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#308158 - 05/26/10 10:30 AM Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts
jerran Offline
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I'm trying to figure out the better of two location, or more options on placement, for my left and right fronts. I have 3 M22 in-wall's that I'll be using as front LCR speakers. The attached pic shows the location of the L and R speakers in both optional locations: next to the fireplace about listening height or in the sofit near the ceiling angled down toward the listener. I'm planning on putting the center in the sofit as it's the only location it really fits. The only benefit I can see with the L and R int he sofit is I can spread them out farther to help with sound location.

Here is a google sketch-up of the options:



Thanks for the help - Jer

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#308159 - 05/26/10 11:09 AM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: jerran]
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No personal experience with either setups, but if I were in your situation I would opt for the sofit placement angled down towards the seats. I think the soundfield would be more seamless and uniform between the LCR speakers that way.

Placing them beside the fireplace might make the centre speaker stand out too much in relation to the LR because it'd be sitting so much higher. My other concern would be that the LR would be recessed / blocked by the sides of the fireplace (in the picture it looks like the fireplace protrudes out from the wall).

The only argument I can think of for side fireplace placement would be if you use them primarily for stereo / music listening, but I'd still be concerned about the fireplace sides blocking them.

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#308160 - 05/26/10 11:16 AM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: ]
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Thanks - yes the fireplace does protrude into the room by 24", and the sound being blocked was my concern as well. I'm not a huge music listener more of a movie/game system. There will be a projector that drops down in front of the fireplace as well - which is why I'm leaning more towards the sofit placement.

Jer

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#308162 - 05/26/10 11:58 AM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: jerran]
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Hi Jerran,

I'd second the sofit placement as well. With the reflections from the ceiling you may get get quite a nice soundstage for movies or music.

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#308164 - 05/26/10 12:09 PM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: alan]
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#308167 - 05/26/10 12:27 PM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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make sure to put acoustic panels to tame the ceiling reflections, sorry Alan, had to do it. \:\)
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#308168 - 05/26/10 12:28 PM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: SirQuack]
jerran Offline
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Thanks guys!

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#308172 - 05/26/10 12:46 PM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: jerran]
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Having to look up at the TV would worry my neck, but, Hey, I'm just a negative kind of guy.

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#308181 - 05/26/10 02:15 PM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: CatBrat]
jerran Offline
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actually I have that part built and the TV mounted on the fireplace already. My wife and I had the same thought, so we mounted it and wanted to make sure it would be ok. We sit almost 13' back from the fireplace/TV so there is actually no issue with Neck problems, it's actually very natural. When I really want to watch a movie, I pull the 106" projection screen downa nd watch on that.

Jer

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#308188 - 05/26/10 02:38 PM Re: Need some help - placement - Left and Right Fronts [Re: jerran]
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I am surprised you are looking to mount M22 side ways like that. I would think VP100 or 150 in walls mounted horizontally would be the preffered choice as the M22s will not have quite the same dispersion when mounted side ways. I will guess you already had the M22 in walls and this is a reno project? Any way be sure to try the M22s with the tweeter's on the outside and then on the inside and go with which ever sounds the best.
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