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post #4441 of 6133
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Originally Posted by nobuyersremorse View Post

You mentioned earlier you wanted to upgrade to the gold on wall which triad no longer offers. What does the bronze lack that you are looking for in an upgrade?

I dont want to upgrade because the bronze are "lacking"... more like because I have the upgrade bug. In other words if the bronze are good the gold minis must be really really good. haha.

My only complaint about the bronze if you can call it that is they dont handle higher volumes as well(close to or at reference levels), they begin to struggle a bit. Although for my room I never really get that loud so it doesnt matter.
post #4442 of 6133
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Originally Posted by swtguy View Post

I actually have both the onwall and in ceiling bronze for my LCR. The onwall are the LR and the in ceiling for the center. Sitting on the couch it is really really hard to be able to tell that the center is in the ceiling. I wish I would have gone with all 3 in ceiling for aesthetic reasons. The onwall LCR look nice but they are rather large for my living room. You can't go wrong with either one.

Would you post a photo?
post #4443 of 6133
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Originally Posted by vivatech View Post

Would you post a photo?

http://www.avsforum.com/t/921427/triad-owners-thread/1560#post_18645959
post #4444 of 6133
Would appreciate some insight from the Triad Forum between the following 2 options for a 3.1 setup in a 18 x 15 x 8 room. Mostly for tv/movies but will do some music listening. Call it 90/10 split.

Option 1) OnWall Mini LCR 3.0 SE (*custom done to have width stretched out to 60inches to match a Panasonic 65inch VT50 Plasma) plus a subwoofer.
Option 2) 3 - InRoom Silver MiniMonitor's all at the same height in an LCR configuration underneath the wall mounted TV plus a subwoofer. (Not sure if a bump up to 3 Gold MiniMonitor's would be wasted in this space)(Speakers will sit on a BDI Nora entertainment console so the LR speakers will be at the opposite ends of the 76.5inch wide unit)

System will be setup on the 18ft wide wall underneath the plasma and sectional seating will have listening distance of approximately 11-12ft from speakers. Components will be selected once I choose the speakers. Most likely a NAD T777 or T787 Rcvr or a Pre/Pro(?) plus a Parasound A31 Amp. Sub will be chosen to mesh with speakers.

Thanks for your input in advance!
post #4445 of 6133
Cool. Yeah the speakers and TV fit without much room. If you want to get more InCeilings, just get a bigger TV! smile.gif
post #4446 of 6133
having read through the entire thread (twice in some places), and having worn poor mike's email box out, i "think" i might have a direction to go in... tossing in a good word for mike here, his patience (not just with this, but with other things i've been interested in) is exemplary...

my driving force behind all of this is to create more space in my room and go as minimalist as possible... my situation is a bit unique, in that the maf (me acceptance factor) is much more stringent than the waf, and i like to "see" as little hardware/wiring as possible... if i could "see" nothing in the room other than the screen and the seats, that would be my ideal world... my wife, otoh, wants everything out where she can see it, and the bigger the speaker, the better...

anyone out there with an in-ceiling setup want to comment a bit on music listening? right now i'm leaning towards in-ceiling silver monitors for the lcr... my room is a "dedicated media room", and is used for both music and watching movies/tv... in effect, i live in there... redface.gif my only real concern about in-ceilings is the "voice of god" effect... from reading here, that doesn't seem to be an issue when there is video to anchor the sound... i want to ensure that if there isn't that "video clue" to the brain that the orchestra isn't playing on my ceiling...

also, if anyone has an in-ceiling setup anywhere near southern new jersey (i'm in collingswood, across the river from philly) and would be willing to let me listen for awhile, i'd greatly appreciate it... doesn't have to be any particular speaker, i'm just trying to get a "feel" for it... no rush, i'm still in the "planning" stage...

tia...
post #4447 of 6133
I've got a 2.1 system in our lounge for audio only that consists of InCeiling Silver MiniMonitors and the InCeiling Bronze/10 Sub and everyone in the family loves the set-up. Does it stage perfectly as if the speakers were sitting on the ground? No... Does it have the "Voice of God" effect? No... The system is used for both background listening and more critical listening when I'm at home alone with a few bottles of Two Brothers Brewing Cane & Ebel, in both scenario's I've been extremely happy with this set-up

Unfortunately I'm not near you, unless Chicago is considered close.
post #4448 of 6133
^^^

thanks for the input... smile.gif and yes, sadly, chicago is a bit far for even me to drive... frown.gif

i like your style... smile.gif
post #4449 of 6133
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Originally Posted by cdepaola View Post

I've got a 2.1 system in our lounge for audio only that consists of InCeiling Silver MiniMonitors and the InCeiling Bronze/10 Sub and everyone in the family loves the set-up. Does it stage perfectly as if the speakers were sitting on the ground? No... Does it have the "Voice of God" effect? No... The system is used for both background listening and more critical listening when I'm at home alone with a few bottles of Two Brothers Brewing Cane & Ebel, in both scenario's I've been extremely happy with this set-up
Unfortunately I'm not near you, unless Chicago is considered close.

Can you tell the bass is coming from ceiling sub? E.g. what if front stage + ceiling sub is used?
post #4450 of 6133
I can not tell that the base is coming from the ceiling.
post #4451 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Slinkee View Post

Would appreciate some insight from the Triad Forum between the following 2 options for a 3.1 setup in a 18 x 15 x 8 room. Mostly for tv/movies but will do some music listening. Call it 90/10 split.
Option 1) OnWall Mini LCR 3.0 SE (*custom done to have width stretched out to 60inches to match a Panasonic 65inch VT50 Plasma) plus a subwoofer.
Option 2) 3 - InRoom Silver MiniMonitor's all at the same height in an LCR configuration underneath the wall mounted TV plus a subwoofer. (Not sure if a bump up to 3 Gold MiniMonitor's would be wasted in this space)(Speakers will sit on a BDI Nora entertainment console so the LR speakers will be at the opposite ends of the 76.5inch wide unit)
System will be setup on the 18ft wide wall underneath the plasma and sectional seating will have listening distance of approximately 11-12ft from speakers. Components will be selected once I choose the speakers. Most likely a NAD T777 or T787 Rcvr or a Pre/Pro(?) plus a Parasound A31 Amp. Sub will be chosen to mesh with speakers.
Thanks for your input in advance!

Would appreciate some input.....
post #4452 of 6133
Of these options I'd suggest Option 2. Though I think the gold MiniMonitors or silver LCR would be a better option
post #4453 of 6133
Do the Silver and Gold MiniMonitors both have the Scan R29 Tweeter?
post #4454 of 6133
Ive ordered my Silver Inwall LCR's, sub and bronze on wall surrounds for the sides. room is as in this post http://www.avsforum.com/t/921427/triad-owners-thread/4350#post_22164231

I need a solution for rear surrounds as the bronze on walls that I proposed to use do not fit well (WAF problems etc) I can get minisat to fit very easily or the bronze sat's if they were fitted horizontally. Which option would you go with or any other alternative that will work with the bronze onwall surrounds
post #4455 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Slinkee View Post

Do the Silver and Gold MiniMonitors both have the Scan R29 Tweeter?

unless i've mis-read somewhere along the way, neither of them do... only the gold monitor has it...
post #4456 of 6133
My mistake about the ring radiator. PDF info calls it the ultra high efficiency tweeter as opposed to the high resolution tweeter. Gold monitor calls it the ring radiator.

Will the gold mini monitor be that much of a jump over silver mini monitor?
post #4457 of 6133
^^^

i have not listened to either, but "people i trust" have indicated the difference is not insignificant...

of course, the price difference is not insignificant either... sadly....
post #4458 of 6133
They are indeed a step up, if the cost increase is worth it is up to you, your ears, and budget.
post #4459 of 6133
I'm a big fan of the gold monitor/mini-monitor series. I have both in my showroom and they're outstanding speakers.
post #4460 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Dawn Gordon View Post

I'm a big fan of the gold monitor/mini-monitor series. I have both in my showroom and they're outstanding speakers.

And so am I...............too bad the Gold Monitors can't fill a 4300 ft^3 room to reference levels. For laid back easy listening, there is not a better speaker for the money............well it you really want to pay a premium for a finely executed ribbon, then that is your alternative.
post #4461 of 6133
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

unless i've mis-read somewhere along the way, neither of them do... only the gold monitor has it...

Correctamundo. Many other Triad products (Gold LCR, Silver Minitor, Silver MiniMonitor, Gold Omni SE, etc.) all use the same spectacular Seas tweeter, but only the Gold Monitor uses the very expensive Scan-Speak R-29.
post #4462 of 6133
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Originally Posted by Slinkee View Post

Would appreciate some insight from the Triad Forum between the following 2 options for a 3.1 setup in a 18 x 15 x 8 room. Mostly for tv/movies but will do some music listening. Call it 90/10 split.
Option 1) OnWall Mini LCR 3.0 SE (*custom done to have width stretched out to 60inches to match a Panasonic 65inch VT50 Plasma) plus a subwoofer.
Option 2) 3 - InRoom Silver MiniMonitor's all at the same height in an LCR configuration underneath the wall mounted TV plus a subwoofer. (Not sure if a bump up to 3 Gold MiniMonitor's would be wasted in this space)(Speakers will sit on a BDI Nora entertainment console so the LR speakers will be at the opposite ends of the 76.5inch wide unit)
System will be setup on the 18ft wide wall underneath the plasma and sectional seating will have listening distance of approximately 11-12ft from speakers. Components will be selected once I choose the speakers. Most likely a NAD T777 or T787 Rcvr or a Pre/Pro(?) plus a Parasound A31 Amp. Sub will be chosen to mesh with speakers.
Thanks for your input in advance!

I must apologize for the delayed response. I am fully retired now, and not here as much.

Both your options are very good, and very similar in performance, with the same tweeter, a premium Seas cloth dome. The OnWall Mini LCR 3.0 SE is possibly the best-sounding 3-in-1 front speaker, and the look may be cleaner. With either choice, I would use a 100 Hz crossover to the fronts to enhance power handling and headroom...maybe even 120 Hz. With a decent sub, either system will be stunning. I love the BDI furniture, and I have one of their units in my master bedroom. Your possible amp choices are very good, too. I have used Parasound in my theater in the past, and my office 5.1 system uses an NAD receiver. Both deliver tons of current and work well with 4 ohm speakers.
post #4463 of 6133
Paul,
Thanks so much for commenting on this, I have been awaiting your input before making a decision. A follow up question for you:

Will 3 gold mini monitors be a major step up over the 3.0 SE or should I stick with the clean look of the 3 in 1?
Which single sub would work best in my 18 x 15 x 8 room?
post #4464 of 6133
Paul, any details on the cinema reference line? Is it placed above the platinum's
post #4465 of 6133
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Originally Posted by wonka1 View Post

Paul, any details on the cinema reference line? Is it placed above the platinum's

Cinema Reference line? From Triad?
post #4466 of 6133
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Originally Posted by adidino View Post

Cinema Reference line? From Triad?

Addino, like triad on facebook. I believe they have these at Cedia 2012 in September.

http://www.facebook.com/TriadSpeakersFans
post #4467 of 6133
There is the Cinema Plus which is a built in version of the Plats for say a baffle wall install using an AT screen.

You are giving Tony heart failure!
post #4468 of 6133
Think this is different! Could be wrong. The speaker on triad Facebook looks different to the plats.
post #4469 of 6133
Looks like you are correct!
post #4470 of 6133
Saw that. I'm getting anxious now... lol
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