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#226370 - 10/22/08 06:14 PM Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors
sevendustweb Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
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In am in the process of upgrading the speakers in my home theater setup and am looking to buy the following:

(1) W150 (Center)

(pair) W22 (Mains)

Here is my problem: I live in a townhouse and share a common wall with a neighbor. They already complen that my 16" JBL sub kicks their ass. I am worried that when I install these Axiom on-wall speakers, the rear speaker cabinet will be so close to their wall that the sound will drive them nuts.

Also, planning ahead, I will eventually move to a house where soundproofing options will definitely be and option. I plan on doing the double drywall / green glue effect. Do on-wall speakers affect the reliability and productivity of a soundproof room in a negative way?

Thanks.

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#226399 - 10/22/08 10:10 PM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: sevendustweb]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Hmmmm... I don't think I would use on wall speakers in the situation. Maybe bookshelf speakers would be the best?
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#226400 - 10/22/08 10:15 PM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: terzaghi]
SirQuack Offline
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I agree, most townhouse situations have an association or something similar. You may not be able to cut that large of hole in the wall.
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#226401 - 10/22/08 10:20 PM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: sevendustweb]
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Dusty, welcome. If you mean that you would install the Ws in the common wall, that definitely wouldn't appear to be a good idea.
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#226418 - 10/23/08 05:33 AM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: JohnK]
Graeme L Offline
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Registered: 10/04/08
Posts: 186
Loc: Perth Western Australia
I think he is saying they will be "ON" the wall not in it?

I also think you should go for something that is away from the wall, as you say they have already complained.

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#226420 - 10/23/08 07:07 AM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: Graeme L]
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
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Loc: WI
I don't think the W series speakers would be the best choice in your situation.
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#226428 - 10/23/08 08:31 AM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: DaveG]
terzaghi Offline
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
I am pretty sure that you have to cut a big hole in the wall for the on wall speakers.
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#226430 - 10/23/08 08:42 AM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: terzaghi]
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Graeme,

The W Series speakers require you to cut a hole which sits in the wall cavity.
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#226439 - 10/23/08 10:02 AM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: SirQuack]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
I suspect he's already received this answer from his wife/girlfriend/significant other and was hoping the guys here would tell him to go for it anyway. ;\) You guys are totally letting him down. Graeme, go for it man, forget the neighbors! \:D






PS: Just kidding, I unfortunately agree with the rest of the folks here. I don't think these would work well given what you've described.
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#226453 - 10/23/08 10:55 AM Re: Axiom On-Wall Speakers and Neighbors [Re: myrison]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
I will disagree with the rest of you. As long as he is the owner or the owner doesn't mind a few rather large holes in the wall AND the common wall is insulated I think he would be all right to use the W series. I believe most of the sound is produced to go forward and would not resonate back through the wall much.
Ever stand behind your speakers? Not much happening back there when they are playing. I think as long as the crossover is relatively high, say 100hz the bass notes wouldn't be too bad going through the wall.
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