Originally Posted by agiffey
Good point. Like you my ceiling is pretty low at 6'11". I suppose if I don't put the center speaker above the screen I could actually raise the screen several inches which would bring the the speakers under the screen up those inches. Now I would be looking at about 24" - 26" for all three speakers.
I find there's really not much point having excess space above the screen when the ceiling is that low - with the image centered at seated eye level, the top of the screen is pretty much at the ceiling anyway.
Definitely move the screen up and reclaim the space for the speakers underneath. In a low headroom build without an acoustically transparent screen, I believe this to be the best configuration.