bought some nice Partington (Dynaudio) stands on German Ebay for little money, so I can experiment!
    Cheerio
    Barend
     
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    galaxy ,i agree,the higher they can be the better,i,ve listened to surround speakers near and 3 ft above ear level and the higher the better,pat
     
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    Which reminds me, I got some unused Q2DS dipoles I was going to flog, would it make any sense to use these in my room of 3x4m ?
    Shame it's so cumbersome to try them out...
    Barend
     

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