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Era 300 Placement for Surrounds

  • 6 July 2023
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I am trying to understand the guildelines from Sonos on placement  (specifically how high on the wall to mount them.  In the guide is states;

  • Era 300 should be placed indoors and have approximately two ft (.61 m) of overhead clearance for optimal sound quality. 

Is this stating two ft (0.61m) is the optimum height as that is how it reads to me?  In my experience I would have thought the ideal placement would be closer to ear level?

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Best answer by Ken_Griffiths 6 July 2023, 09:35

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Up until now I read this as “at least 61cm’s”. But you’re right, it does not say that. This might be because the Era needs to reflect sound from the ceiling when playing Atmos. I agree normal surround would need speakers to be placed at ear level, but Sonos might have traded surround quality for better Atmos, or designed a solution in the speaker for this.

Sonos’ own official marketing photographs show them at head height. See images below…