Need help with rear speaker placement

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by ChrisClearman, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. ChrisClearman

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    I have to rewire my entire media room from the original plan I had when I built the house 2 years ago. Going with a projector now. 100-106". Have front/center/sub picked out. Narrowing it down on a receiver that doesn't have HD-DVD True Dolby HDMI issues.

    Need to finalize the rear speakers so I can go in, re-wire, paint, and get some customer cabinets made...then it's the easy part, purchasing everything!

    Anyways, strange room. 14x14' with a 2' inset in the rear (cabinets for components, projector mounted upside down to top). Walls are 7'10 at the walls then arch up to 10'.

    Couch is going to be a square U sectional running along the sides and back wall.

    Was thinking 5.1 or 6.1 based on this set-up. You can see where I have taped out 2 speakers on the side, but now I"m thinking about doing in-walls on the slanted back part of the ceiling.

    Thoughts?

    Ok, still trying to get the pictures up. 39.1KB max file size? Sheesh.
     
  2. ChrisClearman

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    cropped them to fit in the member profile. this should work.

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  3. ChrisChap

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    I replied to your thread on texags, but in case you check here first I just said I would look into using pivoting speaker mounts to angle the rear speakers toward the listener.
     
  4. ChrisClearman

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    Bumping an old thread but need some help.

    After hours of attic time today I have finalized that there is absolutely NO way to get to that R-Side speaker drop (picture 2 above).

    Best I can do is get to the top of the angled ceiling. So I would have to do a speaker wire run through the ceiling there, down the exposed ceiling, and then down the wall to where the blue tape for the speaker is. I could paint it to match the walls (gray or gray & black)

    Should I do this, or just scrap the side speakers?
     
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    Don't scrap the side speakers. I would either paint the cable as you mentioned or use a bracket for the speaker and hang it from where you can make the drop.
     
  6. ChrisClearman

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    re-wiring is finally done. it actually worked out really well.
     
  7. ChrisClearman

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    Cabinets were installed and I went ahead and hooked everything up (even though it still needs to be painted and I haven't ordered the fixed Carada screen).

    I'm pretty blown away by how awesome it looks and sound.

    I'll post some pics once it's all done.

    BTW - thanks for making me do the rear speakers. It sounds fantastic.
     
  8. ChrisClearman

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    I guess I should post my equipment also


    Panasonic PT-100XU 720p projector (killer)
    Carada screen - probably 110"
    Onkyo 605
    Toshiba HD-A2
    DirecTV HR-20 HD TIvo
    Fronts: Infinity Beta C250s
    Side: JBL Balcony
    Rear: old JBL bookshelfs
    Sub: Velodyne SPL-12
    Power Supply: Tripp Lite LCD 1000
     

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