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#431219 - 02/06/19 11:37 AM Surround speaker location challenge
ayates Offline

Registered: 03/09/18
Posts: 1
Speaker location, especially the surrounds, is often challenging in the real life, but non-optimum home theatre enclosures. My own works pretty well for the centre channel (Axiom VP150 v2), the left/right (Axiom M22 on-wall), and the sub-woofer (PSA V1801). But I cringe at locating the surrounds. The angled ceiling on one side really throws out an option of side location. The best I can think is on the rear wall below the wall mounted light fixtures. I am tending towards either the Axiom QS8 or QS10. Speakers are powered by an Anthem MRX 520.

Any thoughts or opinions are always welcome.



#431220 - 02/06/19 12:14 PM Re: Surround speaker location challenge [Re: ayates]
Mojo Offline

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 7056
I don't recommend rear-mounted. Our ears are rather insensitive to sounds from behind. I've tried QS8s, QS10s and M3s behind me all with poor results.

I lived with QS8v2 for 12 years and I am very, very glad I switched to QS10s for the sides. My QS10s are located 10' away from me and they are great performers.

Also I lived with a VP150v2 for 11 years. The VP160v4 is far, far better.

I am very surprised with how much I was missing with my v2 compared to the v4.
A-LFR/1000-8 & 2/500v4x2
had v2;v4 FOC rock

#431227 - 02/07/19 09:46 AM Re: Surround speaker location challenge [Re: ayates]
BBIBH Offline

Registered: 01/10/02
Posts: 1344
Loc: Canada
That looks like a tough space, but perhaps wall mounted on one side and on stands on the other?

Or, since you have your LCR mounted high (and I assume angled down?) the surround could also be mounted on the downward ceiling slope and angled at the listening positions.

While far from ideal placement - but really only a few have those options unless building from an unfinished room - you could then adjust levels of the channels to be balanced in terms of output.



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