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    Default How high can rears be placed?


    I dont want my rears behind my couch bc my couch is in the middle of the room and am afraid the dogs may knock over the stands....

    I have tray ceilings, about 8 feet high, is that too high to place rear speakers for a 5.1 setup?

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    Default How high can rears be placed?

    I dont want my rears behind my couch bc my couch is in the middle of the room and am afraid the dogs may knock over the stands....

    I have tray ceilings, about 8 feet high, is that too high to place rear speakers for a 5.1 setup?

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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    In a perfect world 5-6ft. high is roughly where you want to be. If you have to go 8ft. that will work just try to angle them down slightly.

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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    My sides are in-ceiling and my rears are almost to the ceiling. You actually don't want them pointing directly at you so mounting up high should be no problem.
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    Regarding the title of the thread, all I can say is....

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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
    I dont want my rears behind my couch bc my couch is in the middle of the room and am afraid the dogs may knock over the stands....

    I have tray ceilings, about 8 feet high, is that too high to place rear speakers for a 5.1 setup?
    Can you put the speakers on the back wall, securely attach the speakers to the stands and strap the stands to the wall?

    What kind of receiver do you have? If it's a newer design, it will have high quality room EQ and give you more flexibility around placement.
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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    This is funny stuff. Anyone?? lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    This is funny stuff. Anyone?? lol.
    Ill give that joke a 1.7 / 10, low scoring due to unoriginality

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
    I dont want my rears behind my couch bc my couch is in the middle of the room and am afraid the dogs may knock over the stands....

    I have tray ceilings, about 8 feet high, is that too high to place rear speakers for a 5.1 setup?
    Mine are at least that high.
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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    Quote Originally Posted by nobsplease View Post
    Can you put the speakers on the back wall, securely attach the speakers to the stands and strap the stands to the wall?

    What kind of receiver do you have? If it's a newer design, it will have high quality room EQ and give you more flexibility around placement.
    The couch is in the middle of an open floor plan type living room that is a weird shape, so even if they did go on the back way, wiring back there would be a night mare and it would be really far away. Seems the only means is now to use in-ceiling speakers - the wife hates the idea of mounting bookshelf speakers on the ceiling tray or wall. If I go the ceiling speaker route, should they be placed directly overhead of the couch or a little behind? Should they fire straight down towards the floor, so should I mount on the vertical part of the tray so they still fire side to side?

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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Batman View Post
    Mine are at least that high.
    Got pics?

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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    It is original, cause I said it first. So, guess it's a 9 of 10.
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    Ill give that joke a 1.7 / 10, low scoring due to unoriginality
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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    On the other hand - this is a good thread. We need another thread that addresses if the fronts can be placed up high, but angled down.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinistersix View Post
    Got pics?
    I'll snap a couple of crap phone pics tonight and post em tomorrow.
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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    First off sorry for the real shitty pics. I accidentally submersed my iPhone in the water so the camera sensor is pretty much shot.


    In these two pics you will see where I have my Polk OMW3 surrounds at. I run 5.1. They are 8 feet high, I measured this morning before I took the shots. I don't have them angled down or anything. Maybe its just a good speaker, or maybe it's the magic of MCACC on my VSX-33 but they do not sound directional at all. When I play COD: Black OPS you the surrounds sound like they are coming from behind you, though they aren't. Shooting games are usually a pretty good test for that kind of stuff since they have a lot going on in your surround channels.

    You can see them hanging out in the back corners of the room.



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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

    As long as the sound still envelopes you with the speakers that high then I think it will work. I always assumed they should be same level as your ear or the fronts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOS View Post
    On the other hand - this is a good thread. We need another thread that addresses if the fronts can be placed up high, but angled down.....
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    Default Re: How high can rears be placed?

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    Wango Tango reference?
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    hahahahaha - awesome.
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    Please don't encourage G-Man...he's bombed out on his joke..then he tried to revive the joke(which never works) and now he's trying to salvage some dignity by changing the topic...let him squirm...maybe another Nugent reference is more suitable...Wang Dang Sweet Poontang..

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