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We're in the process of buying a new home. Right now, we're looking at two options, one has an unfinished basement, so I can do what I want with it, but the other (and frankly, the better option in every other way but for the HT) does have a finished basement. The finished basement is set up in such a way that I really can't build a false wall to hide my Thiel MCS1's behind the AT screen. And I don't think I'll fit the Thiel's under the screen or on the side of it.. So, inwalls... always thought that would be too much of a compromise... What about the higher end ones? Any good options? Was looking at the Klipsch KL-7800's for fronts and probably the KS-7802 for surrounds... any experience with those? Any other options that I should consider? I'd like to stay around $3-4k for LCR+4 surrounds if at all possible. Already have all the electronics, subwoofers, etc. so that would be for speakers only.

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Those look like pretty nice speakers. Horns are noted for their wide dispersion. I like in walls because they don't make the room look cluttered up with speakers. I built enclosures in the wall for my Paradigm SA-15 R's, surround an surround backs. They sound really good.

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How large is your room? I own the Deftech UIW RLS II's speakers and am very happy with them. Based on my research and experience with in-wall speakers I would recommend a speaker with either an engineered enclosure, or one that the manufacturer providers a backer box. This is to prevent in-wall sound loss and bleed through to other rooms.

Aside from Deftech I would also look into the Traid in-wall speakers (these would be my top choice, but will push the budget) as well as Episode:
http://www.episodespeakers.com/product/66/Episode-700-Series-Home-Theater-In-Wall-LCR-Speaker

I also really like RBH speakers as well and they offer backboxes with most of their in-walls:
http://www.rbhsound.com/inwall.php

I have my Deftech's behind an AT screen as well and it works very well. Make sure you get three matching vertical speakers and stay away from a horizontal center since it is behind the AT screen.

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The section of the room that would be used as a HT is 19x14, but it's open to a space that add that amount of space again. DefTech could absolutely be interesting... used to have a few sets of DefTech speakers. So, DefTech, Klipsch, Atlantic Technology, Triad, Paradigm, B&W... guess I need to start narrow down the list...

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The section of the room that would be used as a HT is 19x14, but it's open to a space that add that amount of space again. DefTech could absolutely be interesting... used to have a few sets of DefTech speakers. So, DefTech, Klipsch, Atlantic Technology, Triad, Paradigm, B&W... guess I need to start narrow down the list...

Seems like a good list smile.gif

I would throw in Episode as well. If you are looking for more of a musical speaker their ribbon tweeters in their 900 series are excellent.
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