Upside down rears

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  1. Jack*Mains

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    I was inspired by the other thread to ask this question.

    The only locations I have to mount the rear speakers, is behind the seating position, on the ceiling. They would like at a about the same distance as the mains, and angle down to aim at the listener.

    The speakers at hand are paradigm Mini-Monitors v.3 (Not exactly a small speaker for ceiling mounted rears) and I was wondering if it would be beneficial to mount them upside down, to get the tweeter somewhat closer to the ear level.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
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    That's the way it should be done.

    As you noted it gets the tweeter a little closer to ear level, and it also gets it further away from boundaries (less reflection). It also lets the bass driver couple with the boundary, since it's closer to it that it would be right-side-up.
     

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