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How to place the speakers of my Philips system?

Updated on 2017-12-13

Your room settings would have an effect on what you hear from the set of your Philips audio system. Below are some general tips to get the best acoustic effects:

Proper rack for speakers

  • Choose a proper rack to hold your speakers. Some racks, especially metal ones, add harshness to the sound - the rack vibrates with the speaker and triggers external vibration noise. * Speakers being placed on the floor (especially uncarpeted floor) may also cause external vibration noise. Therefore, placing the speakers on the floor is not recommended unless there is a stand. * It is recommended to have the speakers at the height of your ear level when you sit on the hearing spot.

Location of the speakers

  • Place your speakers as wide apart as the cable length allows. Increasing the distance between the speakers enlarges the soundstage, allowing you to have more involving sound * Place your speakers slightly away from the wall (no less than a distance of one footstep) to avoid strong booming sound * Angle the speaker upon the hearing position. This increases the solidity of the sound. * If there is a subwoofer in the system, it is suggested to place it in the front part of the soundstage but 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) from the wall. This increases the chance of you sitting in the best spot for bass. * Having speakers or a subwoofer facing the window is a not a good idea as this makes sound rebound difficult in the soundstage

Location of other furniture

  • Avoid placing other furniture such as tables and chairs between the speakers and the listening position. These obstacles may cause unexpected sound rebound.

Finding the hearing sweet spot

  • Adjust the location of your chair back and forth to find the best hearing sweet spot * If possible, use a low-backed chair or sofa so that your ears will not be deprived of the acoustic details

The information on this page applies to the following models: BTB8000/12 , BTB2515/12 , BTB2570/12 , MCM3350/12 , BTB1370/12 , BTB2370/12 , BTB3370/12 , BTM1360/12 , MCM2350/12 , BTM3360/12 , BTM2360/12 , MCM1350/12 , BTB2315/12 , BTM5120/12 , MCM2300/12 , MCD122/05 , MCM280D/05 , MCM1110/05 , MCD183/05 , MCM2150/05 , DCM129/05 , DCM1070/05 , DCM2020/05 , DCB8000/10 , DCB7005/10 , DCM2020/12 , DCM3020/05 , DCM186/12 , DCM186/05 , DCM377/05 , DCB152/05 , DCM105/05 , MCD183/12 , MCM166/05 . Click here to show more product numbers Click here to show less product numbers

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