surround sound speaker placement

Surround Sound Speaker Placement

Optimize your sound system including Dolby technology with this step-by-step guide to the best speaker setup, including room considerations and other valuable tips.

Speaker Setup 2.1 Blue

2.1 Speaker Placement

A simple and concise sound solution, a 2.1-channel sound system has two discrete channels—Left and Right—plus a subwoofer that delivers low-frequency information only.

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Speaker Setup 5.1 Blue

5.1 Speaker Placement

The flagship of true cinema sound re-creation, a 5.1-channel surround system has five discrete, full-range channels of sound—Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, and Right Surround—plus a subwoofer that delivers low-frequency information only.

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Speaker Setup 7.1 Blue

7.1 Speaker Placement

The studio standard for the best in cinema sound, a 7.1-channel surround system has seven discrete, full-range channels of sound—Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left Back, and Right Back—plus a subwoofer that delivers low-frequency information only.

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