I've searched four many hours to find some conclusive answers, found loads of information, but could't reach a conclusion about in ceiling surrounds.
I use multichannel for watching movies and playing videogames. I listen to music in stereo (so I don't care for multichannel music).
I currently have a 7.1 home system with side and rear surrounds in the ceiling (straight sounding), but I`m not satisfied with the sound clearly coming from above. I have (some) side walls to the left and right and no wall in the back of the Home Theater.
So, which kind of ceiling speaker would result in the best surround effect (diffuse or side directional, not directional from above):
- For the side surrounds (considering I have some wall for reflection): monopoles aimed at the ears, monopoles aimed at the walls, bipoles or dipoles?
- Rear surrounds (No wall for reflections): monopoles aimed at the ears, bipoles, dipoles (or no rear surround)?
Thank you for all knowledge shared. I've learned a lot here.