Suggestions for IN-Wall Subs?
Would like to replace the two bulky unattractive Polk 10 inch powered subs I am currently using with two, may four later, subs fitted in the sheetrock. First two would go in either the wall the 86-inch LG 4KTV hangs on or in the side walls just in front of it. Second two would go in the back wall.
It's a dedicated, windowless media room. The room size is about 15 ft long x 13 ft wide x 9 ft ceiling height.
Setup is a currently 7.2.4, which I am considering making into a 7.4.4 or 7.(2x2).4 if you get my drift.
The AVR is a Marantz 7010 with two Onkyo 5010 (2 x 75 watts RMS) power amps driving the built-in AVR front speakers plus two Klipsch Reference 40 floorstanders also "chained in" to the front AVR channels. A third Onkyo 5010 will be added to drive doubled-up centers shortly. With the front channel load taken off the 7010's power amps the surround channels can "sing" quite loud enough when called upon to do so thankyou, so no plans for multi-channel power amps at this point. Using the 5010s has allowed me to add power-amped channels a couple at a time as my allowance has, um, allowed.
All the speakers are Yamaha "Natural Sound" in-walls or in-ceilings: NS-960 FL, FR and center, IW-660 sides and rears, NS-IC800 overheads. All are rated 50 to 75 watts RMS / 150 watts peak, I believe, which seems plenty powerful enough for the room size and my sort of listening level. I've looked at more expensive speakers from Polk, Klipsch, etc. and TBH I can't see any point spending three or four times as much for HT speakers that deliver, on paper at least, the same performance in decibel terms. Added to which I don't like repairing sheetrock.
Normal sheetrock 3/1-2 ish inch depth, 16 inch stud separation.
Don't mind adding a sub power amp (or two or four) if needed.
Modestly priced please.
Last edited by Darren Heal; 05-30-2019 at 09:16 AM.