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Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position

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Posted on February 22, 2017 at 00:09:38
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Hi
Im totall y new here and new to 7.1 setups
i am building a new house and the tv setup will be in a corner
i would like optimum setup for speaker positions
I have guessed from other posts could someone please look and advise if im on the right track
speakers are yamaha NS-IW360C with NS-IW960 In-Wall as ceter Amp Yamaha RX-V675
appreciate any help
thankyou
Richard

 

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RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on February 22, 2017 at 15:40:36
Coner
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Ceiling placement would be a last resort for me. Works
in a dental office though.

 

RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on February 26, 2017 at 06:28:25
Disbeliever
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IMO Atmos is totally crazy, good 5.0 is all I need for music & HT.


 

RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on February 27, 2017 at 06:11:03
Coner
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I'd take a real good 2.0/2.1 system over any ceiling setup.....

 

RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on March 2, 2017 at 18:30:14
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Man, it would be so much easier if you had the TV on a straight wall, particularly because a lo of TVs do not have an optimal picture when viewed from an angle. Putting the TV behind where the seating is would be the best.

But if you're stuck, I'd only do a 5.1 system. You really don't get much from a 7.1 It's barely noticeable. For the surrounds, I'd put the right speaker closer to the seating more in line with the fronts and the left symmetrically placed near the seating on the other side. Surrounds should be slightly in front of the seating area or barely behind. Forget the rear surrounds.
-Rod

 

RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on March 2, 2017 at 18:31:51
Rod M
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Ceilings are a last resort, but I put a couple of Energy ceiling speakers for the surrounds in the family room and it works very well. Since there was no wall on one side, it was the only option.

-Rod

 

RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on March 3, 2017 at 07:39:07
Coner
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Okay. I could see doing ceiling in a vintage-like Dynaquad
setup (ambience recovery rear 2 ch).

 

RE: Home theater 7.1 inceiling speaker position, posted on March 11, 2017 at 17:06:08
cloudwalker
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I seldom post or respond here...but I am a retired builder...and I think the first thing to think about is light reflections off your TV screen. I think you have a good spot for it, but putting your TV on a 45 degree angle would reflect light from the doors on the left if they have windows. The other comment is about your ceiling speakers...your system will change over time. I guarantee it. Are you sure you want to lock yourself in to a certain location? You do have a perfect chance to run lots of speaker wire in the walls now...use that chance

 

Yep, agreed, posted on March 11, 2017 at 17:11:05
grantv
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I have 7.1 set up in an almost identical room size (but dedicated) as the OP. For what it's worth, if I had the spare time, I'd probably rip down 2 of the speakers; completely pointless IMO.
Also agree with your suggested location options in order.

 

RE: Yep, agreed, posted on March 11, 2017 at 22:09:37
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Thanks for your suggestions all. will take on board
appreciate your time
thanks

 

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