Originally Posted by TMcG
There is not nearly enough information in the opening post to make that determination. You have to look at room size and seating distance for starters. There are well-established THX and SMPTE guidelines for viewing angles as well as optimal luminance considerations (ft. lamberts) that are affected by the screen size, gain, type of material, AT vs. non-AT and the projector's output and throw distance, to name a few.
If you are not space-constrained for the length of the room, then having the speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen is your optimal route. Real speakers vs. in-walls, like MTBdudex suggests, will give much better performance than in-walls. The speakers he suggests takes it a step further by introducing a wave guide for the upper range which is what all commercial theater speakers and the highest-end residential speakers use to get full-frequency response at the main listening position well beyond the 12' or so max distance for any soft-dome tweeter speaker like the CM9.
So can you share a bit more information about your room size, seating distance, budget, goals, usage (x% movies, x% music, x% games, etc.) so the AVS Community can provide you a bit more feedback? The best systems are always the result of well though-out design.
It will be used mostly for TV and movies. 80% 16:9 and 20% movies and hardly any music.
The room is 20ft long and nearly 10ft-12ft wide. I have only 10ft width in the place where I can put the screen. There is a pillar that prevented from expanding beyond 10ft. I can have the seats and screen swapped, but preferred to have seats in the wider section.
| S S |
| E E | 12'
|10' A A |
| T T |
|----Door----\ S S |
I can have screen as wide 10ft or 8ft, if I utilize the full 10ft for screen then has to go with in-wall speakers. If I go with 8ft wide screen ,planning to w with either Martin Logan ESL or Ethos or B&W CM9, also looking into Pioneer Elite Atmos.
I can move the seats to recommended position with both the screen sizes, so seating is not an issue. Since it is dedicated room just for movies have control the light. Planning to spend not more than 1k for screen.
I have some what of an idea on regular floor standing speakers, but have no clue on in-wall speakers, like to know if the in-wall speakers or of same quality as regular speakers.