Originally Posted by jongig
So my house is nearly complete after having to buy out my house at about 70% finished and having to GC it to completion and loosing a small fortune. I am now ready to purchase my Triads and I called the dealer but we had a question that they didn't know the answer to. I'm installing the Gold LCR/6 and the dealer didn't know about the center speaker and how it gets installed. I would have thought that the center has the mid and tweeter turned so it can be installed horizontally but he didn't know.
What is the right way to install the Gold/6 LCR?
The InWall Gold/6 LCR is a vertically-aligned speaker. There is no InWall Gold/6 Center, because this would require cutting out two studs. Did your dealer actually look at plans or come out to the jobsite, or did you not consult them? This is an important detail that an engaged dealer dealer should have caught.
Here are your options:
1) Mount the InWall Gold/6 LCR vertically, as high off the floor as possible.
2) Switch to three InWall Silver/6 Monitors ($100 each more than the Gold LCRs), and mount the center either horizontally or vertically.http://www.triadspeakers.com/products/iws6mon.html
Mounted horizontally, the InWall Silver/6 Monitor is less than 19" wide, and will fit better. I don't know if you are in the framing stage, drywall, or this is a retro installation, but I do not recommend ever just cutting out a stud. If possible, it needs to be framed, which, if the sheetrock is not up, is no big deal.
The Monitor series is an audiophile group of speakers that have our highest resolution, and they are used as LCRs all the time. (I'm using three Gold Monitors.) Sensitivity is the same as the Gold LCR, and the grill size is nearly half as big. The two mids are Scan-Speak drivers; the same two Krell used in the $18,750-each LAT-1. The two Scan-Speak drivers are the same mids used in the $7,000-each Triad InRoom Platinum LCR, BTW.
I'll be back in the office tomorrow early if you want to further discuss this. PM me and I'll give you my office phone number. Most custom jobs run into multiple snags such as this, and they always get fixed.