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Sonos 5.1 setup

  • 18 April 2018
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Rear speaker positioning for a 5.1 setup. Should the rear speakers be facing in towards the room or straight ahead? When I have them forward facing, I barely hear anything 'behind' me. When I angle them in towards my ears, it is much more immersive. I have true-tuned the room.
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Best answer by ayCHILLL 18 April 2018, 17:46

You want ALL your speakers to point directly at your listening position.

That's why it's more immersive when you angle them towards you
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Speakers should always aim toward listening position in perfect world.
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You want ALL your speakers to point directly at your listening position.

That's why it's more immersive when you angle them towards you
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You can refer to this diagram found at the following URL for recommended speaker placement.
https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/surround-sound-speaker-setup/5-1-setup.html



Personally listening position doesn't allow me to angle the speakers but I found that I like them facing each other instead of firing forward into the room.