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In-Wall Speakers - Replacing Floorstanding/Center


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#1 of 11 erew99

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Posted January 13 2014 - 07:25 AM

Hi All,

I'm thinking about removing my Monitor 50 and CS1 speakers for in-wall.  I'll be running some new cable (speaker wire and network cables) through beams over the new month or so.  I'm moving all audio equipment to a basement rack.  Receiver/components, etc...

 

I figured this is the time to move to in-wall speakers.

 

I'm looking at the Polk RT series.  Fronts = 265RT and center 255RT.  I can get factory refurbs on these for a lot less than retail.

 

1.  What do you think of the RT line? 

2.  Is there another brand model I should look at? 

3.  Are there any other cables I should run?  Currently going to do speaker wires, network cable, usb cables (2), HDMI (2), and Subwoofer cable.

 

 



#2 of 11 schan1269

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Posted January 13 2014 - 07:50 AM

Step up from the Monitor line.

Why 2 HDMI?
Can you run 1 USB and use a hub?

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Posted January 13 2014 - 07:53 AM

2 HDMI - just in case one dies later on... it would be a huge hassle to run a new HDMI line (reopen walls).

 

To USB, yes.  I'll run 1 USB2.0 to a hub in the living room.  I will probably do the same for a USB 3.0 hub.



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Posted January 13 2014 - 08:03 AM

Buy a good HDMI cable(like Vanco Installer) and you won't have issues with just 1.

That and you can get HDMI end adapters to ruin those.

http://www.amazon.co... degree adapter



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Posted January 13 2014 - 08:16 AM

What do you mean to ruin them?



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Posted January 13 2014 - 08:32 AM

The only way to ruin an HDMI cable is to constantly plug and pull it.

Use the adapter, you aren't plug and pulling the cable. When you screw up an adapter...change it.

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Posted January 13 2014 - 08:57 AM

Gotcha!  Any recommendations on in-wall speaker wire?  I used GLS 12G in the past, but not in-wall.



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Posted January 13 2014 - 09:28 AM

Anything CL rated...

 

http://www.amazon.co...ll speaker wire



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Posted January 13 2014 - 12:03 PM

My longest speaker wire run is going to be 80', while the shortest is around 30.  Does this 50' difference cause any latency? 



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Posted January 13 2014 - 12:54 PM

My longest speaker wire run is going to be 80', while the shortest is around 30.  Does this 50' difference cause any latency? 

 

No.



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Posted January 14 2014 - 06:05 AM

Thanks!






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