HT newbie here.. I'm setting up my first 5.1 surround sound system (Polk RM6750 w/ Yamaha HTR-6240) in our condo.
The surround speakers will be mounted on a rear wall with brackets that swivel multi-directionally. The wall is about one foot behind our couch (on which the middle cushion is the central listening point).
I'm following the Dolby recommended placement guidelines for the rear speakers (~2 feet above ear level, mounted 90-110 degrees from listening center).
In addition to these speakers being positioned 90-110 degrees from the listening center, is there a recommended downward angle/tilt/point at which these speakers should be aimed at ?
I've seen photos of some HT setup where the surround speakers are angled slightly downward.. as if they are aimed at the ears of the person sitting at the central listening point). Consequently, I've seen other setups where the surround speakers are not tilted downward at all. The speakers remain square on the brackets w/o any tilt and are solely aimed toward the central listening point.
Apologies if this seems to ramble, but I'm new to this all and am unsure of what the optimal positioning would be. I've read that it is not a good idea to point the surround speakers directly at the listener's ears as the speakers could overshadow the sound coming from the front and center channels. Conversely, I feel angling the speakers slightly downward toward the listener's ears would direct the sound more accurately. So, any suggestions on how to proceed ?
Your help is appreciated !