1K Club - QQ Shooting Star
- May 28, 2011
- NW Ontario
With speakers placed like that they sound best when placed closer together. Speakers too far apart produces hole in the middle type stereo, and poor side imaging. Quad in a vehicle can sound very good due to the close speaker placement. A typical living room or rec room is different. The Wendy Carlos setup would be better, although I think that the front speakers should be pulled farther apart.I am curious how many Surround Master users use the Surround Sound setup similar to the Wendy Carlos setup, or how many use the setup recommended in the Surround Master manual as shown here:
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I realize some may just use the home theatre setup since they are also doing movies and may have various home theatre speaker setups, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos, etc.., and may not want to move the speakers, but how many actually like the home theatre speaker setup better than the S.M. setup, or do most prefer the S.M. speaker placement when using the S.M.?
Thanks for all opinions!
Currently my living room is set up much as Sonic suggested because the wife insisted on rearranging the furniture. It still sounds good but there is a big disconnect between the front and rear speakers. No chair is placed in the centre as that would be impractical although I do sometimes sit there when auditioning a new DV disc.