In Wall/Ceiling Theater speaker choice help?!
First off, Hello!
this is my first post here, so hello from Prince George B.C.!
So here is my dilemma, I just purchased my first home (possesion on June 24th!!!)
and i will have a dedicated Theater room in the basement with my existing equipment
(Onkyo TXNR 1008, Mirage M590i's Mirage sub, and Klipsch Center, side and rears)
But upstairs im looking at doing a simple, but nice In Wall surround setup, to keep the clutter down, and make it look a little more appealing.
I have read TONS of reviews, and listened to as many as i can (Not many...) and all i have listened to, NONE are in walls, thus wont sound ANYTHING like what im hearing.
this is VERY hard to figure out, so maybe you guys can help!
My Price range for my Left, Right and Center will be around (hopefully less ha ha) $700.00 the rears? they will follow suit.
I have looked at the following Brands;
Polk Audio (cheap! but.... ya, not the best sound..)
Boston Acoustics (cant find pricing! know the brand, probably sound really good!)
JBL (no idea about these, cheap, but thats not always good)
Axiom ( really well priced! have their own enclosure, big plus!!)
Klipsch (seem pretty expensive... but i do like Klipsch..)
Yamaha ( futureshop did a HORRIBLE demo.....)
so... ya! thanks for any info or help guys!
Welcome to our little audio video community largen and congratulations on your first home - you must be very excited!! I'm sure that you're gonna have lots of fun in the dedicated home theatre room in the basement
In-wall speakers are a bit of a challenging subject to talk about... since no one really reviews them due to the inability to mount them inside a wall cavity. That being said, you will not know exactly what the speakers will sound like until you mount them in your specific room. You may already suspect this but I thought it would be worthwhile to mention that none of the in-wall speakers in this price range will not sound nearly as good as your Klipsch speakers (just so you're not disappointed after installing them).
From the brands you mentioned, I would probably choose between Axiom and Klipsch. I know that Axiom prides itself on the fact that their in-wall speakers sound very similar to their comparable standalone speakers. Their thin on-wall speakers sound much better, since they don't rely on the wall cavity itself and offer more flexibility in placement (this is true of all on-wall speakers in fact). Personally the only good sounding in-wall speakers I've ever listened to are from Totem and Pioneer... but their speakers are much more expensive.
The on-wall Axiom model that I had in mind is this: http://axiomaudio.com/m3-onwall-speakers.html
Do you plan to also include a subwoofer in this room?
Absolutely, i fully understand the room changes the sound of a speaker entirely, i actually used to sell home audio at visions electronics ha ha. but if the speaker is at least in the wall i will have a slightly better idea especially if the speaker is using the wall as its "Enclosure".
Originally Posted by Suave
Now the Totems, i had no idea these were still made, i have heard an old pair of Totem Mites, and they were amazing! but they are probably WAY out of my budget...
I do also realise the sound quality of this system will be quite a bit lower then my current system, and thats ok, i essentially want a system that will sound pretty decent for when i actually do watch a movie upstairs or even tv in general/ some ambient music. and i will be running a sub upstairs as well.
The Axioms seem to be the best option so far.
And thanks!! im super excited!
There is one other brand I forgot to mention above - Paradigm - they actually have the largest selection of in-wall/ceiling speakers.
Check out their products here: http://www.paradigm.com/products/pro...all-in-ceiling
Let us know what you end up going with... and take some pics during the install so that you can share them with us on the forum!!
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