My A/V consultant suggested Niles for my basement home theater. I got the Niles Stagefront IW2550 LCR.
He recommended HDFX for my rear speakers (in-ceiling). Niles HDFX appears to be in-wall (although I do see references to "ceiling"). Can these be mounted in the ceiling (and if so), where would I mount them? Directly above the listening area??http://www.nilesaudio.com/docs/manuals/HDFX_manual1.pdf
Someone else on the forum recommended the Niles DS7FX, but the 8 ft depth requirement for these speakers (with enclosure) would run into a pipe that is 5-6 inches above the ceiling. The Niles HDFX would NOT have this issue (3 1/2 inch depth only)
As far as availability of space, I can either mount speakers 1 ft - 2 1/2 ft behind the listening area (depth should be less than 5 inches, UNLESS width is less than 7") or more than 5ft behind the listening area (depth can be more than 8 inches).
I could probably move the sofa (listening area) a few inches forward or back.
I picked up some ERD1s to try out as sides.
So, I guess I am looking at these options:
(1) HDFX in-ceiling (not sure where to install with respect to listening area)
(2) Edit: ERD1-s pole mounted 5 ft behind listening area is not an option because people will bang their heads into the speakers. The ceiling is too low to pole mount anything in a high traffic area.
(3) Other??? (needs to have a depth less than 5 inches, UNLESS the speakers have a width less than 7 inches)