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I have been looking at getting some in-ceiling speakers to complete my 7.1 setup. I was looking at PID 4929. Would I need to also get PID 11942 to enclose the speaker in the ceiling? I have seen other in ceiling speakers that are enclosed (Emotiva UAC 8.2) so not sure if it is needed to enclose them. The speakers will be in a bonus room that is upstairs with the ceiling having normal insualtion, not blown.
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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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I have a brother who may be interested in it. Is it still available? Sorry to ask here - I don't have enough posts to PM you.
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Has anyone tried out the in-ceiling speaker enclosures Monoprice is now selling? There don't have any reviews on the site yet.

Pid # 11941 & 11942
I've been playing with them all week. The plastic backbox/enclosure made the speaker sound small and cheap. It took away the bass. Then I built a mdf box because everyone on the forums swears you need a backbox for in ceiling speakers. I made it 12"x12"6" and the speakers sounded better than the plastic enclosure but the bass was still lacking. Lastly I installed them the way the instructions said with no backbox (infinite baffle) and the speakers sound great.

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I have a brother who may be interested in it. Is it still available? Sorry to ask here - I don't have enough posts to PM you.
Yes, I still have it. Brand new, never used. Send me an email if interested
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Yes, I still have it. Brand new, never used. Send me an email if interested
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Thanks Mike. I just dropped you an email from my hotmail account.
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I have been looking at getting some in-ceiling speakers to complete my 7.1 setup. I was looking at PID 4929. Would I need to also get PID 11942 to enclose the speaker in the ceiling? I have seen other in ceiling speakers that are enclosed (Emotiva UAC 8.2) so not sure if it is needed to enclose them. The speakers will be in a bonus room that is upstairs with the ceiling having normal insualtion, not blown.

Will that enclosure even work with part # 4929? I am also ordering 4929 but figure I will have to build MDF boxes for them. I will have blown insulation above them though.
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Will that enclosure even work with part # 4929? I am also ordering 4929 but figure I will have to build MDF boxes for them. I will have blown insulation above them though.
I should have tried testing if the two fit. I had both, 4104 and 4209 speakers. I tried the plastic box with 4104 but the sound wasn't as good compared to regular installation (no backbox). I should have seen if the 11942 box fit the 4209 also. I tried my mdf box with the 4209 and the regular installation sounded better. I like the 4209 better than the 4104 for what it's worth. I've been trying these as my surrounds in a 5.1 setup. I think the 15 degree angle helped a lot. The highs sound better with the 4209. I have mine now installed with the blown insulation and they are working great. I'd install them and see how they sound before investing in a backbox.

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Thanks Mike. I just dropped you an email from my hotmail account.
Got it. Email sent back
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I recently purchased the Pioneer Andrew Jones floor standing speakers (SP-FS52-LR) and center channel (SP-C22) as I try to set up my first 5.1 system in a fairly large living room (18'x25'). I have not purchased a subwoofer yet. Since this room is not amendable for bookshelf surround speakers and pre-wired for in-ceiling back speakers, I am looking for in-ceiling speakers that would compliment the front speakers and be appropriate for the size of the room.

Would the Monoprice 7605's be a good pair of speakers for my existing setup? If not, does anyone have any other suggestions? Thank you for your help.
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I've been playing with them all week. The plastic backbox/enclosure made the speaker sound small and cheap. It took away the bass. Then I built a mdf box because everyone on the forums swears you need a backbox for in ceiling speakers. I made it 12"x12"6" and the speakers sounded better than the plastic enclosure but the bass was still lacking. Lastly I installed them the way the instructions said with no backbox (infinite baffle) and the speakers sound great.
Good to know. Sounds like I should skip the plastic enclosures. Is your ceiling insulated or open? Between floors or attic? I'll be placing these in my basement ceiling and we're planning on having rolls of the pink fluffy stuff in there to help dampen the sound between floors a little. That was the main reason I was thinking about putting the boxes in - so the speakers aren't hard pressed against the insulation & and for a little additional sound dampening.
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Mine are installed in an attic with blown insulation.

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This looks like an active thread so I am going to ask you guys about my installation...
I have installed the monoprice 7605 in ceiling but I am little worried about the insulation in the attic... don't know what kind it is but there is a lot of pink stuff there...

The first speaker was okay as there was no insulation there because of a room upstairs but the other one has insulation, i guess due to the roof lining...
So I took some cardboard and created a custom enclosure for the speaker and installed it in the ceiling...
My biggest concern is that will it be a fire hazard??

I am sorry if the question is stupid but I am no expert in electronics...

BTW the speakers are sounding great...
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This looks like an active thread so I am going to ask you guys about my installation...
I have installed the monoprice 7605 in ceiling but I am little worried about the insulation in the attic... don't know what kind it is but there is a lot of pink stuff there...

The first speaker was okay as there was no insulation there because of a room upstairs but the other one has insulation, i guess due to the roof lining...
So I took some cardboard and created a custom enclosure for the speaker and installed it in the ceiling...
My biggest concern is that will it be a fire hazard??

I am sorry if the question is stupid but I am no expert in electronics...

BTW the speakers are sounding great...
Insulation won't be a problem - they're designed with the possibility of insulation in mind. If you watch their installation videos for their speakers - they even show an example of installing them in a wall that has insulation in it.
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Hey all,

I am purchasing in-wall speakers for my 7.1 home theater in my basement. I am having a hard time trying to figure out if going with monoprice will be fine, or if I should pay a little more for some Polk Audio's. Does anyone have any idea how big of a difference this would make? Reviews on both brands seem to be great...anyone with some experience with any of these? The price difference is around $480. I don't mind paying more but if the experience will not be a fairly big difference i'll probably just go with monoprice. Suggestions would be awesome!

Receiver that will be powering these will be a denon avr-sw900w

Monoprice:
front and rear left/right 8 inch kevlar 3 way
5 1/4 Center
Ceilings 8 inch kevlar 15 degree angle circle speakers

Polk Audio:
Front right/left Polk Audio 265RT
Center Polk Audio 255C-RT
Rear right/left Polk Audio 65-RT
Ceilings Polk Audio 70RT


Also...thoughts on this Polk Audio PSW505 sub vs Monoprice premium sub?
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If you are thinking about the Monoprice premium sub, you may want to look into a Dayton Audio sub. For how much I spent, I am very pleased with it.

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Great thread, just what I was looking for to keep my room a bit more discrete.

I am wondering how you guys are running the wires for all the speakers. Are you running them up then back down to one central location? Running them down then connecting them throughout the the room?

Im really thinking about a 7604-5 and 4619-2 ceiling setup.

P.S.-Would an SVS SB 1000 be overkill? Is there such a thing

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Will that enclosure even work with part # 4929? I am also ordering 4929 but figure I will have to build MDF boxes for them. I will have blown insulation above them though.
I just spoke to Monoprice's tech support and they said the circuit board on the angled speaker will not fit properly in the enclosure. She said just to pack insulation around it - that they are designed to have the insulation directly contacting the speakers.

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Hi all,

Does anyone have a pair, or even a single, of 7604's? Monoprice's ETA has slipped again unfortunately.
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Looking at mono 6816 for L/R and the 4881 fir the center.

The 6816 look wide how was the install experience did they normally fit in between the studs
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Studs are usually 16" apart and the cutout for 6816 is less than 9." To be sure, use a stud finder to measure the approximate width of the stud space in the location that you are thinking.
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Hi all,

Does anyone have a pair, or even a single, of 7604's? Monoprice's ETA has slipped again unfortunately.
I have a single 7604 for sale, email me for more details...ncrules23@hotmail.com
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Just installed my 6.5" Monoprice right and lefts last night. Due to a weight bearing stud, I am not able to install my center channel where it needs to go. Now I need to decide what the next step is:


-I heard that other manufactures Centers may not sound right. Any suggestions what might sound okay with these Right and Left speakers? Would prefer something as low profile as possible but realize I can't have it all...


-Can I install the Center Channel vertically? Not sure I want to simply for the sake of looks, but wasn't sure if it had an effect on the SQ.
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Hey all,

I am purchasing in-wall speakers for my 7.1 home theater in my basement. I am having a hard time trying to figure out if going with monoprice will be fine, or if I should pay a little more for some Polk Audio's. Does anyone have any idea how big of a difference this would make? Reviews on both brands seem to be great...anyone with some experience with any of these? The price difference is around $480. I don't mind paying more but if the experience will not be a fairly big difference i'll probably just go with monoprice. Suggestions would be awesome!

Receiver that will be powering these will be a denon avr-sw900w

Monoprice:
front and rear left/right 8 inch kevlar 3 way
5 1/4 Center
Ceilings 8 inch kevlar 15 degree angle circle speakers

Polk Audio:
Front right/left Polk Audio 265RT
Center Polk Audio 255C-RT
Rear right/left Polk Audio 65-RT
Ceilings Polk Audio 70RT


Also...thoughts on this Polk Audio PSW505 sub vs Monoprice premium sub?
Im struggling with this very question, in ceiling speakers, and subwoofer needed (about 1k budget, could go higher if needed upwards of 2k, but some of that will be eaten up by installation and speaker wire). Also what about 2 of these? http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2 I like the idea of smaller form factor, and wireless. But will it sound ok? Anyone have experience with em? By the way while chatting with support on mono, they told me these wireless subs only operate on one channel, meaning if you have two sub outs on your reciever they would conflict if you bought two of em.

Also this is my original thread asking for advice In Ceiling Speakers

My setup:
tv - VIZIO P602ui-B3
av receiver - Pioneer sc1523
Polk seakers: sub - psw111, center -  cs1, front -  monitor 40, rear - m 10

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Im struggling with this very question, in ceiling speakers, and subwoofer needed (about 1k budget, could go higher if needed upwards of 2k, but some of that will be eaten up by installation and speaker wire). Also what about 2 of these? http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2 I like the idea of smaller form factor, and wireless. But will it sound ok? Anyone have experience with em?
I ended up getting a deal on a klipsch reference in wall setup. I got all 7 speakers and a nice sub for ~$1200. I figured it was going to be worth the extra money. I know reviews on monoprice stuff is good, but how good can $35-40 speakers really be. I guess i'll never find out. Not to mention when i went to purchase monoprice stuff they wanted to charge me nearly $300 in shipping. I won't be installing my stuff for another month or two. Hopefully I'm happy with everything when the time comes.

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Hi all,

Does anyone have a pair, or even a single, of 7604's? Monoprice's ETA has slipped again unfortunately.
I have a pair.
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I have a pair.
Great to hear. I don't have a high enough post count to PM yet. Would you mind emailing me at address audio513 at hotmail com?
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Not sure if this is the place for this question but here it goes...

My speakers are ordered and now Im looking at subs. My room is not a dedicated room and is 17x17. I am thinking a single SVS PB-1000 but then thought maybe a pair of BIC F12 would be better...

Thoughts????
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