With In-Wall/In-Ceiling speakers, placement is a doubly important consideration. Here are three guidelines to follow:
- You should install your new In-Wall speakers where they’ll deliver the best sound to the area you’ve chosen.
- You should install In-Wall speakers where they’ll have minimum impact on your décor.
- You must install In-Wall speakers where they won’t impinge on existing wiring, plumbing, or HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) ducts. If you’re not sure, Find out!
Make sure that the speaker-to-listening/viewing position distance is the same for each speaker.
and from each speaker to listening/viewing position.
Caption: Speaker rule of thirds
If your room won’t allow this, don’t be overly concerned.
Just place your speakers as close to this ideal as possible and enjoy the sound.
Reflections from side walls have a major impact on your sound so try not to place your main speakers close to them. Remember that the “Rule of Thirds” is a guideline only. Try not to place your main speakers so they’re exactly the same distance from the closest side wall. A bit of asymmetry here is actually preferable.
When you take the time to place your Main speakers, you’ll enjoy better “imaging” (the apparent placement of individual instruments or voices), and more depth.
Also, remember that the tweeters in your In-wall speakers can usually (check your manual) be positioned so that they aim directly at your listening/viewing position.