How to Position Acoustics in a Room Properly


Proper placement of your home theater speakers has a big impact on how your system will sound. Proper speaker placement can bring an average-sounding system closer to that of a high-end home theater system.

Front left and right channels

Do you want your front left and right speakers to focus their sound field at your listening position? The angle of the speaker should be slightly directed towards the audience in front of the TV. The tweeters should be at ear level when you are seated.

You will get real listening pleasure! To do this, you can do a few experiments to change the distance of the speakers from the wall. The closer they are to the wall, the more the bass gets stronger. It may be good, but only to a certain extent. Also, the overall sound quality can be improved by moving the speakers away from the wall. Try a few different positions to see which one provides the best results.

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  • Before deciding where to place the speakers, look around the room and consider the location.
  • Do not place speakers near power amplifiers, heat registers, or other items that generate a lot of heat.
  • Do not install the speakers in very humid or dusty places.
  • Do not install the speakers in direct sunlight or where they will be exposed to other intense lighting.
  • For the most immersive sound, place the speakers at a distance of 1.8-2.4 m from each other. If you place the speakers further away, turn them towards your listening position.
  • Speakers provide the most accurate soundstage when the angle between the listener and the speakers is between 40 and 60 degrees.
  • As a rule, the bass effect increases as the speaker approaches a wall or corner. For the best sound quality, it is recommended to place the speakers at least 50 cm away from the side walls.
  • The best stereo sound is obtained when the speaker is placed vertically.
  • If you are using optional stands, we recommend that you position each speaker so that the tweeter is approximately at ear level.
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Surround sound

To get the best sound effects, the surround sound source should be 30-60 cm above the ear level of the seated person. This will allow you to achieve the maximum degree of immersion in sound special effects.

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