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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   NcgOsh



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Posted December 15 2010 - 12:46 PM


What speakers are best for 4m x 5m single story Home Theatre among:

(a) In-wall / Ceiling mounted

(b) bookshelf speakers


© Floor stand


#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted December 15 2010 - 01:18 PM

Let me preface this by saying these comments are all generalizations.  There will be exceptions.

In-wall are better than in-ceiling.  In-ceiling are pointing down.  Unless you are under the speaker, then you are losing out by being off-axis.  The "swivel tweeter" and other things help but not 100%.

In-wall speakers are a compromise but they are not always bad.  It limits you if you want to upgrade or re-arrange the room.  Sometimes wall studs don't allow optimum placement.

Towers vs. bookshelfs is a toss-up.  It depends on your goals.  Sometimes towers use the exact same drivers and crossover.  Choose the ones that sound the best.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   CB750



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Posted December 16 2010 - 03:26 AM

If you need a second opinion I Ditto what Robert J says.    Once you get into free standing speakers pick the ones that sound best to your ears and meet your installation goals and budget.

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   AVES



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Posted December 17 2010 - 11:31 AM

Hi HTF members -- selecting speakers for your home isnt a quick process.  Alot of thought into your HT project has to go... budget, "cosmetics", power/handling needs, and a few other concerns. 


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