True Bookshelf speakers (actually in a bookshelf)
I used this site to much success about 7 years and set up a beautiful living room when I was a single man.
Life has moved on...I have moved to a new house on the west coast and have a family. I just sold all my audio equipment as it was not suitable for the new living room.
Right now I have a room that has 3 built in shelves either side of the fireplace. I plan to set up a nice system again but it will have to be more "Stealth" than my previous set up....upside is I can spend a bit more money.
I had my heart set on the ascend accoustics, Sierra 1 for the fronts and a matching center channel.
The Sierra 1 fronts would have been mounted at ear level in the top shelf (not the actual top but the highest enclosed bookshelf. The center would have been high mounted to the wall above a 55 inch samsung.
However everything I am reading tells me that this will not work due to the rear porting of these speakers and the lack of room behind them.
I am looking for advice on a front ported bookshelf speaker.
This is a multi funtion room...not a dedicated home theater room. I dont mind spending a bit of money but I do not want the speakers or the system to dominate the room.
I have already drawn up an enclosure to turn the bottom right shelf into an enclosed cabinet. Needs to be deeper to hide all the AV equipment. Having a cabinet maker do nice doors and i will have fans running air through it for cooling...but to the living room all wires and equipment will be totally hidden other than lights through the glass.
ideally - I would like to go just 5 speakers...no sub for now (wife is not into huge bass and to honest...with the last system I regularly did not run the sub).
I guess I should put costing info in...looking to keep 3 front speakers combined to around the $1500 level.
Size is a factor - left and right should not be more than 10 inches deep. Must be able to function correctly in the enclosed area.
Astetics is also a factor. I loved the bamboo finish on the ascent set up...this would be ideal!
I understand that these kind of limitations are alien to a lot of folk on here...but would appreciate your help. We live in the city with 3 kids and while its a lovely house...its not big enough to have a "dedicated" AV room and concessions must be made.