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Trying to find the best place to add
Two more speakers to my surround setup. I have two floor towers and a center channel by the TV aimed at the seating area. Would ceiling speakers on the angled ceiling work best? Should they be flat or angled speakers? Is there any other info I could provide that would assist an opinion?

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I would put the surround speakers in the back tri-corners of that room (where the back corners meet the ceiling). The multiple reflective surfaces will help a bit with envelopment, while the wide spread will maintain left-vs-right separation in the surround field.

Also, could you move the centre speaker to the front edge of the stand (overhanging slightly if possible). You might also want to consider a thick/plush area rug in front of your equipment stand.

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Thanks for the quick response. So you would put them in the wall, rather than the ceiling, up high near the corners, correct? Would I need angled speakers to aim them at the sitting area?
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So you would put them in the wall, rather than the ceiling, up high near the corners, correct?
Correct on location (back tri-corners). The surrounds themselves can be in or on the side walls, depending on what type of speakers you have.
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Would I need angled speakers to aim them at the sitting area?
Not critical but helpful (speakers typically sound better on-axis). IF you go with on-wall speakers (rather than in-wall), then consider tilting them down towards the main listening area.

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One small issue with in the wall and not the ceiling. As you can see on the picture below, the left side is no problem, but the right doesn't line up the same way. It stops just to the right of the main listening position. What should I do in this instance?

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Is there a wall on the opposite side?

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Kind of but it is a good 2-3 feet in front of the listening position. See this photo...

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Above the archway would give you a symmetrical layout, at least with regards to the main listening seat.

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See picture below:

Worried about clearance on location 1 in wall due to that is only about a foot deep not counting drywall thickness and any supports that may be there.

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In the not picture, given your suggestion in pic 1, where would you put the other one. I worry about clearance on location 2 being an outside wall. I haven't purchased any speakers yet but looking at in wall preferably and would get circular or square depending on needs of the location. Thanks for all the help.

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My first choice would be location 2 on the right side and location 1 on the left side. If that is not possible, for whatever reason, then go with whichever option works for you.

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For right side do you mean the 1st picture?
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Right side is the one with the sectional (when you're sitting in the main listening position, that couch is to your right). Left side has the opening to the other room (when you're sitting in the main listening position, the archway is to your left).

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