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post #1 of 3 Old 07-10-2014, 05:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Can I Put a Set of Klipsch Bookshelf Speakers In-Wall?

Okay. This might sound crazy to you all.

I recently sold my current home. I just signed a contract on a new build (basement will be finished in the next six weeks). In my current home, I have (and love) this 7.1 setup:

Panasonic 52" Plasma
Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver
HSU Research STF-3 Subwoofer

Klipsch Reference Series RCX-4 Center Speaker
Klipsch Reference Series RSX-5 (x2) Front L&R Speakers
Klipsch Reference Series RSX-4 (x4) Side and Rear L&R Speakers

I love, LOVE these Klipsch speakers, and the buyer of my current home just wants the basement wired, doesn't want the speakers.

I am setting up a 7.1 system in the new home. The basement is studded out, no wires run (yet). I can afford to buy in-wall and in-ceiling speakers (on a modest budget). I'd really like to use my Klipsch setup at the new house, but I'd (and my wife would) like to hide them (they're not tiny). My question is whether anyone here has ever put bookshelf speakers into their walls with success. These have nice stands, so I am thinking I could build enclosures between the studs. They have rear-firing ports, so that might also be a problem. Once the drywall goes up, I could put some type of grill or screen over them to hide the speaker within the enclosure. Would this sound good? Would it work? Would it be muddied? Would it look ridiculous?

Please don't pile on. I'm sure this might sound ridiculous to most audiophiles, but I could save a lot of money this way (and hold onto the speakers I dearly love).

I searched AVS and Google to find a good answer to this question, but came up empty.

I look forward to hearing your comments!
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I am setting up a 7.1 system in the new home. The basement is studded out, no wires run (yet). I can afford to buy in-wall and in-ceiling speakers (on a modest budget). I'd really like to use my Klipsch setup at the new house, but I'd (and my wife would) like to hide them (they're not tiny).
If you're at all considering a projector setup for the basement, then placing those speakers behind an acoustically transparent (AT) screen would be an excellent use for them... That has the advantage of properly utilizing your existing speakers, and puts them at the correct location(s) for LCR speakers, too. And you might be able to use your existing stands, too.


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They have rear-firing ports, so that might also be a problem.
That IS a problem. You won't want to enclose these in a cabinet or an enclosure recessed into the walls. You'd be better off selling them an getting high quality in-walls instead, in that case.

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If you're at all considering a projector setup for the basement, then placing those speakers behind an acoustically transparent (AT) screen would be an excellent use for them... That has the advantage of properly utilizing your existing speakers, and puts them at the correct location(s) for LCR speakers, too. And you might be able to use your existing stands, too.




That IS a problem. You won't want to enclose these in a cabinet or an enclosure recessed into the walls. You'd be better off selling them an getting high quality in-walls instead, in that case.

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Jautor,

Thanks for your reply. I guess I'm going to look for somebody to sell them to. I hate to part with them, though.
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