I'm seeking opinions on "In Wall" and/or "In Ceiling" speaker options. I want to setup a 7.1 system. I do not have an amp, and I don't have any speakers. I have purchase 12 gauge speaker wire for all my wiring. Currently, there is no drywall on any of the walls. I've attached a picture, showing the dimensions of the room, and I've labelled where the projector is going. It's an open concept space, with the section on the right purposed for a playroom for my son.
The projector extends the entire 8ft of the projector wall, and there's only 17" from the bottom of the projector screen to the floor. The couch is about 21ft from the projector screen. There will a couch against the left wall, and a comfy chair positioned somewhere else. The main focal point should be the center couch 21ft from the screen, but I still hope the rest of the seats would get a good experience. Also, I'm installing Roxul Safe'n'Sound Insulation
throughout the ceiling in the basement
I went to the local speaker places, and they were all selling Polk Audio and Yamaha.
I'm looking for recommendations on speakers, and the placement of those speakers. Currently, I'm looking at putting the Center and the L/R front speakers in the projector wall, laying lengthwise, just above the baseboard, in-wall sub, and ceiling mounted L/R sides and L/R rears.
The receiver MUST be HDMI 1.4a compliant, with a NIC already onboard and with a USB port of iPod support. No addons for this functionality ... I want it all built in, as the addons are cost prohibative.
The following is what I'm currently considering buying based on local availability in Halifax, NS. Please use this list of an idea of my price point. These are all list prices, and I certainly hope to be able to knock about $600 off the total price of all items listed below. Please give me your opinions on the gear listed below, and what you would do, given my budget. I don't mind ordering online, but the shipping can sometimes make this cost prohibative, especially ordering from the USA, but I'll certainly look into it
Product: Pioneer 1125
List Price: $799.99
Purpose: Sub Woofer
Product: Polk Audio "In-Wall" CSW155
List Price: $799.99
Purpose: Centre Speaker
Product: Polk Audio "In-Wall" Centre LCi-C
List Price: $549.99
Purpose: Left/Right Front Speakers
Product: Polk Audio "In-Wall" RC65i
List Price: $249.99 (for the pair)
Purpose: Left/Right Middle/Back Speakers
Product: Yamaha "In-Ceiling" NSIW560CW
List Price: $269.99 (per pair ... require 2 pairs)
Thanks, and I look forward to all of your comments.