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I am getting read to install a basic 5.1 setup in our family room. I have narrowed down the L/C to in-walls and can successfully frame the TV as far as install location. In regards to the rears my couch is almost all the way to the back of the room about a foot from the wall. I can place the speakers in-ceiling to the sides, but I am wondering if I need just straight down firing speakers or should I get the 15 degree angled variants and angle them to the listening area?
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I would definitely get in ceiling speakers that have the option to aim the tweeters at an angle
toward your listening area if you mount them to the sides (in wall), or ceiling.

Don't know to much about different brands of in wall/ceiling speakers....just know that aiming
them (the tweeters) toward your listening area is very important.

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I would definitely get in ceiling speakers that have the option to aim the tweeters at an angle
toward your listening area if you mount them to the sides (in wall), or ceiling.

Don't know to much about different brands of in wall/ceiling speakers....just know that aiming
them (the tweeters) toward your listening area is very important.

vardo

Thanks for the reply. That is what I was thinking but was looking for some reassurance. I think I will stick with the 8" 15 degree angled in-ceiling drivers for the rear to accompany the 3-way 8" front in-walls.
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I would definitely get in ceiling speakers that have the option to aim the tweeters at an angle
toward your listening area if you mount them to the sides (in wall), or ceiling.

Don't know to much about different brands of in wall/ceiling speakers....just know that aiming
them (the tweeters) toward your listening area is very important.

vardo

Thanks for the reply. That is what I was thinking but was looking for some reassurance. I think I will stick with the 8" 15 degree angled in-ceiling drivers for the rear to accompany the 3-way 8" front in-walls.
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What are some good examples of this type of speaker? (I need some too.)
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http://www.amazon.com/Speakercraft-Fidelity-Pivoting-In-Ceiling-Speaker/dp/B000U7NGCW

Kind of expensive, but Speaker Craft makes good stuff from what I;'ve read. I've never used in wall/ceiling speakers,
but they vary in price. A search on Google for in wall/ceiling speakers with pivoting tweeters, would certainly
be helpful to find something in your price range.

If your gonna cut holes in walls/ceiling's then I would tend to get quality speakers, such as the one's I've linked.
Others can chime in with suggestions. Triad speakers are great/optimal, but are not cheap by any means. See
Triad owners thread on this site.

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EDIT: These look pretty nice for the price, and I like Boston Acoustic speakers..... http://www.bostonacoustics.com/US/Product/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?CatId=HomeAudio(BostonAcoustics_US)&SubCatId=InCeiling(BostonAcoustics_US)&Pid=HSi460(BostonAcoustics)
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