Setting up my 7.1. Unfortunately, the room is soundproofed using gypsum board and rockwool inside it. As you can see, I can not just mount my speakers unless it hits the metal studs.
I have no problem with fronts (Floorstanding) and Center.
Surround Back Left and Right are also angled down to the listening position.
My problem is the surrounds. They are some 4 feet above the listening position (ear level). Due to my limitation, I was able to mount them but I had to change the position of the speaker mount which now disabled me to angle them down. As of now, they are just facing horizontally.
How important will it be to angle them down? I won't be able to test the sounds yet because the room is under construction, but if they really need to be angled down it will take a lot of work. I will have to cut out the gypsum board, put plywood backing inside, and then put them back in and finish the wall again.
Help guys... Thanks!