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Placement of speakers for a surround sound system can get very specific if you care about it. By far the most important speakers are the front 3 (center, left and right). The center channel is the most important for movies because most of the dialog comes from the center speaker. Left/right speakers are more important for music but still used a lot in ...


You probably should decide where you're going to locate your amp first, since you'll probably want to run "home-runs" - a cable from each speaker to the amp. Most home audio systems will not work with "daisy chain" wiring, where you run cables from the amp, to the nearest speaker, then a wire from that speaker toto the next speaker, and so on.

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