View Full Version : help with speaker layout

06-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Is there some page that describes the location of each channel given a specified amount of channels? For example, 1 channel is on top of you, but 2 channel is right and left of you. What is the layouts for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc channels?

06-17-2008, 03:36 PM
If found this
Is this the exact representation of wave files output, also what channel is what here?

06-17-2008, 03:41 PM
What are you looking for? The 5.1 setup looks correct.
One center speed in front of you, two speakers to the top-left and top-right and two rear speakers to the rear-right and rear-left and the subwoofer somewhere.
Basically, it's surround, so the speakers should surround you.
For 7.1, you have a 5.1 setup plus two speakers to the left and right of you.

06-17-2008, 03:57 PM
Right, I understand that, but each channel in a wave file is identified by id 0...X, how do I know what channel each speaker in that layout is?

06-17-2008, 04:00 PM
Ah, I think I get it now.
Technical data about wave file layout.
That's a bit trickier...