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Old 03-18-05, 06:01 PM   #1
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Can someone post pics of left and right surround speakers set up?

In fact if you could post pics of all your surround speakers. give me a good idea of all the positioning (real life) so i can see if mine are correct i would greatly appreciate it.

post away, please...
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Old 03-18-05, 08:19 PM   #2
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i don't have any pics, but the dolby site has a pretty good tutorial...
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Old 03-18-05, 09:35 PM   #3
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There isn't really a 'correct' way to do it - there are multiple ways that work depending on your room and equipment. What's right for one person's setup isn't always right for someone else's.

I'd suggest posting details of your system, room, etc, and someone can surely give you some feedback.
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Old 03-19-05, 06:26 PM   #4
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i don't have any pics, but the dolby site has a pretty good tutorial...
ok...from that diagram, is the center speaker on top of the tv or is it same level as left and right speakers and therefore supposedly ear level to the viewing area on the couch?
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Old 03-19-05, 08:32 PM   #5
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ok...from that diagram, is the center speaker on top of the tv or is it same level as left and right speakers and therefore supposedly ear level to the viewing area on the couch?
I'd put my center channel at ear level, but I think it would get annoying in the middle of my RPTV screen...

I have my cc on top of my TV, but I also have the back propped up with a couple rubber door stops to angle the sound downward a little more.
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Old 03-20-05, 08:20 AM   #6
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My front setup looks like this, with the CC also angled down towards the viewers on the couch.

Unfortunately, I don't have much room for my rear right or rear left speakers.
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Old 03-20-05, 11:08 AM   #7
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My front setup looks like this, with the CC also angled down towards the viewers on the couch.

Unfortunately, I don't have much room for my rear right or rear left speakers.
thanks patman, that is exactly what i wanted to see. now i won't second guess so much and listening to "Shaun of the Dead" R2 last night i have no doubt i woke the dead!!
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Old 03-26-05, 11:10 PM   #8
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My front setup looks like this, with the CC also angled down towards the viewers on the couch.

Unfortunately, I don't have much room for my rear right or rear left speakers.
May I ask what all those "receivers" are in that rack to the left are?

I've never understood why people need so many pieces of equipment like that.
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Old 03-27-05, 12:10 PM   #9
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And what happened to your speaker covers?



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Old 03-27-05, 08:35 PM   #10
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May I ask what all those "receivers" are in that rack to the left are?

I've never understood why people need so many pieces of equipment like that.
My guess (in no particular order)
1. DVD Player
2. VCR
3. Cable/Sat Box
4. Tivo
5. CD Player
6. Receiver
There appears to be 2 of the same thing - two tivo's/dvd players?

reaching now
7. Tape
8. Equalizer
9. Computer

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I had 5 (dish/dvd/receiver) until my vcr broke and i sold me cd player.
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Old 03-27-05, 09:42 PM   #11
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He's got it all listed on his site, just click the link in the sig. Nice amps.

You'd hate mine, Mike. My Monster HTS2000 power strip with 12 outlets isn't enough. Had to add an HTS80. And I don't even have separate amps, yet.
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Old 03-28-05, 01:45 PM   #12
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Can someone post pics of left and right surround speakers set up?
Main Front L/R & Center Channels
- Front's L&R about 7' - 7" apart

Right Side Surround
Left Side Surround
- Located approx. 3' back from my 'sweet spot', 6' off the floor, and facing each other across the HT/family room.

Rear Center Channel
- 8' off the floor and approx. 5' - 1-1/2" apart - slightly tilted down, and facing the front wall.

Click here for an overhead 20' x 30' HT/family room view.

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Old 03-28-05, 01:50 PM   #13
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Phil - you can not link to each webshot photo that way, you need to provide one link to the main photo album that they are in!
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Old 03-28-05, 05:50 PM   #14
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May I ask what all those "receivers" are in that rack to the left are?
For the lazy (my current setup):

Samsung SIR-T165 HDTV tuner/1080i upconverter
Philips 642 DVD player - mainly for playing Xvid files easily
JVC XV-S65GD DVD player - mainly for all-region, PAL->NTSC playback
Panasonic RP91 - main DVD player
ReplayTV #1
Outlaw 950 pre/pro
Panasonic VCR
ReplayTV #2
Pioneer D704 LD player
Harman Kardon PA5800 5-channel amp

I've only added the Philips 642 player recently, everything else has been in the setup for around 2 years if not longer.
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Old 03-28-05, 05:52 PM   #15
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And what happened to your speaker covers?



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I never got around to making speaker covers, so I just let them play nekkid.
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Old 03-28-05, 06:09 PM   #16
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Sorry I don't have pics, but I'll give a description of my setup. My TV room is relatively small (about 12' x 18'), with 18' as the "width". The front speaker is on top of the television, roughly a foot above ear level. The remaining four speakers are at the corners of the room (at ear level), pointed at roughly a 45 degree angle towards the center of the room. I'd like to get some wall mounts at some point, but this works out pretty good in the meantime.
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Old 03-28-05, 08:30 PM   #17
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I never got around to making speaker covers, so I just let them play nekkid.
Say I think they look really cool without the covers.
Did you make the speakers?
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Old 03-29-05, 12:35 AM   #18
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Yep, I made all my speakers in my setup.
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Old 03-29-05, 09:24 AM   #19
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Yep, I made all my speakers in my setup.
Looks like you did a great job. Congrats on your setup.
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Old 03-29-05, 10:15 PM   #20
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You can see my speakers at this thread if you want...

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=409982
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Old 03-30-05, 07:38 AM   #21
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Main Front L/R & Center Channels
- Front's L&R about 7' - 7" apart

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Where did you get that Iron Giant figurine? That's awesome!

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Old 03-30-05, 11:37 AM   #22
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Where did you get that Iron Giant figurine? That's awesome!
eBay - for $66 (including SH) back 10/15/01!

Put a coin in his hand, press the white rectangle button just below his feet on the base (bottom center), ... his eyes lights up, right knee raises a little, his left arm and hand moves to his opening mouth, swollows the coin (the best is $0.25 cents), ... say's 1 of three phrases from the movie and returns to what you see!!!

Yep - really cool!!!

Thanks for asking Justin,
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