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For 16 x 22 ft rooms, are 4 6' ceiling speakers good enough?

Posted by threeapples (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 17, 12 at 19:48

my husband ordered 9" ones and i'm afraid it will look horrible on our smooth ceiling with ornate historic looking plaster medallions and cornices. this seems huge and obtrusive. i found these covers, but this large size seems like it will look ugly. any thoughts?

Here is a link that might be useful: speaker grilles


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RE: For 16 x 22 ft rooms, are 4 6' ceiling speakers good enough?

While you don't say if these are for music or home theater use, they do appear a little large for either use - it's not that big of a room. While 9 inches sounds good, they're better suited over a dance floor.

Generally, 6 inch coaxial speakers, backed up by a sub-woofer, are fine for music in the ceiling and home theater in the walls.

Usually, you can just use the grills that come with the speakers and paint them to match the surface.


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RE: For 16 x 22 ft rooms, are 4 6' ceiling speakers good enough?

The actual speakers are 6", but the part that is visible (I guess it's the casing or housing) is 9.5" and that's the size that will be on the ceiling. This seems large, right? thanks.


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RE: For 16 x 22 ft rooms, are 4 6' ceiling speakers good enough?

Large is in the eye of the beholder. As a sound geek, all I can say is, you should see my speakers. :-p

Seriously though, if you want good sound it is very unlikely you will be able to make the equipment completely disappear.


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RE: For 16 x 22 ft rooms, are 4 6' ceiling speakers good enough?

I have a room with 4 6' (with covers, about 9") ceiling speakers in a 18' by 25' room; for tv watching, it is good enough.
Upstairs, I have 4 ceiling speakers in an area of about 20' by 28'; it's a kitchen/family room (quite open actually) and it is also good enough. Of course, the other room ceiling speakers can back the kitchen area up if need be and I've never had to do this for loudness (a 20 watt/channel amplifier).


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RE: For 16 x 22 ft rooms, are 4 6' ceiling speakers good enough?

Yes it is quite enough


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