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Old 08-12-2002, 15:56   #1
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rear spooker positioning, annoying room layout, all that, etc, etc..

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red things are sofas, other the TV, sofas under 3 foot from the back wall.

Was wondering if the best place for rears would be on the sides, back or the corners... Also something about these speakers with poles in them which I havn't read up about.
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Old 08-12-2002, 16:26   #2
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Old 08-12-2002, 16:27   #3
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Old 08-12-2002, 16:44   #4
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Monopole - Speaker with one set of drivers, firing in the same direction.

Bipole - Speaker with two sets of drivers, firing in different directions.

Dipole - Basically the same as Bipole, but with one set of drivers firing in phase, and the other firing out of phase.


With regards to your rear speaker position. Would it be possible to move your TV to the left, so it is in the centre of the wall. Also, are your sofa's facing each-other?
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Old 08-12-2002, 17:00   #5
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Someone built an extension so there's a big hole left of the tv.

Yeah the sofas are facing each other, was thinking that cause you have to turn to face the TV, you could still get a stereo effect working. Backwall has a sliding patio door jobby so its the only place the sofas can go
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It's going to be difficult getting a good sound field with those positions. I would get a pair of bi-pole's and put them on the side walls, pretty close to the back, and sit on the left sofa closest to the TV. The bi-pole speakers will give you a more diffuse sound. You might want to raise the volume on the right rear a bit, to counter the effect of sitting closer to the left one.

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Can't you have a bit of a swap round ?

Move the TV to the middle of the longwall ?

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thanks a lot for that Bamse. Stuff to think about


Icebun, yeah sorry missed loads of stuff off el diagram

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Your welcome m8. Looking at you new diagram, it does look like a very difficult room to set up you equipment.

Good luck with getting it sorted
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Looks like a good Dolby Digital headphones room to me.
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OK .. heres my suggestion:


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That suggestion does mean that no-one on the other sofa can watch the TV though....
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That suggestion does mean that no-one on the other sofa can watch the TV though....

Yeah, but occupants of BOTH sofas will probably end up with neck braces under the current arrangement!
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What exactly do you mean by a "hole" in the wall? Could you put a sofa infront of that instead? TV either in front, or just to the side of the patio doors.
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www.dolby.com have a speaker set-up guide, which might help.

It's here

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