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Need recomendations for In-Ceiling speakers

Hey folks,

I am putting up drywall on the ceilings in my living room and wanted to install In-Ceiling speakers to use as rear channels while I'm at it.

Currently, I have a Klipsch 2.1 setup with FC-20 front towers and their 12" sub. The goal is to eventually have a 5.1 setup (should I consider something else?).

I wouldn't mind staying with Klipsch, but open to other brands as well. I'm thinking, I would need an 8" speaker since I have vaulted ceilings.

What would you guys recommend? I read the thread on the monoprice units and while it sounds very enticing, I think I might want to shoot for a level above those speakers.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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May be more than you care to spend - however, the price is real good.
Boston VSi in-ceiling speaker - sold each
http://www.accessories4less.com/make...er-each/1.html

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Hey folks,

I am putting up drywall on the ceilings in my living room and wanted to install In-Ceiling speakers to use as rear channels while I'm at it.

Currently, I have a Klipsch 2.1 setup with FC-20 front towers and their 12" sub. The goal is to eventually have a 5.1 setup (should I consider something else?).

I wouldn't mind staying with Klipsch, but open to other brands as well. I'm thinking, I would need an 8" speaker since I have vaulted ceilings.

What would you guys recommend? I read the thread on the monoprice units and while it sounds very enticing, I think I might want to shoot for a level above those speakers.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks!
The PSB CW-50R are excellent; much better than most in-ceiling speakers. They run $300 per pair.

Cheap speakers may not be a good idea when installing something permanently.
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Thanks, I will check out those speakers.

I am surprised to see the Klipsch versions at such a reasonable price. Perhaps these are not that good of a speaker?

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_714R180...9529225&awdv=c
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A friend of mine just turned me onto these units:

http://www.amazon.com/Proficient-Aud.../dp/B005G8VA5U

http://www.speakercraft.com/products...iling/aim-wide

Any opinions on these speakers?

Thanks!
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I have a pair of these Klipsch for my rear surrounds making 7.1. They are on sale right now for $299 each.
http://www.nfm.com/DetailsPage.aspx?productid=35751197

Nebraska Furniture Mart.

They are ok for in ceiling speakers.

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These have some decent reviews and seem like they would sound great for the price.
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

or

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2
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Those Monoprice speakers sound like a very good value, but for some reason, I am still hesitant to think that they are better speakers when compared to brands likes Proficient Audio, Speaker Craft, and NHT.

Cutting the ceiling is a one time deal, so I need to get this right and select a decent (not super high end) theater speaker.
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Those Monoprice speakers sound like a very good value, but for some reason, I am still hesitant to think that they are better speakers when compared to brands likes Proficient Audio, Speaker Craft, and NHT.

Cutting the ceiling is a one time deal, so I need to get this right and select a decent (not super high end) theater speaker.
I would go with either NHT or PSB.

They both have an excellent reputation for designing excellent speakers.
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Those Monoprice speakers sound like a very good value, but for some reason, I am still hesitant to think that they are better speakers when compared to brands likes Proficient Audio, Speaker Craft, and NHT.

Cutting the ceiling is a one time deal, so I need to get this right and select a decent (not super high end) theater speaker.
I would go with the Boston VSi, or NHT, or PSB.

That is some serious close-out prices on Boston VSi

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Those Monoprice speakers sound like a very good value, but for some reason, I am still hesitant to think that they are better speakers when compared to brands likes Proficient Audio, Speaker Craft, and NHT.

Cutting the ceiling is a one time deal, so I need to get this right and select a decent (not super high end) theater speaker.
I am just starting to check out ceiling speakers. my house just bought had 4 outside speakers 2 at porch and
two near pool/hot tub area. they were indoor wall speakers. the porch speakers were mounted at 45 degree angle
and pool area ones like ceiling mount (5"woofer/tweeters with crossover.)
the 5" woofers in them has caused the cone to move away from the magnet and stop working. just the weight of
the baffle I guess you would call it, works when manually moved back into magnet. these are old MTX in wall.
since you do not want to redrill out new holes. I might recommend a company that has been around a while and
will still be so you can replace them in the future (drop right in.)
as for price, do not know. but if ceiling speakers cause the woofer to slip down out of the magnet range, which one
will last the longest with the best sound for the buck$
do not want to have to replace every few years.
still lookin', just my thoughts.....
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Those Monoprice speakers sound like a very good value, but for some reason, I am still hesitant to think that they are better speakers when compared to brands likes Proficient Audio, Speaker Craft, and NHT.

Cutting the ceiling is a one time deal, so I need to get this right and select a decent (not super high end) theater speaker.
I would go with the Boston VSi, or NHT, or PSB.

That is some serious close-out prices on Boston VSi

Your call

Are the Boston's considered a theater speaker?
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Are the Boston's considered a theater speaker?
Yes, both theater and music

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I have a pair of these Klipsch for my rear surrounds making 7.1. They are on sale right now for $299 each.
http://www.nfm.com/DetailsPage.aspx?productid=35751197

Nebraska Furniture Mart.

They are ok for in ceiling speakers.
I'm considering these for the same purpose, and possibly for background throughout the hosue. Why do you say just ok?
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I'm considering these for the same purpose, and possibly for background throughout the hosue. Why do you say just ok?

Well I have Klipsch RF-7's, RC-7, and RS-7's paired with them. They sound ok for in ceiling but nothing compared to the other speakers. Ceiling speakers will never sound as good so that's why I said they were ok. I would recommend them especially at the sale price. So far I am happy with mine.

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Spoke to tech support @ proficient. Due to my wood floors, he recommended to stay away from aluminium tweeters and opt for the silk units instead. Unfortunately, the C 871 speakers has a Kevlar woofer but with alloy tweeters, thus he recommended the C841 model with the graphite woofer and silk tweeter. What do you guys think? Additionally, he said I wouldn't see much of a difference upgrading to the speakercraft aim wide one since I am using these for rear surrounds only.

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I am finally getting around to installing my speakers. Since I have vaulted ceilings, do I stick with regular in ceiling speakers or ones with a 15 degree enclosure?
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