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Old 12-20-2009, 10:54 AM   #46  
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Thanks l2w... will do. I will let you know how it all goes.

BTW those speakers are back up to $1049 again, so thanks Cal for that great find!
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:11 AM   #47  
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Thanks l2w... will do. I will let you know how it all goes.

BTW those speakers are back up to $1049 again, so thanks Cal for that great find!
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:23 PM   #48  
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So tomorrow is installation day of the new system and now I am not sure how to install the rear speakers as they are two sided. I know they will be on the ceiling but that's where my knowledge stops. These rear speakers are shaped like an Isosceles triangle (2 long equal sides and one shorter side) when looking at them from the top and the sounds comes out the two equal sides.

My question is would the speakers be mounted to the ceiling so that they are shooting the sound the same way as my ears when sitting or would they be mounted so one speaker aims at the back wall and the other at the tv???

Also if they are mounted the same direction as my ears where would I put them them? I basically have two options if I am going to keep the spacing even (I believe they have to be even right). I can mount them overhead a few inches outside the couch (I can't do more because of room shape). The other option would be over the second and third cushions of a 4 cushion couch so that we could take full advantage of the 2 ways speakers. I am just trying to make this the best possible set up that I can and they really can't be move once installed since I will be drilling holes in the ceiling!

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So tomorrow is installation day of the new system and now I am not sure how to install the rear speakers as they are two sided. I know they will be on the ceiling but that's where my knowledge stops. These rear speakers are shaped like an Isosceles triangle (2 long equal sides and one shorter side) when looking at them from the top and the sounds comes out the two equal sides.

My question is would the speakers be mounted to the ceiling so that they are shooting the sound the same way as my ears when sitting or would they be mounted so one speaker aims at the back wall and the other at the tv???

Also if they are mounted the same direction as my ears where would I put them them? I basically have two options if I am going to keep the spacing even (I believe they have to be even right). I can mount them overhead a few inches outside the couch (I can't do more because of room shape). The other option would be over the second and third cushions of a 4 cushion couch so that we could take full advantage of the 2 ways speakers. I am just trying to make this the best possible set up that I can and they really can't be move once installed since I will be drilling holes in the ceiling!

Thanks guys!
I would mount them so each side is aimed towards a wall (one speaker array pointed to the side wall and the other pointed towards the back). That means the bottom of the speaker would be aimed at the corner of the room. Does that make sense?
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I would mount them so each side is aimed towards a wall (one speaker array pointed to the side wall and the other pointed towards the back). That means the bottom of the speaker would be aimed at the corner of the room. Does that make sense?
If I understand you correctly that means the back of the speaker would be what you would see when looking up from the couch? Also this means that there would be an unbalance of sound because of my room setup? Here is the link to that picture again...
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One speaker would be hitting two walls immediately while the other doesn't have a corner to hit at all. The other way would be to put that same speaker in the corner but it would be about 10 feet away from the couch when the first speaker would be directly above the couch.

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If I understand you correctly that means the back of the speaker would be what you would see when looking up from the couch? Also this means that there would be an unbalance of sound because of my room setup? Here is the link to that picture again...
http://img709.imageshack.us/i/room.png/

One speaker would be hitting two walls immediately while the other doesn't have a corner to hit at all. The other way would be to put that same speaker in the corner but it would be about 10 feet away from the couch when the first speaker would be directly above the couch.

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Yes I do remember your room setup and still believe that would be the best way to set them up. Remember, these speakers are meant to deliver diffuse sound, not sound directed at the listener...
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Ok it's time for me to follow up with an update as I promised to do. First I must say I am impressed with the quality of everything and it seems like a steal to be able to do all this for $1k. Music sounds wonderful... the front speakers sound great (both sides and center). I am however struggling a little bit with the surrounds and sub. Any suggestions on the appropriate crossover settings that I should use for each set of speakers in the receiver? Also, any suggestions on where to set the crossover for the sub (both in receiver and using the switch on the back)?

L2W I did set the surrounds the way that you had suggested, however that didn't seem to work right for this room. I swithced them to follow the owners manual which suggests I point them front to back rather than the corners. I may have misunderstood your directions if you think I should change them?
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