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5.1 surround sound setup

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I bought a new surround sound system for my home theater setup at home. I already have the TV centered, the center speaker behind the TV, the Left and Right speakers at even height and distance from the center and the rear speakers at even heights and as close to even distance from viewers sitting area as possible. I had this all setup from my last system. I now only had one thing left to do, tweak my delay and speaker balance!

An old roommate of mine had the brilliant idea to use the movie Ghost Ship to tweak the sound. You know that scene at the beginning where the cable snaps? Yeah, that sound start at the rear left speaker and works it’s way around the room! Works wonders for setting the delay! After that is all setup, I throw in Jurassic Park! Watch the scene where it’s raining and make sure it sounds like it is raining outside! That’s when I know I have it! I also watches the series if lightning flashes and thunder to go with it, to double check my delay.