I'm trying to put together a good yet inexpensive in-wall speaker system for my loft and I am looking for some advice.
The house came pre-wired with everything on the ceiling but the angled section may actually help the sound as the speakers should point directly towards the couch.
The room is loft style with angled ceilings. It is 14' x 18'.
The front and rear walls go 8' before they angle in. The top is at 13'.
It is prewired with 7.x although the side speakers were not installed slightly behind the seating area. They were centered. As the builder had the security system guys do the prewire, you get what you pay for.
Also, this room is only for HT. Music will most likely be limited to Rock Band with the kids.
I just bought the Onkyo 818 (it should arrive next week) so now I need the speakers to go with it.
As I said, I am not looking to spend a lot on the main speakers.
I am in the military and will not live here forever BUT, as the house was already prewired, I though it would be a great selling point (in the future) to include the in-walls.
I obviously will be taking the AVR and subwoofer with me so I did want those items to be the best possible on my budget.
That budget, by the way, is $1000 on the speakers (including sub).
I have been looking at the Polk RC85i for all 7 plus the BIC PL-200 for a sub.
The Polks are fairly inexpensive at $150/pr
and the PL-200 can be found at ~$250.
I am attaching a few pics of the room.
Notice that the center outlet cover is not centered. This should be corrected with the in-wall hole that I make.
The light will be disappearing as I install a large ceiling fan. It gets warm in the loft!
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to make my purchase ASAP.