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Track Lighting vs. Ceiling Speakers

Another dumb question from me. I'm in a situation where some track lighting is going to run across in front of my rear ceiling speakers. I won't put any lights in that part of the track, but could someone give an opinion on whether the track position would impact the performance of the speaker? Or is it something so minor that it's not even worth worrying about? There is clear line of sight from the main seating positions to the full width of the speaker.

Pictures below, but ignore the actual light positions - the software adds a bunch of them that can't be deleted. I will only have about 16 x 400 lumens downlights.

(As a bit of background, the walls will be mid-to-dark, and I'm trying to get wall and screen washes, but also task lighting over the seating.)
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For 2 speakers over what is such a large lighting/show piece I wouldn't bother mate...just continue as you are. There's always compromise with every build.

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that is one heck of a lot of track lights, I'd start out with 1/3 that number and see where you might need to add more later.
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For 2 speakers over what is such a large lighting/show piece I wouldn't bother mate...just continue as you are. There's always compromise with every build.
Thanks a lot, that relieves my anxiety somewhat!

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that is one heck of a lot of track lights, I'd start out with 1/3 that number and see where you might need to add more later.
Yeah it's absolutely ridiculous, but that's the only model I have and the software won't let me reduce the number of lights. As mentioned above I would only have about 16 x 400 lumens lights, and obviously none in front of the ceiling speakers. I should have written that in the image.
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