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Speaker type and placement on a new construction - plz guide
4 replies to this topic
Posted February 22 2012 - 02:25 AM
Hello All, I'm the process of building my new home and was asked by the builder about speaker placements: All these rooms below get pre-wired for 2 speakers: Dining Room Master Bedroom Game Room Back Patio I need to tell the builder whether to Mount prewire on Wall or In-Ceiling and whether they will be Recessed Speakers or Bracket Mount? I need to know the exact same thing for a family room (20 X 18) and media room (14 X 22) but these rooms will have surround 5.1. What should be the speaker location in that case alongwith the subwoofer? Do you guys need the layout/plan to recommend better? The media room will be my dedicated area, all other rooms will have music and radio playing and but I still like good quality. Media Room - Should I use wall mount on the front and in-wall at the back so that they don't interfere with the seating? Are recessed speakers bad in quality because of the loss since they're open at the back? Please guide and help. Thanks in advance.
Posted February 25 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted February 25 2012 - 02:47 PM
In-ceiling is the least desirable. On wall is better but not the best. Free standing, conventional speakers will give you the best sound.
I need to tell the builder whether to Mount prewire on Wall or In-Ceiling
I'm not sure what you mean by bracket mount.
whether they will be Recessed Speakers or Bracket Mount?
What should be the speaker location in that case alongwith the subwoofer?
Not really. They aren't the greatest quality because no company wants to invest in speakers that have a very small market.
Are recessed speakers bad in quality because of the loss since they're open at the back?
Posted February 25 2012 - 06:32 PM
Thanks Robert J. At what height should I place the speaker outlets. The house is still under construction and I want a combination of aesthetics and performance. I'm concerned about a big bookshelf speaker being right behind the couch - will this be an issue? My room is 14 X 22.
Posted February 26 2012 - 03:38 AM
Your tweeters should be ear level when seated. I have stands and I'm headed towards a full 7.1 tower system so all of my outlets are at the same level as an electrical outlet.
these rooms will have surround 5.1.
Did you look at the 5.1 layout on the Dolby site? You have side surrounds in 5.1. You add rear surrounds for 7.1.
I'm concerned about a big bookshelf speaker being right behind the couch