Originally Posted by chevychad
The quotes I have received so far range from $7920 to $9500 for all 9 speakers I am wanting.
My room size is 20'x20' with a double trayed ceiling that goes up to 12'. There is also a 10'x10' area in the back with an 8' ceiling that I am making into a bar, but it is all in one room. Total volume for the room is about 4400 cubic ft.
I am planning on using 2 subs. I already have one BIC accoustech H-100 from my previous living room makeshift theater, so I was planning on getting another one to match it for my new dedicated space. I hope that will be enough in conjunction with all the Sonance woofers..
My experience with Sonance is that they are more of a mid-tier brand. That is a lot to spend on Sonance speakers, but I have never heard this particular model from Sonance. Too be honest, I was not blown away by any of the in-wall and in-ceiling solutions that I have heard from Sonance, and that it a lot to spend...
It this were me, I would focus most of my money on the main three speakers, and then spend less on surrounds. In the price range you are at, I would highly recommend looking at Triad:
To me, the Triad speakers were the best I have heard for in-wall speakers. They are not cheap, but well within what you are looking to spend for the Sonance speakers.
If you are looking for array speakers, you should also be looking at BG Radia, but I am not sure on price:
Episode also makes some good in-wall speakers, and these will save you some money:
All of these speakers have engineered enclosures. The Triad thread here is very busy and you will get lots of feedback and research on a their speakers.
One more thing. With that budget and room, the BIC 100 will be a weak point. I would budget some money for subs too
Which you should be able to do if you spend less on surrounds.