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post #2071 of 2083 Old 01-12-2016, 07:25 PM
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I'm moving to a new house and need to replace my two pairs of Polk T15 bookshelf speakers that I've been using as my surrounds and rear surrounds for in-walls. Most likely I'll have to go ceiling, and I was considering the 15° angled Monoprice speakers although I'm open to other suggestions (and to potentially not do angled). The receiver currently driving it is an Onkyo TX-NR 708, and the LCR speakers are the Newegg Polk Monitor 70s and a CS2. Would I be better off considering the RC/MC85 Polks mentioned above? Home theater & gaming will be the primary use for the surrounds.
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Thanks. That is very helpful because I'm planning on adding four ATMOS speakers and I have a vaulted ceiling.
Angled speakers might also be useful if you're pointing them down to hardwood or tile, since that would create bad reflections.
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Nearly impossible to get a question answered in this thread these days, but I'll try another question.

Does anyone have any experience with the Monoprice metal back cans? Do they make a noticeable difference?

Sounds like using them is a good idea but they have limited compatibility which means I'd have to use a more expensive speaker than I had planned on using, and that speaker has no reviews.

On that note, has anyone tried the 13684 speakers? Those are the speakers I would have to get if I go with the metal cans.
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I recently installed 4 monoprice inwall 7604 speakers for my living room, i got the 11948 center channel from monoprice but the speaker was small and need something more powerful. Looking for suggestions for center channel in 200-300$ range which would go well with the inwalls. Receiver is Sony STRDN1060. Also, looking for a decent subwoofer. This is for a living room with kitchen/nook (so big open area with high ceilings). I have the Hsu STF-MK2 for my media room which I love but wife does not want a 18X18X18 box in living!

Appreciate your feedback!
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I recently installed 4 monoprice inwall 7604 speakers for my living room, i got the 11948 center channel from monoprice but the speaker was small and need something more powerful. Looking for suggestions for center channel in 200-300$ range which would go well with the inwalls. Receiver is Sony STRDN1060. Also, looking for a decent subwoofer. This is for a living room with kitchen/nook (so big open area with high ceilings). I have the Hsu STF-MK2 for my media room which I love but wife does not want a 18X18X18 box in living!

Appreciate your feedback!
Just use another 7604 for center. Buy two, sell one, or keep as a spare.
The BIC DV62CLR is highly reviewed and cheaper than your budget if you want a non-in-wall center.
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Just use another 7604 for center. Buy two, sell one, or keep as a spare.
The BIC DV62CLR is highly reviewed and cheaper than your budget if you want a non-in-wall center.
Thanks...although i would have loved another in wall, there are pipes in the area which prevents me from inwall. Will look at BIC DV62CLR...Appreciate it!
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Just use another 7604 for center. Buy two, sell one, or keep as a spare.
The BIC DV62CLR is highly reviewed and cheaper than your budget if you want a non-in-wall center.
Thanks...although i would have loved another in wall, there are pipes in the area which prevents me from inwall. Will look at BIC DV62CLR...Appreciate it!
If you do go the 7604 route let me know. I need a single.
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Has anyone used these with the Monoprice speakers?

http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

I looking at using these speakers with the No Label Whole House Audio unit from Monoprice, our home is a ranch wanted to keep the insulation out of the speaking in the ceiling.

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So has anyone ordered the carbon fiber Monoprice speakers (13684) and the corresponding metal back can enclosures (14364)? I am curious whether or not to leave the front air port closed or open it up. If you notice in the pictures from Monoprice, they originally have the air port sealed off; but with the new back cans I do not know if it would sound better sealed or opened. I tried asking Monoprice themselves but just got a generic response that "either way" will work. :-\
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We will be building a house in the spring. The theater room will be 13' x 28'
The seating will probably all be within the first 19-20 feet from the screen


I will be using a 106" screen and I own an Onkyo NR636 receiver and would like to do 7.1.2
I already own a 10" dedicated sub
The room will be used mostly for movies and gaming.


I was thinking of using 7604s for the LCR and 4929s for the sides, rears and atmos speakers


What monoprice speakers would you recommend for this size of room?


I would appreciate any feedback as I am in the planning stage now.
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Abysmal Bass with 4103?

I recently installed 2 pairs of MP 4103 6.5" in-ceilings, using the MP backing enclosures designed for them. I'm driving them in parallel, from a Dayton Audio 60wpc T-amp. I was prepared for poor bass response given the nature of ceiling speakers, but I'm shocked at just how bad it is.

A frequency test shows that output starts to drop off radically at about 125 hz. Beats at or below that frequency just don't register. Music sounds terrible without any of the mid-bass or bass response . I've tried testing individual speakers to see if it was a polarity/phase or even an underpowering issue with my overall setup, but nope, still no bass. I plan to supplement with a subwoofer, but I imagine even that will provide just the 40 - 80 hz spectrum. What about the big hole from 80 - 125 hz?

Is this to be expected or is something out of whack here? Appreciate inputs from all you guys with experience with the MP in-ceilings. Cheers.
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[B]Abysmal Bass with 4103?[/B]

I recently installed 2 pairs of MP 4103 6.5" in-ceilings, using the MP backing enclosures designed for them. I'm driving them in parallel, from a Dayton Audio 60wpc T-amp. I was prepared for poor bass response given the nature of ceiling speakers, but I'm shocked at just how bad it is.

A frequency test shows that output starts to drop off radically at about 125 hz. Beats at or below that frequency just don't register. Music sounds terrible without any of the mid-bass or bass response . I've tried testing individual speakers to see if it was a polarity/phase or even an underpowering issue with my overall setup, but nope, still no bass. I plan to supplement with a subwoofer, but I imagine even that will provide just the 40 - 80 hz spectrum. What about the big hole from 80 - 125 hz?

Is this to be expected or is something out of whack here? Appreciate inputs from all you guys with experience with the MP in-ceilings. Cheers.
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Appreciate inputs from all you guys with experience with the MP in-ceilings. Cheers.
I've got 5 x 4103s in my bar. I'm getting good bass with these, although I haven't run any testing to show a full frequency response. I've also got an old 10" Dayton subwoofer in the room. I'm not using any enclosure, and my ceiling is stuffed with insulation.

I'm running 'em with a Yamaha RX-V479, and bass response was good enough that YPAO set the center to large (I changed it to small to match the others). My crossover is set at 80hz.

I wasn't expecting much with these, but have been rather pleasantly surprised.

Perhaps try them without the enclosure and see what, if any, difference that makes.
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