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Using 'normal' speakers for rears?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by KevB_UK, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. KevB_UK

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    I was thinking about using Mission 77DS speakers to complete my 5.1 setup, but I'm having trouble finding a pair. So I thought maybe I'd upgrade my fronts, Mission 772, to maybe the floor standing 773 or 774.

    If I did this I would use the 772s as rear speakers, where should I place them for the best sound?

    Is this a good idea or should I wait for the 77DS? Or maybe even buy some M7ds?
     
  2. lynx

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    I use Tannoy Revolutions for surround duties.They are placed perpindicular(ish) to the seating position and perform admirably.
     
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    Forgot to ask what height they should be placed at. I wonder if ear height would be too in ya face?
     
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    For DD and DTS having rear full range speakers is desirable, preferably the same models as the fronts centre and rear centre.
    I would try your thinking rather than the M7DS or similar.
    I have six speakers of the same model and it works fine for me.
     
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    hi all! i've got a pair of stereo speakers as rears, and find them pretty good(imo). they are hung on the wall about 10" from the ceiling. the main drivers/baffle face the ceiling to add an amount of dispersion to the proceedings. I much prefer this set up as opposed to having them facing the listening position.
    hth
    cheers steve:D
     
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    Direct radiating ("normal") speakers should surely work but it's all a matter of taste.
    That said I wouldn't use floor standers as rears unless they are placed far behind you (toed in) as the (rear) speaker too close to the ears is rather annoying and effects shfit to one side when you move around on the couch.
    Ideally rear speakers should be fixed 1.8m above carpet level.

    The Dolby webpage shows some examples for placing normal speakers, including how to create some diffuse sound.

    Yet I don't see anything wrong with using the 77DS if you like bipoles.
     

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