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Good Link: Wired guide on speaker placement

Wired has a wiki page dedicated to setting up your speakers (and room) for optimal sound.  It's a good introductory piece if you want a general guide on placement for your loudspeakers.  Speaker placement is a critical element of optimizing a the acoustics of a space, and is a zero-cost way to improve your sound, assuming you don't have to purchase speaker stands.  Before you do anything else to treat your room, take some time to place your speakers properly.

Basic rules of thumb:

  • Speakers form an equilateral triangle with listener's head
  • Tweeter at or near ear height
  • No speakers close to walls if at all possible

While there is a bit of questionable advice here (read: "get one of the entry-level Monster cables"), most of it is basically solid and generally applicable.

Wired How-To Wiki: How to Set Up Your Speakers

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