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post #11 of 17
well you should just set it for your primary listening position and not sit anywhere else then i guess
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Just updated the OP with actual photo's.

And I can't do that, because I sit in various locations depending on what I'm doing, how my back is feeling, etc.
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post #13 of 17
well no matter what you do it'll sound louder on one side then. are you unable to wall mount?
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by gorb View Post
well no matter what you do it'll sound louder on one side then. are you unable to wall mount?
Renting, so no I can't wall mount. I'm preparing some steel stands, with sound dampening foam on them where the speaker sits (and the floor). So the speakers WILL be mounted higher here eventually.

But that's exactly why I was thinking 7.1, was to make my ACTUAL rear channel further back, and rely on the "sides" to be actual sides.
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post #15 of 17
I'd take a look at these if you haven't...
recommended dolby configurations:
http://www.dolby.com/consumer/setup/...ide/index.html

recommended dts configurations:
http://www.dts.com/Consumer_Electron...gurations.aspx
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post #16 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gorb View Post
I'd take a look at these if you haven't...
recommended dolby configurations:
http://www.dolby.com/consumer/setup/...ide/index.html

recommended dts configurations:
http://www.dts.com/Consumer_Electron...gurations.aspx
Like I said though, based off my furniture arrangement (I can't change it, my GF would kill me), 5.1 just doesn't sound right. I'd almost have proper 5.1 if I had a spot in the middle I could sit.

I still think if I setup 7.1 Standard, it would sound a little better, because the rears would be further back. Not really sure though.
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post #17 of 17
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Well, looks like I'm going 7.1 anyway. Found a killer deal on some towers, that is just too good to pass up. Will update with pictures once everything is done.

I figured I'll use the second towers as my "sides", and my small bookshelfs as my rears. That way I'm going largest speakers to smallest, front to back.
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