Ceiling mount rears

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by paxton, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. paxton

    paxton
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Messages:
    276
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    MK
    Ratings:
    +16
    Hi all!

    Newbie here ... Fantastic forum, it's been an inspiration and an excellent source of info for me so far. Not to mention an instant wallet-emptier. :D

    I've just taken delivery of some new shiny kit, but I've yet to set it up . . .

    Pio434 panel
    Pio501 amp
    Pio686 dvd
    MK K5's (fronts and centre)
    B&W CCM65 (ceiling mount rears)

    The demo I had with this kit was fantastic, but since delivery I've had several opinions saying that ceiling-mount rears are a big no-no, both in the installation and sound reproduction stakes. :confused:

    Does anyone else here have an opinion on them? Or have something similar installed?

    Much appreciated.
     
  2. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +411
    Ceiling mount rears? What's the problem? We often put in in-ceiling rear speakers, by Sonance. They are THX certified, so there can't be much wrong with the position. I can't vouch for your speakers, I've never heard them, but B&W don't usually produce any rubbish, so probs. fine.
     
  3. paxton

    paxton
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Messages:
    276
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    MK
    Ratings:
    +16
    Excellent. Cheers, MAW.

    I know I should trust my own ears, but I was just getting a few jitters about the whole thing before we start drilling holes etc! :)

    Speaking of which, anyone know of any installers in the MK area? I only know of Technosound and they were quoting silly money.:(
     
  4. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +411
    Oh dear! What do u need done? I do this kind of stuff, bit far for a site survey though
     
  5. paxton

    paxton
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Messages:
    276
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    MK
    Ratings:
    +16
    Everything! :laugh: Panel on wall, ceiling mounts in err...ceiling, all cables hidden etc.

    But just spoken to a builder who we had round . . . he said he's done a few installs and will come round to assess/help etc.
     
  6. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +411
    See how he is, pm me if you like, we'll chat. No obligation.
     
  7. paxton

    paxton
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2004
    Messages:
    276
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    MK
    Ratings:
    +16
    Thanks very much for the offer, MAW. He's coming tomorrow, so I'll see how it goes.

    Cheers.:thumbsup:
     

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice