Hi all, looking for some opinions for a new HT setup (and I think I have come to the right place).
I am currently in construction and I need to decide on speakers. I am in the fog of research. I want/need to do speakers either in a baffle wall or in wall. My room is 13'x24'.
I have always been a fan of B&W, and was even thinking of doing some 803Ds, but I think it may be overkill and I honestly don't have the space and budget could be better spent elsewhere.
This is 100% HT, no music listening.
I have been looking at either:
CT700, specifically the CT7.3s for LCR, and in-wall 700 variants for the surrounds/atmos.
for the LCRs.
Rather beefy price difference, worse my local HT / BW shop doesn't have either to listen too, though they have been amazingly helpful otherwise. I am curious what the CWM8.3 are based off of in comparison to the B&W lines. 3k per speaker over the CT7.3s is a lot, and I have been leery of an in-wall product vs a boxed. In theory the CT8.4s are within the same budget as the CWM8.3s, but are much "smaller". FWIW for a non-B&W brand I have been looking at Triad Golds which are priced similarly to the CT7.3s. As I mentioned, fog of research.
With the CT700s, I would run all three under the screen (see attached render), with the CWM8.3s I would run the LR vertical and the C horizontal under the screen.
I know the advice is always go listen, but I am kinda stuck. Though at times you can see consensus. Any thoughts welcome!