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Old 03-08-2019, 11:01 PM   #1
Lamniformes Lamniformes is offline
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Question Ceiling Speaker Surround Sound in Open Floor Plan

I am building a new house and it has an open floor plan on the main floor. I am aware that this is not the best for a home theater but I did want to have surround sound ceiling speakers to avoid speakers/wire clutter behind the seating. I think this would be better than no surround at all. Front right and left speakers are Klipsch Reference towers. Center is Klipsch reference on media cabinet.

See picture for room layout. The red dots are where I was thinking of placing the speakers for 7.1. I could also do a 5.1.2 atmos setup if that's better than 7.1. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks

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Old 03-09-2019, 01:06 AM   #2
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I have a similar situation, with the back of the room open into the kitchen via a wet bar opening, makes it very hard to do floor standing or on-wall speakers. I did bipole Definitive technologies for the surrounds, and placed them over the main seating position. Each speaker fires forward and backwards (2 5.25" mid woofers and 2 1" concentric tweeters. It is a 5.1 set-up.

The sound is very immersive using in ceiling bipoles. The pic below shows them installed.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:10 AM   #3
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Interesting concept, I will be moving in a few months into something similar to that layout. I thought of just doing a sound bar in that space, but not you have me intrigued.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:59 PM   #4
Lamniformes Lamniformes is offline
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Thanks for the feedback. I prepaid for 4 speaker roof installations. They use Klipsch with a tweeter you can move to direct sound. Think my current positioning is good? I was also thinking of moving the rear speakers further apart so they align with side surrounds.
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