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Old 11-24-2017, 01:01 AM   #1
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I'm setting up a Dolby Atmos receiver in my basement and I'm having some issues placing the in-ceiling speakers. Due to duct work in the basement I can't place the ceiling speakers in the ideal location (over the main listening area and parallel with the front speakers).
I have 3 options.

1. Place them over the main listening area but centered with the TV but fairly close together, about 4' apart. The front speakers about 7' apart.

2. Place them over the main listening area, 7' apart, but not centered.

3. Place them parallel with the front speakers, but about 5' behind the main listening area.

Any suggestions to get the best sound?
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How far are your surrounds from your listening area? I have a 5.1.2 with my overheads almost directly over primary seating area, but slightly closer to the front soundstage. Things are good so far. Problem is, I wasn't planning on going 5.1.4 back then and now I wish I would have placed them a little bit closer to the screen or a little bit behind the seating area so I have some space to balance them out. So, if you're ever planning on addding another pair, even if it's a remote possibility, keep that in mind when your first set goes in.
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Old 11-24-2017, 03:21 AM   #3
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How far are your surrounds from your listening area? I have a 5.1.2 with my overheads almost directly over primary seating area, but slightly closer to the front soundstage. Things are good so far. Problem is, I wasn't planning on going 5.1.4 back then and now I wish I would have placed them a little bit closer to the screen or a little bit behind the seating area so I have some space to balance them out. So, if you're ever planning on addding another pair, even if it's a remote possibility, keep that in mind when your first set goes in.
My main seating area is about 13' from my front speakers, my surrounds are about 4' behind my main listening area.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:17 AM   #4
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Have you purchased the in-ceiling speakers yet?

If you want those locations, perhaps an on-wall ceiling speaker would do the trick?

Then all you have to do is run wiring only. Which you can slip around duct work easily. For example.......



Then you could get an inexpensive wall-mount and your set.
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How many rows of seating?
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