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thoughts on proficient ceiling speakers c675s

looking for 6.5 inch ceiling speakers to mount in living room ceiling as LCR. Audio install recommended c675s by proficient. I have tried to research proficient speakers in general and have found nothing. I know the proficient and speakercraft are similar just wondering if anyone on this forum had any insight on these speakers.

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Audio install recommended c675s by proficient. I have tried to research proficient speakers in general and have found nothing.
THAT should tell you everything already.

Buy NOTHING from an installer.

Pay them for LABOR and nothing else. Buy your own cables and all other accessories.

Their bread and butter is selling dealer-only products whose only reason for existing = prevent consumers from price shopping + maximize profit for the seller/dealer.

If you are dead set on doing in-ceilings even for the super-critical LCR (which does 80-90% of the HT output compared to the rear surrounds) then you're screwed to begin with. The best you can hope for is something like this:
https://rslspeakers.com/products/c34...iling-speaker/

Even in-walls are preferable to in-ceilings for the LCR.

PS. If your installer is also trying to sell you snake oil like power conditioners and Monster cables, run like hell and don't look back.
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THAT should tell you everything already.

Buy NOTHING from an installer.

Pay them for LABOR and nothing else. Buy your own cables and all other accessories.

Their bread and butter is selling dealer-only products whose only reason for existing = prevent consumers from price shopping + maximize profit for the seller/dealer.

If you are dead set on doing in-ceilings even for the super-critical LCR (which does 80-90% of the HT output compared to the rear surrounds) then you're screwed to begin with. The best you can hope for is something like this:
https://rslspeakers.com/products/c34...iling-speaker/

Even in-walls are preferable to in-ceilings for the LCR.

PS. If your installer is also trying to sell you snake oil like power conditioners and Monster cables, run like hell and don't look back.

unfortunately I can only use ceiling speakers for my living room for multiple reasons.
As a newbie who knows absolutely nothing about building a HT with ceiling speakers i steered clear of the RSL ceiling speakers because they have 2 4.5" speakers and a 7/8 tweeter. I assumed that a 6.5" speaker would provide a better sound quality and maybe not be as noticeable. I was probably incorrect in my assumption.
There was really only 2 things important to me in building a new house:
1. a large garage,
2. a really nice HT.--i have already purchased a SVS 2000 Ported subwoofer to fill in the lows and now I need 5 ceiling speakers, I know towers and inwalls are preferred but will not work for us. So it is important to me that i get the 5 ceiling speakers right. I do understand the center does the most work and a ceiling speaker is not ideal but its all I got.

I don't mind spending $1000-$1,200.00 for 5 ceiling speakers, if the RSL will fit the bill its a win/win for me as they are less expensive and great quality.
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unfortunately I can only use ceiling speakers for my living room for multiple reasons.

As a newbie who knows absolutely nothing about building a HT with ceiling speakers i steered clear of the RSL ceiling speakers because they have 2 4.5" speakers and a 7/8 tweeter. I assumed that a 6.5" speaker would provide a better sound quality and maybe not be as noticeable. I was probably incorrect in my assumption.

There was really only 2 things important to me in building a new house:

1. a large garage,

2. a really nice HT.--i have already purchased a SVS 2000 Ported subwoofer to fill in the lows and now I need 5 ceiling speakers, I know towers and inwalls are preferred but will not work for us. So it is important to me that i get the 5 ceiling speakers right. I do understand the center does the most work and a ceiling speaker is not ideal but its all I got.



I don't mind spending $1000-$1,200.00 for 5 ceiling speakers, if the RSL will fit the bill its a win/win for me as they are less expensive and great quality.
Before I go any further, using all in ceiling is not ideal, but you know that already. I personally think the RSL C34E is a great choice for atmos. I am running 4 of them for front and read heights. Many on the forums like them as well. Not sure how they would work as LCR but I would think they would be ok.

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I don't mind spending $1000-$1,200.00 for 5 ceiling speakers, if the RSL will fit the bill its a win/win for me as they are less expensive and great quality.
Well, that's the thing---with the inherent limitations of using in-ceilings for your front 3, I honestly doubt spending 3x more money would make much difference.

The only other option I can think of would be to do ceiling-mounted mini-bookshelves, as in the photo below.
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Well, that's the thing---with the inherent limitations of using in-ceilings for your front 3, I honestly doubt spending 3x more money would make much difference.

The only other option I can think of would be to do ceiling-mounted mini-bookshelves, as in the photo below.
any suggestions for ceiling mounted mini bookshelves?
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any suggestions for ceiling mounted mini bookshelves?
For the front 3, I'd do 3 x Ascend 200SE. These have DUAL 4" woofers so they really play much bigger than their size.

You can do another 2 of them for the surrounds, or if you want to save some money, a pair of single-woofer NHT SuperZeros from Amazon.

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