Originally Posted by donubenz
Hi with regard to distance/width. I was told that the front speaker links the dialogue to the action and that the ideal sound system is for a triangular shape so that the "pinned " front speaker is exactly in the middle of the two R and L speakers. You should be the same distance away from the screen, the point you are sat forming another apex of an equilateral triangle. Surround speakers up high behind you. This is of course in an ideal world with only one viewer and I know that all sort of effects can be achieved by adjusting the amp that can compensate and enhance the experience. This means that the width of the garage will possibly limit the size you can go back in the space. Still you can always put a pop corn machine in!
This might sound like a silly question but do the three front speakers around the screen R L and Center can they be the same type or does the centre speaker need to be different to L & R.