Here is another option to consider. I have some Aperion audio outdoor speakers in my kitchen, since I won them in a contest.
I have them mounted to the ceiling and about one foot away from the wall and the mount allows me to angle them to the listening level. So I guess you could call them a big on ceiling speaker. They sound great, for music while I am cooking. Now my kitchen is pretty small, so if you have a larger room, they may not fill it very well.
If you wanted to go with something like that setup in Axiom, you could use an M2 or M3 with an Axiom bracket and accomplish something similar.
I did, before I went with my Axiom home theater setup, have the Bose acoustimass 5.1 setup. I had the satellite speakers ceiling mounted and angled down, to help with WAF. They sounded terrible to me, setup this way. All of the sounds came from above, which is really strange and distracting when watching a movie. But, with the Aperion speakers set up almost the exact same way in the kitchen, it doesn't sound like it is coming from above at all. Probably because I am always standing up when I am in the kitchen, so there isn't that much of an angle that they are being pointed downward. Also, speakers mounted on the ceiling are probably not as distracting when being used as background music, compared to home theater use.