Originally Posted by mario64
Thanks for the response. So you’re saying that none of the upfiring speakers work well so just buy the cheapest ones if ceiling mount isn’t an option?
No, they worked the same, but i liked Direct fire better.
If you have a flat ceiling, have the DE speaker in optimum position, they can do the job.
I could not detect that KEF did a better job then the much cheaper Klipsch.
The overall "height" effect for both was the same.
They bounce, they are speakers, they use Dolby spec filters, and Audyssey will EQ them, so in the end its (very near) the same.
Think its more to get a DE speaker that will match your Fronts so it will look nice, special if it is a different brand.
Instade of ceiling mount you can also do wall mount, like i did, but then the bennefit of Direct fire.
This will work for Klipsch and other brands, not KEF, they are just for "on top" use.
Some brands will have a switch for DE use, or Direct fire, others like Klipsch do not have a switch.
The Magnat Cinema Ultra i use has a DE or Direct fire switch.
When i use the DE setting the tweeter will sound much sharper and higher then in the Direct setting.