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post #2101 of 2115 Old 10-02-2016, 07:43 PM
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Sounds like a few of you have ordered the carbon fiber monoprice speakers... can you post your experience with them so far?
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Redwine, I ordered a bunch too. I wish someone had used them to let us know how they sound. I've searched the net and the only people with any experience appear to be from the monoprice website.

When you get them installed, i'd be curious as to what you think.
So how do they sound?
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I have a pair of Focal 706s that I am getting ready to build a surround sound around. I am planning to buy the CC700 as a center and I was thinking that I would get the birds as my rear speakers.

I am starting to think that I should consider atmos (I have a Yamaha RX-A2050) before I go any further. Ceiling speakers are not an option, but I am thinking that i could get 4 of the Monoprice inwall speakers that can be angled.

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

They could all be horizontally mounted with the rear speakers being angled to point down toward the listening area and front presence speakers mounted on the front wall near the ceiling and angled up to get some ceiling reflection.

Thoughts?
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Amber Series Ribbon Tweeter Mounted Wrong?

I was very interested in the Amber carbon fiber 3-way with the ribbon tweeter, but looking more closely it looks like the tweeters are oriented incorrectly. They look like folded ribbon/AMT type, but the folds are always oriented vertically and the tweeters are always taller than they are wide with this type of tweeter. On these Amber speakers it is the other way, folds horizontal and wider than tall, which would give them broad vertical dispersion and narrow horizontal. This is almost never what you want. Does anyone have these speakers or noticed this?
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Just Arrived

The first shipment of goodies for my new home's theater setup arrived yesterday... as I was assembling on a budget I went with the basic 2 way Kevlar 2 ways...

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by what arrived. For the money, the construction of the Monoprice in-walls seems quite nice. I took a couple of them apart to see how everything looked and all the boards/connections etc seemed very solid, the metal grill was much nicer than expected as were the tabs that I expected to be quite flimsy.

I'm new to the home theater world but come from the more pro-audio stuff... woofer felt quite solid as did the rubber surround. The cone itself was kind of like I expected. Very heavy magnets on these things... I had read the specs but was really imaging something much lighter.

I will be installing these as soon as I close on the house next month but am excited based on the eye test.

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I was very interested in the Amber carbon fiber 3-way with the ribbon tweeter, but looking more closely it looks like the tweeters are oriented incorrectly. They look like folded ribbon/AMT type, but the folds are always oriented vertically and the tweeters are always taller than they are wide with this type of tweeter. On these Amber speakers it is the other way, folds horizontal and wider than tall, which would give them broad vertical dispersion and narrow horizontal. This is almost never what you want. Does anyone have these speakers or noticed this?
I don't believe the ribbon on these is actually folded, there was a comment on one of the item pages from an owner who said the ribbons are flat, which I suspect means that dispersion is controlled by the grille/waveguide in front of it.

What I've been trying to figure out is what is going on with what LOOKS like a slot port that's been capped off at the back. Wondering if these were originally designed to have a back box on them and they just deleted that for simplicity/cost but didn't want to retool the baffles.
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I've installed some of the 13686 two-way in wall 8 inch aluminum with ribbon tweeter speakers, and the 13682 2-way 8 inch carbon fiber speakers. I've been impressed with both. I have no prior experience with Monoprice speakers, so I don't know how they compare to the kevlar ones, but these sound great. I will say that the Alpha and Amber speakers sound very similar. I cannot say currently which one sound the best. Both have decent bass extension, and clear highs. I'm still in the break in period, so I'm not pushing them super hard yet, but I have no regrets with either one of these speakers.
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I needed some speakers to go with my 65" tv in the master bedroom so I just ordered the MP 6816's @ $80/pair less a 20% coupon. That makes the speakers $32/channel in a 5.1 setup. As long as they sound decent I'll be happy since I'm not going to be cranking them. I have a dedicated HT for serious stuff.

I also have some old stock RBH TK-8's that I'll be using for the family room. So at least I can compare the two systems.
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Has anyone used these:

https://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems-I...+speaker+cover

I just installed my speakers and looking at something to keep the insulation off of them.
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Has anyone used these:

https://www.amazon.com/OEM-Systems-I...+speaker+cover

I just installed my speakers and looking at something to keep the insulation off of them.
Why are you worried about keeping the insulation off the speakers? I don't think the insulation (I assume it's the blown in kind) affects the speakers. It's no different than having batting inside the speaker boxes.
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Why are you worried about keeping the insulation off the speakers? I don't think the insulation (I assume it's the blown in kind) affects the speakers. It's no different than having batting inside the speaker boxes.
I wasn't sure, I appreciate the info. Thanks
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I am building a new house and am going to do 2 in-ceiling surrounds. I am thinking about the 4929 w/ 15 degree angle. I will be needing to wire in the next couple weeks so I need to solidify my plans asap.

1. Are these good for surrounds?
2. I keep reading about using enclosures and rough-in brackets for ceiling installs. Do I need those? Which ones go with these?
3. Does the 15 degree angle make a difference or am I better off with straight down firing speakers?

THANKS!
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I am building a new house and am going to do 2 in-ceiling surrounds. I am thinking about the 4929 w/ 15 degree angle. I will be needing to wire in the next couple weeks so I need to solidify my plans asap.

1. Are these good for surrounds?
2. I keep reading about using enclosures and rough-in brackets for ceiling installs. Do I need those? Which ones go with these?
3. Does the 15 degree angle make a difference or am I better off with straight down firing speakers?

THANKS!
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I have two 5.1 setups with the 4929s with all the speakers being 4929s. House came prewired for surround speakers. Don't have any enclosures or brackets. Monoprice suggested using the 4929s as surround since I was already using them for LCR so it matches. If I didn't have them for LCR not sure I would get those for the surround speakers because the 15 degree angle makes it hard to just want to fire straight down. I do like them for LCR since the 15 degree angle helps make the sound not seem to come from the ceiling. Not an audiophile so can't comment there but they work just fine for watching movies.
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Just ordered a pair of the Alpha in-ceiling speakers (item 13683 on monoprice.com) Used an extra 20% off code of BIG20. Going to use them for my 2 atmos speakers in my ceiling.
Will keep you posted on what I think about them once I decide on my receiver.

L/R - Klipsch RP-260F
C - Klipsch RP-450C
Surrs - Klipsch KSB-S1
Surr Backs - Klipsch SB-1
Sub - M&K V-125
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I recently got my basement done, and this time opted to install Polk speakers instead of Monoprice. I have Monoprice speakers in my family room which have served me faithfully for ~5 years but nevertheless decided to change.

I installed Polk MC85 and M80s this time around. The Polks are were about $75USD each, while slightly more expensive than Monoprice speakers the build quality is far better. Installation was easier too since the Polks had slightly better clamps and also has new construction brackets available. Sound quality of the Polks is good based on first hearing. Still have not ran the system through its paces.

Just another option if people are looking for budget in ceilings.
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