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Thread: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

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    Default 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    When moving to a new condo, I had been thinking about going to a 3 tower, 3 horizon or 2 tower / 1 horizon setup for the front.

    I've been a pretty big stickler for identical three speakers in the front for SQ reasons, so the third option dropped pretty quickly (unless someone has a convincing SQ argument for 2 tower / 1 horizon)

    I would most likely be wall mounting a 55 or 65 inch OLED, so I'm thinking 3 Horizon, since I can wall mount them right underneath the OLED.

    Is there an SQ argument for 3 tower, knowing that I won't be using a perforated screen? I think the TV would be way too high if it would be above the center tower.

    And lastly, is 3 Horizon going to be much better than my current 3 S2 setup? I had been planning on moving the S2 to surround duty and getting a fourth to complete a 7.x.x setup.

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    Thats way too high. The TV needs to be at about half the height.
    Getting the Horizon will not cost you any performance, especially if you can have it at a slight angle towards listening position.
    As for the performance upgrade over S2, I will leave it for people who have experience with both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxTemp View Post
    Thats way too high. The TV needs to be at about half the height.
    He's going to buy a 55" or 65" TV, not mount at 55" or 65" high

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    Quote Originally Posted by amatuerholic View Post
    He's going to buy a 55" or 65" TV, not mount at 55" or 65" high
    I understand. I mean the height of of the TV will be too high if it goes over the towers and needs to be half the height of the tower.

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    For good ergonomics, when seated, your eye height should be somewhere within the bottom half of the TV, and some even say the bottom third.
    -curtis

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxTemp View Post
    I understand. I mean the height of of the TV will be too high if it goes over the towers and needs to be half the height of the tower.
    Cool; I misinterpreted what you were referring to with the actual height. Cheers

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    Pic of current room setup:

    My ears are exactly inline with the midpoint of the RAAL in the Front L / R

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    Quote Originally Posted by Roen View Post
    Pic of current room setup:

    My ears are exactly inline with the midpoint of the RAAL in the Front L / R
    If that's the case, then your eyes are barely within the optimum position for the screen.

    Your ears should be be level between the tweeter and woofer....that's where measurements are taken. A few inches sitting that far back won't make a difference though.

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    I thought the midpoint of the tweeter is what I should be setting to ear level?

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    Default Re: 3 RAAL Towers or 3 RAAL Horizon for front LCR

    Quote Originally Posted by Roen View Post
    I thought the midpoint of the tweeter is what I should be setting to ear level?
    That's what a lot of people say, but when measurements are taken, it should be the midpoint between the drivers.

    But serious, a few inches isn't going to make an audible difference from more than a few feet away. That's why I would be more concerned with eye height in relation to the screen.

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