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Speaker Placement Recommendations
Your room acoustics and speaker placement play an important role in maximizing the performance of DRAGON. Where possible, we recommend placing DRAGON components in the following areas of your room:
1.1 Main Unit Placement
If your TV and main unit are wall-mounted, ensure that the up-firing speakers are not blocked by the underside of your TV. Typically, a 5.5 inch gap between the TV and DRAGON ensures optimal height effects.
Placed on TV Console
Where possible, do not obstruct the side and up-firing speakers with objects or furniture.
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💡 If you do not have a side wall on one side of your room, you can increase the volume of the affected side to compensate for volume differences and improve surround performance.
Press Home to open the OSD. Then, under the audio tab, go to Audio Setup > Channel Level Volume Setup > Front Surround Balance.
1.2 Surround Speakers
Place surround speakers either behind your couch (recommended) or by the sides of your couch.
Where possible, place the surround speakers equidistant from your listening position.
💡 If you cannot place both speakers in equal distance against the listening position, you can increase the volume of the speaker that is further away from your listening position. This will compensate for the distance differences.
To do so, press Home. Then, under the audio tab, go to Audio Setup > Channel Level Volume Setup > Rear Speakers Balance.
To maximize the directionality of rear height effects, rotate the PerfectHeight mechanism such that its position marker points towards your listening area.
💡 Have uneven ceilings? You can adjust for any potential volume differences with the OSD.
Press Home. Then, under the audio tab, go to Audio Setup > Channel Level Volume Setup > Height Effects Setup. Adjust the rear height balance.
There are no settings for front height balance, as the perceived differences in volume would be minimal.
Front placement (best bass response)
Place the subwoofers at a 45° angle from the front corners of the room for maximum bass performance. Leave 4” - 6” of clearance between each subwoofer and the surrounding walls. This placement allows each subwoofer to make full use of your room acoustics to deliver maximum bass output.
Alternative subwoofer placements
Place subwoofers closer to the center of the room.
If this is not possible, place subwoofers either diagonally across your room, or at the back.
A more even bass response can be obtained by placing the subwoofers a few inches away from your walls. Always leave a few inches of space around the subwoofer grilles and bass port.
Speaker placement is fundamental to ensuring great performance from DRAGON out of the box. Once you have set a solid baseline with proper placement, you are now ready to extract maximum performance by calibrating DRAGON for your speaker placement and room distances. This step allows DRAGON to cater the 3D soundfield for your room acoustics, and is especially important for asymmetrical rooms (e.g. rooms with no walls on one or both sides).