My speaker shopping is frustrating; guidance please

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  1. Marshall Sander

    Marshall Sander Stunt Coordinator

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    First - Everyone on this board who has posted replies to my numerous questions has helped me greatly narrow my choices. I thank all of you.

    Now I (and my wife) have agreed to purchase an in-wall only system. I have reviewed plenty and visted all of the websites. It is very frustrating to shop for these speakers becuase almost all high-end products are sold by custom-install companies who do not have all products available to listen to and who ususally sell only one of the brands in which I am interested. Since they only sell one brand, I cannot get an unbiased opinion on the quality of the speaker versus a competing brand.

    Here are the brands I am interested in hearing. I will be driving all over town on Sat. just to hear as many as I can.

    SpeakerCraft 8.8MT

    Sonance 843

    DefTech UIW75

    Paradigm SA-30

    Phase Technology CI110

    Kef Ci Reference 1500

    B&W signature 7NT

    Atlantic Tecnology System 10

    Comments on any of these speakers is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bryan Acevedo

    Bryan Acevedo Second Unit

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    Marshall,

    I see you are in Phoenix. I live in Chandler. Where are you planning on going this weekend?

    Showcase would be a good place to go, as they have many brands of in-wall speakers to demo. Also, you might want to check out Klipsch in-walls. I have some and they sound pretty good.

    Jerry's Audio Video doesn't seem to have many brands, compared to Showcase. But I really wasn't looking at in walls when I went.

    Good luck!

    Bryan
     
  3. Marshall Sander

    Marshall Sander Stunt Coordinator

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    Bryan - I am going to Hi Fi Sales to audition Paradigm; Sounds Like Music for B&W; Ultimate Electronics for DefTech; and Showcase for Sonance. That will take me all over the valley.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Bry_DD

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    Hey Marchall, I hope you know that the store of Sounds Like Music on I-17 and Bell moved to the new mall at I-101 and Tatum in Scottsale. Good luck and have fun.

    Happy Easter to everyone!

    Bry
     
  5. Larry B

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    Marshall:

    One of the best in-wall speakers made is the Thiel power-plane. (Their website is thielaudio.com. )

    Larry
     

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