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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2019, 09:21 AM - Thread Starter
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To recesess or not

This is something I struggled with initially and I think I regret my decision. My room is 13'1" wide. My side surrounds are Focal super birds. Rounding up, each speaker sits off the wall 6" leaving me with a 12'1" room. I will have 2 rows of seating and I would not want to have a row that is much more than 8' wide to have an easy path to the back.



All major drywall work has already been completed. Double drywall, green glue, caulked. No tape/mud yet.



I am debating creating a backer box for these to sit flush in the wall. On one side i have easy access from the back side since I can remove the one sheet of drywall and have direct access. The other side would be a little trickier as it's a hat channel wall with no direct access. The box would fit almost perfectly in between the hat channel. The box would get attached to the studs of the niche , which is decoupled with ib3 brackets. height wise, I'd be up against the 4' hat channel which puts the speakers tweeter at a nice height for the first row.



What would you do?? Is it worth it to gain 1' of walkway to the 2nd row?
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If you are contemplating any kind of acoustical treatments, even just one inch you can hide the installation lip for a front side inwall installed backer box, You can get the idea from the attached picture. This is a double layer room and the box is screwed and glued to the drywall. keeping it decoupled. I have no idea of the audio impact for that particular speaker if you recess it a bit.
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If you are contemplating any kind of acoustical treatments, even just one inch you can hide the installation lip for a front side inwall installed backer box, You can get the idea from the attached picture. This is a double layer room and the box is screwed and glued to the drywall. keeping it decoupled. I have no idea of the audio impact for that particular speaker if you recess it a bit.
That is an interesting idea and would certainly make installing much easier on that wall.
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I would vote yes, recess whatever you can. That’s not a lot of width to begin with and in my opinion would look better aesthetically.
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I recessed all my speakers for exactly the same reason. A lot of back boxes screwed and glued to the drywall.

Have me the bit of extra width I needed.

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DO IT!

I have just under 13ft of width and it is really tight. The Volts hanging off the wall make it all that much more of a squeeze. I was originally planning on hiding them in columns, but the width is just too much. I’ll instead be cutting into the walls and recessing the boxes before I finish the wall treatments. I should have planned on it from the start, but now I have to cut drywall and most likely re-structure the studs that I’ll probably hit in doing so.

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