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Well tell me more about the front sound effects that mwc is talking about
Somewhere, buried in this thread, is an explaination of the front "effects channels". Using these channels plus the "back surround" and "side surrounds" will give you 9.1 speakers. The front "effects" are not discreet channels but they supplement the mains to give a huge soundstage much like you would hear in a movie theater(one that doesn't have problems with thier sound if you can find one
). I really like what the "effects" channels do. The recommended setup for "effects" channels is to have them mounted above (3' or so) and to the outside (3' or so) of the main speakers.
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what are Maggies?
Try to position your center speaker so that the front of the speaker is just at the front edge (or slightly over the edge if you can) of the shelf so that the shelf doesn't interfere with despersion and you will get clearer dialogue.