At Sydney Hi-Fi Castle Hill we get asked: "where should I put the speakers" all of the time and worst case we withness speakers that are placed in the wrong locations regularly! This page will help cover best practices for speaker placement for most rooms up to 11 channels. If your requirements are more demanding or channel count is higher please contact our custom cinema division.
Correct speaker placement is vital for you to extract the best cinematic experience from the equipment used in your room. We take your room dimensions and primary seating position into account when designing a media room or home theatre system and in accordance, we will apply one of the following configurations.
For rooms where there is no alternative option other than installing speakers in the ceiling for surround sound.
The placement for surround speakers illustrated above can be used when using floor or wall LCR speakers
This configuration is used when the seating position is close to the rear wall and will not allow the use of rear surround and or rear height speakers
This configuration is used when the the room will allow the seating position to be off the rear wall but not far enough to place rear height speakers