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Home Theater Setup - Rear Speakers

When people install their own home theater systems they typically use these small stick-type stands for the rear speakers. This leaves one (or all) rear speaker blasting right into your ear, which is not how the rear speakers should be.

Rear speakers should be mounted two to three feet above ear level or higher, get those speakers off of the stands and onto the walls. The reason for this is that they were intended to add a background effect, they are not meant to distract your from the picture.

If your room (or significant other) does not allow speakers to be mounted up, then move your rears back a bit and aim them towards each other, this will maximize their effect and not distract you from the front while you enjoy your movie.

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