View Full Version : Mounting LSiFX and back surround speakers
07-10-2002, 04:15 AM
Has anyone mounted the LSiFX on the ceiling ? Suggestions ?
What are folks using for back and side surrounds for their LSi systems in a 7 speaker configuration. I know it is personal taste for monopole and di/bipole, but just figured I would ask.
07-11-2002, 04:55 PM
Since they are keyholed they aren't going to be a good ceiling mounted speaker.
07-11-2002, 05:36 PM
Thanks. I suppose I should have worded my question better. So knowing they are keyholed, has anyone tried to mount them on the ceiling ?
What is a good match for the LSi speakers if I need to mount the back surrounds in the ceiling ?
07-11-2002, 05:40 PM
I'm fairly confident that you can mount the LSiFX's from the ceiling. I'm sure that there are brackets out there that will work. You might even call Polk's CS folks for some advice.
07-11-2002, 07:26 PM
y would you want to put it on the celing would that mess up the speakers design?
07-11-2002, 10:13 PM
coming from a 2 channel non hanging speakers on the wall person,Id disagree.
The type of speaker you want for a ceiling mount will have to be an inwall or a non keyholed type speaker.You can however use an aftermarket bracket(as the 2 channel guy thought with all of his might)but I wouldn't use this type of speaker in this setup.I'ts to big and heavy.Small size speaker's are ok for hanging from the ceiling like B&W's LM1's.
Going back to the inwall,this would make the best and cleanest Install.Less worries about the speaker coming down and hurting someone.
Id call Polk and see how close they can match an Inwall to your setup.Or better yeat use the lsi/fx the way they are intended...on the wall.
07-12-2002, 07:48 AM
He just asked if it could be done, and, empirically, I'm sure he could find an aftermarket bracket to do the job. I'm not a big fan of the keyhole slots anyway.
Actually, I DO have wall mounted speakers, my R10 rears, ran the wires and everything all by myself. Yes, believe it or not, I can operate a drill and cut a little sheetrock without hurting myself. Will wonders never cease. ****, forgot to mention my patio speaks mounted under the eves....man, I amaze my self sometimes.
Keep trying Dan and don't hurt yourself with that box cutter, OK?
07-12-2002, 09:15 AM
Keep trying Dan and don't hurt yourself with that box cutter, OK?
Is that you in there Russman.......what did you do with TroyD...:)
07-12-2002, 10:32 AM
Not me man, I'm no pro at opening boxes, I don't do it for a living.... ;)
07-12-2002, 07:58 PM
Well big dumb(as quoted from other people),
I could mount you to the ceiling but I don't think that would be a good Idea either.
If you would do alittle Home theater homework before you answer questions of this nature,you wouldn't have posted what you did.
There is nothing wrong with keyholed speakers of any kind except THEY CANNOT BE HUNG FROM THE CEILING.Now if you want to go with an aftermarket bracket and have it hang down 4 to 5 inches from the ceiling,be my personal guest.
Also the type of speaker lsi/fx isn't designed for ceiling installs or they would have a different way to mount.
I also noticed that your post is more about fueding with me then giving the poor guy some helpfull tips.Can we all just Grow Up for One minute and end this petty bull S**T.
As I stated in my last post, I would call Polk customer service and get a Inceiling speaker that would work for your system.You can get great performance out of inceiling speakers for rears or even surround back.If your going to use 7.1 now or in the future,Id wire for 2 surrounds off the listening area by 2 to 3 feet, then place the surround back speakersclose to the back wall as close as possible.
Most inceiling speakers use a piviting type tweeter and can be moved to suit the room.This is a very good design.Also note that using the same exact inceiling speaker for all 4 channels(or 3 if your receiver can only output 1 surround back)will give you a seemless surround experience.
Good luck in your quest for surround speakes,lots of rooms are limited for placement,this is a great alturnitive.
Back to you TroyD,
I'm glad for you that you have the ability to run rears and cut drywall.Hanging your outdoor speakers is cool 2.It can save you ALOT of money not paying a professional to do it for you.I was wondering if you could share your personal tips on how you ran those rears and outdoor speaker under your eves.
When you placed your outdoor speaker under the eves,did you loose any bass responce?
How do you control the sources out there and volume?
Did you use a keypad or just an outdoor volume control?
How many pairs are you running on your outdoor system?
Is there any other zones in your house?How do you control them if you do?
07-12-2002, 10:15 PM
Back to me? What is this the 6PM news??
Anyway, if you REALLY want to, you can purchase aftermarket brackets. If you like them swell. I prefer brackets to the keyhole slot as it makes it easier to position them to the listening area.
I'm telling you Dan, you are going to give yourself a heart attack at this rate.
07-12-2002, 11:08 PM
there Dipolar speakers.....point them at the listening area with aftermarket brackets????
Leave it to a 2 channel guy to drop that kind of post........try that one on...
My heart is in pretty good shape thank you.
So you can't or won't answer any of my questions??Avoiding them?There straight out questions that I'm sure more the just me would like 2 know.But thats cool if you don't want to answer....I guess all posts need a clown.
07-12-2002, 11:13 PM
I gotta laugh at that post.....sorry dude...you got me with the dipolar speaker s with aftermarket brackets so you can point them at the listening area........thats so funny.
So I gotta know......what side of the speaker do you point at the listening area???The out of phase side or the in phase?Or maybe your thinking was using them in bipolar....then they would be in phase,point one side at the listening area and the other where it goes according to the design of the speaker?
Is this some kind of new technic I'm not in tune with?I can't figure out what to point at the listening area....is it the null area?Point that??????
Man your pretty tricky ,I wouldn't have thought of that one....
07-12-2002, 11:19 PM
actually I was talking about my speakers which aren't dipole.....
Keep going dan...
See, what your missing here is that it isn't important to me if I am the A/V guru. And certainly if folks get get a laugh at my expense, heck, I laugh right along too. I post my opinions and have a good time. If people like them fine, if they don't, fine. If I post something that is factually challenged, I take it as a lesson learned.
07-13-2002, 01:57 AM
Damn Troy, I had no idea you were this nieve. Dan told me you were out there but hang Dipoles from the ceiling you have to be slow or better yet, check yourself for an ID 10 T error. Maybe when you have a 0.5 pound R10 speaker for rears that's okay but not on a real system with real electronics.Maybe you should test that theory and put your money where your mouth is and go buy some LSIfx and mount them to the ceiling with your professional install skills (and don't forget to point them toward your ears!!!!!) and pray they don't hit you in the head and knock some common sense into you.
07-13-2002, 03:04 AM
And in this corner.........put your mouth piece's in or someone will get hurt.
07-13-2002, 08:25 AM
Man, I'm just taking a beating on this one, eh?
OK, for the record, I'm not commenting if it's a good idea or not. He just asked if it is plausible and I think, if you really wanted to, it is.
I mean, sonically it's not ideal, that is a given. However as far as a bracket goes, if you use the proper bracket, attached properly, it's not going to matter if is 5,10 or 50 lbs.
If folks who certainly (and someone PLEASE tell me where I said I was an expert on ANYTHING?) don't agree, that's fine. If I am wrong and you can't properly secure them, fine, I'm wrong. Not the first time and certainly won't be the last. Doesn't bother me in the least as I said before, my self esteem doesn't hinge on being the A/V guru.
keep it coming fellas...
07-13-2002, 08:57 AM
you still didn't answer any of my questions on your serious setup at your house.You really did install them yourself right???
Tips man tips.......we can all use them right??
Id like to know how your speakers came into play when the orignal question was about the Lsifx????Where you drinking with Russman again????If so I can excuse you.
that was a respectable beat down........maybe now he can rethink his post with alittle more common sence.You see he posts around in here looking for flaws in others post when he really needs to look at his own.
HIGH 5 brother!!!!!!
07-13-2002, 10:53 AM
You guys are HILARIOUS.
How about instead of bashing people (and their .5lb R10's), you explain why you cannot mount a bipole/dipole switchable speaker from the ceiling. I assume from your not-so-informative posts that you seem to think they must be mounted on a wall, to the side, or rear. Could he not use stands for them if he desired, and if he could, how would stands differ from a ceiling mounted bracket? I don't see the issue.
I'm not doubting what you posted, but provide some reasoning behind it....
What in gods name is so complicated about running outdoor speakers? What answer are you looking for here, I don't get it.....
07-13-2002, 04:03 PM
You can mount them about anyway you could want to, these guys are just looking to puff up and be disagreeable.
Gee, I didnít realize that running wires was such a difficult task, I installed a face plate with three sets of connections behind the TV (due to the layout of the room, that will never move so the TV hides it well. I fished the wire through the wall, through the attic and ran the wires back through the walls in the kitchen where my rears are mounted. The kitchen opens in to the living room that seemed the logical place for them. While I was at it, I ran the wires for the outdoor speaks (all HD 14awg wire) and ran the wires through the vents in the eves which are located very close to the speakers (Boston Acoustics Voyagers). These are hooked up to the ďBĒ speakers in the receiver. Maybe Iím missing something but it didnít seem like rocket science to me. If you donít like my setup, good for you but it serves me well.
Of course, I could ask you guys, what is the best way to load a helocopter on a C-5B aircraft. Load it through the rear? Nose? Forward kneel the plane? How much lateral, forward, aft restraint will you need? How much airlift do you need to move a whole squadron and support equipment? I could go on but THAT is my job. I wouldnít expect you to know or care. It doesnít mean that you arenít free to voice your opinions on how the war on terrorism or the military in general.
Anyway, I did want to post my setup, and in response to your post to my hiatus, Dan, other than some good natured ribbing and questioning your ideas, I DEFY you to pick out where I insulted you or your gear. I may not agree with your ideas (I donít like powered towers but donít insult folks who have them) but I donít insult you or anyone else. However, anytime it seems that I or anyone else questions you, your only response is to quote your resume and insult the intelligence of whomever it is questioning you. From my view point it would seem that you plain have a problem with an amateur questioning your views. Anyway, I just choose not to participate in this type of mean-spirited exchange.
BTW, you ever find out anything from that Yamaha sales rep that convince you that those receivers were not the same?
07-13-2002, 07:37 PM
you say you don't insult anybody like me but you just did in your last post.Do you want me 2 spell it out for you?Ripping on what I do for a living seems PERSONAL enough for me bud.Running wires is just the begining of my job.
As far as the Helocopter thing,Liv4fam was in the military for 4 years.You can talk military with him.I'm sure he can keep you company.Not to mention it HOLDS NO WATER here as this is audio and video not war.
You know what you say and do with Russman in here,whatever dude.I wouldn't hang bipolar/dipolar rear speakers of that size off a ceiling with an aftermarket bracket.And that not just my personal opnion its my professional opnion,which in this case DOES HOLD WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now can this be the last of the pissing matches????I'm growing very tired of it...I might even join you in leaving the post.This isn't fun,pissing that is!
07-13-2002, 07:46 PM
I allmost forgot you........you say our not-so-informative posts,theres no reason for not doing this????I know you can read my friend.
1.The speaker isn't designed to be hung from the ceiling with the factory bracket.
2.Pointing a dipolar speaker at the listening area won't help sound quality.
3.If the ceiling in the room(which hasn't been determined)at 8 feet,the speaker is 10"deep and a aftermarket bracket would make it come down about 5 inches or so.Now you have this big black speaker hanging from your ceiling not firing the way it is intended.
4.this is why they make inceiling speakers.So if you have a problem room,inwall or inceiling can be an alternative.
Russman I think you know enough about how and why a bipolar / dipolar speaker works.If you don't ,either liv4fam can school you or I could.Or just about everyone else in here for that matter.
I'm not going to insult your knowledge.But if you want us 2 we can.
07-13-2002, 09:46 PM
I was referring my post directly toward liv4mantis, I should have pointed that out.
1. There are quite a few speakers (even ones w/ no bracket/keyhole), that are hung from ceilings with aftermarket brands. I don't see why it can't be done here also. You are correct, you cannot hang it via the keyhole from the ceiling.
2. I don't understand what anyone is talking about here regarding pointing or not pointing the speaker towards this listening area. Where would we point it, away from the listening area? I know we can all look at the manual, and see how they are supposed to be setup. What are we disagreeing on?
3. I don't see the difference in the direction the speaker would face, if it was mounted on the rear wall, or mounted on a bracket, from the ceiling, parallel with the rear wall. Is it not firing in the same direction? Same for the side, I don't see what the issue is, unless 'height' is an issue, but no one has mentioned that to this point. Perhaps you are try to say that the speaker needs the wall directly to each side, to best create the soundfield it is designed for...but you haven't said that, so I could be 180 off base......
4. I do understand this point, and would agree, but also add, that this is also what they make aftermarket brackets for.
School? Not sure what to say here. But I do love to watch you get your rant on, so g'head, skool away..... And I think it's very amusing, you feel picked on, so you went a grabbed a buddy, so cute ;)
07-13-2002, 11:59 PM
Russman, Don't feel like I came in here just to pick on you. I would just like to clarify a couple of things before I leave as I am not a huge polk fanatic. These forums are to help people that have questions about there equipment, setup, rooms, and so on. Why don't you just post YOUR OPINION on a subject and let it be why do you always contradict Mantis? As far as I know Mantis is the only Professional Certified Installer in this forum and if you would stop babbling and actually listen you might learn something from someone you is actually willing to help everyone. All the bickering in here is ruining this forum for the new guys that just bought there speakers. And to finish this debate about LSIfx's- Personally, I am not a fan of aftermarket brackets because 9-10 times they require that you screw them into the speakers which I will not do because now you have holes in them if you decide to take them down. Secondly, You have to take out the drivers to see where the crossover is at and most normal people that do it themselves won't look and end up putting a drywall screw right through the crossover board. Russman and TroyD stop trying to act like you two are know-it-alls because you're not. Use your experiences and help someone instead bashing because obviously neither of you like very much when someone does it to you.
07-14-2002, 02:03 AM
with that being said can't we all just get along and play nice???
You see Russ and Troy......this is what Ive been trying to tell you all along.I'm sure you guys have alot of know how that could really help others.Thats exactly what this forum is all about.
I'm suprised in you russ with mounting dipolar speakers on the ceiling.Do you really not know why it's not a good Idea???Do you have any experience with this and can post your own results?Theory is theory man,this is the realy real world bud.
I really thought you did and was just looking for another pissing match.
I can continue with why this isn't the Ideal placement.
The speaker is designed to fill the sides of the listening with diffuse surround sound.The reason they are shaped the way that they are is for forwards and rearwards sound travel.There is a null location that this is what you point at the listening area without actually pointing.When properly mounted on the side wall out to the sides of the listening area,you create a surround field.
Height is a very debatable subject.Ideal is about 72 inches to the tweeter.This gives you under most listening height,2 to 3 feet above ear level,which is ideal for this placement.
Now I/we have found that modifing this idea in certian rooms can benifit from lower speaker height.Like 50 inches or even slightly lower.Another really great placement for rears is the same exact height as the fronts meaning all speakers hung equal height.This also brings the experience level up.
I will end this post with this........learn the basic's,then experiment with them.Rules,spec's and all that good stuff is really good to know,after you have learned WHY you do it this way,then you can try it your way.Modify if you will.
I will tell you this,I/we have installed dipolar speakers on the ceiling and it sounded like ****.They where made by Boston acoustics.They have this slide bracket the comes with them and we used molly bolts to hold it to the ceiling.Bad sound,it was all over your head drawing attention to the sound coming from them.We had to raise the rear channel level up a couple db to blend them with the mains,which where placed around the screen.You don't want to draw attention to the rears as it ruins the movie experience.
I'm not a fan of inceiling speakers BUT......They work wonders in hard to fit in rears rooms.They don't sound that bad,most inceiling/inwall speakers have a cool thing,piviting tweeters.This gives you more flexability with directing the high frequencies.Allowing to make a diffuse sound if you will.
I hope this helps all that reads,even you Russman,you probably already know everything I posted,but its always a good thing to review.
07-14-2002, 09:10 AM
Ok, eff it. I'm not letting this one pass because in this post, I posted a PERFECTLY valid opinion and then I got stomped on.
I get and even admitted that hanging from the ceiling is NOT ideal. That's not what the dude asked. Your original objection was that they were too heavy. Properly mounted with a suitable aftermarket bracket, you CAN empirically mount the damn thing anywhere you want. PERIOD, END. I didn't read to much in to it because if the dude is asking, he PROBABLY has reason why it is necessary.
Stick to your original theory, what the "2ch guy thought with all of his might" why can't he find a bracket that will securely mount a 24 lb speaker from the ceiling.
So WHY did you show up anyway? The timing was NOT pure coincidence and other than insulting people, I don't see much value added. Dan, doesn't need added credibility. I tend to agree and defer to Dan's opinion in a lot of cases because of what he does. It's just when folks disagree with him, he tends to take it personally, which makes it all the more fun to pick on him. Dan is also pretty quick to drop the hammer on other folks as well so anything he says if fair game.
Go ahead an rip my setup, yup, I did it myself but it's a clean job, no wires dangling etc.....Go ahead and rip it.
07-14-2002, 11:06 AM
are you all done venting???I am.I'm not going to bash your post.
I see why you posted what you posted.And if you read all my posts in here minus the YOU bashing,I tried to voice my opnion on why this isn't a good idea and also tried to help the guy with some helpfull tips on other types of speakers that would be better suited for the job.
I'm not going to defend liv4fam's posts,I didn't invite him in here,he came all on his own.I just told him about what goes on in here, we has a dissussion about forums in general.audio and video forums should be just that.thats why I come in here to talk about,not sex,he said she said and all the other bull**** that gets talked about.The OFF TOPIC was designed I believe for this very reason.
Since your a senior member of this forum,the only advice I could give you in your posts when talking to a younger fellow,is try to touch basis with the entire subject at hand.If you read past all the slashing Liv4fam made,he made some really good points about the mounting of aftermarket brackets.Screwing them into your speaker causing holes and the possibility of damaging the crossover board.
That it in a nut shell dude.I posted this a couple of time now..........LET ALL THIS BE WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE AND LETS ALL MOVE ON.We can ALL learn from the events over the past couple of days.
07-14-2002, 02:25 PM
This was such an effin stupid, yet funny move by Dan. CLASSIC. I'm so glad liv4fam graced us with hs presence, and gave us his words of wisdom. 'I had nothing to do with it', what a line.
We are back to the same ****, different day. Polks still aren't worth seperates, are they Dan? Well, I won't argue your opinion, but don't get pissed when I post in disagreement.
'Wiling to tone it down bit, but still tired of the BS' Russ
07-14-2002, 02:44 PM
RANT? WHAT RANT? Someone please tell me where I was ranting??? I'm just trying to get direct to the point answers to my questions.
OK, back to the original subject. I still haven't read anything that would, other than not wanting to use an aftermarket bracket, that has convinced me that it is such a terrible idea. I honestly feel that it has just as much merit as an inwall speaker.
Having said that, Dan, you STILL didn't address your ORIGINAL position that you can't hang a 24 lb speaker from the ceiling MUCH like you haven't ever produced all the wire tech data OR ever gotten back with us for your heated position on the Yamaha receiver issue OR the whole bastardized biwire thing. You are the expert, I'll defer, explain how that works. You see Dan, do you have an answer or not?
You of course can feel free to respond with anything that I have posted in the past but, I have always acknowledged when I'm wrong, apologized where appropriate and my views are VERY consistent on topics from post to post.
As for liv4fam, I don't buy that he JUST showed up. Dry that out and you could fertilize the lawn. Don't support or defend?? How about the high five?
Lastly to address this: "Since your a senior member of this forum,the only advice I could give you in your posts when talking to a younger fellow,is try to touch basis with the entire subject at hand"
I don't consider myself senior anything. I don't consider myself to be an expert or even terribly intelligent, I've never said anything to the contrary. As for posting advice or anything else, I post what I would do or what I think given the set of circumstances given. Sort of like when a dude is asking about decent subs at the 350 pricerange go pointing him to REL subs.
Now that I have RANTED, I am done and will post no more on this topic and have my hand extended in truce and sincerely hope that we can discuss things like civil adults. However, if we do disagree, and I think that's highly probable, we can do it constructively and without all the BS
As a note here, I've not called Dan one name, criticized him personally or made one untrue statement here. If I have, point it out and I will apologize
07-14-2002, 10:12 PM
You children make my head hurt. Grow the $*&# up!
07-14-2002, 11:39 PM
you can hang it from the ceiling, with a pole to ear leval or a little higher with wires thought the pole to the speakers, and turn the pole to set up speaker direction.
07-15-2002, 01:48 PM
I honestly just want opinions here, and I don't want folks getting all upset :-). Every application is different, and everyone has their opinions.
I know of another speaker manufacturer that does suggest that you can hang their on wall dipole/bipole speaker on the ceiling if the particular application does not allow for on wall placement. (I even was able to talk to the speaker designer in this case)
I just wanted to know if anyone has tried this with the Polk LSiFX and if so how did they do it and how did they like it.
07-15-2002, 02:06 PM
All, BS aside, IMO opinion exactly HOW it is attached and where it is attached shouldn't make a difference.
07-16-2002, 02:57 AM
You see my point exactly on this poor guy just needed some help and we pissed allover his post.........its wrong nomatter how you look at it..........
Sorry Dude ,If you read my posts,just skip my kicking these guys in here and read my experience with Dipolar speakers in general,It could help you some.I haven't mounted a pair of LSI/FX but I have alot of experience with hanging speakers.
07-28-2002, 02:57 AM
Just in case anyone was wondering, customer service did point out a company called called omnimount may have brackets to allow mounting on the ceiling. http://www.omnimount.com/
So it seems possible, but I haven't decided what I will do for my room :-)
07-28-2002, 07:51 PM
Gee, imagine that. :rolleyes:
07-28-2002, 07:54 PM
Polk needs to put that in the munual......:D
07-28-2002, 08:38 PM
they need not to put that in the manual.
Here's the deal.When you mount the lsi f/x from the ceiling with one of those omnimount brackets,.......better yeat,go to the web site with the link above and imagine how the lsi f/x speaker is going to look with there bracket.Forget about performance for a minute,and thing about the big shiny black V SHAPED SPEAKER HANGING FROM YOUR CEILING.............LOOKS!!!!!!
Here it is in my current house........
My wife......honey you need to leave now ,you have broken me with these spaceships hanging from our ceiling.
Me.....but honey I read on the forum I could do this and even someone called customer service and they said use these brackets.
My Wife...I thought you had more common sense then that.
Me......now that I see what I did ,I thought I did 2.
You know what??
you never said why you couldn't hang your speakers on the wall,or even a room layout to see if there is a better way then this nightmare of a fix.
07-28-2002, 10:30 PM
Let's not start a another pissing contest but your arguments have been that you couldn't mount a 24 lb speaker from the ceiling, then it wouldn't sound right and now that it's asthetically unpleasing.
All, along I've said that I grant that it may not be the optimal thing to do but if, for whatever reason someone needs to do it, it can be done.
Asthetically, well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I say if it doesn't bother him, go with it. I mean, could it be much worse than laying floorstanders on ther backs and tilting the tweets tword the ceiling?
Performance wise, what would be the difference of a pair hanging down from the ceiling as opposed to being on a pair of stands? Honestly, I don't see where how something is mounted makes ALL that much difference.
I say, let this dog lie. If the guy needs to hang the speakers from the ceiling (whatever his reasons may be) it can be safely done.
07-29-2002, 12:28 AM
I never said you can't do it,only if you try to do it with the factory bracket.Danger lies in this mounting.Period.They ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR THIS MOUNTING.
My arguement was in performance,I remember telling you I could mount YOU from the ceiling and I'm sure you weigh more then 24 lbs.
I don't think you ever mounted Dipolar speakers from a ceiling or even listened to them in this setup.As noted Home theater isn't Important to you I don't know why you try to give people advice where you lack in knowledge.I'm not trying to insult you are start a pissing match.Just let it go Bro your out of your league here.
You never as I did ask him why he can't mount his speakers on the wall(UNTILL MY LAST POST BEFORE THIS AS I THOUGHT OF IT THEN,ARGUING WITH YOU IS DISSTRACTING) or address any other options.You just like to argue anything you can and I don't know why you do this.You stated you opnion let it go.
So to get it all straight....YES YOU CAN HANG ANY SPEAKER FROM
THE CEILING.I can mount my rt1000p's from the ceiling safely but they won't perform they way they where designed.
Remember I offered the Idea of Inceiling speaker which are designed to work there,YOU never addressed any other options.
AS far as performance goes with monopoles firing up at the ceiling,you'll never know how good or bad it is by me telling you here.
Things like this post need EXPERIENCE to help people with there systems.NOT stating O YES SIR YOU CAN HANG THEM THERE WITH THE CUSTOM INSTALL BRACKETS DOWN AT THE STORE.
07-29-2002, 12:30 AM
What about wiring them TroyD.........
Did you ever suggest any way of geting the wires in the ceiling,ask if he had drywall or drop tile........did you know some drop tiles won't support 24lbs?
Now if you want to do this......I'M GAME BUDDY.If you want to let it go...I'll respect that.
07-29-2002, 12:34 AM
You know TroyD,
I don't think you read the entire question from the beginning.
You didn't address the entire post, just hang the speakers.
What about your suggestions bud?do you have any other ones for him?
Do you own the lsi's or know what other's are doing for rears in a 7.1 channel setup?????
If your gonna sling things around,at least address the post.
07-29-2002, 02:04 AM
Dan, sometimes it seems you stop talking (posting) only long enough to switch feet. Give it a rest.
07-29-2002, 02:34 AM
Ok :) smile everyone :) ... I am not trying to add fuel to any fires here...I think we all agree, we have different opinions, AND life is good enough that we can ENJOY home theater issues. Now ...
I didn't include the room information initially because I didn't think anyone wanted to know.
I don't really have a back wall, thus I can not mount speakes on the walls. The ceiling vaults up to the center of the room, such that the back of the room is at 8 feet, and goes up to 12 feet and back down to 8 feet at the TV. So I can mount the left and right surrounds on the wall, but for the rears I am left to mounting them on the ceiling. I hope to "match" the speakers all around or at least come close, so I was asking if I could mount the LSiFX on the ceiling, since Polk does not make an in-ceiling speaker in the LSi family. The room is 16ft wide x 21ft long
Next time I ask, I suppose I will try to put more information in the post. I hope this completes all the necessary info.
BTW: thanks for the information provided thus far.
07-29-2002, 08:31 AM
sory to rant on your post dude,
But we have a history in here.And thiese kinds of posting go on.
I hope at least you got out of it what you wanted and get your speaers where you want them.
The Inwall's they don't have a matching one but I thought it would be a better opnion then drilling up a pair of lsi's and hanging them from a ceiling.Good luck anyway.
Switching feet???I'm always at idle untill posts like Troy's need to be addressed.
07-29-2002, 10:00 AM
No biggie, just different opinions that's all.........
Certainly there is no harm in different points of view
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