Speakers 6&7 In the ceiling Yes/No???

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  1. Rhett_Y

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    Hi all..

    Here is my question, I have a 5.1 setup now, but I want to take advantage of the 7.1 setup (I realize not a lot of movies or music support it but hey). I have the two rears mounted on the side walls. I have about a 15foot gap between my couch and the back wall (dinning room). I was wondering if I could use a good pair of ceiling mounted speakers above the couch offeset by about 1-2 feet to the rear as my number 6&7 speakers? Yes/no, tell me what you guys think. Wife won't let me put two more speakers behind the couch, interfer with walking etc...

    Thanks

    Rhett
     
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    I'm thinking about doing the same thing but more like 3 feet back - looking at the Klipsch RCR-5 which has a rotating horn.
     
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    I have been looking into the niles and atlantic tech ceiling speakers...

    I am just curious if anybody else has done this??

    Thanks

    Rhett
     
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    Tom Luczywo Auditioning

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    Rhett,

    As a salesman and custom installer, I do recommed in-ceeiling rears, they do a nice job for surround effects provided that they are good speakers and you don't have a high ceiling. What eqipment do you have and what is your room and ceiling like??
     
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    Thanks for the responce.

    I have 8 foot ceilings. I have Atlantic Tech 350 for the side rears.

    My system is being upgraded to the B&K ref 30 with a ATI 1505 amp and an ATI 1502 amp to power the two new rear speakers.

    Thanks I appreciate the help!

    Rhett
     
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    Rhett, FWIW, I'm usig Boston Acoustics speakers in my 8' ceiling for my l and r rears, and I'm absolutely thrilled with them. You might want to give them a listen, although I'm sure the consensus here will be to use the Atlantic Tech speakers since you are already using them. One caution though, demoing the speakers in a store is not a good indication of what they will sound like in your home, and buying them, cutting a hole in your ceiling, and then not liking them is a problem, too. You're stuck with a hole that may or may not fit another speaker, and also with convincing your retailer to take back speakers that have been installed. Good luck.
     

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