Position Speakers in a Home Theater Feb 092013 This video discusses three different configurations of a home theater 5.1 speaker system. First, it is suggested that the sofa be centered to the TV in the room. When installing speakers, place the speakers where you want them, then measure how much wiring you will need. Speaker Configuration Setup 1. Speakers should be set up at eye level. The two front speakers should go in the front corners of the room with the subwoofer to the right of the TV. These all face the sofa. The two rear speakers are next to the sofa facing forward. Setup 2. Only the rear speakers are configured differently. These are moved further away from the sofa and turned at a 45 degree angle facing inward (pointing to the TV). Setup 3. In the third configuration, the rear speakers are moved even further away from the sofa and face the sofa head-on.