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Volt 6 in ceiling for Atmos

I've just completed my build for my mains and surrounds. 893's for LCR and 4 Volt 6's on stands for the surrounds. I'm debating on trying to modify a Volt 6 for ceiling mount. I can't get away with mounting the cabinet on the ceiling. I've already pushed the WAF as far as I can go. Another option would be to do the angled flat pack but the wouldn't be over head but they would be higher than the surrounds. The last option would be to buy some commercial in ceiling speaker that would come close to matching the Volt 6's. I know the ceiling speaker won't have a ton of work but I'm trying to balance sound quality and WAF. I'll be running all of the surrounds on an 8 channel Rotel amplifier.
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I had posed this elsewhere for the Volt-10 but it would work here as well. This is a baffle concept for ceiling mounting that would work for the volt-6:




You could possibly build that out of two layers of 1/2" MDF or plywood. You would cut the hole in the ceiling large enough to stick the inner mounting flange through then the larger outer flange would sit on the surface. Add some small scraps in the ceiling on top the drywall so you have something for your screws to bite into.
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Thanks for the idea. That would work. I may to some test cuts before I start hacking into the ceiling.
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@mtg90 does that mean the volt 6 can be used IB?

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@mtg90 does that mean the volt 6 can be used IB?
I've read on some other threads that Volt's will do fine IB under a couple of conditions. They do need some dampening behind them. Mine will be in the ceiling with insulation. The other condition is they will live fine a surround speakers since they will be crossed over and there isn't a ton of content. I don't think I would use them a mains. I don't know about using them as whole house audio speakers. I'm sure if I've missed something some one will correct me....
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I've read on some other threads that Volt's will do fine IB under a couple of conditions. They do need some dampening behind them. Mine will be in the ceiling with insulation. The other condition is they will live fine a surround speakers since they will be crossed over and there isn't a ton of content. I don't think I would use them a mains. I don't know about using them as whole house audio speakers. I'm sure if I've missed something some one will correct me....
I'm aware of the 10 being used IB but haven't heard of the other two.

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The Volt-6 and 8 will work IB under AVR power (<150w) You just need to raise the crossover for them to 100 - 120hz as they will want to roll off sooner and don't have the excursion capability of the 10".
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The Volt-6 and 8 will work IB under AVR power (<150w) You just need to raise the crossover for them to 100 - 120hz as they will want to roll off sooner and don't have the excursion capability of the 10".
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How deep is the ceiling? Might not be difficult to put in a shallow box and attach it to the 2x4s (or whatever provides the structural integrity of the ceiling). Just something to think about. This way the back wave is controlled and you would have the option of porting if you like. The box certainly wouldn't need to be pretty, just the baffle.

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How deep is the ceiling? Might not be difficult to put in a shallow box and attach it to the 2x4s (or whatever provides the structural integrity of the ceiling). Just something to think about. This way the back wave is controlled and you would have the option of porting if you like. The box certainly wouldn't need to be pretty, just the baffle.

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I have plenty of depth. Once they get the ceiling framed I may see about doing an enclosure.
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It would be really easy if you could have the in wall wiring done and have the boxes built and installed prior to the rock going up. You could make the enclosures out of plywood, then slip a powered screwdriver in through the speaker hole and zip in a bunch of long screws into the 2x_'s to hold it in place. Once they're in they won't come out that's for sure. Lots of options . Then you just install the crossover and speaker once the construction's done.

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