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Recommendations for LCR, in-wall, enclosed speakers on a budget

post #1 of 11
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Hello - I'm looking for LCR speakers on a budget of $700 to $900. My TV is 58in and is mounted above a fireplace, but the fireplace is on a wall that sticks out into the middle of a room, so I'm worried about speakers that are open in the back since the area behind the sheetrock is likely open. I don't have any HT at the moment, so anything will be an upgrade. I understand that enclosed speakers drive up the price. I'll use it mostly to watch TV and movies, and music every once in a while. I've had a hard time figuring out if speakers like this exist in the price range. If they do, any recommendations?
post #2 of 11
Triad in wall mini/4 satellite would works. It is the least expensive enclosed speaker I can think of. Another solution might be a speaker with a backbox but I would go with the Triad first.
post #3 of 11
Might have to kick up your price but the James QX looks very nice.

http://www.jamesloudspeaker.com/index.cfm?page=by_series&id=32&sr=1
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Hookedonc4 View Post

Might have to kick up your price but the James QX looks very nice.
http://www.jamesloudspeaker.com/index.cfm?page=by_series&id=32&sr=1

Thank you both for the recommendations. I'm having a hard time finding pricing on both of these, but I found one reference to the triad 4 min being around $425/ea. I'm really wanting to stay close to $300/ea.

With the idea that something is better than nothing, I'm willing to consider open speakers with/without a back box. I was looking at the Def Tech ebay site and saw the DI 6.5 for $285/ea (refurbished). I were to go with an open speaker in the 300/ea price range, are there others I should consider? Do they make back boxes for DefTech, or are there generics out there? Sorry for all the newbie questions!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Definitive-Technology-DI-6-5LCR-Loudspeaker-BBUFBA-/190707412578?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item2c670c2e62
post #5 of 11
Any ideas on James QX price?
post #6 of 11
The inwall mini satellite/4 I show as being $300 each unless it went up and my price sheet is old.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
So, I've realized I have studs closer than I originally thought (only 5.5 to 6 inches apart) on one side of my 60" tv, mounted above a fireplace. So, I'm now looking at ON-Wall LCR speakers in the same price range of 275-300 each. Any suggestions? Should I consider low profile/slim designs?
post #8 of 11
If you used the same speaker drivers and placed them in a big box and a small box, the big box would perform better. But things are never this easy and aesthetics often play a big factor. A TV mounted over a fireplace with a seated audience is typically best served by a tilt mount that angles the TV so the viewer has a good viewing angle to the TV. The same is true of speakers, if you can aim them at the listeners you will get better sound. You can certainly use a thin mount flat TV mount and get thin flat mounted s[peakers like the KEF T series. This will definitely look nice but will be a compromise for audio and video unless your audience is about the same height, like if they are standing. You have to decide which is more important. There are a great number of speakers that can be mounted that will work for your situation.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by aall01 View Post

So, I've realized I have studs closer than I originally thought (only 5.5 to 6 inches apart) on one side of my 60" tv, mounted above a fireplace. So, I'm now looking at ON-Wall LCR speakers in the same price range of 275-300 each. Any suggestions? Should I consider low profile/slim designs?

Look at EMP
http://www.emptek.com/ew30.php
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

Look at EMP
http://www.emptek.com/ew30.php

Thanks, I'd like to have 3 or 4 to compare to. Any others?
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