Hello all, I've been a long time lurker and I'm now building a house and need to install speakers in my basement walls. Due to space and multiple arguments with my wife, in-wall/in-ceiling speakers were my only option. I have planned for a 7.1 system with the following speakers I found on woot.
Front 3 channels in wall: Pioneer Elite SIW571L
Side 2 channels in ceiling: Pioneer Elite S-IC871A
Back 2 channels in wall: Pioneer Elite S-lW871-LR
I was able to get into the house before the sheet rock went on to run wire and box out the in-wall speakers.
I live in ND and it gets cold in the winter. The builder did not put vapor barrier between the foundation and insulation/studs. The studs are roughly a 1/2 inch from the concrete. I really hope I don't run into mold issues as I've read about on these forums and elsewhere. There will be a dehumidifier running at all times. We are using a very reputable builder so its my hope they know what there doing. I don't know much about building houses, I'm just a nerd that likes speakers and big tvs...
My questions are:
When I cut out the sheet rock to mount the speakers how should I insulate/seal them?
There is currently fiberglass insulation in the walls. Do I leave the fiberglass insulation in behind the speakers?
Should I spray form between the studs and concrete wall so I have somewhat of a sealed box?
Any other suggestions on how I can make these sound as good as possible?
The sheet rock is now on so I have no options to get in the wall besides working in the hole cut for the speakers.