In wall speaker-recommendations?

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  1. Joe Solek

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    A friend of mine is thinking of installing in wall speakers in his living room and has asked for any suggestions. I know nothing about them, so I thought this would be the place to get some recommendations. They would be used mainly for music playback. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Really, not one reply?
     
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    Joe:
    I wish I had a good answer for you. Unfortunately, people rarely get any replies when they ask about in walls. My situation is that I have a 5.1 setup, but will eventually want to go with a 6.1. However the wife will not tolerate any more visible speakers, so my new rears will have to be in wall. Since most audiophiles feel that using a wall as an enclosure impairs the sound too much, most actually have no experience with in walls and will not offer an opinion.
    You might try Paradigm (www.paradigm.ca). They have three lines of in wall speakers. They are actually not that expensive, even those in their high end Reference line, because they obviously do not come with enclosures which is a pricey part of the speaker. Their regular speakers are great, and the inwalls use the same drivers and cross-overs. So I would think their in walls are decent. I think also Home Theater Direct has a line of in walls too, which is likely a cheaper alternative.
    And from what I hear, you are best off paying a professional to install them rather than trying to do it yourself. That is if you care about the sound quality.
     

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