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#163585 - 04/02/07 08:11 PM W22 for kitchen ?
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I am renovating my kitchen, new everything. I will be wanting some good sound in the kitchen since I do all the cooking and spend a lot of time in there, and I like my sound to sound good

I am debating between in-ceiling, or in wall speakers. I am considering a pair of W22s. They would not be near any high temperature areas ie: no where near the gas range.

I'm looking for opinions, advice etc.. anyone has experience with in wall / in ceiling / W22s in a small space ? The speakers would be about 6 feet apart, just between the granite countertop and the upper cabinets. They will most likely be powered by a Sonos 50W per channel ZP100.

The room is approximately 11' x 13' x 8'

Thanks!
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#163586 - 04/02/07 08:20 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: Riker]
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I am not a fan of recessed speakers but if I had to choose, I'd take in-wall. With in-wall, you stand a chance of developing a stereo image. An in-ceiling installation on the other hand would, in my opinion, sound like two distinct point sources rather than a cohesive sound-stage. Best of luck with your reno and don't forget to leave room in your kitchen for an EP600 .

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#163587 - 04/02/07 08:31 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: Mojo]
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LOL !! Too funny Mojo.. I could put the EP600 in "dedicated acoustically transparent pots and pan drawer" !!
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#163588 - 04/02/07 08:54 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: Riker]
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That seems like too much work.

Two EP600s and a nice granite countertop would make a fine kitchen island. Just keep the grills on so you don't end up with kitchen waste in the ports.
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#163589 - 04/02/07 09:02 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: bridgman]
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That really is a good island idea. If someone actually does that, I'll give them $10.

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#163590 - 04/02/07 09:12 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: CV]
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Now you guys are altering my design plans.. but in a good way !!... The granite is a given and on order, Black Cambrian, so it would match nicely with a pair of Black wood veneered EP600s.. and I could coat my home made battered chicken fingers right on the granite wile cranking up some death speed metal !! COOL !!!.. oh ya, the wife "might" not agree..Ummm... I'll let you know how it turns out..

back to topic, I'm thinking maybe W3s would be more appropriate size wise for the kitchen.
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#163591 - 04/02/07 10:24 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: Riker]
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I'd go with vertical W3s, myself, for a tad more oomph in the bass area. If it's possible, I'd mount them upside down so that the tweeters are further from the ceiling. But, since you're not going ot be doing any critical listening in the kitchen -- or are you? -- the imaging isn't so much of an issue as much as clean sound is.
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#163592 - 04/02/07 11:03 PM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: pmbuko]
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I agree with the W3 idea, for stand alone bookshelves (with no sub) the W3 is the best choice. And its smaller too, which will add a cleaner look.
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#163593 - 04/03/07 12:01 AM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: Hutzal]
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I think I read in the new products section that axiom is coming out with a new model in-wall that only sticks out an inch or so. They did a bunch of testing to see how close to flush they could get without sacrificing sq. That might be an even better option if you can wait that long.
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#163594 - 04/03/07 10:58 AM Re: W22 for kitchen ? [Re: Riker]
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Quote:

The granite is a given and on order, Black Cambrian, so it would match nicely with a pair of Black wood veneered EP600s.. and I could coat my home made battered chicken fingers right on the granite wile cranking up some death speed metal !! COOL !!!..


With the above configuration, it sounds like the chicken would batter itself! Could be a good thing.

My impression is that the inwall W3's would work perfectly.

Just my .02...

Looking for self battering chicken,

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