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I'd like to use my Linn AV 5140s for L/R and an AV 5120 for center. I need recommendations for in-ceiling rears and for a 5.1 setup. Room is 14' x 19'. Seating distance will be 12-15'. Planning an Epson 5020UB pj with Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge 1.4 110". Not sure about subwoofer brand or placement yet so would would appreciate any general advice there as well. Thank you!
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Does Linn AV make an in-ceiling speaker line? What is your budget?
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You may want to look at the PSB line of in-wall/ceiling speakers, for example the CW383 and CW363.

Most of the in-wall/ceiling speakers on the market really sound like crap, and putting that stuff with your Linn speakers would be a mistake.

Those PSB speakers are fairly good.

For a high-quality subwoofer, the NHT B12D is one of the best I have found, and it is only $700.

I have been using it for a couple of years now and it is very impressive.
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Looks like Linn makes in-ceiling speakers. I would speak to them with regards to which speakers would match well with your mains.

As for subwoofers, it all depends on your budget. $700-800 puts you into a very nice SVS, Hsu, PSA, Rythmik sub that will play well below 20hz deep bass. Internet Direct companies are the way to go for subwoofers IMHO.

Where are you located?
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Looks like Linn makes in-ceiling speakers. I would speak to them with regards to which speakers would match well with your mains.

As for subwoofers, it all depends on your budget. $700-800 puts you into a very nice SVS, Hsu, PSA, Rythmik sub that will play well below 20hz deep bass. Internet Direct companies are the way to go for subwoofers IMHO.

Where are you located?

Emailed Linn for rec. I'm pretty open in terms of budget right now. The JL Audio 12" Fathom looks sweet...

I'm in SF Bay area
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Emailed Linn for rec. I'm pretty open in terms of budget right now. The JL Audio 12" Fathom looks sweet...

I'm in SF Bay area

JL subs are nice if you are looking for small form factor. SVS makes a nice compact sub as well. If you can go with a bigger sub, look into the Seaton Supmersive or JTR Captivator. Eithe of those will have more output and extension.
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Emailed Linn for rec. I'm pretty open in terms of budget right now. The JL Audio 12" Fathom looks sweet...

I'm in SF Bay area
The Fathom is really sweet but the price is awfully high. You can easily equal if not surpass the performance for far less money.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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Linn recommends the Custom 2K 106 or 104. I'll have to see if the 106s will fit my space.

Subs I should investigate:

Seaton Submersive
JTR Captivator
SVS
Hsu
PSA
Rythmik
PSB

Any others?
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