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Surround speaker advice for tricky placement

Jorge Barajas
Community Member

I am looking to upgrade my current system, a 5.2.2 setup, to a 7.2.2 setup with the full size 1723 line. The only issue I have, currently, is placement of the right surround speaker. Based on the speaker dimensions of the 1723 surround I have enough room to mount the speaker in the spot highlighted. The ducting does present an issue, as it would block the left firing speaker of the dedicated surrounds. The ducting is only present on one side of the room. I’m not sure if it would be a better idea to use a bookshelf that is angled towards the seating row or to utilize the dedicated surround speaker mounted on the wall. Any input would be appreciated!

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Jorge Barajas
Community Member

I decided to go with the 1723 S surrounds, thanks for the advice.

Luis Vazquez
Active Member

Awesome, congrats!   Let us know how things work out… enjoy!

Lukas
Customer Support

1723 Surround S are the right choice. Have fun testing!

Fernando Ayllón
Community Member

just by chance I bumped into this:

 

food for thought ….

Lukas
Customer Support

The video tells nothing new. We always recommend having the surrounds 30cm above ear level, due to the reasons stated in the video.
But every room is different and you always have to make compromises. Of course, you need to try to compromise as little as possible:)

@Jorge

Any update on your system?

Jorge Barajas
Community Member

I have not had the time to run new wire for the surrounds, should get started on work during the Christmas holiday. Will post an update soon.

Chris Lukowski
Community Member

Just curious, how high off the floor is the angled duct bulkhead? Also FWIW I’ve heard some people liking side surrounds being placed just head of MLP to avoid head-blocking if rearward placement isn’t possible.

Jorge Barajas
Community Member

Just about 5ft off the ground.

Chris Lukowski
Community Member

That’s a perfect height for the top of the surround IMO. Just a question of whether you have room to the right of the light switch to mount it (as well as structural support at the center). If not, I don’t think it’s an issue to mount it a little forward so it’s on the left side of the light switch. Anything but that original location way up in front of the bulkhead.

Jorge Barajas
Community Member

I got around to mounting the surrounds this past week. I’ll take some final shots when the wires and the rest of the room is cleaned up.

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