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I have my surrounds behind me in the ceiling. They are in the corners of the room. I heard they should really be 90 or 110 degrees from u. I have a wall to mount to on the rihht, but a opening to the left. My ? Is can I mount them at different heights? The place on the left would be about 7-8' cause the opening and I could put up to 7' on the wall side. What are your guys oppions?
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Ideally you want them at the same elevation. Can you mount the left to the side of the opening? But being a foot difference might not make too much of a difference in the sound.
In any case, using on-wall speakers or in-wall will be a big improvement to the sound over the in-ceilings.
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I have my surrounds behind me in the ceiling. They are in the corners of the room. I heard they should really be 90 or 110 degrees from u.

Ideally you'll replace the speakers in the ceiling with normal "box" type speakers placed at the appropriate angle and height. This explains exactly what you need to know:

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The speakers are normal speakers from JBL surround sound out of a box. I just used the brackets and mounted them to the ceiling. The opening on the left go 3/4 of the room. The only place would be about it about 7'6" above the opening. My room is 13' wide and I figured I would tilt the speakers downward towards the sitting area. Will I get better results with them beside me or mounted to the ceiling behind me about a 45 degree angle from listening position?
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The speakers are normal speakers from JBL surround sound out of a box. I just used the brackets and mounted them to the ceiling.

Great, then it's easy to take them down and place them as shown in the article I linked above.

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I moved them to about 100 degrees besides me and what a difference! I now need to get a rear surround speaker.
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