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If you are mounting your fronts at 6ft, and provided the plane of your ears is probably ~half that, then I would mount them upside-down. But, honestly, they should be mounted closer to (or even below) ear-level and right-side-up. If you do that, your surrounds will end up mounted at or near the same height as your fronts. Otherwise, you can set things up however you like. Optimal placement is often not achievable and compromises must often be made. But be aware that mounting your surrounds considerably lower than your fronts is probably the least optimal situation. Equal height or a bit higher for the surround speakers is the norm.
Regarding the center speaker, assuming the fronts are at the correct height, identical height for all 3 speakers across the front is ideal. But this is often not doable. So, you do the best you can. If you must mount your center well above the plane of your ears, then I would mount it upside-down, too.
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