Ceiling speakers for surround

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  1. Blaine P

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    I will be forced to use in-ceiling speakers for the 3 rear surrounds in my 6.1 HT. I will be using Paradigm Atoms and CC-170 in front. My ceiling is 9 feet tall with each rear speaker 2 to 3 feet behind the listener.

    My question: is it more important to have timbre matching surrounds (i.e.-Paradigm CS-50R) or comparable surrounds with an aimable tweeter (Niles, etc.) for HT?

    I have heard conflicting reviews about this. The Paradigm dealer (i.e.-salesman) stated that the Paradigms had a wider dispersion and did not need to be aimed. Others swear by the aimable tweeters.

    Any thoughts are grossly appreciated.
     
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    ~bump~ (getting itchy to buy and need your help)
     
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    I have a friend who has in ceilings for his surrounds to go with Def Tech front speakers. I have listened to his system many times and feel his surrounds without a pivoting tweeter are a week link. His speakers are about 3-4 feet behind his main listening area(couch). I don't think there is anything wrong with ceiling speakers, but I would choose speakers with the aimable tweeters. In his case I believe the rears are to diffuse. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks, I was wondering about that issue - especially since most agree that timbre-matching to the main speakers is not all that critical.
     

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