Rears to match Polk LSi front and center

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  1. Brian_McC

    Brian_McC Auditioning

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    For a new home theater installation, I have found I really enjoy the new Polks. This is going to be a room primarily for movies, and some sporting events, and is not a "dedicated room". Unfortunately, I need to do the rear channel speakers as inwalls, and am unclear as to how to determine which way to go. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Brian_McC
     
  2. Alex F.

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    I recommend calling Polk for suggestions. Ask whether any of Polk's own in-wall speakers are timbrally close enough to your LSi's to be effective. If any specific model is not noticeably brighter in the upper-midrange and treble than your LSi, it should work.

    Some of the Polk in-walls have "aimable" tweeters, which is helpful to lessen treble brightness if any should exist. I would try aiming the tweeter upward toward the ceiling, which would, happily, also improve surround ambience.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Brian Kleinke

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    Brian,

    Could you sink something like the LSi7 into the wall? That would be the best match for sure. If not Alex's ideas would be best.

    Brian
     
  4. Brian_McC

    Brian_McC Auditioning

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    I appreciate your suggestions. There is inadequate room to do "countersink" the speakers. I am told that the Polk inwalls are kinda weak compared to similarly-priced inwalls from other manufacturers. Now, it may be that it still is the best option, given the desire to "match", but I have followed a number of threads suggesting that isn't a huge deal. Will keep watching the thread, and see what else others have to say.

    Thanks, again.
     

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