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post #1 of 2 Old 12-06-2012, 06:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi, so I'm building a new home. Included in this home are a family room and dedicated theater. Those rooms will have extensive speaker setups, amps, sound treatments, etc.

But, for the other rooms (office, bedrooms), I'm torn between a soundbar under the TV vs in-ceiling speakers. I have a low-voltage guy, and he actually suggested the sound bar; he said something like, "If it was me I'd just throw a soundbar in there and call it done, because in-ceiling speakers ain't that great and a sound bar's less money."

Anyone have a sound bar and/or ceiling speakers and like/dislike the setup? I understand the audio limitations and am not expecting realistic surround from either option.
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Soundbar = way better than tv speakers!
Decent 5.1 = way better than soundbar!
In ceilings might sit in between the two options!

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