QUOTE(ronaldjoe @ Feb 28 2012, 11:12 PM)
I am not following the 2' rule.
I put mine at 30" height (following J-29 specs).
Err.. 30" is 2' 6". If 2' above ear level, the stand is a bit too short. When seated, our ears are about 2' 6" to 3' from the floor (depending on sofa and listener's height). I am using 4' stands for my surround.
If the setup is in the living room that also opens to the dining area; common in all link houses, is it advisable to go for the 7.1 system if there are say 3-4ft behind? Or should it be just 5.1? hmm.gif
In this instance, the rear surround can be considered since it is long enough with ample space.