I have an Onkyo TX-NR809 AV receiver and I want to run zone 2 to my bathroom.
Most of my time in the bathroom, is spent actually in the bath, as I like a nice soak, I also have a TV in the wall, at the foot of the bath. I was thinking of mounting a single stereo speaker in the ceiling, above the centre of the bath, so that I hear both channels and it sound like the sound is coming from something like the direction of the TV when I am watching it.
I also listen to music when I am in the bathroom/bath and, although I am not a complete audiophile, I like a good quality sound with a reasonable amount of bass and also capacity to crank it up when the mood takes me. As such I have been considering Proficient C800TT (£230) or C850TT (£300), specifications are similar with the exceptions being that the 800 has a graphite cone and is rated at 150RMS, whereas the 850 has a Kevlar cone and is rated at 175W RMS.
I am tempted to go with the more expensive speaker, but was wondering if that was going over the top for the size of my bathroom (10’x6’) and amplifier power. Any opinions on whether there’s any point in be spending the extra money or alternative speaker(s) or arrangement would be most welcome, thanks!