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Room size 25X30. Denon X 3300W doing the driving.
Budget 600.00
Here is what I am down to
Elac IW D61
Bose 891
Polk 265RT
Klipsh R5502

Wild card I have never heard of??
Earthquake EWS-LA63

your help as always appreciated
 

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I'm familiar with all of them, and I have the Elac Debut 6.2, which is the bookshelf version of the Elac IW D61 and they are sweet sounding. Best imaging you'll get in the price range, but you won't get nearly the same imaging with in-wall versions. Anyway, that would be my suggestion. They're especially great with music, if that matters. With any of them, I recommend using a subwoofer.

BTW, the Elacs need a decent amount of break-in time. Their sound changes significantly during break-in and they don't sound good out of the box. Give them at least 40 hours of fairly aggressive break-in.

Oh yeah, that room is far too big for ANY in-wall speaker to be sufficient in. You're seriously selling the system short and you'll never be truly happy with it, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Just thought I'd mention it.
 

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I'm familiar with all of them, and I have the Elac Debut 6.2, which is the bookshelf version of the Elac IW D61 and they are sweet sounding. Best imaging you'll get in the price range, but you won't get nearly the same imaging with in-wall versions. Anyway, that would be my suggestion. They're especially great with music, if that matters. With any of them, I recommend using a subwoofer.

BTW, the Elacs need a decent amount of break-in time. Their sound changes significantly during break-in and they don't sound good out of the box. Give them at least 40 hours of fairly aggressive break-in.

Oh yeah, that room is far too big for ANY in-wall speaker to be sufficient in. You're seriously selling the system short and you'll never be truly happy with it, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Just thought I'd mention it.

Thanks for the input. The listeing area on the blue prints looks to be 19' deep X 22'( seating will be centered) wide, but open to the kitchen dining on the right for another 23'x12'. The L-R speakers will be around 10' apart. I have 2 Carver Sig subs 1200W each. Doing RSL C34E X4 each on celing for Atmos. Wharfdale Zaldek Center(twin 6.5 woofers with horn loaded mid and tweeter-75-29Kh, 90 Db, 6 Ohm.'s
Have a pair of B&W 805's floor standers but trying to make the wife happy and dedicate those to a 2 channell tubeTT system in my cave.

Thanks so much for the help. Retired so don't have all that extra cash flow to asorb these things but have saved and sold for this project outside of home building budget which will need to include a new 4K TV along with sutiable 4K player..:popcorn::rolleyes::blink:
 
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Just as an FYI, the ELAC Debut 6.2 are often only $250/pair, which is a big savings from the in-wall version. Put a couple small shelves on the wall instead of big holes in the wall, and you save money, get better sound, and can change to different speakers a lot easier, if you want to.
 

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Thanks for the input. The listeing area on the blue prints looks to be 19' deep X 22'( seating will be centered) wide, but open to the kitchen dining on the right for another 23'x12'. :popcorn::rolleyes::blink:

Not trying to be critical since I don't know your overall situation but I've never understood why people put their best gear in shared rooms when they have a "cave" available. I have a beautiful 65 inch OLED in my main living room that barely gets any use because my wife isn't the HT nut, I am. When she's down here she knows we're going into full Theater mode. Lights, sound, picture, everything.
 
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The Klipsch r-5502 are under $400 a pair so that far below your budget. That said I love mine. I went from Klipsch rf7 ii's to these in wall Klipsch to save on space. My room is much smaller than your's however.
 

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