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    Default 5.1 Dolby Digital Digital ProLogic II Speaker Placement

    What is the best location for the surrounds in a 5.1 setup? Side or rear?

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    mine are in the rear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLapinas View Post
    What is the best location for the surrounds in a 5.1 setup? Side or rear?
    Depends if they're bipoles, dipoles, or direct... plus distance and height as sides as opposed to as rears... plus personal preference. Bottom line: try it both ways and see what you like.
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    Always best to go with what they use when doing the mix.
    http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/...ide/index.html
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    Onkyo TX-NR3010 9.2 AVR
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    SVS 20-39CS+ subwoofer powered by Crown XLS1500
    Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player
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    Elite Screens Sable 120" CineWhite screen

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    All rooms,and furniture placement is different. It depends what works best in your given room,as well as the type speakers you are running, and a bunch of other things. With a little more info, room size, seating arrangement, distance from back wall,and speaker type you are using, we may be able to offer you more help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    Depends if they're bipoles, dipoles, or direct... plus distance and height as sides as opposed to as rears... plus personal preference. Bottom line: try it both ways and see what you like.
    I have dipoles at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KLapinas View Post
    I have dipoles at this point.
    Then they go directly in-line with your ears to either side of the listening position so you're sitting in the null between the drivers.
    Equipment list:
    Onkyo TX-NR3010 9.2 AVR
    Emotiva XPA-3 amp
    Polk RTi70 mains, CSi40 center, RTi38 surrounds, RTi28 rears and heights
    SVS 20-39CS+ subwoofer powered by Crown XLS1500
    Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player
    DarbeeVision DVP5000 video processor
    Epson 8500UB 1080p projector
    Elite Screens Sable 120" CineWhite screen

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