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#122148 - 12/28/05 04:30 PM best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
abhik Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 4
I know in-ceiling speakers have acoustic problems but there is no other option here. I'm helping my parents build a HT in the basement and my mother grudginly accepted towers for L and R; for the surrounds, it's either in-ceilings or nothing.

I'm planning on getting 60ti/VP150 for LCR and most likely a harmon kardon AVR435. This will be for a 7.1 setup so I would need 4 in-ceiling speakers, priced around $150 each. There are no walls near where the surrounds will be placed so i'm not sure if di-pole type in-ceilings would help (the HT is not in a dedicated room, but in a niche in one part of an open-layout basement).

My parents are not audiophiles by any stretch. They just want to be able to watch movies on a big screen and have "good" sound. I'm pretty sure any acoustic issues from using in-ceilings will not be an issue for them. I just want to make sure that I pick speakers that will match the axiom sound.

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#122149 - 12/28/05 04:37 PM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Would your mother be willing to consider some W2s? They wouldn't be flush, but they are close. You can get them in white with white grills.
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#122150 - 12/28/05 04:47 PM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
abhik Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 4
hehe, already tried that.. that was a no go. basically, she's seen in-wall/ceiling speakers at a friend's place and wants that. I was able to convince her that having towers in the front won't look too bad since that'll be along a wall. I tried to get her to accept small speakers for the surround (not bose, but orb and similar) but even that was too obtrusive. If in-ceilings didn't exist, I might have been able to convince her to get small surrounds... but the genie's out on that one already.

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#122151 - 12/28/05 05:05 PM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5509
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
I don't suppose you could get away with mounting QS4s or QS8s with their backs against the ceiling ?

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#122152 - 12/28/05 06:04 PM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
abhik Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 4
nope.. not even smaller speakers..

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#122153 - 12/29/05 11:09 AM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
bugbitten Offline
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Registered: 04/06/05
Posts: 2339
Loc: Madisonville, KY
You might start here.

You also might try a custom HT shop to listen and see what they use.

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#122154 - 12/29/05 11:55 AM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
abhik Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 4
thanks.. i'll check out that site.. I do plan to go to a HT shop in town but since I haven't yet heard the axioms I'm not sure how to pick in-ceilings that would match sonically.. should i just try to stick with something with a neutral-ish sound?

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#122155 - 12/29/05 05:14 PM Re: best in-ceiling surrounds with axioms *ducks*
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY
Axioms are neutral so neutral is what you should look for.

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