There are a few threads out there when I did a search, but nothing real recent. I thought this thread was more applicable over here than in the dedicated speaker threads...With that said, I just purchased a Sonos ZP100 and controller to test out the functionality. I am completely sold on the system, but before adding additional ZP100's I now need to purchase and install some in ceiling speakers. I am looking for that popular budget/value combo, but would rather spend a little more to get what I am looking for. With that said, I don't have any experience with in ceiling speakers and no place local has the ability to really sample and test. I am looking to get a little more than that ambient sound quality and don't want a 2.1 system (not sure that's even possible). I would like the speakers to have some good mid-bass and lower frequencies and be able to reproduce nice quality at more than "conversational" levels. I am specifically looking at Home office, kitchen, bonus room and a master/master bath combo. I believe the speakers for the master and bath have to be 8ohm if im to share the one ZP100 with two in wall volume controls and the 4 speakers.
Any ideas on what brands and/or specific models I should look into? Should I be looking at 6.5 or 8 inch? I am fine ordering one pair and testing them out before I purchase the rest. Any input would be appreciated. I would say im looking to spend $200/pair, but obviously would love to spend less if I can find something cheaper that suits my needs.