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Old 03-18-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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We are building a house right now and need to finalize our pre-wiring in the next week or so. We want 5.1 surround sound in the family room. However, my wife doesn't really like mounted speaker brackets, especially for the rears.

The builder offers an in-ceiling option, but from what I can tell, every audio expert hates the idea of using in-ceiling for left/center/right channels.

So I am considering using mounted brackets for the 3 front speakers, and then using in-ceiling for the rears. Are there any issues with this? I know it won't be audiophile sound, but we are just looking for some quality sound when watching movies/tv/sports.

thanks!
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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So I am considering using mounted brackets for the 3 front speakers, and then using in-ceiling for the rears. Are there any issues with this? I know it won't be audiophile sound, but we are just looking for some quality sound when watching movies/tv/sports.

thanks!
You can get away with it, using in-ceiling as rear but do not do it for your front three speakers. Make sure your front brackets aren't too high. Put good money on your speakers and subwoofer. I see people spend $1K+ on a receiver and then have some low end speakers attached to it.
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