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Sealed in-wall/ceiling rear surround suggestions?

post #1 of 10
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I am looking for a nice sealed speaker for an in-ceiling application. I have a pair of Linn bookshelf speakers that I bought 12 years ago that I still like for music, so I am considering the Linn Sekrit (http://www.linn.co.uk/systems/all-products/loudspeakers/sekrit-iw10-in-wall-loudspeakers). They are about $1050/pr and I would like to find something less expensive if possible. Searching around (in this forum and google) I seem to find quite a few that are more expensive (more like $1000+ each) but haven't had much like finding less expensive alternatives that seem decent. Any suggestions?
Tom
post #2 of 10
I think Speaker Craft makes an enclosed in-ceiling line of speakers in the $300 range (each I think).

Def Tech also make a large enclosed in-ceiling, but I think it is designed for surround sound, not as a main. It does does not look like the traditional in-ceiling is enclosed.

B&W may also make an enclosed in-ceiling as well if I recall correctly (most likely in the $700 range - each)

I had the same issue when trying to set-up my challenging room and placement of a center speaker. Since I could not get timber matched enclosed in-ceiling speakers, I added a back-box called Dynabox (from Dynamat I think - off Amazon). They run around $150 ea. I am very satisfied with this solution and have received several compliments on the sound quality and clarity of voice. My set-up consists of Atlantic Technology in-walls plus dual center in-ceiling speakers with the dynaboxes as enclosures.

I also liked the in-ceiling for it's directional capabilities - the woofer was angled, but the tweeter was directional allowing me to point the tweeter right at the listening position. Most angled in-ceiling speakers are limited to a set 15 degrees, which equates to approx. 2 - 3 linear feet from the speaker to the listening position off an 8' ceiling.
post #3 of 10
Triad makes sealed inwall and inceiling speakers. I would highly recomend them.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by BllDo View Post

Triad makes sealed inwall and inceiling speakers. I would highly recomend them.

Triad is more expensive, not less.
Tom
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Originally Posted by Scout's staff View Post

I think Speaker Craft makes an enclosed in-ceiling line of speakers in the $300 range (each I think).
Def Tech also make a large enclosed in-ceiling, but I think it is designed for surround sound, not as a main. It does does not look like the traditional in-ceiling is enclosed.
B&W may also make an enclosed in-ceiling as well if I recall correctly (most likely in the $700 range - each)
I had the same issue when trying to set-up my challenging room and placement of a center speaker. Since I could not get timber matched enclosed in-ceiling speakers, I added a back-box called Dynabox (from Dynamat I think - off Amazon). They run around $150 ea. I am very satisfied with this solution and have received several compliments on the sound quality and clarity of voice. My set-up consists of Atlantic Technology in-walls plus dual center in-ceiling speakers with the dynaboxes as enclosures.
I also liked the in-ceiling for it's directional capabilities - the woofer was angled, but the tweeter was directional allowing me to point the tweeter right at the listening position. Most angled in-ceiling speakers are limited to a set 15 degrees, which equates to approx. 2 - 3 linear feet from the speaker to the listening position off an 8' ceiling.

Thanks, the Speakercraft Accufit series looks like it may fit the bill....in terms of price anyway.
Tom
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Triad is more expensive, not less.
Tom

The InCeiling Mini/8 LCR can be had for less than $500/piece and the Bronze/8 Satellites are about $450/piece. I'm not sure how that's greater than $1050/pair.
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The InCeiling Mini/8 LCR can be had for less than $500/piece and the Bronze/8 Satellites are about $450/piece. I'm not sure how that's greater than $1050/pair.

I didn't see the mini/8 as I was looking for rear surrounds but it might work. $1000 is indeed less than $1050, though even more less than less than $1050 would be nice smile.gif

I don't see the bronze/8 for sale anywhere, do you have a link?

Tom
post #8 of 10
Sorry no link. I used a dealer that has now gone out of business. I still have one of their price pages.

Here is another pair that might fit the bill. Much more less than less than $1000.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triad-OmniRound5-Main-Stereo-Speakers-Pair-/251112982690?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item3a778008a2
post #9 of 10
The Triad InWall Bronze/4 Surround speakers are $500ea MSRP and can be used InCeiling.

What model did you choose?
post #10 of 10
List price on the InCeiling Mini LCR is $600.
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