Originally Posted by KMM
I'm in the process of redoing some of my theater components and considering upgrading speakers as well. I've been seriously considering the Triads, since I'd like to go in-wall and the sealed box for their in-wall speakers is certainly appealing to me. I'm thinking of the in-wall Silver 4 LCR's, but I'm also considering the in-wall Gold 6 LCR's, although the price differential is quite substantial. Can you provide some input as to the difference in sound quality between the two? If I go with the Gold 6 LCR's, I only have 2x4 framing behind the drywall, so I will need to leave part of the box extending out from the drywall about 2". to compensate for this, I'm planning to cover the entire screen wall with GOM fabric over wood frames, which would extend out from the wall just over the 2" clearance I will need to cover the fronts of the speakers, if I go with the Gold 6 LCR's. Does this sound feasible?
Also, I won't be using an AT screen, so the center will need to be mounted horizontally above or below the screen. Can this be done with either the in-wall Sillver 4 LCR's or the in-wall Gold 6 LCR's? If it is possible, is it better to mount it above or below the screen? I have carpeted floors, and just enough room to squeeze it in horizontally either above or below the screen.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
I wouldn't mount a 6"-deep speaker in a 4" wall, especially when there's an alternative. The InWall Silver/4 Monitor is the same price as the InWall Gold/6 LCR, and it will mount with far less headache and a much better look than a Gold LCR (in a 4"-wall.) The two speakers use the same tweeter, but the Silver Monitor uses the same two 5" mids that Triad uses in the $7,500-each Platinum LCR. If you use a 100 Hz crossover for the fronts, the Silver Monitor is spectacular.
Silver LCRs sound exceptional for the money, but they don't quite have the output and they definitely don't have the definition of the Silver Monitors. With either speaker, you'll have to frame for the center.
Here's the InWall Silver/4 Monitor. I would make sure the bottom of the speaker is at least 10" off the ground. My preference is three idebtical front speakers, at the same height, firing through an AT screen, but this will work well.http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/iws4mon.html