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Due to a very tall curtained window which spans nearly one whole side of a room, I'm in a situation to either...

 

A. Mount the speaker on the wall but above the window, but it would basically be right at ceiling height. How would I control the sound in this case? I have MAYBE a foot to play with from the top of the curtain to the ceiling. 

 

B. Go with a architectural ceiling speaker. If so, how far into the room should I go? Is there a proper ratio? I'm not anti-ceiling speakers for surrounds, as many are, because I have heard them set up right, and they can sound amazing. I think there is more thought needed, and less margin for error, but I don't know what those considerations would be. I'm of the thinking that the ceiling speakers would be made with height in mind, and might be the best course of action. 

 

Also, stands are out. If my klutzy ass doesn't trip over them, dogs or kid would destroy them. :D

 

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Due to a very tall curtained window which spans nearly one whole side of a room, I'm in a situation to either...

A. Mount the speaker on the wall but above the window, but it would basically be right at ceiling height. How would I control the sound in this case? I have MAYBE a foot to play with from the top of the curtain to the ceiling. 

B. Go with a architectural ceiling speaker. If so, how far into the room should I go? Is there a proper ratio? I'm not anti-ceiling speakers for surrounds, as many are, because I have heard them set up right, and they can sound amazing. I think there is more thought needed, and less margin for error, but I don't know what those considerations would be. I'm of the thinking that the ceiling speakers would be made with height in mind, and might be the best course of action. 

Also, stands are out. If my klutzy ass doesn't trip over them, dogs or kid would destroy them. biggrin.gif

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Due to a very tall curtained window which spans nearly one whole side of a room, I'm in a situation to either...

A. Mount the speaker on the wall but above the window, but it would basically be right at ceiling height. How would I control the sound in this case? I have MAYBE a foot to play with from the top of the curtain to the ceiling. 

B. Go with a architectural ceiling speaker. If so, how far into the room should I go? Is there a proper ratio? I'm not anti-ceiling speakers for surrounds, as many are, because I have heard them set up right, and they can sound amazing. I think there is more thought needed, and less margin for error, but I don't know what those considerations would be. I'm of the thinking that the ceiling speakers would be made with height in mind, and might be the best course of action. 

Also, stands are out. If my klutzy ass doesn't trip over them, dogs or kid would destroy them. biggrin.gif

Help, thanks!
what gear do you run? For someone with an abundance of advice on the klipsch owners forum if you are even considering in ceilings anything audio related you have to say is now suspect. Get a small woofer and equally small horn, mount everything inwall and inceiling and set a crossover. Isnt that what you last recommended????
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