Originally Posted by lAresl
Going back to the zx1 ideas... The ceiling is about 10' high so would it be a good idea to horizontal 'fly' mount 1 zx1 at the front (15' mark) middle of the room and another one in the 35' middle of the room?
We're not communicating. I told you why this isn't a good idea, explained it in detail. It will generate strong echoes.
Or would it be best to put both of the zx1's at the front 10-15' of the room?
If your intent is to use the space from the speakers to the front wall as working space for the screen and presenter if any then this can work.
The room arrangement would be:
First 10-15 feet - essentially like a stage area. The working area for the screen and presenter. Screen hung on front wall.
Speakers hung from ceiling or side walls. at 10-15' down the room. If there is a projector then it would be hung in this space. Speakers hung as high as possible and if on the side walls, canted inward somewhat. The speakers weigh about 16 pounde a piece so they are relatively easy to hang, If hung on the side walls, then this mount can work:
If you wish to mount the speakers close to the wall with these mounts it is easy to trim the swinging bar and drill new fastening holes. This is a good idea.
If you hang the speakers from the ceiling, then you can use screw eyes firmly fastened to the ceiling structure, threaded screw eyes threaded into the threaded holes in the top of the speakers, with 4 short 1/4" nylon ropes or 1/8" metal chains between the eyes to angle and support.
Next 5-10 feet - space so that audience is sitting a decent distance back from the active elements of the presentation including the speakers
Remainder of room - seating.
I don't think vertically 'fly' mounting the speakers would be a good idea as kids/people would jump for it and may cause accidents.
If the ceiling is 10' you should be able to fly the speakers close to the ceiling and still have them way more than 7' above the floor.
The ZX-1 speakers are under 13" high so cleaing 8 1/2 foot should be easy.