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Tons of good info in there. Thanks for the contributions. very helpful.
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Went with a 3.1 setup from monoprice as a test. Just wanted to see if you could get decent enough sound for a den system that wasn't my primary movie or music set up. Its the room for casual TV watching and listening to music when we've got company.

Gotta say that I'm tremendously impressed with the sound for only spending $200.

I went with Product ID: 4101, the 8-inch Kevlar 2-Way In-Wall Speakers for the L&R. Since I was just experimenting, I didn't go for the 3-ways (Product ID: 6816) for $30 more. Now I'm wondering if that wasn't a mistake and if they'd sound even more than acceptable had I done that. Guess I can always move these somewhere else later if I want.

Also installed Product ID: 6317, the 5-1/4 Inches Center Channel Micro-Flanged In-Wall Speaker right below the TV, and Product ID: 4928, the 10 Inches In-Wall Subwoofer (Passive).

The instructions on how to wire the sub were less than clear. Because my receiver doesnt have speaker-level outs for the sub, I had to connect it in series to the Left Front. Didn't quite get it right on the first hook-up, but had run a pair of in-wall speaker wire, so it was easy enough to make the additional connections.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with how it sounds, and the wife is VERY happy with how they look. So I guess thats a win right there. Plus, now I've got an extra $1000 that I was going to put towards speakers in that room to spend elsewhere.
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I plan to use the monoprice speakers for surround sound in my basement. I'm going to use the 8 inch in wall speakers for the front LCR, but my problem is what to do with the rears. I had planned to use in walls for the rears positioned on the left and right wall, but those are both exterior walls that I think I don't want to lose insulation R value. So my options are to place the speakers on the rear wall which I don't think is the best option, or to go in ceiling which I don't have an issue with as long as the sound is adequate.

My question is which way would you go, rear wall or in ceiling? Which in ceiling speakers would best perform in this application? What is the best location to put these speakers, behind and left/right of seating position, or just directly left/right of the seating position?

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This is a very helpful thread. I'm looking for four economical in ceiling speakers to atmos enable my Klipsch 5.2 HT setup. I was thinking of either at PID 4104 or 4619. Has anyone used these, or any other monoprice in ceiling speakers in an atmos setup. Thanks.

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If anyone is interested I have a brand new 7604 in box that I do not needs as I used 3 of the 4 for my LCR. Let me know if you are interested.

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I want to start off by saying this is an awesome thread!

I am building a small theater room in my basement, ~11' wide b y 23' long. It's hard to believe the great reviews of these speakers for the price. I want a clean setup with speakers behind the screen and don't want to deal with building a false wall so am considering these in wall models, probably 3 of the 8" (for the front mains and center and 2 of the 6" for the surrounds). I will run it with 2 powered subs for a 5.2 system.

As an aside, in my living room I am running an onkyo receiver with klipsch towers, surrounds and subs. When I crank it up, movies sound awesome. Will these speakers give me the same power, volume, and room shaking sound quality? I just don't want to go through the install and be disappointed.

Thanks!
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If anyone is interested I have a brand new 7604 in box that I do not needs as I used 3 of the 4 for my LCR. Let me know if you are interested.

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Since I only have 13 posts, I can't send you a pm. How much do you want for the MP 7604 speaker?
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If anyone is interested I have a brand new 7604 in box that I do not needs as I used 3 of the 4 for my LCR. Let me know if you are interested.

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Forgot to mention, I would need it shipped to Ohio.
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About ready to pull the trigger for 5 pairs of Monoprice in-wall/in-ceiling. All to be used as in multizone audio system and all will be configured as stereo. One quick question. Is there any advantage in using round shape speakers over rectangular shape speakers for in-ceiling? It seems that everyone is choosing round shape speakers for ceiling.


Edit: I am thinking about using 7604 for all of in-ceiling speaker pairs.

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I'm building a theater / multi-purpose room in my basement and planning to use in wall Monoprice speakers. For the L/R I'm thinking 6816 (8" 3-way) and for the rear surrounds I'm thinking 7606 (5.25" 3-way). I'm not sure on the center channel - 4881 seems to be a popular choice, but it looks like some recommend using the same speaker as the L & R. Any advice offered would be great!

I don't have a receiver yet, but I'm planning to buy the Denon AVR-X1000. I'm also not sure which powered sub I'll buy.
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I'm building a theater / multi-purpose room in my basement and planning to use in wall Monoprice speakers. For the L/R I'm thinking 6816 (8" 3-way) and for the rear surrounds I'm thinking 7606 (5.25" 3-way). I'm not sure on the center channel - 4881 seems to be a popular choice, but it looks like some recommend using the same speaker as the L & R. Any advice offered would be great!

I don't have a receiver yet, but I'm planning to buy the Denon AVR-X1000. I'm also not sure which powered sub I'll buy.
Look into Dolby Atmos before you decide on the speaker configuration. I will be doing a 5.1.2 system in my family room and 7.2.4 in my dedicated HT.
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Thanks - I'll look into Dolby Atmos.
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I'm putting together a system and I'm thinking of 7604's for LCR. I had planned to mount the center 7604 horizontally but I've read some posts in this thread about the lack of symmetry as compared to a dedicated center channel speaker.

For those who are using the 7604 horizontally, do you notice anything weird with it? I'm wondering if I'm really going to notice. Seating area will be about 10' back.
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I want to start off by saying this is an awesome thread!

I am building a small theater room in my basement, ~11' wide b y 23' long. It's hard to believe the great reviews of these speakers for the price. I want a clean setup with speakers behind the screen and don't want to deal with building a false wall so am considering these in wall models, probably 3 of the 8" (for the front mains and center and 2 of the 6" for the surrounds). I will run it with 2 powered subs for a 5.2 system.

As an aside, in my living room I am running an onkyo receiver with klipsch towers, surrounds and subs. When I crank it up, movies sound awesome. Will these speakers give me the same power, volume, and room shaking sound quality? I just don't want to go through the install and be disappointed.



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Try to listen to some in-wall/in-ceiling speakers at Best Buy Magnolia. Ask the sale rep to do A/B comparison between bookshelves and in-wall/in-ceiling speakers. It will give you some idea of what to expect from in-wall/in-ceiling speakers.
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Can anyone give a recommendation for a 'cheap' amp to power my 4928 Subwoofer? Would someone like this work? Hoping to keep it under $50.

http://www.amazon.com/PCA2-80-Watt-S...pr_product_top
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Look into Dolby Atmos before you decide on the speaker configuration. I will be doing a 5.1.2 system in my family room and 7.2.4 in my dedicated HT.

What in-ceiling speakers are you using in your atmos setup?

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I just finished my basement and used the 7604 monoprice speakers for the 5 speakers (left, right, center, and two rears) and put a pair of monoprice 4619 in the ceiling (for a Dolby Atmos setup). All I will say, OMG, these sound incredible, anything I have played through these speakers has sounded excellent. Before I finished my basement I had it semi finished, and was using Energy Classic Take 5.1 speakers and these easily sound as good as those speakers did. If you are on the fence about these speakers and not sure how they will sound considering their price, I will say take the plunge you will not regret it.
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I just finished my basement and used the 7604 monoprice speakers for the 5 speakers (left, right, center, and two rears) and put a pair of monoprice 4619 in the ceiling (for a Dolby Atmos setup). All I will say, OMG, these sound incredible, anything I have played through these speakers has sounded excellent. Before I finished my basement I had it semi finished, and was using Energy Classic Take 5.1 speakers and these easily sound as good as those speakers did. If you are on the fence about these speakers and not sure how they will sound considering their price, I will say take the plunge you will not regret it.
Just curious why you (and most here) go with the 6" 7604 and not the (6816) 8" model since the price is so close.
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Just curious why you (and most here) go with the 6" 7604 and not the (6816) 8" model since the price is so close.

No need for 8" as he has a dedicated subwoofer.
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No need for 8" as he has a dedicated subwoofer.
Oh, ok, I thought it's always better to go bigger because I thought the bigger driver would give fuller / richer sound and midrange. The 8" also handle 100 watts cont. which is common for most receivers to put out vs 80 watts cont for the 6". Any reason for me not to go with the 8"?
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Oh, ok, I thought it's always better to go bigger because I thought the bigger driver would give fuller / richer sound and midrange. The 8" also handle 100 watts cont. which is common for most receivers to put out vs 80 watts cont for the 6". Any reason for me not to go with the 8"?

You won't blow these speakers out under normal listening condition. 80 watt is plenty loud and in normal-size room you won't be able to tolerate listening continuously at that level. I cannot speak to the difference in sounds between the two. Other consideration is that the 7604s are 6-ohm while the 6816s are 8-ohm.
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I just finished my basement and used the 7604 monoprice speakers for the 5 speakers (left, right, center, and two rears) and put a pair of monoprice 4619 in the ceiling (for a Dolby Atmos setup). All I will say, OMG, these sound incredible, anything I have played through these speakers has sounded excellent. Before I finished my basement I had it semi finished, and was using Energy Classic Take 5.1 speakers and these easily sound as good as those speakers did. If you are on the fence about these speakers and not sure how they will sound considering their price, I will say take the plunge you will not regret it.
I have had the 4619 in my shopping cart for a month now, but was not sure how they would work as atmos ceiling speakers. Thanks for your feedback, makes my decision that much easier.

Where have you put the ceiling speakers? Directly over the MLP aligned with your front left and right speakers?

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How would the Monoprice 7604 in wall speakers compare to the Polk Audio RC65i speakers? Has anyone had any experience with both?
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You won't blow these speakers out under normal listening condition. 80 watt is plenty loud and in normal-size room you won't be able to tolerate listening continuously at that level. I cannot speak to the difference in sounds between the two. Other consideration is that the 7604s are 6-ohm while the 6816s are 8-ohm.
Oh I didn't notice that (ohm's). The receivers I am looking at (onkyo) I believe need 6 ohm speakers so I guess the 8 ohm ones are out.

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Anyone have a spare 7604 they'd want to sell? I think one of mine is toast ( major distortion with highs )
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Anyone have a spare 7604 they'd want to sell? I think one of mine is toast ( major distortion with highs )
I ended up just buying another pair of 7604s. I have an extra if anyone is looking for a single speaker.

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