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Question Difficult positioning of rear speakers


Active Member
Spending the summer with builders fully gutting our new house, so as a treat for myself I decided to try and install in-wall surround sound in the living room. The fronts and centre are fine - TV is hanging on an external brick cavity wall - however the rears are causing me a headache.

The problem is that to the right of the sofa where we shall mostly be viewing is a brick wall which could easily take an in-wall speaker, but on the left side is a thin load-bearing column which most definitely can't have such a huge chunk cut out of it. The ceiling on the left of the sofa is a possibility however the ceiling on the right contains a thin-ish concrete slab which distributes the weight and can't take a speaker hole.

So, I am currently considering placing a left surround on the ceiling and the right one high on the wall. Has anyone tried something similar? Could I offset the positioning difference with directionality and proper calibration?


Standard Member
Would it be possible to build a false wall on or around the issue? Build or install the speaker into it?
If necessary you could build the identical pillar/design on the other side of the room and install the second speaker in it.

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