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Hi,

I am in the process of a new house build and we are creating home theatre room which is about 5m x 5m (17ft x 17ft).

I intend to use an acoustically transparent screen from http://seymourav.com and the idea was to install 5.1 in-wall speakers from Definitive Technology so as to create a nice clean minimal install. I imported 3 x UIW RLSII http://www.definitivetech.com/products/uiw-rls-ii for the front left/right/centre to be installed behind the screen and 2 x UIW RSSII http://www.definitivetech.com/products/uiw-rss-ii for the back surrounds. All up after shipping and import duty these set me back about $6k!

Here's what worries me and hopefully I can get some feedback on this... Right now in our rental home I have a make shift home theatre set up, I am using a mix of temporary floor standing speakers mainly from Monitor Audio Bronze range http://www.monitoraudio.co.uk/products/bronze-bx/. These speakers are fairly cheap but sound reasonably good, however when I setup my new Definitive Technology in-wall speakers by propping them up next to my current floor standers and popped on my favourite BluRay I found the sound quite disappointing. It just didn't have the same depth as the far cheaper floor standers.

Is this normal? have I sacrificed depth to have less clutter in wall speakers? Now I am in two minds weather to get rid of them, try and recoup some money and buy something else, I would hate to install them in the new house and then have to rip them out because they were still this disappointing.

I should also point out that I am using a older mid low end Yamaha receiver at the moment which you can view here http://www.crutchfield.com/S-GmXjykd...a-RX-V465.html I have not yet purchased the main receiver for the new house, but even still I expected these quite expensive in walls to at least match the quality of my current cheaper floor standers. Maybe this receiver is not powerful enough to get the most out of the in-walls?

Does anyone have any experience with Def Tech in walls who may be able to confirm my findings or help me get more from these speakers.

I would appreciate any help and advice.

Many thanks!

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I thought I should also add that these Def Tech in-wall speakers are constructed with a sealed built in enclosure so even though I did not have them in a wall cavity during my tests it should not make any difference to the sound.

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