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#432020 - 04/30/19 11:30 AM Speaker Placement
hhiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/19/19
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Loc: Cambridge, Ontario
Hi,
My first batch of Axiom speakers should be arriving tomorrow! Can’t wait to try them out although my room is not finished so acoustics will definitely not be ideal. The room will also pose other acoustical challenges, but will make the best of what I have. I have read this post and it was helpful https://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/topics/431128/1

Speakers – 5.1.4
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LCRs (3) - M5HPv4 In-wall
Rears (2) - M2v4 In-wall
Atmos (4) - M3v4 In-ceiling

Room
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My basement is an open room that is not a dedicated theater room. It is a large living room that is separated into two smaller spaces. One side of the room will be for Audio/Video and the other will be a games area. I will have a projection screen that is acoustically transparent. My initial thoughts were to put the LCRs behind the projection screen for a clean look, but also to have the audio come from the viewing position.
Total Room – 25W x 25L x 7.5H
AV Portion – 12W x 25L x 7.5H

Question
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My projection screen is 100” and I’m thinking that it will not provide enough separation for all three speakers. I did have this concern during construction, so I have run the cables so that I could locate the L/R speakers on the side of the screen and the C would still be behind the screen. I did ask Axiom to match the screen grills to the colour of my wall just in case.

What do you experts think about the L/R placement? Behind screen or beside screen?

room picture


Edited by hhiggins (04/30/19 11:34 AM)

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#432022 - 04/30/19 12:05 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
Mojo Offline
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How far away will you be sitting from the screen? Good call on the M5HPs!
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#432023 - 04/30/19 12:18 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: Mojo]
hhiggins Offline
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Loc: Cambridge, Ontario
Haven't decided on the MLP yet, but it very flexible. We don't have furniture yet smile I would guess anywhere from 10'-15'
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#432025 - 04/30/19 12:37 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
pheare Offline
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
15 feet! I currently sit about 7 feet from my 92inch screen.

Though moving down to a 65” oled. Might have to move my seats to 4 feet away. Ahahahahaha.

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#432026 - 04/30/19 12:43 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
Mojo Offline
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Movies, surround music, 2-channel music or all of these?
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#432027 - 04/30/19 01:01 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: Mojo]
hhiggins Offline
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all!
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#432028 - 04/30/19 02:09 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
bman84 Offline
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~10 feet from the screen would be THX reference position for movies. At 13 feet, the average person would not be able to distinguish 4K from 1080P.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/size-to-distance-relationship

I'd do L/R beside the screen, and C behind.

What's your wall colour? Will Axiom do custom colour-matched fabric grills for the M5HP?


Edited by bman84 (04/30/19 02:10 PM)
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#432029 - 04/30/19 03:17 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
hhiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/19/19
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Loc: Cambridge, Ontario
Thanks bman84. I will see what the projector looks like at 10'. Yes Axiom matched my wall colour to the grills of the M5HPs. I wanted it done as I suspected I would have to mount the L/R beside the screen. The colour is a tan/sand. It is a Sherwin-Williams Harmony Egg Shell. If you need I can get the details.
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M2v4 In-Wall Rears
M3v4 In-Ceiling Atmos
Yamaha RX-A3070

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#432030 - 04/30/19 03:33 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
bman84 Offline
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Originally Posted By hhiggins
Thanks bman84. I will see what the projector looks like at 10'. Yes Axiom matched my wall colour to the grills of the M5HPs. I wanted it done as I suspected I would have to mount the L/R beside the screen. The colour is a tan/sand. It is a Sherwin-Williams Harmony Egg Shell. If you need I can get the details.


Is the tan/sand a stock grill fabric that they have? Or did they custom match it to your paint?
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#432033 - 04/30/19 03:46 PM Re: Speaker Placement [Re: hhiggins]
hhiggins Offline
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Registered: 02/19/19
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Loc: Cambridge, Ontario
Axiom did a custom match for my paint. I sent a picture of the lid of the paint can that had all the numbers they needed. If you go to the website and pretend to buy something, you will see the fields available to also enter the custom paint information.
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M2v4 In-Wall Rears
M3v4 In-Ceiling Atmos
Yamaha RX-A3070

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