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post #601 of 610 Old 01-20-2017, 09:02 PM
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Hmmm. There's not much going on in this thread....

Well, perhaps some is listening out there.

I'm looking for some surround speakers to compliment a surround sound setup and the HTD Series Level 2 surround speakers look to be just the ticket. Anyone have any experience with them?

The Versa SB1 look pretty nice as well.

I'd appreciate any feedback on these speakers.

Thanks!
I have enjoyed all of my HTD speakers. I currently own the Level 2 and Level 3 towers. I advent felt with their on-wall/in-wall speakers, but I doubt they will disappoint.
They are about to have their yearly 10% off anniversary sale, so if you hold off for a few more days, you can enjoy that discount to save a little cash.

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Well I've officially became an HTD owner now. Purchased HD in-ceiling speakers for whole home audio to go with MCA66 system. Also got speakers for 7.1 HT setup, 6.5" in-walls for L, R and surrounds, 6.5 AIM's for rear surrounds, Level 2 cabinet for center and level 3 sub. Also, purchased outdoor bracket style HTD speakers for the patio. Hoping to have everything installed and ready to listen by end of March!
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Speakers were installed yesterday. Word of caution, watch your installer closely when they install the first in-ceiling speaker. Mine didn't know how to follow the template so cut the hole too big. Or maybe just hire a competent installer

Have not had a chance to hook everything up and listen yet. Will report back.
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Speakers were installed yesterday. Word of caution, watch your installer closely when they install the first in-ceiling speaker. Mine didn't know how to follow the template so cut the hole too big. Or maybe just hire a competent installer

Have not had a chance to hook everything up and listen yet. Will report back.
So, how are your in-wall HTD speakers doing?

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So, how are your in-wall HTD speakers doing?
I really like them and would buy again. And the company stands behind their product. I had one in-wall speaker that did not work. They said that hardly ever happens but they sent a replacement anyway. I have them connected to the HTD whole home audio system.

Sound quality is excellent. Definitely better than the cheaper monoprice speakers. They can go plenty loud. I have the 6" and 8" in-ceilings throughout my house and then the 6" in-walls for the surround and front LR in my home theater. Also, went with the cabinet style level II speaker for center home theater speaker with the level III sub. I have the outdoor speakers for the patio as well.
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Just ordered some HTD speakers for my Home Theater I am building. The room is 23' x 13' - with two loveseats, one at 10' and the other on a 6" platform at 15' from the screen (100").


Anyway, after doing lots of research, I decided the best bang for your buck is online direct manufacturers. I looked at both HTD and Ascend, but was sold on HTD due to their awesome customer service and in-wall / in-ceiling speakers.


After talking to someone over the course of two days from HTD, showing him my plans, etc. he guided me toward:


- Level Three Bookshelves (with stands)
- Level Three Center
- HD80 (8") in-walls for surrounds (slightly behind, to the sides of the first row)
- HD80 (8") ceilings for rear surrounds (behind 2nd row)
- HD60 (6") ceilings for Atmos


Paired with dual SVS PB-1000 subwoofers.


I am looking forward to this setup.


(Living room has Definitive Pro-monitor 1000's)
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I really like them and would buy again. And the company stands behind their product. I had one in-wall speaker that did not work. They said that hardly ever happens but they sent a replacement anyway. I have them connected to the HTD whole home audio system.

Sound quality is excellent. Definitely better than the cheaper monoprice speakers. They can go plenty loud. I have the 6" and 8" in-ceilings throughout my house and then the 6" in-walls for the surround and front LR in my home theater. Also, went with the cabinet style level II speaker for center home theater speaker with the level III sub. I have the outdoor speakers for the patio as well.


Did you remove insulation for them to work? I have Roxul and figured I could cut the opening out with a knife and leave the rest in between the studs to dampen the wall.

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Just wanted to add, I've been a HTD owner for two years or so now. Amazing quality for the price and the Ebony wood they used looks magical. Currently have level 3 center and bookshelves for the fronts. Planning to get level 2 bookshelves for the surround speakers once they have a sale.




I know they have their annual 10% sale, but do they have Black Friday sales also?

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I too am a very happy HTD owner. I have the following:

Dedicated 12 x 14 theater room Atmos 7.2.4
Level 3 Towers
Level 3 Center
HD-65 in wall Left & Right Surround
HD-65 in wall Left & Right Rear
HD-65 in wall Four Atmos Ceiling
Front and Rear Level Two Powered Sub
(this room is just unreal with JVC RS620 projector to 92" Elite Cinewhite screen, Denon AVR, Yamaha external amp for L/R, acoustic treatments, butkickers, etc. Just watched John Wick 2 UHD tonight with a friend and it blew his mind)

Exercise room with 2 x HD-65 in wall speakers

TV room (wall-mounted 55" OLED) with L/C/R HD-65 in wall and Level Two Powered sub

Patio area L/R Q65 outdoor speakers

Pool area L/R Q65 outdoor speakers

So you can see that I really went all in. I had a chance with my basement to the studs to wire everything for audio, video and cat6 networking. I am very, very happy with the quality of the speakers. Only wish I had sprung for the dual Level 3 subs in the home theater instead of the dual Level 2 subs for more thump but honestly I cant complain.

My friend is redoing his kitchen and local installer recommended Paradigm and Klipsch at a huge pricepoint above the HTD in ceilings. I am trying to convince him that the HTDs are just as good and he'll save over $1k in his kitchen alone (6 in ceiling speakers).
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My living room is around 14'x11'. I have a powered sub from a previous speaker set that I'll be using. I'm debating between the HD-W80 and HD-W65 for the L/R/C (center to be installed horizontally above the TV). Is the HD-W65 enough? Or should I get the HD-W80?
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