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#287709 - 01/19/10 10:09 PM Speakers arrived - Placement advice
madjak Offline
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Hi All,

The following speakers have arrived:
2 X M22s with Full Metal Brackets
1 X VP150
2 X QS8s

My Birthday present from the boss "Finish off the HT room, just do it". Loverly.

Room is 12 foot by 15 foot, 8 feet high. Link to pics is HERE

These are to replace all the speakers for my 5.1 HT room.

I will be mounting the M22s at the front on either side using the FMBs so they're centre to the screen. The VP150 will be mounted above the screen replacing the existing speaker you can see. I am working on a pelmet box currently to cover up the rest of the top part of the room.

As you can see from the photos, my current sides are at ear level, and can't be pushed into the window or door. That's fine, I can move the seats to be between the current locations.

Herein lies the problem/question. Should I mount the QS8s higher? If so, how much higher from the listeners ear? Would the Aircon in the photo upset the sound for that side?

Any advice or suggestions would is welcomed.

Cheers,




Edited by madjak (01/19/10 10:10 PM)
Edit Reason: Forgot to add link
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#287711 - 01/19/10 10:20 PM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: madjak]
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Jak, welcome, and congratulations on the speakers which make your birthday(note the wishes you're receiving in the Water Cooler)even more special.

The QS8s should be mounted 2-3' higher than ear level, if possible, and a couple feet farther back than the listening position.
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#287719 - 01/19/10 10:51 PM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: JohnK]
madjak Offline
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Hi JohnK,

Ok, this is doable for one side. It would put the speaker right next to the window, however, on the other side of the room, the most back from where the best viewing location I can make it is just under a foot back due to the door.

Would the QS8 mind being right next to a window or Door?

Also, this would put the speakers to be quite close to the ceiling.


Edited by madjak (01/19/10 10:52 PM)
Edit Reason: one more question
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#287732 - 01/20/10 12:03 AM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: madjak]
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If the door and windows don't mind, neither will the QS8s. The positioning doesn't have to be absolutely symmetrical on both sides, and if a foot back on one side is possible, that'll do.

The top driver should have at least 6" of room to "bounce" sound off the ceiling, so adjust your vertical spacing accordingly.
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#287734 - 01/20/10 12:07 AM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: JohnK]
madjak Offline
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JohnK,

Thanks for that. One more thing. How much space do I need for the horizontal speakers on the Qs8s? As you can see from the photos, One of them will be nearish to an Air Conditioner and the window will have a pelmet box.
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#287737 - 01/20/10 12:13 AM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: madjak]
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Same general idea: at least a few inches of separation so that the sound from the tweeter can bounce into the room.
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#287739 - 01/20/10 12:22 AM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: JohnK]
madjak Offline
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kewl. Will post pics when done. I have to wait till the weekend.
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#287802 - 01/20/10 02:11 PM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: madjak]
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Well, looks like JohnK has this one handled...

G'luck, madjak.
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#287885 - 01/20/10 09:09 PM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: JohnK]
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 Originally Posted By: JohnK
If the door and windows don't mind, neither will the QS8s.


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#287889 - 01/20/10 09:13 PM Re: Speakers arrived - Placement advice [Re: terzaghi]
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As long as it doesn't crack the windows up.

Happy bday majak. Thats a nice present you got from the boss! Got your play list ready?
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