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inceiling speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Maximo, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Is there any rule of thumb or guidance as to how close to the side and back walls to mounts them?

    I have four. Two to the sides of my main veiwing area and two behind.
  2. Dennie

    Dennie Well-Known Member

  3. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Dennie! I only have one shot at this and don;t want to get it wrong.
  4. Dennie

    Dennie Well-Known Member

    I hear you Max, I installed my surrounds in wall and my back surrounds in ceiling and my house is Plaster and Lathe, so you only get one chance to do it right!

    Good luck and don't forget to use painters tape around the wholes. I put painters tape on the wall/ceiling and drew my lines on the tape and cut through the tape. It kept the wall from cracking or chipping because of he saw.

    Keep us posted,

  5. Orbison

    Orbison Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised that the 2 rear speakers are so close together. Guess I'm missing something, but the 7.1 diagrams I've seen have them spread farther apart.
  6. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Check later in the document. They have a setup that has them farther apart.
  7. Orbison

    Orbison Well-Known Member

    I saw that but I didn't make myself clear. I don't understand why the THX setup has the rear speakers so close together because that position would seem to somewhat negate the localization of sounds in those 2 channels.
  8. yromj

    yromj Well-Known Member

    Doesn't THX also still show multi-pole surrounds in their recommended setup? In other words, I don't know how much they've updated their info.

  9. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    So what do you think about an arbitrary distance of 1 foot from the side and back walls? The tweeters on myspeakers are not pointable So I figured they should be closer to the listening position but if I put them closer to the wall they will get some bass reinforcment. What say you?
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    I'd lean more towards 1.5-2' depending on the dimensions of your room...of course the ceiling joists will dictate to a degree where the holes will land once you decide on a approximate distance, so make sure you use a stud finder... you also may find if the room is narrow that you want the sides speakers closer to the wall than the rears are to the back wall or vice versa if the room is wide.
  11. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    room is 14.5 by 18.5 with the tv on the 14.5 wall. If I am lucky I will post some pics tonight.

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