How to Install a Home Theater : Speaker Positioning for Home Theater System Setup
Everyone’s home is different, so this section
will only show case of basic setup for your 5.1 home theater system. First, make sure
your seating is centered to your television. Setting up your speakers before you run the
wires from your receiver to the speakers will allow you to judge the length of the wires
you will need. The three setups we will show you are with the speakers at an eye or ear
level to the person sitting on the couch. Setup A will consist of left center and right
speakers facing the sofa with the subwoofer on the right side of the TV. subwoofer placement
doesn’t matter as much as your satellite speakers. Although, I would recommend having
your subwoofer in front of you as opposed to behind you or on the side of the sofa.
As you can see here, the rear speakers are set close to the sofa facing directly forward.
Setup B is slightly different with only the rear speakers being moved. The rear speakers
are set at a 45 degree angle and placing them farther away from the sofa. This setup I use
in my own home. I believe it gives a greater rear speaker surround affect. In setup C,
the rear speakers have moved farther away from the sofa and are now facing directly
at this side of the listener. This setup is the beginning of a more advanced 7.1 or 6.1
setup; that’s another lesson. To end our example, we will set up our speakers in setup
B with the rear speakers at a 45 degree angle.
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