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3.1 or 5.1 with in ceiling surrounds?


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Tony Wilkins

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Posted February 23 2014 - 09:20 PM

Follow-up question to my speaker question for living room HT set-up.  I've been reading and looking through things online and it seems clear to me that towers are far superior than in-ceiling.  Our living room does provide for the LCR to be in the right places fortunately.  However, the surround/rears aren't so easy.  There is an open concept kitchen to the rear of the living room and the sides are flanked with a glass-door and angled fireplace on one side and the entryway and open concept dinning to the other

 

So here's the question, which is preferred given the limitations given - all-in 3.1 or a 5.1 with in-celing surrounds?

 

Recapping the essentials from the first thread - budget $5,000 for this but I also need a new AVR.  I can use a set of Klipsch Reference series speakers for the fronts until I get something else.  The room is 19' x 22' with 10' ceilings.



#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted February 23 2014 - 10:43 PM

I would go with the 3.1 system

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Posted February 24 2014 - 12:31 AM

I would pick up some Klipsch in ceiling. What is wrong with the reference series?

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Tony Wilkins

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Posted February 24 2014 - 04:21 AM

Nothing wrong with them I guess but I thought towers would be better

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Posted February 24 2014 - 04:23 AM

Which ones you got? You might be able to ceiling mount them.

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Posted February 24 2014 - 05:33 AM

Don't have them handy and it's been a while. Their bookshelf speakers I think they are RB8/RC8 IIRC. Had them maybe up to eight years.

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Posted February 24 2014 - 08:58 AM

There's nothing wrong with in ceiling surrounds as long as you can properly place them; meaning behind the listening position and properly calibrated. I've heard a friend's setup like this in a large open space and it worked surprisingly well.  Surrounds are intended to be diffused, not direct radiating, so in celing can work just fine.


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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Tony Wilkins

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Posted February 24 2014 - 01:48 PM

Klipsch Reference RSX-4 is what the none center speakers are. The center is Reference RCX-4

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Posted February 24 2014 - 04:00 PM

You can mount those things easy. Your choice. Mount those. (There are ceiling mounts specifically for this) In-ceiling Klipsch Forgoing surround




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