Intro: Poor Man's Surround Sound
Here is how to create excellent surround sound without fancy decoders or expensive equipment.
As they say "necessity is the mother of invention". Without the money for a proper setup (they (The Man) overcharge us (consumers) in Australia) my dad and I got his old speakers and amp and wired up something that sound like the real deal.
This instructable requires some (not much) knowledge about wiring speakers (plugs and whatnot)
Step 1: Equipment and Materials
Amp (nothing fancy)
2 main speakers (pick these up cheap from garage sales/ flea markets or family)
2 car speakers (I used a $20 set)
Speaker mounting for main speakers (optional)
Drill / screwdriver
Saw (regular or plasterboard type)
Step 2: Arrangements and Connections
Arrange the speakers as in the diagram. Then use your wire to arrange the positive and negative connections as shown in the diagram. As I said this requires previous knowledge of speakers.
Step 3: Mount!
After you have hooked everything up you have to decide if you want to mount the speakers. I put the car speakers in the roof and the main ones on the wall. If you can't decide there are plenty of 'ibles on the subject, look around.
Step 4: Enjoy!!!
All that is left now is to hook up your dvd/vcr/pvr/media device to the speakers and listen.