Originally Posted by rydenfan
I really do not mean to be a downer, but my Helicons really require a minimum 0f 15" from the back wall. I originally had them at 12" and I did not get near the top to bottom detail and clarity that I have now. No rear ported speaker should be placed that close to a back wall. That close to a wall and enclosed in a cabinet, I would HIGHLY suggest you look at something like a LCR across the front.
Well, I'll be talking with Dali on Monday about what to do then...
Any other responses for me?!
Could/should I do dual Mentor LCRs inverted on/in my proscenium instead of the Mentor 8's? I know the in-walls are designed to be inverted without coning, lobing, etc. issues; but, can you do the same with the LCRs. They are front-ported and designed for wall-mounting.
My main interests are getting the Dali sound--with enough bass & mid-bass--in a dedicated theater build-out.
My concerns with using the in-walls (even duals inverted) is that they simply can't produce the 40-60 hz bass range.
I heard the LCRs at CES and loved the sound. But, it was in a controlled (i.e. softer spl setting) room and I really want to be able to goose the volume at times.
My mid-sized room (3200 sq ft) I felt would be too big to "fill" with the single 5.25" bass drivers, especially considering the Vokal has dual 6.5" drivers.
Soooo, I went down this tortured path and still arrived at a "no-no" place after-all!