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Insulation for in-ceiling speakers?

post #1 of 4
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Hello,

Is it necessary to put insulation in the ceiling when installing in-ceiling speakers. The Martin Logan EM-IC's recommend placing some between the joists above the speaker. I'm wondering if it makes much of a difference.

Thanks.
post #2 of 4
I insulated my in walls. I also built enclosures. While finishing room, I connected an old 2 channel Akai Receiver to them and they really sounded good. I'm sure the insulation and enclosures did much to improve their sound.
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Originally Posted by Skytrooper View Post

I insulated my in walls. I also built enclosures. While finishing room, I connected an old 2 channel Akai Receiver to them and they really sounded good. I'm sure the insulation and enclosures did much to improve their sound.

I'm sure the enclosures made a huge difference but I don't have that option and I know that it is not necessary in order for these speakers to sound good. The only thing I could do is push some insulation up through the speaker cutout and leave it up behind the speaker loosely. It's a two story house so the ceiling is really just a two foot gap between the floors. But I'm not going to bother if it sounds fine without it.

thanks.
post #4 of 4
fwiw, in my basement I have Zone2 , and use in-ceiling speakers placed in ceiling 2 x 2 grid w/o insulation in stereo.
They sound fine above the pool table, as shown here.
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Zone3 is in my wifes craft room, in ceiling drywall, again w/o insulation.

Mine are Paradigm ceiling speakers.
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