Speakers up high or down low ?

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  1. jjj

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    Hi

    I am about to lay some speaker cable in a room for a 5.1 layout, my question is about positioning the speakers. I have read that the speaks should be mounted at around head level when seated, but what effect will it have if i mount the speaker up high on the wall and point them down ?

    what about the center speaker, I am putting in a project and screen so don't have a tv to mount it on/under will I get a good sound if i mount it on the ceiling and point it down ?

    I don't want the speakers to low as the room will also be used by the kids to play in.

    by the way I have Mordaunt-Short Premiere speakers

    thanks for any help/advise

    John.
     
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    General Thinking is that surrounds should be 2-3 feet above listeners ear level.
     
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    Dolbly state that the ideal speaker placement is 2-3 feet above seated head hight. :lesson:
     
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    Thanks for that link - a useful item

    However does anyone have any experience of mounting front and Centre speakers near the ceiling and how does if effect the preformance ?

    Thanks
     

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