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Old 01-18-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
LGShepherd LGShepherd is offline
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Default Surround Sound - Please Help

Hi guys!

I am looking at buying a AV Receiver and speakers, not too sure which one yet as i don't plan on spending a lot, but keep the budget small as it is only for my bedroom.

My problem is the layout of my room, i have attached a picture of the layout to this thread, and i watch movies laid on my bed. The speakers will not be able to be placed in a standard square shape like you would put them in, but they would be placed in a slanted square shape, please see the picture.

Can anyone tell me whether i will benefit from this or if the layout will cause it to be a waste.

Red items - surround sound speakers and sub
Blue item - Bed
Black item - TV
White items - wardrobe and desk

(I was very bored at work today when i made the picture haha excuse my geekiness)

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-18-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
mrbarker mrbarker is offline
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Onkyo has a couple packages around $400 that are nice. I had the HT-SR800 which I got from Circuit City for about $450 after tax... It really depends on what your budget is though
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:25 PM   #3
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Budget is probably 300 max (will be around $600) i guess.

I just want to make sure the layout will ok to use for the surround sound due to the odd layout of my room, then i will order my surround!

thanks for ya suggestion!
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #4
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While this is not an ideal set up, it is possible to still enjoy the surround sound. It might seem a little off, or the screen might be at an angle, but if it is the best you can do, it is the best you can do. One option is to mount the TV on a wall mount with an arm that can move. Then you can adjust the angle of the tv to face the bed when you are watching TV, and move it back when you are not. You can also attach speakers so that they are angled to the bed and not facing straight ahead. It might help a little, but it is better than nothing right?

Good luck.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
LGShepherd LGShepherd is offline
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i have brackets which can swivel for the speakers, so i can have them pointing in different directions like the orange arrows show on the picture, so in effect, they're still in a square, just a slanted one.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:52 PM   #6
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Most new receivers have auto-calibration which will figure out where your speakers are and where they are pointed.

It should calibrate them from the listening distance.

The Audyssey EQ on the Onkyo receivers is pretty accurate.

You will still enjoy surround sound immensely, I guarantee it.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:17 PM   #7
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I agree with Dobyblue... My setup in my living room is an angle to solely to fit a larger Plasma.. The onkyo setup was quick and easy and provides all the glorious 7.1 channel audio I could hope for The angle as stated before will throw the true surround sound off a bit, but most newer receivers can adjust slightly to it
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:22 PM   #8
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I would put those left and right surrounds on the sides, not in the back (I assume this is 5.1)
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Old 01-19-2008, 02:51 AM   #9
LGShepherd LGShepherd is offline
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yes, it will be 5.1 whilst it is in my room, i will upgrade to something better when i eventually move out!

thanks everyone for your posts!
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