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Connecting Your Equipment; Placing The Speakers; Hints On The Speaker Placement - Pioneer VSX-430-K Operating Instructions Manual

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Connecting your equipment

Placing the speakers

By connecting the left and right front speakers (L/R), the center speaker (C), the left and right
surround speakers (SL/SR), and the subwoofer (SW), a 5.1 ch surround system can be enjoyed.
To achieve the best possible surround sound, install your speakers as shown below.
5.1 channel surround system:

Hints on the speaker placement

Where you put your speakers in the room has a big effect on the quality of the sound. The
following guidelines should help you to get the best sound from your system.
The subwoofer can be placed on the floor. Ideally, the other speakers should be at about ear-
level when you're listening to them. Putting the speakers on the floor (except the subwoofer),
or mounting them very high on a wall is not recommended.
For the best stereo effect, place the front speakers 2 m to 3 m apart, at equal distance from
the TV.
If you're going to place speakers around your CRT TV, use shielded speakers or place the
speakers at a sufficient distance from your CRT TV.
If you're using a center speaker, place the front speakers at a wider angle. If not, place them
at a narrower angle.
Place the center speaker above or below the TV so that the sound of the center channel is
localized at the TV screen. Also, make sure the center speaker does not cross the line formed
by the leading edge of the front left and right speakers.
It is best to angle the speakers towards the listening position. The angle depends on the size
of the room. Use less of an angle for bigger rooms.
Surround speakers should be positioned 60 cm to 90 cm higher than your ears and titled
slight downward. Make sure the speakers don't face each other. For DVD-Audio, the
speakers should be more directly behind the listener than for home theater playback.
Try not to place the surround speakers farther away from the listening position than the front
and center speakers. Doing so can weaken the surround sound effect.
Make sure that all speakers are securely installed. This not only improves sound quality, but
also reduces the risk of damage or injury resulting from speakers being knocked over or
falling in the event of external shocks such as earthquakes.


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