I don't want to bore anyone with all the details, but rather thought I'd like to take this opportunity and ask about the Triads as a sound solution for here. It's one of the brands I am considering along with Niles Soundstage, and Tannoy Definitions.
Room dimension is 20.6' x 21.6'. 2 seating levels. I don't mind splurging some on the speaker setup as we really want to "feel" the effects while doing our movie watching. Vocals are important. I love my Rockets right now, but we seem to always be asking each other "What'd they say?"
The "screen" wall is 2x6, as is the right side. The other 2 walls are 2x4. Ceiling is 2x6. Plenty of room up front for a build out cabinet of some sort, and 2 subs are planned. Option to use in-wall or free-standing speakers up front, but wife requires in-wall for surrounds and rear. (Ceiling mount is also open).
I'd love to hear from the Triad folks as to their recommendations, and also am seeking a Triad dealer near 76210 who might be able to offer a demo. Fact is, I've never heard them and am dying to.
We just finished insulating, and will be sheetrocking next week. All wiring has been ran.
If this were your room, how would you lay it out?
I quoted your original post, because it's a few pages back.
I am going to assume you don't mind spending money as long as you are getting a value and not tossing cash away. For a spectacular front soundstage in a 6" deep wall, I would either go with three InWall Gold/6 LCRs ($2,150 each) or three InWall Gold/6 Monitors ($3,900 each.) You can read reviews and details at www.triadspeakers.com
. After we established ourselves as the only high end inwall speaker company with a full line a decade ago, I've seen a few dozen companies mimic our sealed-box inwall approach, with varying degrees of success. No one builds a more sturdy, inert box than Triad, and no inwall has more expensive drivers than the Gold Monitor. I use InRoom Gold Monitors with great electronics in a treated room, and the sound is stunning. The Gold LCR uses premium, proprietary Seas drivers, and the sound is 80% as good for less money. (That 20% is nirvana, though.)
Your room is almost square, so you you'll have peaks at around 60 Hz and 120 Hz, but those can be dealt with. Just avoid putting the main seating area in the center of the square room...an enormous bass null. No bass there, in fact. The room is big enough to use two subs. If the room is treated well, you may want to use dipoles on the sides, but four identcal direct-radiating surrounds will work great. Before zeroing in on surrounds, you could use four InWall Gold Omni/4 SE speakers ($900 each) and have spectacular results. Paint-matched grills are included at no extra charge, so they'll disappear.
I'll respond quickly now that I'm in town for a while. Thanks.