Cathedral ceiling speakers?

fedudeMay 21, 2008

I'm just building a new house and I have a large great room with a 18' peak ceiling. The large flat TV will go on a side wall with the ceiling sloping up and away from the TV wall. I want to put in-ceiling speakers in the room for the TV, but I'm concerned that the sound will be sent in the wrong direction.

How many speakers would I mount in the ceiling (rear? side? etc. )

Would the sound be directed improperly?

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I have dipole wall mount speakers that were placed on our vaulted ceiling for the rears. They are 6ft overhead and about 2ft behind the couch so they are somewhat pointed toward the back of the viewers head. For my odd shaped room the rears sound pretty darn good!

    Bookmark   May 23, 2008 at 8:49AM
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If I were you, I would use a set of bookshelf speakers to determine placement by trial and error before cutting any holes. You may find that placing wall speakers high in the wall (oriented horizontally) gives a cleaner sound than any placement in a sloped ceiling. Wall speakers would probably sound even better if aimed parallel to the ceiling ridge (not aimed toward the slope, but with it).

    Bookmark   May 25, 2008 at 9:30AM
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Here is a diagram showing the room. If I placed them in the ceiling, should I place them slightly behind the sofa or in the ceiling over the kitchen to get the proper angle to the TV Viewer?

Here is a link that might be useful: Great Room Diagram

    Bookmark   May 27, 2008 at 9:52AM
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