How To Place Speakers For Surround Sound? 2022

Now that surround sound home theatre systems have become very popular, more and more people are out to buy them. To make their investment worthwhile, they look for ways in which to enhance the experience and sound quality. While there are many things that can be done, one of the easiest is to place the speakers. This blog will look at issues related to speaker placement and why it is important.

1: Why is speaker placement important?

It might be tempting to place your audio equipment in a corner or against the wall but if you have enough resources to move them around later on, it’s worth considering. A good-planned audio setup will improve not only the quality of sound but also help with aesthetics and organization.

2: Front left and right speaker placement

You might think that your surround system is just the speakers but we want to let you know that it’s not just the speakers – it’s also the cables and connections. This is why we’re going to expand this section a bit further. In order to create an immersive soundstage with excellent separation between each channel, there are a couple of things you’ll need to make sure you have in place so that everything will work together smoothly.

A good soundstage is when you have enough space between your front left and right speakers. Ideally, they would be as far apart from each other as they are from you. If this does not work, there will still be an increase in performance by making sure the channels are separated a little more and it won’t matter if it’s a large or small amount of separation between them.

3: Let your ears be the judge

Testing the way your front speakers are positioned can affect bass quality. When bass frequencies are reinforced, frequencies above that get subtly tweaked. Try pulling your existing set of speakers away from a surface — such as the wall — to see if it impacts sound clarity in a positive way.

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4: Create a listening “sweet spot”:

To make sure your home theater sounds its best, you should place your main speakers — the large ones that emit most of the sound — in front of the screen. The ideal listening “sweet spot” is right in front of these speakers, in the center seat — this is usually where the TV receiver or other equipment is placed and is usually the room’s largest open area.
We recommend getting software that says the optimum level, not simply on or off. Give yourself a full five minutes to get used to your new system before you power it up for the first time. Also remember that the best sound quality is achieved when speakers are angled inward toward you, not straight out from the front of the room where most people feel more comfortable facing. If speakers are placed at least eight feet apart and behind or slightly above listeners and angled inward as much as 30 degrees, most listeners will easily hear without strain.

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5: Center channel placement:

To get the most out of your home theater experience, place your center channel in an appropriate position and a direct line of sight toward you. Then adjust it slightly to point in the direction of your ears by angling the tweeter away from the wall.

6: Surround speakers placement

What makes watching a great movie at home so much fun? It’s when the viewers’ emotions are completely engaged and they feel like they are actually in the same place as the actors, sometimes forgetting that they are sitting comfortably in their own living room and not on a ship or out on an island as part of an action film.

Let’s talk about some popular home theater speaker placements. You can put your surround sound system on a stand or mount it to the wall depending on what is most functional for your space. In a lot of cases, people find that mounting their speakers to the wall frees up space in their seating arrangements and makes everything feel more open and spacious. This works especially well if you’re short on space and need to fit your speakers into a small area. Placing the surround sound speakers higher along the walls also benefits aesthetic value because they don’t take up so much visual real estate in your room, but you have to consider whether or not it might be an issue for someone who needs help seeing what’s happening on screen (which may affect whether or not you want to simply place your speakers front and center).

1- 5.1 surround sound

“In a 5.1 surround sound system, your surround speakers are best situated in the left and right sides of your listening position. Make sure they face you directly, or if it is impossible because of their position to do so, point them toward the fronts. Place surround speakers apart in distance from the front speakers but also remember that they need to be at an equal distance from your own ears.”

2- 7.1 surround sound

In a 7.1 surround sound system, side surrounds are identified as the left and right speakers directly to your sides when sitting in the main listening position and they should face you in order to give you the best sound quality possible. The rear speakers also known as height speakers are placed behind your seating position and need to be angled upwards for ideal performance – so make sure you take that into consideration when choosing where to place them.

Your surround-sound stands should be positioned at a height where your ears will be in the middle of the speaker’s built-in firing angles, and a couple feet higher than your listening position will give your room some natural reverberation.

3- 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos

Building a 5.1.2 Atmos system? Install your in-ceiling speakers slightly in front of your seat and spread them apart at the same distance as your front left and right speakers, which should be positioned to the left of your viewing area.

4- 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos

A 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment System uses two pairs of overhead speakers to envelop the listener in a room-filling soundscape.

If your listening area is small, you can also create a wider soundstage by installing the speakers further apart to mimic how speakers are placed in large listening areas. You can even place one or two pairs of speakers around the room where they’ll be less obvious.

7: Subwoofer placement:

When choosing where to place your home theater subwoofer, while it can sound markedly different in one area versus a second spot you have to also take into consideration that it has to be out of sight. For example, when placing the system’s woofer it should either be placed on top of a cabinet or in an obscure location below cabinets if there’s no cabinet space above where you want to place the subwoofer.

With audio speakers, putting the subwoofer near a wall will generally reinforce the low end of the sound production. Placing it in one corner or against one wall will produce more bass.

In my experience there are a number of places where this subwoofer sounds best. I suggest trying your sub out in a few different places to see which gives you the tightest, cleanest bass; I moved mine around quite a bit before settling on a side-wall placement facing my main speakers. The other more typical positioning sure can sound good too but that’s where it sounds its best!

8: Can’t run a sub cable? Go wireless with your bass

Most people put an amplifier in their front room for connecting to a home theater receiver. If putting a subwoofer on the floor where it sounds the best is impractical, then use a wireless kit and place it anywhere in the room with access to electrical power.

9: Add a second sub for better bass

Place the subwoofer closest to the main listening position to provide a strong foundation. Use a second subwoofer located in a remote rear corner (or in another room) for best results. Choose one of Yamaha’s recommended setups based on your type of room and speaker setup.

Now that you have your first subwoofer in a location, think about the next one. Some customers may want two subs in front corners of their room, and other customers might want them in the back corners. If you are planning to use two subs to get a more even bass response, be aware that at least one of them must be located where someone will hear it directly. Placing both subs near a wall or standing away from the wall will give a different sound. Moving them closer increases their output but can also make the performance unpredictable. These things play into how we design your system with the appropriate materials so please choose cabinets that will work well for you.

Setting up subwoofers is an important part of having the best bass possible. Without a proper setup, you’ll be missing out on a lot of the low-end frequencies that can really make your music clear and present, as well as make you feel like there’s more power behind it. We have a few tips for getting the most out of your own setup – check them out below.


This is a question that is asked a lot by people who are looking to get surround sound in their home. As you might imagine, there are a lot of different options when it comes to surround sound speakers. There are several different styles of speakers, and they can be placed in a couple of different ways. However, there is one thing that is always the same. The speakers are placed based on a few main factors. We have considered these factors and have developed a list of the top 5 tips for placing speakers for surround sound.

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