Is it possible to ceiling mount a pair of KEF Q50a Dolby Atmos Speakers?

emmanuelrdzr

Novice Member
I recently bought a pair of KEF Q50a speakers which are intended to put then on other speakers when used as dolby speakers and then reflect the sound on the ceiling.

Instead of reflecting the sound, I would like to put them directly on the ceiling pointing to me, something similar to what was experimented here:


Unfortunately, those speakers are not prepared to be mounted on the ceiling. What do you suggest? Have anyone used any workaround to put them directly on the ceiling?
 

Gasp3621

Distinguished Member
They have keyholes at back for screw mounting on wall (can work as height channels mounted below ceiling on front/side wall), so you can use your imagination how you get them safely installed on ceiling. Then you can use them there similar way as SVS Prime Elevation speakers, see post #27 where member has them on ceiling showing how it´s done.



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gibbsy

Moderator
No problem with them being set on the ceiling although keyhole fittings have to spot on from a safety point of view. They are not the lightest speaker in the world at 4.25kg. That'll put a lump on your head if it falls down. Good speakers though and really does give you three options for placement.
 

kenshingintoki

Distinguished Member
Keeping an eye on this thread. I have a pair I was going to put on my wall (or try to sell and get the Arendal 1961s).
 

Dean

Well-known Member
I once heard that if an upfiring speaker is placed on top of a front speaker as intended, it gives added 'overhead height' because the sound beam has to travel up to the ceiling and then back down again?

How true do you think this is, for example if an upfiring speaker was 1.5m from the ceiling it would sound like it is 3m above you (assume your ears were also 1.5m from the ceiling), instead of 1.5 m above you if you had it ceiling mounted.
 

kenshingintoki

Distinguished Member
I once heard that if an upfiring speaker is placed on top of a front speaker as intended, it gives added 'overhead height' because the sound beam has to travel up to the ceiling and then back down again?

How true do you think this is, for example if an upfiring speaker was 1.5m from the ceiling it would sound like it is 3m above you (assume your ears were also 1.5m from the ceiling), instead of 1.5 m above you if you had it ceiling mounted.
ur overthinking it a bit mate.

they are ok ontop of speakers. give a sense of height but nothing dramatic. u can still localise the sound is coming from the top of the speaker if u listen for it. it just gives u a bit more 'atmos-phere' excuse the pun. like a 3d depth to the sound, but it doesn't give you consistent ceiling discerinble directitonality for atmos.
 

Dean

Well-known Member
ur overthinking it a bit mate.

they are ok ontop of speakers. give a sense of height but nothing dramatic. u can still localise the sound is coming from the top of the speaker if u listen for it. it just gives u a bit more 'atmos-phere' excuse the pun. like a 3d depth to the sound, but it doesn't give you consistent ceiling discerinble directitonality for atmos.
I tried to find the video where I heard about this, I found it below from Pioneer's Andrew Jones. I really can't hear much sound leakage from my KEF Q50As and I sit on a fairly low sofa and reflective low ceiling (I can literally touch it if I tip toe) which helps.

 

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