You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » Advice from Axiom Owners » ATMOS Ceiling Speakers

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#423177 - 02/05/17 03:12 PM ATMOS Ceiling Speakers
TroyD Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/17/04
Posts: 613
Loc: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, CA
Ok got a few Questions on this
Pretty sure I am going with M3's and actually have to because the ONW I'd probably have to tie wrap up.
So, heard a few comments over the years you cannot lay a speaker on it's side up front if using it for a center.
for multiple reasons.
So, why not get a VP100 and mount four of them as ceiling heights, since that's the natural orientation ?
Would these not be better than M3's ?

Secondly, if not and one does mount M3's which way does the tweeter align, to the middle of the room or outsode walls ?
Do you mount then up and down or side ways ?

I'm upgrading to the M5HP and was curious if I am mounting the m3 whynot go with VP100s'

Even still if I keep the M22's I have now would getting four VP100's for ATMOS not be better ?
_________________________
Anthem AVM30
Anthem MCA50
M22v4
VP160v4
EP350
EP500

Top
#423178 - 02/05/17 03:16 PM Re: ATMOS Ceiling Speakers [Re: TroyD]
Newf Offline
aficionado

Registered: 04/14/05
Posts: 759
Loc: NL
My brain hurts...lol

In ceilings M3s...be done with it. They sound fine and you can aim tweeters towards MLP. Can't install in ceilings?
_________________________
2xAA
M80/VP150/VP160/QS8
4xM3/M22OW/M2OW/VP150OW/4xM3IC/4xM3OW
EP500/800/HSU VTF3/SVS PB2k/SB2k/SB-12

Top
#423179 - 02/05/17 03:38 PM Re: ATMOS Ceiling Speakers [Re: TroyD]
SirQuack Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 13579
Loc: Iowa
I have found when installing my inceiling M3's recently it has a 2 gimble adjustable system. the tweeter itself can be adjusted and the circular bracket it is connected to also can be adjusted in the opposite direction give you many options. One note the outer ring if you angle it to its max you can't put the mesh screens back on without them being uneven.
_________________________
M80s-VP180-4xM22ow-4xM3ic-EP600-2xEP350
AnthemAVM60 Outlaw7700 EmoA500 Epson5040UB SonyUBPX800



Top
#423197 - 02/05/17 09:03 PM Re: ATMOS Ceiling Speakers [Re: TroyD]
nickbuol Offline
axiomite

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5341
Loc: Marion, IA
Yeah, go in-ceiling if possible. I went on-wall, but I soundproofed my ceiling and didn't want to punch 4 holes in the ceiling (and I would have never found a good spot that didn't hit a ceiling joist or my hat channel).

Tweeter to the inside is the way to go in that case.

Can you put some other speaker up there? Sure. Heck, if space and money was no limit, then put the biggest speaker model up there and match all of the other speakers. Nobody is going to do that with a large tower style speaker. A speaker the size of a center channel just start to look "large" and "bulky" up on your ceiling.
_________________________
2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120

Top

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,280 Registered Members
16 Forums
24,088 Topics
425,364 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13579
CV 11709
MarkSJohnson 11444
2 registered (Kevin1, Ian)
176 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup