Setting Up Your Surround Sound Speakers
When you move into a new house, there are numerous things you’ll want to do early on to get your house in live-in shape. One thing you should think about early is setting up the surround sound system in your new home.
When it comes to setting up each speaker correctly, it is important to follow the display model.
For example, the center channel speaker should be located directly above or below the display. As the majority of the dialogue from a TV show or movie comes through this speaker. It’s recommended to place the center speaker as close to the television as possible while also being careful to angle the speaker towards your ears. The front left/right speakers provide the off-screen effects and project all the stereo soundtrack information including the background environments. Avoid placing these speakers too close together to avoid a sound stage or placing them too far apart, which will create a large gap in the sound stage. It’s best to place them as close to ear level as possible. One common mistake is putting them in corners, but that will muffle their sound.
The surround speakers are primarily the area in which homeowners tend to mix up the most. Despite their name, they aren’t supposed to be behind you, and are actually best when they are set up directly on your left and right. Most experts recommended that surround speakers be placed approximately 2 feet above ear level.