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My builder thought he was doing me a favor by running 4 speaker terminals to a 10' height on the walls of my 14'x22' great room (with 13' ceiling). Two of the terminals are buried behind massive corbels, the remaining two are directly across the room from each other (picture a rectangle, long ways, with the speaker terminals at the bottom third of each side of the room).


I'm tempted to just pull the wires and fill the holes. I'm worried that in-wall speakers directly opposite each other, at that height, would sound like crap. Any ideas on some adjustable on-wall speakers that wouldn't look like wall warts? Or some in-wall speakers that might work?


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your in-wall sides should have pivoting tweeters, or the whole speaker mount on a 15 degree angle, so you can aim them at the listening position.

pivoting tweeter: http://www.thespeakercompany.com/PTI...er-P90C38.aspx

angled baffel speakers - position towards listening position and slightly downward http://www.thespeakercompany.com/NTI...er-P84C41.aspx


for the front two, just run speaker wire from the terminals, in some type of surface mount wire moulding or use flat speaker cable and paint over to hide on wall. On-wall speakers for the two fronts would be down on either side of the TV, along with the center channel. Try not to split up the soundfield with high L-R speakers and a low center channel - you ears will notice the difference.


Before you rip out installed wiring, at least experiment with the speaker layout and see what you can get.
 
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