Just scored a new unopened pair of Omni 150s on CL, very excited to hear these unusual gems from an earlier era. I'm using them for stereo music (not home theater) with a sub. I'm seeking input and advice on how best to hang'em on this wall in my small living room (photo: s30.postimg.org/xmpuhbq29/Image_1_2.jpg *) below high sloped ceilings. (Since this is such an old topic mainly discussed '07-'12, I'm tagging users whose comments in this forum suggest they own or are otherwise familiar with these speakers.
(* as a new member, I can't post links/images yet, so hoping these unlinked URLs will come through)
I'm hopeful that these omni-polar speakers will help overcome the unideal room layout. I will mount them above the door and window at about 8 feet, roughly 6 feet apart with the right speaker about 2 feet from the side wall. I will mount them upside down into studs using the 3/8" threaded holes on the back. The originally spec'd Macromounts (speakerwallmounts.net/mirage-macromount-white-pr
-wall-ceiling-mount-brackets-for.html) are no longer available.
So I'm considering three mounting options:
(1) flush-mount directly on the wall, shooting straight out (though upside-down so the sloped top is facing down), by rigging them to something like this Hangman product (hangmanproducts.com/collections/tv-speaker-mounts/products/speaker-bar-speaker-hangers?variant=233500640),
(2) mounting them off-wall about 3.5" and tilted slightly downwards using a pair of Vantage Point Bookshelf Speaker Mounts (thinkvp.com/products16-43/BookshelfSpeakerMountsPair), or
(3) using half of a split-ring pipe hanger as cleverly devised by JeffStickney (avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/624030-mirage-speakers-99.html#post16808293).
Which mounting system do you think would offer me the best sound? Do these speakers perform best mounted directly to a wall, or with a few inches of space behind them?
My assumption is that their omni-polar distribution makes precise placement for soundstage less important. Note that these speakers have no rear port and a relatively light bass section. I understand that, generally, placing loadspeakers closer to a wall emphasizes the bass -- would mounting them directly to a wall therefore improve the low-end performance? Does the fact that they were spec'd to use the Macromounts, which provide a couple inches space from the wall, indicate that that is the optimal way to mount them (in which case, option 3 would be best)? If I use the Vantage Point mounts, would you suggest aiming them downwards since they are so far above ear-level (or does the sloped head now aiming downwards provide plenty of vertical distribution)? Would you also recommend toe-in (again, their omnidirectional distribution would seem to suggest that toe-in isn't as helpful as it would be with regular front-shooting stereo speakers)?
Thanks for any input !