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In-ceiling speakers, how far off the back wall?

05-01-2009, 11:07 AM
I have a general question. I'm installing some in-ceiling speakers for my rear surround. My couch is about 3 1/2 feet from the back wall. Obviously, I want the speakers behind me a little. However, is there an issue with sound quality if I put them too close to the back wall?

Any thoughts or input are greatly appreciated.

05-01-2009, 01:23 PM
What speaker are you going to use? I'm not real crazy about ceiling speakers. I had my Infinity's mounted on the wall and aimed down and forward. I had to move the TV to make room for a pool table. Step son put the speakes on stands while I was in the hospital. Now I'm going to move them forward about 8ft.

Good Luck

05-01-2009, 02:14 PM
I believe Dolby wants the "side" surrounds in a 5.1 setup to be at 100 degrees to 110 degrees when you take the TV as being 0 degrees. I know that is techno-talk, but your best bet would be to mount them a foot or two from the back wall and aim the tweeters (I assume they pivot) towards the listening position. You just need them off to the side and slightly behind the listening position.

05-01-2009, 02:44 PM
The speakers are 8" Paradigm's....the tweeter doesn't pivot. The house was prewired, so in-ceiling is my only realistic option. Sounds like the plan is to just split the baby, put them in about mid way between the couch and the wall. My only concern is if there is some sound issues with them being so close to the wall.

05-09-2009, 02:14 PM
i had my in ceiling speakers about 2 feet behind me and a foot in from the side wall and didnt like them there so much, so i moved them further in almost at each side of my listening position and its so much better, so i would recommend keeping them more closer to u and away from the back wall

05-14-2009, 03:07 PM
2 ft off the wall.