Hello all. I am building a new house. Do to wife acceptance factor (WAF) I am not able to use all of my B&W free standing speakers, subs and side and rear channels. She wants me to do everything with in-walls. Here is what I have so far:
Primary listening position is 13 feet from the 65" Plasma.
Plasma is mounted above the fireplace, 70" above the floor
Center channel will be 60" above the floor.
Fronts channels, Side channels and rear channels will be 40.5" above the floor. (ear level)
Sub is below the window. The window starts at 23" above the floor.
The front wall is 16 feet across.
Here are the compromises and concerns:
My rear left channel is directly behind the primary listening position.
My rear right channel is approximately 4.5 feet from my left
I cannot go higher than 40.5" in the rear left and right channels because these are mounted in a 1/2 wall
Location for front speakers is either 1) all the way to the left wall and to the right of the right window *or* to the right and left side of the fireplace.
If I go with option #1, I would assume I need speakers that have tilt capable tweeters toward the primary viewing position? Option 1 also would be a tight squeeze on the left wall..I may have to cut away some of the 2x4?..maybe..not sure. Option #2.. the right and left speaker would be fairly close together (its a 36" fireplace inset and there are 2 areas to the right and left they could be mounted, but again, its going to be tight.
Thoughts on this setup?
Also looking for recommendations of in-wall speakers? Looking for bang for your buck as budget is tight.
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