I am getting tired of reading posts for hours and hours, and not really getting what i need to know.
Probably have read too much information at this point which is making it more difficult to decide what to do.
I DO want to do in-wall / in-ceiling speakers because of space available in the room and the WAF. Already have the wires run, and the house will be finished in 1.5 months. Essentially, I want a 5.1 system for a family room that is mainly for movie watching. The room is 20' x 18' deep, and the ceiling goes from 10' high, vaulted to 15' at the center. The problem that i may probably face is that the surround speakers will be directly above head in the vaulted ceiling; and it looks like it would aim directly at the center of the room even though they are right overhead. This is why i think i may need a directional tweeter.
I do like the idea of supporting a small start-up, and online only worked out great for me when I got an Aperion Intimus 6T system for my theater room.
Have been looking at the following systems.
Polk RC85i's for all speakers - cheapest, and probably the only ones i have heard in person. Not bad, but not impressive - $400
HSU Research HIW-1 in walls - $600 Nice looking, but the tweeter horn is not aimable
Aperion - Intimus 6 LCR in-walls - $600 - dual woofer, and aimable, but not in all directions, just vertically
Noble Fidelity - L-82's or L-85's, this is what I'm leaning to, but the most expensive, and I can only find professionial reviews - $1500
can anyone help me out on if they know the horn tweeters for the HSU would be OK with not being able to direct sound to the listening position.
Any other suggestions? I like B&W that i've heard, but pretty expensive for the step up in sound.
below are pics of the room, and a diagram. I will have to put the center in the ceiling with all the rest. I will have a stone fireplace that the TV will hang from, with no way to mount speaker.
Visio-Hasemann living room speaker location.pdf 13k .pdf file
IMG_2985.JPG 2280k .JPG file