Sealed Vs Open Back In Ceiling Speakers
Hello I am currently in the market to purchase in ceiling speakers for a whole home audio system. I am looking at 4 pairs of speakers to start. I have narrowed down my search to two models but I have had no luck with local dealers having them in stock to hear. Most of the speakers will be used for music, but 1 pair will be used as rear surrounds in the TV room (This is not our main home theatre setup).
The first model is the Paradigm 60R V3 which is a new model version from Paradigm. I would be pairing this speaker with Paradigm Fireproof Back Boxes in hope of have more control over the sound transfer through the ceiling to the bedrooms above.
The second model is the Monitor Audio CP-CT150 or CT 260. This is a sealed unit and does not require a back box but is about $150 a pair above the cost of the Paradigm.
The Paradigm is right on budget but if the Monitor Audio is going to sound better and reduce sound transfer between floor I am prepared to go over budget.
Any opinions or experience with these products would be appreciated!