Ceiling mounted speakers - good or bad?


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Username: Sunseaker

Post Number: 6
Registered: Dec-04
Unfortunately, due to the room layout and configuration I may need to mount the L & R surround and rear surround speakers (7.1 system) from the ceiling. Would this cause problems with the 'imaging' of the sound? I.E would it not sound right as the effect sounds would appear to be coming from above you?

Puting the speakers on stands is not an option.


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i don't recommend it, i don't know why but when i go to the cinema they don't have speakers hanging from the celling

I have 7.1 setup to and theres lots of crape in the room so i mounted the speakers on the wall
5 feet from the floor so it clears lamps,coffe tables,etc...

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Username: Philman

Richmond, IN USA

Post Number: 46
Registered: Dec-04
I have installed a couple of HT systems with ceiling mounted speakers with decent results. Keep in mind the speakers should be just behind the sweetspot for viewing. With aimable speakers these days you can come pretty close to assimilating wall speakers. There are quite a few on the market and vary greatly on price. Keep in mind your doing something that a wall or satellite should do so it may cost a few extra bucks.

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