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Analysis Paralysis
#386572 12/04/12 04:47 PM
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Howdy everyone, I have run into a classic conundrum and am looking for a little guidance. I've renovated my AV area and I am now getting ready to install my rear surrounds. As with everything online, there are so many conflicting views, I can't even begin to make a decision. In the end, I realize that experimentation will come into play, but I'd like to narrow things down some.

Here are the facts:

1) The listening position is only about a foot from the rear wall. (This will not change, as I have a wife who has made the ruling. Don't even suggest I try to change this. If you have a significant other, you know what I'm talking about!)

2) My rear speakers are Fluance AVBP2 Bipolar Surround Sound Satellite Speakers (until I can upgrade to the QS4's).

3) The room area is about 10 X 14, and is actually one side of a larger room, there is a delineation via a structural beam.

My plan is to install the speakers directly on the back wall about the typical height of 2-3 feet above ear level and about 6 feet apart.

I could also mount them high on the left wall and high on the right on the beam, and then aim at the listening position. I just won't have anything for the right side to reflect off of.


Questions:

Does this seem like a good starting point?

Should I be mounting the speakers to adjustable bracket mounts, or do bi-pole speakers not need the be aimed?

Please help my break the indecision!

Re: Analysis Paralysis
Jon_Webb #386574 12/04/12 05:15 PM
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Yes. I think you have it nailed.

I'd put them on the rear wall like you said.

Those speakers look like they are designed to be mounted flush with the wall like the Axiom QS series. You don't need to aim them.

You don't save either a lot of space or a lot of money by getting the QS4's instead of the QS8's. Also, you might find that the Fluance speakers are perfectly nice for surround duty in that application. There may be other upgrades that should be a higher priority.

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Re: Analysis Paralysis
tomtuttle #386575 12/04/12 05:19 PM
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I agree with Tom. Nothing wrong with working to do the best you can with what you've got.

Curious, what do you have for side surrounds and where are they situated?


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Re: Analysis Paralysis
Jon_Webb #386578 12/04/12 05:28 PM
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I thought he was doing 5.1. Perhaps you ought not agree with me so readily.


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Re: Analysis Paralysis
Jon_Webb #386579 12/04/12 05:34 PM
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He's in Canada, Tom, so that's 7.1 Metric, eh?


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Re: Analysis Paralysis
Jon_Webb #386580 12/04/12 05:43 PM
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That's why I asked Tom. I didn't want be presumptuous and ask if there was a possibility of moving them to the sides if he already had side surrounds.

And Mark, you're just jealous we have the hot chick in the band Metric. Snicker smile


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Re: Analysis Paralysis
MarkSJohnson #386581 12/04/12 05:45 PM
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Thanks for the posts!

I am doing a 5.1 at this time. I'll probably expand to 7.1 when there is more source material available to take advantage of it.

I'm just finishing the install of my Axiom VP100 center channel. I opted for in-wall to try and keep curious little one's from poking at them.

More than anything I've been fretting over the rear placement. I suppose I also have the Audyssey in the Denon receiver to help compensate if it's not perfect placement.

Re: Analysis Paralysis
Jon_Webb #386582 12/04/12 05:48 PM
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I have a pair of M80s that will probably need all the drivers replaced by the time my kids are old enough to know better. For now, I leave the covers on and pretend I don't know about it.


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Re: Analysis Paralysis
Jon_Webb #386583 12/04/12 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted By: Jon_Webb
... My rear speakers are Fluance AVBP2 Bipolar Surround Sound Satellite Speakers

I thought I sensed a disturbance in the Force. I'll dispatch a remedy immediately.


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Re: Analysis Paralysis
Ken.C #386584 12/04/12 05:53 PM
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Kids are also why my sub is down-firing. Something about the center bubble of a driver is irresistible and requires poking.

I have a bit of a Frankensystem at this time. Budget and all that. I will be slowly migrating to an all Axiom system. A good friend put me on to Axiom and after hearing his setup, I was hooked.

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