Cathedral Ceiling Speaker Placement

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  1. NickDiCe

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    I have added a 24 X 24 family room addition with a 16' Cathedral Ceiling with 7/12 interior pitch. I am debating on installing my surround speakers in the ceiling above my listening area and the rear speakers in the wall behind my listening area.

    My question is should I just skip the surround speakers (which would be aproximately 12 feet above the listening area) and go with a vanilla 5.1 setup rather than trying to accomodate the 7.1 Format?

    FYI the front speakers will be in the custom designed cabinet I am having built to house my seperates and the 60 inch lcd rear projection tv.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Whether or not you can benefit from a 7.1 set-up depends on your room and how it is laid out. They work best in larger rooms where the seating is a good distance from the rear wall. If you have your seating up against or near a back wall, you don’t really need a 7.1.

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    Thanks. My seating will be a good 4-6 feet from the rear wall. The problem is the ceiling directly above the rear of the seating area is about 10-12 feet high. I was thinking about using a Speakercraft AIM product for the the surrounds. Any thoughts?
     

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