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uneven rear speacker placement

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by kamaran, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. kamaran

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    Hi Guys,

    I did search but found nothing like this:

    I have an awkward room which means I will need to place one of my rear speakers (wall mount) an uneven distance from the other and me! Just wondering if this is ok or likely to cause me problems?

    I will be setting up using a Pioneer vsx-1015 amp

    Diagram Attached :)

    I dont really want to suspend Rear 2 in the middle of the living room which is very long and narrow as you can see, so your help will be appreciated!

    Thanks
     

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  2. kamaran

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    Diagram fixed!
     
  3. Jase

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    It's not ideal but your amp will compensate for it in terms of speaker distance/delay times and channel levels.
     
  4. MPK

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    Why not use in-wall or in-ceiling speakers? Means you can paint over them and will hardly see them.
     
  5. kamaran

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    dont have the budget mate :(
     
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    Have you considered putting it on a side table or something like that so you can bring it closer without it messing up the look of the room? It may not be and ideal height but it may be worth trying if you find it sounds odd the way you have it now.
     
  7. kamaran

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    Its for a future setup (to be installed in the next 2 weeks) as they are going to be installed on wall brackets and cabling chased into walls.

    I'm not bothered if it doesnt sound 'perfect', as long as it isnt noticeably weird then its ok..
     
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    I had something similar once and it drove me mad. Instead of enjoying the movie it kept bugging me that it sounded slightly odd (even though not much). But that's me, if you're not too bothered then do it this way. Timmy's suggestion with a table is not a bad one. Or maybe some hooks in the wall and you could then hang up the speaker every time you're watching a movie and hide it behind the sofa otherwise.
     
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    That's a much better idea if you're only using it for movies rather than everyday tv. Another option is to have a load of excess cable so you can move the speaker closer into the room when watching a good blockbuster and leave it where it is for ordinary tv.
     
  10. kamaran

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    just measured, probably only 1 foot difference - still a big deal?
     
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    assuming you are sitting on sofa1 most of the time, there really isnt much need to worry, even if the different is a couple of foot, play around with the settings on the amp and it should sound ok......the person on sofa2 however may find it gets a little noisy on their left ear compared to their right...lol
     
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    One foot seems ok. Look like more on the diagram. The problem with moving the speaker closer for blockbusters is that you'd have to recalibrate the speaker each time as otherwise it would be too loud. But I think you should be fine with one foot. Try it and see for yourself. You may want to save for some in-wall speakers in the future. You can get good ones for around £100 each (KEF, BA, Monitor Audio, Sonance, etc.)
     
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    Thanks guys,

    I have already ordered everything, just needs to be installed in the next couple of weeks.

    Your right it does look like more in the diagram, but I initially thought it was a bigger difference until I measured from the screen and viewing position.

    I will let you know how I get on!
     

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