Originally Posted by raczkri
What is the problem with these triads?
The frequency range, power handling seems to be ideal for this application. not to mention these would match your LCR triads nicely I assume and they could be installed in your cloud easily also.
I can't find the dispersion pattern of these in the specifications but as they use traditional tweeters they should be very wide. If not, you could easily angle them properly inside your cloud given their shallow profile.
oh yes, and in contrast to the tannoy above, the triads are already boxed so you can be sure that you have the exact intended performance that match the crossovers' design. while with the tannoy you need to build a 20L box for them and hope its shape and rigidness will result the sound they intended to produce..
do I miss something obvious drawback? (aside from maybe price on which I have no info)
You have mentioned some fine speakers..........
If I could go back in time.......which I can't........I would have used Triad Gold Monitors with Silver Monitors for surround instead of current speakers. I was told on numerous occasions Gold Monitors would not work in my room. At time, I wanted Triad Plats but never had a chance to hear them, not to mention telling room designer I wanted Plats but room was spec-ed with Triad Golds. Since acoustic design was based on using Gold LCR, decided in end to go that way.
In reality, at my current listening levels ie -8 to -10 on Marantz 8801, I could have easily used Gold Monitors.........and never deal with that voice in my head stating, " What if........."
With ceiling speakers being so close to boundary, along with dispersion needing to be 90 degrees conical to encompass all seats in cone, essentially coaxials are best solution to problem. Because of driver alignment, lobing issues as in destructive energy at crossover frequencies would be issue with all mentioned Triad products.........though Silver Monitors would be less of an issue.
Fore-mentioned Tannoy in-walls require 0.7 cf internal volume as noted by manufacturer............I have no issue and actually prefer building my own baffle for speakers. Internal volume needed would be approximately 18-20 inches long which is certainly doable. Internals of said speaker is approximately 3-1/2 " deep so plenty of room to build backer box which is restricted by 8-1/4 " depth of my coffer cloud. As for Tannoy's super tweeter.......it's crossed over at 16 kHz so destructive issues near boundary are minimal.
It's still a wait and see situation........attending CEDIA and seeing what solutions are out there might be helpful especially with my preference to use Triad speakers. Wife gave me permission to attend CEDIA so it looks like I'm good to go........but a quick flight turnaround has me wondering if I'm taking on too much ie have to fly into Boston immediately after CEDIA to see Daughter.