Where and how to place a surround where there's no wall

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  1. Shane Morales

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    Here's the room-
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    It's about 12' wide by 20' long. The right wall is hardly there at all. It's a big opening into a hallway. The opening goes from floor to ceiling. Two windows in the back.

    I'll have 4 surround speakers, two for the rear, two for the sides. I have spots for 3 of those, but, obviously, the right side is problematic since there really isn't a right side wall. The speakers are true surround speakers, meaning they're the multidirectional kind of speakers, wall mountable, like the Rocket 300s.

    So where and how do I mount the right surround speaker? Seems my only choice is to mount it from the ceiling, but I can't have it hang down too low. The ceilings are only 8'. I don't really want a speaker dangling down to 6'.

    How would you do it?
     
  2. ScottCHI

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    how about on the wall beyond the opening, in the "hallway"?
     
  3. Dennis Gardner

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    If your receiver can set speaker distance or timing, I agree with Scott. If it is a bipole/dipole surround meant for indirect surround the hall would be best just behind your plane of seating. The rears need to go at the back of the room near the corners if they are monopoles or just inside the windows if they are same models as sides.
     
  4. Shane Morales

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    Wow, I hadn't even considered that. My receiver can do the speaker distance/timing thing so that's easily done. Geez, now I feel kinda dumb for not thinking of that. The only challenge now is how to get speaker wire over there.
     
  5. Kenneth Harden

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    If it is a 1 store home, get in the attic and run those wires!
     
  6. Shane Morales

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    Nope, there's a 2nd floor above. Might have to look into those flat speaker wires.
     
  7. MarkWC

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    Is it possible to turn the room around in any way?
     
  8. CalvinCarr

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    If this is your home and that is just a hallway try adding a couple of feet to the existing wall or close it in completly.
     
  9. ScottCHI

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    you could try an "anti-gravity speaker floater"
     

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