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January 6, 2011

What speaker distance and height should I use for my speaker set up?

Filed under: AV question — Tags: , , — Alan @ 7:53 am

Q. What should the speaker distance be between the two front speakers in a stereo or home theater system, as well as between the two surround speakers? I also want to know at what height I should mount my surrounds? Thanks. — Adi N.

A. Start by separating your front left and right speakers by about half the distance that you sit from the speakers. If you sit 12 feet back, separate the front left and right speakers by about 6 feet. You can vary this formula quite a bit. At 12 feet, I’d try anything between 5 and 8 feet.

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November 23, 2010

How much better is 6.1 or 7.1 channels than a standard Dolby Digital 5.1-channel setup?

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Q. How much better is 6.1 or 7.1 channels than a standard Dolby Digital 5.1-channel setup? Am I losing something by not adding the additional one or two back speakers?

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