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DIY In wall/ceiling speakers boxes

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Hey guys, I am going to get the Paradigm AMS series speakers for my rears of my 7.1 setup. 2 will be in the wall, and 2 in the ceiling. What is the best way to make back boxes for these speakers so they sound better? Are there any after market boxes that can be bought for them?

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Does the manufacturer recommend or give an option to enclosing the speakers?
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On Paradigms site, there are no real recommendations at all, no.
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Just treat them as if you were building enclosures for free standing speakers. Well, volume-wise anyhow.

Trying to build enclosures for in-wall creates some problems. It'll need to be very tall and very narrow which creates resonance problems. So you'll want to fill the top & bottom with high density fiberglass. Figure your wall is typical sort, then you'll have exactly 4" of depth to work with if you plan on making it flush with the typical 1/2" drywall. If using 3/4" MDF, then that leaves you with 2.5" interior depth. Not much at all!

Use something like boxnotes to figure out how much interior volume you need and what port length and the exterior dimensions.

I've attached pics of the in-wall build I'm doing pretty soon. It's Jay's in-wall crossover adaption of the Modula MT with Seas tweeter.
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