What was the total cost for your set-up? Were did you purchase your speakers, net or store?
I have purchased all in-wall/in-ceiling speakers online.
- The main living room has 4 in-ceiling speakers for side and rear part of an overall 7.1 solution. They are klipsch in-walls (SCW-3) for the sides and in-ceilings for the ceiling rears. bought on ebay for I think around 450 total for them. Main Mains will be Klipsch RB-81s no rear port so that are in a cabinet, RC-35 above 60'' plasma
and a DIY Sub that kicks any SVS subs butt
- The back patio has a roof and it will have klipsch in-walls (SCW-3s) in the ceiling....$200 from ebay and the dining room has also 2 more SCW-3s another $200
For all other rooms.
- I bought 2 BIC in-wall solutions from ebay for a total of 1K....gives me 6 HT-8W in-walls, 4 HT-8C in ceilings and 2 very popular BIC H-100 subs (Anyone want them
). The subs alone are around $500 so the in-walls/in-ceilings came out as a decent deal. I will sell the subs because Im DIYing monster subs.
Two bathrooms have JBL two-way stereo in-ceiling speakers. (around $300 I think)
Thats 20 (not 23) in-wall/in-ceiling speakers for around $2200.
I refuse to go with in-walls for the mains or Center in HT rooms so I made sure I found speakers that are not rear ported and put them inside a built-in cabinet...definitely WAF. The built-in cabinet in the main room is a monster 17' long by 10' high unit and it fits all my electronics and speakers perfectly (I hope, its not installed yet). I just do not believe you will get the performance out of in-walls like you do with FS or BS speakers. Well if you spend thousands then maybe but instead I spent thousands on a wall unit that fits the room the equipment and the wife is extremely happy.