I am also looking for In-wall and In-ceiling recommendation and thought I will just use this thread instead of new thread. I have a 20ft(L)x18ft(W) room in a new construction with vaulted ceiling. Ceiling has two sloped section and one flat section. Sloped section go from 10 ft to 14 ft and flat section is 14 ft. The width of these section are (4ft Sloped, 10ft flat and 4ft sloped). The front wall where we want to put TV is exterior so is the right wall and roof is exterior too (except the flat one). Now i know people have recommended against installing on exterior wall but i am almost decided on installing on that and my builder is okay with that as long as i don't put really big speakers.
Now for speaker selection. My budget is around $1500 including sub but as i said i am also trying to not select very big speakers. I have had Polk RM7 in past and i liked them. I have heard that klipsch is good but not easy to listen for a long time and so i was hesitant to select klipsch but i am open to that. Currently i am trying to build some setup using POLK RT vanishing series. I almost decided to use 255c-RT as center if i go with Polk and 620-RT ceiling as surround. For left and right i am thinking of either 65RT or 625RT. Is any of these are good choice to go with 255c-RT. I know people have suggested to go with 265-RT but i don't want to go with that because it is bigger. I could use some suggestion for ceiling surround also.
My other option is following setup of klipsch which i can afford because of a good deal right now but I have never heard klipsch but in general read comments that they they too bright.
One Pair R-5650-WII for the front left and right
R-5502-WII for the center channel
One pair CDT-5650-CII for the rear left and right surrounds
Now few things where i could use help/advice are
(1) Deciding on best Polk setup in terms of choice of speakers?
(2) Is above klipsch setup a lot better (in terms of spec) polk RT setup that i am trying to build?
(3) I also for a quote for episode 300 series from an installer. I am deciding against that because that because (a) I see most of the reviews from installers (b) I think i can buy better polk/klipsch set of speakers for same price. Will Polk RT and klipsch setup better than episode 300 series. I cannot afford episode 500 series.
Thanks for any advice.