I am trying to decide on a new home entertainment system for a new construction home we'll be moving into, 50/50 music/movie. Looking for a 5.1 setup, budget:
1500-2000 for 5 speakers, $500 for sub, and $500-700 for a receiver. I am trying to decide on the speakers 1st. As an option, we selected to have 5 holes cutout in the ceiling with speaker wires routed from each hole to a centralized location where the receiver will be installed, builder provides wiring only, no speakers. We wanted to concealed the wiring.
So here's are my two options:
1) Install 5 in-ceiling speakers, has to be round, thinking 6"-8" woofer with swivel tweet. Through reading the forums, i've narrow it down to these speakers: Triad, Niles, and Noble Fidelity LCR type in-ceiling speakers.
2) Seal the 3 front cutouts and use an LCR soundbar below a wall-mounted TV (Triad, Atlantic Tech, ect) i'll probably buy one mentioned in this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1285715
) and use the 2 in-ceiling rear surrounds.
Wife obviously prefers option 1, but if options 2 provide a better system, i think i can get by
. Floor plan and model home photos linked for reference, I appreciate any feedback, thanks!
House_Canopy Lane 1ST FLOOR.pdf 31.123046875k . file