I've finally gotten around to getting serious about getting some sort of speakers into my family room other than what comes out of the TV. Clarity of dialog is #1
issue the wife complains about.
The family room is already severely compromised (wide open floorplan, lots of glass on two of the three walls it does have, and cathedral ceiling), so I was looking at some cheap in-wall speakers, but I'd be mounting them in the slanted ceiling.
I've had great luck with monoprice cables, and have been toying with trying their Alpha In-wall 8in carbon speakers. They run $99 for a pair. I would either be looking for 3 of them or 5 of them to run with my sub.
There never seems to be any threads on DIY in-wall type speakers, so I was wondering if anyone with experience would be able to tell me if I could do better by building my own. One huge, important difference, is if I build my own, I will not be nearly as size limited for the front 3 LCR. I can realistically enclose the "in-wall" speaker with dimensions like 16" x 24" and easily 12" depth and beyond. I would just want to keep the size manageable to keep the WAF in check. I would have less depth to work with if I build 2 rear channels. I've bought and build things from PartsExpress before so building is not outside of my wheel house, I just want to know if I can do better for the few hundred bucks it would cost me to use the Monoprice stuff. If you think I can, I would greatly appreciate some recommendations.
Lastly, what I already have to work with:
Receiver - Denon 4520ci
Sub - Emotiva Ultra 12
Tools - Everything I would need and more.
Materials - Wood and fasteners of all types, metals, magnets, and some stone.
Thanks for any advice in advance.