Originally Posted by DaJoJo
that is actually not a bad idea
in-wall or in-ceiling is not gonna work for me as i have a thick concrete ceiling, but this is a very appropriate option.
Ya know what DaJoJo, I was thinking about those AW-650's a lot last night and I think I'm actually going to use those instead of the in-ceilings I had originally planned.
For one, the AW-650's are dead-simple to mount. They're only 9 pounds each so you can hang them from drywall using toggle bolts with no issues. To install the in-ceilings, I was going to remove a pair of recessed lights and replace the lights (and enlarge the holes) for the in-ceilings. There's no turning back once those big holes are cut! And, I can run the speaker wire that's already in my ceiling right through the AW-650's bracket so I don't even need to install any wall plates.
Second, the AW-650's can be very easily aimed if needed.
Third, I have a soffit that hangs down about a foot right behind where my in-ceilings needed to go. I think that soffit could do some weird things to the sound, but the AW-650's will hang from the ceiling just enough to get past the soffit and render that potential sound interference issue moot.
Fourth, the AW-650's are listed as having a 90 degree x 90 degree coverage pattern which is perfect for Atmos. I don't know what the in-ceilings are rated as, but it's likely more "beamy" than the AW-650's, especially considering my soffit issue.
Fifth, the AW-650's have their own enclosures, so there no potential for rattle. Sixth, the AW-650's are available in black, so I don't have to paint anything.
And finally, the AW-650's are considerably cheaper than the in-ceilings I was planning to use!