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|Originally posted by haysdb
Should I be at all concerned about placing the speakers partly behind and partly not behind the screen?
|BTW, the black border area is perforated isn't it?|
|Originally posted by KFung
If you got a micro-perf screen I believe they usually enclose an equalizer with it for the centre speaker... It's meant to compensate for the effects of the micro-perf on your sound. I think the unit is usually included in the price you pay for micro-perf, but I'm not 100% sure. However, if someone did your installation for you with another equalizer they may not have used the one for the micro-perf.
|Originally posted by thebland
Buy a pair of Triad LCRs and put them on either side of the screen. They'll give better audio than the in-walls to boot!
That would be the best of both worlds if set-up allows.
|A 400 mhz bump is pure gimickry on the part of the manufacturer or whoever told you that.|
|A SPL meter and sign sweep will best discern the frequency response. No one knows how your particular room and/or wall will impact the frequency response. A parametric EQ would be a better choice to fix things.|
|In short, no wall is as good as a well designed and braced box.|
|You will have to use some sort of digital center channel delay (also a negative), since all three speakers are on the same plane, the center will be forward of the L and R speakers from the sweet spot.|
|This is not an ideal way to set up a home theater. Go with the Triad LCRs and then any potential problems will be averted. Use the in walls for side or rear surrounds as potential sound artifacts are not nearly as significant.|
|Originally posted by randmac
I'm using the Atlantic Technology System 20 THX ultra speakers with the optional in-wall enclosures. I was surprised at how well this speaker system sounds and will not hesitate to recommend them to someone who must use or desires an in-wall solution.
My LR's are outside of the screen, but hearing how well the microperf allows the center channel to sound I would have no concerns with placing the LR's behind the microperf screen as well.
BTW: A pair SVS 2039CS subs helps too!
|Originally posted by thebland
I do know about these. First, my system consists of Citation THX LCRs.
I own in wall speakers. They sound great! However, not at 105 db peaks.
I am not here to denegrate your set-up. Offering advice as you asked for.
Triads are excellent speakers.
My only point is this. All things being equal, use conventional speakers.
Dennis designed my theater, too.
If in-walls are the only option for you, the advice you sought and the related arguments are moot.
SPLS imaging, etc. are the primatry reasons.
THere are many choices to make in home theater design. I am still unsure of whether to use CRt or Digital for the projector. My application makes the choice more difficult.
My point is only this. If you could go to a box sp[eaker, design the room as such. What if you want to change speakers some day? Think about it. What'll you do?
|Originally posted by ckaudio
I certainly didn't have any problems with installing in-walls behind my perf screen.