Need help with Surround sound setup folks

I'm gona post the plan of my living room below and wondered what the best set up with surround sound would be?

The room as you can see is a rectangle and I have the following speakers: System is the SC-PT460 Panasonic

Front L and R
Back L and R
Center
Sub woofer

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Original Poster

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n305/bigbrother_08/SurroundSetup.jpg

I think you've got three choices here.

1) Move the TV so it's directly opposite one of the couches and add surround speakers behind that sofa.
2) Leave everything as it is and add surround speakers behind one sofa so that that sofa is the 'cinema' sofa.
3) Stick with stereo. This is probably the correct fen shui choice as it maintains the current symmetry and caters for everyone watching TV or listening to music.

I had a similar arrangement and wanted to add surround speakers, so I moved my TV onto the wall opposite the sofa on the longest wall so I've now got a conventional 5.1 speaker and seating arrangement.

EDIT: I forgot to say that to get the best sound out of your sub, you'll need to try it in various positions as some places will be better than others.



Edited by: "windhoek" 7th Apr 2011

Very similar to my front room ! (only opposite way round)

I have SW behind the TV
FL FR and C on the tv stand
SL SR either side of the couch furthest away from TV.

its not ideal, but works ok.

Oh - I usually sit on the couch that is closest to the TV. (so I don't get the full benefit of the surround sound as the SR is actually to my left !)

Banned

I hardly ever switch my sub on. When I do its reminiscent of scenes from Tokyo the vibrations are so great!! I hate to think what the neighbours feel about their house shaking!

Tv should go on the big wall where the couch and table are. Get another couch and position them all facing the TV. And get a mini fridge and popcorn dispenser!

guv

I hardly ever switch my sub on. When I do its reminiscent of scenes from … I hardly ever switch my sub on. When I do its reminiscent of scenes from Tokyo the vibrations are so great!! I hate to think what the neighbours feel about their house shaking!Tv should go on the big wall where the couch and table are. Get another couch and position them all facing the TV. And get a mini fridge and popcorn dispenser!



lol, then sort the LFE levels, I use 2 subs, 1 x passive and 1 x active.

Edited by: "Alfonse" 7th Apr 2011

Original Poster

Thanks for the advice guys

Below are some pics of my set up. As you can see, I decided (as I'm single) to go for a conventional surround sound set up and have all speakers aimed at my seating position. Before I moved my TV away from the corner (where yours is just now), I had thought about having one rear behind one sofa and the other behind the other sofa, but concluded it would be of no benefit to anyone as only one rear speaker would actually be 'rear'.

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Edited by: "windhoek" 7th Apr 2011

Original Poster

This is the way I have done it, kinda looks ok

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n305/bigbrother_08/Setup.jpg

windhoek -

As you say, that's a "Lonely mans" setup.

You don't have friends round ever? Seems a bit weird.

spritey

windhoek - As you say, that's a "Lonely mans" setup.You don't have … windhoek - As you say, that's a "Lonely mans" setup.You don't have friends round ever? Seems a bit weird.



I think you've inferred more than you legitimately could from my previous post. I never said it was a lonely man's set up and I do have friends round. It may indeed seem weird to you.

EDIT: If you live in Glasgow and would like to come round, please let me know and we can arrange something.

Edited by: "windhoek" 7th Apr 2011

saxo_appeal

This is the way I have done it, kinda looks ok




If you're happy with it, then that's the important thing because at the end of the day, all it is, is a means to an end i.e. enjoyment.

EDIT: I like your diagrams btw.
Edited by: "windhoek" 7th Apr 2011

windhoek

I think you've inferred more than you legitimately could from my previous … I think you've inferred more than you legitimately could from my previous post. I never said it was a lonely man's set up and I do have friends round. It may indeed seem weird to you.EDIT: If you live in Glasgow and would like to come round, please let me know and we can arrange something.



If it were possible to judge a person by the locational of their surrounds and seating space / position in relation to it, you certainly fall into the "lonely masturbator" category.

Needs to be sorted!

I would come round, but i'm married, so not allowed friends.
Edited by: "spritey" 7th Apr 2011

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