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need a non-axiom in-ceiling speaker recommendation
#329843 11/29/10 04:13 PM
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Hi Gang,

I need a recommendation for a round & recessed in-ceiling speaker to play surround duty. I honestly don't have another option as this is for living room (wife's domain) and she's already kindly offered up space for M60's up front and a 350 sub.

So - please help with suggestions. I enjoy music, so am looking for something that won't pull down the quality of the M60's as I experiment with music in the round... But budget's also important.

Thanks in advance,
Scott

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axiomoholic #329844 11/29/10 04:17 PM
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Paradigm in general has a pretty good reputation and I have had favourable experience with some of their on-wall solutions. Try this link for a starting point.


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ClubNeon #329847 11/29/10 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the quick response guys... to clarify budget, I think I'm looking to spend less than about $200 each... I believe that knock's Paradigm, and the unique JBL out of contention...

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axiomoholic #329851 11/29/10 04:54 PM
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I think it comes down to:

In-ceiling, quality sound, inexpensive. Pick two.

If you're looking for sub-$200 in-ceiling speakers, just pick a pair. There's not much to differentiate them in that price range.

These at least have a swiveling tweeter:
http://www.jbl.com/EN-US/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?PID=SP6CII

As do the ones from Pioneer:
http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/P...S-IC631-LR.Kuro

But as I said, pick a brand you like.


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ClubNeon #329854 11/29/10 05:15 PM
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I think I'm generally with Chris on this.

I'd consider the following

Monoprice for $46/pair

Home Theater Direct for $129/pair or their budget models for $79/pair

Dayton/PE for $100/pair

Emotiva for $127/pair

No experience except as a web-shopper. Good luck! Please give us your review!


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These are just outside of your price but NHT has made good products in the past.

http://www.amazon.com/NHT-6-5-Inch-Tweeter-Ceiling-Speaker/dp/B0002JF5FY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_29


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jakewash #329861 11/29/10 06:02 PM
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I did go back and forth a few times with the NHT guys via e-mail; those are on my list. My budget is $200 PER speaker so those multi-tweeter units (and the upgraded ones with aluminum woofer) would be in budget adn are on myu short list...

I also like Martin Logan's helo - but they are slipping out of budget unless can find some used.

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axiomoholic #329886 11/29/10 08:20 PM
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I can't speak for other brands mentioned already but I would think that Paradigm in-ceiling speakers would be a good match for Axioms and they can be found within your budget.... 6th Ave Electronics.


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Adrian #329887 11/29/10 08:57 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Mirage-Omnican-Pre...4092&sr=1-1
I haven't heard the in-ceiling but heard some Mirage towers in the past and liked the sound.


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