Originally Posted by deeda
I understand the in-room speakers will sound much better than the in-wall speakers. I am curious to know how much. For those who have listed to the Triad Silver in-wall vs in-room, what is the difference?
Incorrect. The speakers are essentially the same; InRoom and InWall. By installing the speaker in the wall, you have additional advantages: There is no wall reflection from behind the speaker, and there is substantial gain from the midrange down, which enhances headroom. Inwall speakers (GOOD speakers mounted in a wall) can sound better, all other things being equal.
The misnomer is that "inwalls suck," and that's because people compare a $1,000 inroom speaker to a $100 imported, 2 lb. plastic piece of crap. Make it a fair comparison, and an inwall sounds better. The disadvantages of an inwall are you can't tow them in and you can't move them. We even have a $2,500 optional BaffleWall for our $7,500 Platinum LCR whose purpose is to use the added gain of a wall; as much as 12 dB around 100 Hz. That's a lot.
Use the speaker that is most appropriate for your application, and know that all Triad models within the same family sound almost identical.