Angled ceiling speakers have been around for awhile and we’ve seen this type of design from other companies like KEF and Speakercraft at kind of crazy prices. But now we have a reasonable price on the same type of design that many people can use.

It used to be that people wanted to put ceiling speaker with pivoting tweeters in and then point just the tweeter to the listening area. But that’s not a good practice as you send high frequencies one direction but the lows and mids stay pointing straight down. In that type of arrangement you get weird phase problems at different frequencies in different places in the room. Pivoting tweeters were probably the worst “bell and whistle” type feature made for ceiling and wall mounted speakers.

Pivoting Tweeter

Pivoting Tweeter

By using angled ceiling speakers, we can now put a good sounding theater system all in the ceiling, aiming the whole speaker assembly toward the listening area. We get the question all the time about putting the speakers in the ceiling and we’ve tried to discourage the practice because of the disconnect between the screen and the sounds coming from the speakers.

While not a perfect theater set up, as opposed to using theater styled box design, we do get a good compromise between interior design and sound quality. This is a good alternative when using a drop down screen in a front projection type of set up also.

Angled Ceiling Speakers

Angled Ceiling Speaker

 

We also have this in a kit of 5 speakers (with the front 3 being angled ceiling speakers) for a complete home theater ceiling speaker set up InwallTech High Definition Angled Theater Kit.

2 Comments

  • Peter Chan says:

    Brian, I have placement question. I’m planning a home theater exactly as you described: front projection and in ceiling angled speakers. Due to ceiling joist layouts I can either have my front LCR angled speakers close (16″) to the screen or at least 24″+ from the screen. What does InwallTech advise for the placement of your speaker?

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