Originally Posted by mojiram
Sure Paul. I wouldn't disagree with you there. But I am limited by monetary factors and want to get the best speakers my wallet can afford right now. Are there any other choices in Triad in ceiling which are in between the Bronze/8 and the Silver/6? The diff in price of $800 and $2450 seems to be too wide.
There's the InCeiling Gold/8 MiniMonitor at 2,000 each, but I would generally use those for high-quality distributed audio without a sub; not so much for home theater. That said, I use three of them in my office 5.1 system.
There's the InCeiling Gold/8 Omni SE for $1,050, but it doesn't have the higher sensitivity of the Bronze LCR. For a theater application in a ceiling speaker, the InCeiling Bronze/8 LCR is a real deal. And it's the most copied speaker in our line. A half dozen companies have ripped us off with something that *looks* like it. A few are even $500 more than ours.
Just out of curiosity what is your current Triad set-up and how are you powering them ?
One system, as stated, uses all InCeiling speakers, and it's powered by an NAD T-743, which has no business sounding as good as it does for being a lowly receiver. The 2-channel system uses high-end Citation stuff from the '90s and Gold MiniMonitors. Another system uses a Silver sub and Gold Omnis. The theater uses Gold Monitors, Silver Surrounds, and Gold Omnis, with two Gold Subs, powered by Lyngdorf semi-digital amps. They're as good as anything at any price.
I would appreciate your tips on positioning the speakers too.
Install them as far apart as you would if they were inwalls. With your TV that high off the floor, I'd install them maybe one foot off the back wall. I installed mine in a slight arc because of my room, but if I had it to do over again, I'd mount them three-across. Here's my office from four years ago before it was completed. The grill next to the wall is my InCeiling Bronze/10 PowerSub.