Well, I was assigned this task for my parents new house and I need a small speaker setup that can mount either on the very high 11-foot ceilings or against the wall. The speakers need to be white or cherry (except for the center) and the budget was around $1,000, give or take. They already have an eosone 12" sub (which is mediocre) so that budget can be with or without the sub. I can always talk them into a svs later on. Also, the floor is tiled. I did want to get them the Paradigm Mini monitors with matching surrounds and center but there are all black. Okay, lets hear the advice. I need lots of it, from placement to speaker options. Are there ceiling mount speakers that will sound good or do they need to be mounted vertically?