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Finishing basement 5.1 need some advice

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Dwrettig



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Posted January 16 2014 - 09:05 AM

Hello, I am finishing my basement with a front wall 20' wide with log cabin siding. The depth of the room is 14' (that will be tongue and groove pine)with a bulkhead starting at 10' that drops the height of the room down from 8' to 7'. So there is 4' of lowered ceiling in the surround area. Behind the bulkhead will open into a games room with kitchenette.
I was wanting to go with all ceiling speakers (recessed) but now understand that is not a wise choice. I do not want to mount front speakers on the cabin siding. To save money I was thinking about mounting my Bose am5 to the ceiling, with my Bose center channel under the tv(not mounted ). For surround I cannot use my Bose star derived surrounds due to headroom so I thought about the Polk rc60 for $119 /pr on amazon. Later I could upgrade the front speakers because I understand Bose is not the best. Any thoughts on this approach?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   vidiot33


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Posted January 16 2014 - 06:59 PM

Hi: while I would agree that Bose is not the best speaker choice, I wouldn't reject in-walls completely. With any small speaker, you're not going to have much bass, which requires a subwoofer crossed higher than I would recommend, but if low bass is not a priority for you, just go with what you like and is within your budget. Although they're not commonly known, Arx, sold by Audio Insider, makes great affordable speakers ( I think they may even have an in-wall). Worth checking out, and best of luck!

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Posted January 16 2014 - 07:05 PM

Why not buy an LCR bar, and mount the whole thing with the TV?

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Dwrettig



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Posted January 17 2014 - 06:22 AM

Vidiot33, when you say in wall do you mean in ceiling? I only ask because in wall is not an option because of the log siding. Thanks for the link I will check that out.

Shan1269, sorry for my ignorance, but what is an lcr bar? Any particular brand? I'll do a search. Thanks.

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