Where to Mount Speakers/Reccomend Setup?

Sean P

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A friend of mine recently moved to a new place and, with moving houses being said, has gotten a new room. There is a goal to put speakers (and a possibly a subwoofer) in said room. I will upload pictures of the room with all the corners included, and am open to suggestions on how the speakers should be set up, what kinds of speakers he should get, and how to optimize the setup with the materials he has already (the TV on the wooden jerry-rigged stand might be wall mounted.) Thanks in advance!


FRONT OF THE ROOM(East): https://gyazo.com/4e94eace5394dedd9c7d210487b24860
RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROOM(South): https://gyazo.com/0371d21e696594c6fa6381bbc54607a2
LEFT SIDE OF THE ROOM(North): https://gyazo.com/8f5523d71fa0ce078ef0106d1033f905
BACK OF THE ROOM(West): https://gyazo.com/8e83d9aea44b4973ddafbbf854f45086

Note: In the last picture of the back of the room, the night stand in front of the fireplace is temporary; they've just moved in.
 

hang-the-9

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I can't see the images at work, but this all depends on what speakers you are talking about, surround sound? 2.1? What?

Can you run wires around the room with no issues? It's not too hard really, to get the imaging right for the TV, for something like 5.1 surround, center goes about the middle of the TV, front of behind it is fine, the front and rears should be a few feet away from the screen, you move and angle them around towards where you sit if needed if you can't place them exactly.

If you do a web search for 5.1 speaker placement you'll find quite a few guides with images like this. Note that is for 5.1, but others are there.
I have actually become a fan of soundbars for speakers, especially in rooms where you can't place rear speakers anyway. Soundbar can be pretty cheap, much better than TV speakers, and you can get some with bluetooth to play phone/tablet music from easily. Vizio ones are priced well and sound good for $100 range. You can ofcourse spend 2-3 times that for a bit better sound, but that really depends on how you hear things and what you like.



 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
I can't see the images at work, but this all depends on what speakers you are talking about, surround sound? 2.1? What?

Can you run wires around the room with no issues? It's not too hard really, to get the imaging right for the TV, for something like 5.1 surround, center goes about the middle of the TV, front of behind it is fine, the front and rears should be a few feet away from the screen, you move and angle them around towards where you sit if needed if you can't place them exactly.

If you do a web search for 5.1 speaker placement you'll find quite a few guides with images like this. Note that is for 5.1, but others are there.
I have actually become a fan of soundbars for speakers, especially in rooms where you can't place rear speakers anyway. Soundbar can be pretty cheap, much better than TV speakers, and you can get some with bluetooth to play phone/tablet music from easily. Vizio ones are priced well and sound good for $100 range. You can ofcourse spend 2-3 times that for a bit better sound, but that really depends on how you hear things and what you like.



 
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