I've got a 5.1 speaker system and I need guidance to place the speakers(5 sub-woofer/speaker and 1 main-woofer).

I heard that, for best experience there are specific guidelines for placement. Like,

  1. The distance between each speakers
  2. Height from ground level.
  3. Distance from seats, etc.

Below diagram shows the space of my room. enter image description here

  • A 5.1 system has five speakers and a sub - center, front right, front left, rear right, rear left and a sub woofer. Your diagram shows 7 spots for speakers. ??? Henry is correct in his answer. You would be better served asking at a home theater forum where they go into depth on the subject.
    – Alaska Man
    Commented Jul 26, 2016 at 4:48

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Yes there are guidelines for how to place the speakers. E.g. here is a Dolby 5.1 placement guide. But the short answer is A, B, C, F, and E in your diagram, if you have to pick from those exact spots.

Also note that some higher-end stereos have a calibration feature that will use a microphone and test tones to detect the placement of each individual speaker, and can correct for some non-optimal placements. If you have a stereo that is capable of that you can rely on that to fix some problems. Few people are lucky enough to have a room 100% dedicated to a home theater, so it is common to have non-optimal placement due to other factors (doors, other furniture, etc).

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