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Yamaha DSP-AX1 Owner's Manual: Speaker Placement; Placing The Main Speakers; Placing The Center Speaker; Placing The Front Effect, Rear And Rear Center Speakers

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Where you place your speakers has a tremendous effect on how well your system sounds.
Main
TV or Video
speaker
monitor
TV or Video
Center speaker
1m
0.5~1m
(3ft)
(1~3ft)
L
L
1/4

Placing the Subwoofers

Place the Front Subwoofer near the Main speakers. Turn it slightly toward the center of the room to reduce wall reflections.
If you use a Rear Subwoofer, place it behind the main listening position. The placement of the Rear Subwoofer is not critical because of
the ultralow frequencies of the sound being reproduced.
By adding a high quality Subwoofer to the speaker configurations shown on pages 21 and 22, you can enjoy more powerful and realistic
movie effects, even if your Main speakers are large.
Front Effect
speakers
Main speakers
Center speaker
Front Subwoofer
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Speaker Placement

Main
speaker
monitor
1.5~3m
0.5~1m
1m
(5~15ft)
(1~3ft)
(3ft)
C
R
1
R
C
Rear speakers
Rear Center
speaker
Rear Subwoofer

Placing the Main Speakers

Place the left and right Main speakers an equal distance from the main listening
position.
If you have a TV or video monitor in your system, the distance of each speaker
from each side of the TV or video monitor should be the same.

Placing the Center Speaker

If you have a TV or video monitor in your system, align the front face of the
Center speaker with the front face of the monitor. Place the speaker as close to the
monitor as possible, such as directly over or under the monitor. If you place the
speaker under the monitor, the Front Effect speakers can adjust the height of the
sound to correspond with the action on the screen (depending on the listener's
position). If you have a projection screen in your system, place the Center speaker
under the screen. Be sure to align the speaker with the center of the screen.
Placing the Front Effect, Rear and Rear Center
Speakers
These speakers should be placed about 0.5~1m (1~3 feet) outside the Main
speakers and in the front of the room. They should be turned toward the main
listening position. Place the Rear speakers in the back of the room so they face the
main listening position. The Rear speakers can be placed farther apart than the
Front Effect speakers. The Front Effect and Rear speakers should be placed about
1.8m (6 feet) above the floor.
Once you begin listening to programs, continue to adjust the speaker placement
until you obtain a balanced sound from the Main speakers and the Front Effect
and Rear speakers.

When You Use a Projection Screen

Place the speakers as shown in the illustration.
The Main speakers should be placed about one-quarter of the way up from the
bottom of the screen.
Place the Center speaker in the center and directly under the screen. The Center
speaker provides precise dialogue localization.
When you use a projection screen with your system, the Front Effect speakers
provide better effect quality. The CINEMA-DSP sound field programs (see page
34) raise the sound from the Center speaker upward and provide natural sound
corresponding with the video images.
Note:
• If you use different brands of speakers (with different tonal qualities) in your
configuration, the tone of a moving human voice and other types of sound may not
shift smoothly. We recommend that you use speakers from the same manufacturer or
speakers with the same tonal quality.
You can also adjust the output levels and equalization of your effect speakers using the
SET MENU (see page 37).
If you are using small speakers, the addition of a Subwoofer will reinforce the sound
effects of movies (see page 21).

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