Recessed ceiling speakers >>> placement scenario

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  1. Brad Craig

    Brad Craig Stunt Coordinator

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    Lets take for example someone who is building a house and was wanting recessed ceiling speakers for the (front left and right) and for the (rear left and right)...

    And let us also assume the ceiling is flat and 10 ft tall...

    Also lets just say the room is 20x20 and the Tv is going on one wall, while the primary viewing position lets say will be on the opposite wall or at least close to it...

    Where should the ceiling speakers be placed in your opinion based upon the theoretical layout proposed above???

    Also lets say the room was cathedral based, would that be a problem???
     
  2. Bill Lucas

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    Let's say that someone wants quality sound in their home theater. They should avoid the scenario described by the orignal post at all costs. [​IMG]
    Proper focusing of the soundstage in the situation you've described is an absolute nightmare and there is no guarantee that a proper soundfield could be achieved. Use inwalls for the rears and bookshelves for the front (or inwalls). Good luck.
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    umm...i would NOT choose ceiling speakers - especially for the front.

    the front speakers are critical for proper sound. if they are in the ceiling, the sound is going to shoot straight into the floor!

    for the rears, you could probably make rears work if you had to.

    can you do in-wall instead? that'd be a much better choice.

    i'm assuming aesthetics (sp?) or the WAF are an issue here?
     

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