Originally Posted by blipszyc
Posted this over in the Speaker section, but thought I'd get some feedback over here as well -
Def Tech RSS/RCS II or III for my space?
I have B&W CM9s and CM5s for a 7.1 setup that I was originally planning, but the new space is much narrower and has no room for bookshelf or on-wall speakers. As a result, I've been debating on going in-wall/in-ceiling and the Def Tech's seem to get glowing reviews.
HOWEVER, which ones do I go with, the II's or III's? It seems the difference is the size of the drivers. I've got about 4.5' from center listening position to side speaker location (RSS) and about 5.5' to rear speaker location (RCS).
As these are surrounds I'm considering the smaller III's, but would hate to be underwhelmed by them because of their size.
Just my 2 cents: I have four of the UIW-RSSII for surrounds and back surrounds and I really like them. I know the list prices are $250 more than the III, but the street price was only about $100 more. I got mine at OneCall.com (an authorized retailer) and they gave me a really good price - give them a call. I'm glad that I got the bigger speakers - I just couldn't buy speakers with a 3.5" "woofer" no matter how many passive radiators it had. The suggested crossover setting of 100Hz (UIW-RSSIII) vs 80Hz (UIW-RSSII) made up my mind. Once I got them, set them on my desk and powered them up (try that with other in-wall speakers) I knew I had bought the right speakers. I will NEVER buy another in-wall without integral speaker cabinets. I spent more than I wanted to, but those UIW-RSSII speakers are really impressive and I'm glad I spent the extra $$
2-Ch (HT L/R): Oppo BDP-105 BD, Adcom GFP-750 pre, Bryston 10B Sub Xover, Bryston 4BSST2 / Paradigm Signature S4 v.2 (L/R), (2) SVS SB12-NSD (Subs)
Home Theater: Bryston 4BSST2 amp / Paradigm CC-590 (C), Outlaw 7700 amp / (4) Def Tech UIW-RSSII (LS/RS/LB/RB), Samsung 46” 3D LCD