Just finished with a basement remodel project. Wanting to mount some bookshelf speakers behind my bar. They will have to be mounted on the wall. Looking for recommendations of up to $400 for a pair. They will be powered from an Integra DTR 7.8 receiver. Also, the speakers will be pretty close to the wall without much room between them and the wall so I must take that into consideration. Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.
Since there will a narrow sweet spot if you use mono-poles you might want to consider a pair of bi-pole/di-pole speakers like Emotiva ERD-1s. They mount on the wall and take up very little space. The tweeters fire at different angles to each other - the woofer directly away from the wall - and should make a wider sweet spot - something a bar area would need. I wouldn't normally recommend such a speaker but they are small - less than 5" off the wall when hung. I'd use them in bi-pole mode where both tweeters fire in unison. In di-pole mode the polarities are switched to fire 180* from the other tweeter. While not a critical listening solution they should give a soundstage similar to a direct/reflecting speaker such as a Bose 901 which has a very wide sound dispersion. A small sub would be needed with such small drivers. They do sound very good. I own a pair and use them for surrounds.
Just a thought...
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Vinyl Room: Emotiva PT-100 - Acurus A100 amp - Acoustic Research AR-2ax - Marantz TT42 - Oppo 103 Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the decency to write and thank her ~ WC Fields
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver
I have a full front projection 5.1 home theater on the other side of the room so these will do for simple background music when sitting at the bar. Can't really go wrong for the price paid. Putting the money I saved into a new cd player.