Need help to decide surround speakers for HT

niftianmadhur

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Hi everyone, I am planning to build a 5.1 system in my Hall and I have already set up a 2.1. Now I have to add the surround. Now, the design of my Hall and placement of my HT is such that I can not place the surrounds on my side walls. The distance between seating area and right side wall is 2 feet but the distance between left side and seating area is 5-6 feet. Due to this, I was thinking of placing the surrounds over the seating area on the ceiling. Is it a good idea, Also, to make it cosmetically good looking, I was planning to use in ceiling speakers as surrounds. Please advice me if I can take this route. Also, please advice which ceiling speakers I should go with. My budget is around 10-15K for surrounds. Thanks in advance.
 

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uneven distance from walls to listening area should be a problem until you are comfortable installing speakers on the side walls. Audyssey Room correction should be able to take care of that. Surrounds on ceiling doesn't sound quite right.
 

niftianmadhur

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If given the option, I will prefer installing on the ceiling but not at the cost of compromised sound. In case I have to place on the side walls, can I keep it at a height of around 8 feet? Also, I will need long running wire of around 50-60 feet. Which wire I cud go for?
 

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I will need long running wire of around 50-60 feet. Which wire I cud go for?
You should go for 14awg ofc wire to be safer side, brand depends on your budget.
Recently i bought 14awg ofc Amazon basics, i found them value for money available in 100 & 200 ft. Option.
 
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