or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Re. bass, will 8" in-ceiling speakers provide noticeable bass over 6" (w/o controls)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Re. bass, will 8" in-ceiling speakers provide noticeable bass over 6" (w/o controls)

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I'm asking because I found out after the fact that my AV receiver won't allow for bass/treble control over the zone 2 speakers (6" B&W loud speakers, installed in my kitchen ceiling a couple of rooms away from the main speakers). In the stores these same speakers sounded amazing but that's cause the salespeople had control over the bass using the receiver since they weren't in zone 2 in the store.

I called the store and asked if upgrading to 8" speakers would make a difference and the salesman (owner of store, it turns out) said he'd be willing to let me upgrade if I wanted to but said it really depends on the ears of the listener. He thinks it will provide noticeably more bass but he said it might not be *enough* more bass that it'll necessarily be worth the cost of their widening the holes (in plaster) i.e. the labor, plus the extra hundred bucks.

Do any of you have the experience in this dept. to tell me whether you really notice a difference? The kitchen is in an old house, and is about 11.5 x 12' so not the largest kitchen in the world though the ceiling's a few inches short of 9' tall.
post #2 of 3
Why not buy a cheap receiver (or used) for the other dedicated zone where you will have more control over your sound?

I really doubt that going from a 6" in-ceiling speaker to an 8" in-ceiling speaker will help that much vs the effort and expense. You also have to consider the room and acoustics vs what you may have heard in a demo room.
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I'm told that won't work. It appears it's subwoofer also going in the kitchen which it's too late to do, or else upgrading to 8" speakers. Any other suggestions or opinions about upgrading to 8" speakers? It's my last day to decide (I didn't know how to find old threads I'd started but just found this from googling)!

Thanks!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Re. bass, will 8" in-ceiling speakers provide noticeable bass over 6" (w/o controls)