New HT setup: limited to in-ceiling. ELAC DT61s?
I hope I can get some helpful advice from those that have experience with ELAC speakers, specifically with the inceiling DT61 and D61-W's. I've been recommended them by several retailers/dealers, but I want a user's perspective.
I know in-ceilings are not ideal. But seriously, it's my only option. So, I'm going to make the best of it!
What the room is like:
I am finishing construction on a new home. The living room is 16x14' with 11.5' ceilings. The left side of the room opens up into the dining room, which has 8.5' ceilings (the living room is the only high ceiling). In the living room, there will be an in-ceiling motorized projector screen located against a wall of windows. The screen has a 45" black drop to bring it down to viewing-height. Obviously, the challenge is to create the feeling of the sound coming from the screen. I know in-ceilings are not ideal, but again it's my only option. I was told that the angled ELAC DT61-W's would be great for my fronts and the D61's for the rear. I'll also need a sub. In the adjacent dining room, I'm going to put in two in-ceiling speakers for music and was thinking the D61's.
For those with experience with these speakers, what do you think of this setup? I was ready to pull the trigger until someone said the ELACs might sound a bit flat in my space. Then, another person challenged that and said they'd be excellent. I know sound is subjective, but all feedback/experience is appreciated. I've also looked at the RSL C34's but the angle isn't as good on them, but could maybe do them in the dining room.
Also, what would you recommend for a sub? for a receiver?
Thank you so much! Look forward to your replies.