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Speaker fill or not? And what about placement

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I have a Logitech x-530 on my pc.

Because I never quite understood how to place the two rear speakers behind me (the wires would run over the floor which I wouldn't like) I placed it like this:

Real left speaker l Front left speaker l PC monitor with front center speaker before it l front right speaker l rear right speaker

The sub stands on the floor (to the left of the rear left speaker)

So basically, I have two speakers on my left, two on my right and one in the center. (and a sub on the floor, left of my two 'left' speakers). Is this placement ok?

Second question: when listening to youtube, mp3's or winamp, only the front left/right speakers have sound going through them. (because youtube etc,.. are all stereo I take it).

When I enable speaker fill, sound goes through all speakers but it's just the exact same stereo sound on every speaker. Result: It sounds worse than the speaker fill option disabled.

So, is it normal for a 5.1 setup to only utilise two speakers for 'normal sounds' (youtube/mp3,...) and fully utilise 5.1 with dvd's/blurays ?
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Originally Posted by Guerrilladawg;12077021 
So, is it normal for a 5.1 setup to only utilise two speakers for 'normal sounds' (youtube/mp3,...) and fully utilise 5.1 with dvd's/blurays ?

Yes, perfectly normal.

As for the positioning, well it couldn't be much worse tongue.gif The whole idea of surround sound is that the sound... surrounds you, all your sound is coming from in front and is going to create a really confusing sound field when playing 5.1 content. I always advise people who are debating whether to get 5.1 or 2.0/2.1 that if they can't properly position a 5.1 system then a stereo system is better every time. If you don't plan to upgrade then you should invest in some longer cables or extensions and set your speakers up properly.
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Thank you for your reply.

The problem is not that the wires are too short. The problem is that I would notice the wires running on the floor if I place them behind me.

Do most people use a carpet or something and let them run beneath it? (I don't have any carpet, just floor)
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I run my wires under the carpet. But you could run yours around your skirting board with cable clips.
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