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    Question Having a surround speaker 2 ft higher than the other?

    Hi. I'm setting up my brothers home theater. Well.... it's not really a theater. The "room" or area where he wants his equipment doesn't have a rear wall or a right wall. So the right surround will have to be mounted about 2 ft. higher than the left? How bad will the tonal differences be?? Thanks

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    i have a similar situation and I don't think it is that bad. I just set the distance for the higher placed speaker further away on my receiver and that seems to have compencated for it.

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    Why not mount them *both* 2ft higher? (using a direct-radiating speaker, you could flip it upside down to get the tweeter as low as possible)

    How about a drop-down mount from the ceiling for both, where you can change the angle of incident to compensate?

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    Ok. Thanks. Russ: I can't mount them both 2 ft higher because its the worst room for home theater ever. In the rear left corner is a sort of pyramid thing where the left and rear "wall" meet. If I mounted it on the ceiling it would be about 3 feet from the wall and throw the whole thing off center - forcing me to move all my other speakers. I can't really explain it and it's not worth it because you guys already answered my question. Also, what company makes really long ceiling mounts or where can I find them? Thanks!!

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    How about the possibility of using tall adjustable stands ... I've seen some that are fairly sturdy that'll go as high as 60" and take 40-50 pounds ...

    for example - http://www.vtimanufacturing.com/spea..._enlarged.html

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    The room is prewired for surround sound and the panels are up high. It would look ugly if wires dropped down from the ceiling or across the room.

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    there are more than one way to set up a rooms furniture. i know the WAF isn't always there.. but for me.. it's more important that the HT work out more so than if it "looks good". but that's just me.. HT is that important to me than looks.

    I can set up my HT in three different locations in one room. why settle for so so sound when it can be so much better?

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    I ahve to agree. The sound is more important to me. Luckily, afyer quite a few disagreements, the "boss" let's me do what I want.

    I don't have the optimal room, so it's really hard for me to get things the way I want. Right now I have to figure out how I'm going to integrate a rear center, and change the position of my surrrounds. Rome wasn't built in a day...
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    Sound is VERY important to me also. I want everything to sound as perfect as I can possibly have it. That being said, as I have already mentioned, I have one surround speaker placed about 2 ft. higher than the other. After compensating for that on my receiver, I can tell no difference than when it is 2 ft. lower. There has not been once that the sound has sounded out of sync. I am extremely pleased, and I have had other HT enthusists over they have never noticed anything either. So just because you have one speaker a bit higher than the other, doesn't mean that you are sacraficing your audio and giving up having a true HT setup. You need to set it up, try it out, and do what sounds the best to you.

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    everyones room is different.... it takes readjusting quite a few times to get things just right.. or the best that it can be with what you have to work with.

    having one surround higher than the other. shouldn't be a problem.. it may look unbalanced. but i'm sure it sounds good. surround can also be placed to the side rear wall or rear wall. I actually have my (bipole) near the back wall but mounted on the sides of my sweet spot. about a foot from the ceiling.

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    We put the rti4 2 feet higher using an omnimount stainless steel mount. No one can tell the difference in height between the two. We're not really "audiophiles", but at least it's not discernable!!!!

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