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5.1 & 7.1 Surround Sound Speaker Placement Guide

Speaker placement is the most important part of any Home Theater setup. The proper placement will optimize surround sound and performance of your Fluance speaker system. We have put together some information to help you maximize your audio experience with Fluance.


Front Left & Right Speakers (FL & FR): Place you front speakers 3 feet away from the TV on each side. For optimal listening rotate the speakers 22°-30° towards the main seating position. If mounting your front speakers, make sure the main drivers are at ear level height from the main seating position.
Center Channel Speaker (C): Place your center channel speaker center with your TV. Above or below the TV but more importantly at ear level.
Surround Left & Right Speakers (SL & SR): Place the SL & SR speakers between 90° to 110° directly to the sides of your seating position. The left and right surrounds speakers should be mounted two feet or higher above the listener to maximize ambience.
Surround Back Left & Right Speakers (SBL & SBR): Used in a 7 speaker confi guration. Mount the back left and right surround sound speakers behind the seating position at ear level in line with the front speakers. Rotate the speakers slightly 135° to 150° towards the main seating position.

Subwoofer (Sub): There are a few variations for subwoofer placement, The subwoofer produces omnidirectional sound, therefore you can place the sub in a number of different locations. Angle is not important. Do not place in a corner or it will create “boom”, muddy heavy bass.

5.1 Surround System
Five audio channels: Front Left, Front Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround and the Subwoofer.

7.1 Surround System
Seven audio channels: Front Left, Front Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, Surround Back Left & Right Speakers, and the Subwoofer.