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what is the ideal height for wall mounted surrounds?

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  1. Supra

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    As per post title, what is thge ideal height for wall mounted surrounds?

    I have uptil now been using kef q55.2s (floorstanders) for surround duties. I have just today purchased a pair of cdm snts to match my fronts.

    I have read lots of posts, with varying information and opinions in regard to the ideal height.

    Anyone have any opinions from real world experience.

    I am considering puting them at just above light switch height as installer 09 has done, what do you think?
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    thanks beatie boy, I have seen the dolby article, but sometimes the real world experience is different.

    I will probably try varying heights, I just didn.t want to have loads of holes to fill up.

    I will wait till tomorrow to try out, 2 foot above just seems to high. maybe thats because I have been used to having floorstanders as rears.
     
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    Mine are about 2.5 feet above my head when seated.
     
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    and of course different designs and different rooms will tend to suit different height configs....

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    Right it looks like 2- 2.5 feet above ear level seems to be a popular choice. Now is the measured from the tweeter?

    sorry for the extra questions, just trying to get it aall right.

    thanks for the replies so far

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    Unless your speakers have really large tweeters, I don't think a few inches higher or lower is going to make any difference.
     
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    yeah, i would consider all measurements to be taken from a tweeter since it is the part producing the most directional sounds

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    Right 2 feet(60cm) from tweeter to ear it is. Now to go and set it up, more mess.

    Thanks for all your help peeps:thumbsup:
     
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    All done, wow, what a differnce.

    I wish I had done this sooner, wall mounted does give a more enveloping sound, next weekend I will try 6.1 and 7.1 with the kefs running the rear channels, until I get hold of another snt or two:thumbsup:

    Now I will stop and have :beer: , then re set all the speakers.

    Thanks again for all the help :smashin:
     

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