Question: Do I use surround or surround back?

Surround back is the term applied to the pair of rear surround speakers - as opposed to the pair of (side) surround speakers - in a 7.1-channel set-up. In a 5.1-channel set-up, theres only one pair of surrounds (and no rear surrounds).

Whats more important surround or surround back?

If it is a question of where to put more $$$ for quality speakers, it is in the side surrounds. They are used more often and more intensely than rears. If multi-channel audio is a thing for you, then the rears just got more important though, and Id think of them more equally.

Can I use surround back instead of surround?

There is technically no difference between surround and rear surround speakers. The difference lies in how they are positioned in the room, a factor of the type of surround system, as the 5.1 sound system configuration does not make use of back speakers.

What is the difference between surround and surround back speakers?

In a typical Dolby-recommended 7.1 configuration, surround speakers are situated directly to the left and right of the listening position and elevated above ear height. Back surround speakers, meanwhile, should be located behind the seating area and angled in toward the center (see diagram above).

Are rear surrounds worth it?

So even though its not completely necessary to have rear speakers in your system, it makes sense if you want to truly experience immersive sound. Leaving out rear speakers means the only real difference youll see compared to stereo sound is improved bass.

How far back should rear surround speakers be?

Rear speakers can sit back 6-10ft from the listener with the tweeter placed at least 2ft above the listeners ear. Ideally, the speaker will be placed at least 2ft away from the surface behind it, or you can use wall-mounted speakers- in either case, angled between 135-150° from the rooms center.

How important are surround back speakers?

Rear surround speakers are necessary if you want to have an immersive sound experience. It captures the sounds that help set a scene and gives more depth to the audio. The background noise in a building or the indistinct murmur of voices is more pronounced with a rear surround speaker.

Does quality of surround speakers matter?

Registered. generally speaking, as long as the surround speaker can produce sounds that match the other speakers in timber, youre good to go. they dont need to be pointed directly at your ears, but more toward the null to achieve a convincing effect.

Where should rear surround speakers be?

Place the rear surround speakers at 135-150 degrees off-axis, relative to the primary seating position. As with the side surround speakers, position the rear surround tweeters about 2 feet above head level when seated.

Are surround speakers worth it?

Surround sound (5.1 or 7.1) is the next level of speaker systems, and is probably the step worth investing in if youre building a home theater. Surround sound gives you much greater sound quality than stereo, and makes for a much more immersive listening experience.

Can I use front speakers as surround?

You can use surround speakers as front speakers by swapping out the speakers connections in the back of the AV receiver. The sound that should be going to your front speakers will be delivered to your surround speakers, but you may not get the same sound quality.

How far back can rear surround speakers be?

Rear speakers can sit back 6-10ft from the listener with the tweeter placed at least 2ft above the listeners ear. Ideally, the speaker will be placed at least 2ft away from the surface behind it, or you can use wall-mounted speakers- in either case, angled between 135-150° from the rooms center.

How high should rear surround speakers be?

approximately six feet For best results when mounting surround speakers on a rear wall, position them so that they flank the main listening area and point toward the front of the room. They should be raised to a height of approximately six feet and should ideally have a minimum space of six feet between them, as well.

Why is surround sound so expensive?

High-End speakers can be more expensive due to the design of the speakers, the quality of materials, the durability and weight, and even the branding. These elements are often much more important than people realize. The biggest thing to watch out for if you care about quality and value is brand-inflated pricing.

Are soundbars better than surround sound?

If you want to upgrade your TVs sound, the big choice is between the convenience and affordability of a soundbar, or the superior sound quality -- and extra cost -- of a dedicated surround-sound system. Both will enable you to experience better quality sound for your movies and TV shows.

Should speakers be angled?

Angle your speakers inward so theyre pointed towards the listener - more specifically, at a point directly behind the listeners head. If you want good sound across a wider listening area, then decrease toe-in.

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