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#6980 - 10/28/02 11:43 PM Maximum Surround Placement Height
AJZepp Offline

Registered: 09/07/02
Posts: 96
Loc: Flowery Branch, GA
Can anyone offer some guidelines as to how high is too high to place direct radiating surrounds? I am in a position where I will probably have to place them about 8-9 feet high. The room is about 20x20 with vaulted ceilings. We are building a house and I have the opportunity to have the wires run at almost no expense, so I won't have the opportunity to experiment to see how they sound that high up. Thoughts anyone?
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#6981 - 10/29/02 12:14 PM Re: Maximum Surround Placement Height
applejelly Offline

Registered: 12/20/01
Posts: 116
Loc: Syracuse, NY
When I was placing mine I researched and found that putting the tweeter 36" above the ears when seated was the "recommended" height. I was able to accommodate that in my room.

I would put yours as low as possible. Since 36" would be about 6.5'-7', 8' shouldn't be too bad. Choosing speakers with good off-axis dispersion would also help.


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