Originally Posted by bishop27
IAt first they were since I would have to hang the projector screen about 4in from the wall, but I realized that whether they're in-wall or on-wall, there is going to be a significant amount of work to install them. Cutting drywall vs re-hanging the screen. So either will work. I think I figured that if I'm going to be running all the wires through the wall anyway, I might as well just make a bigger hole and fill it with a speaker.
I'm assuming with the Tribes, you can use either the same line of speaker for the center, or drop down a level (i.e. Tribe V L/R and Tribe III center... or Tribe III L/R and Tribe II center). Honestly, I may just go L/R in the beginning, I meant to pair the MA Gold towers I have downstairs with an in-wall center, never got around to it but they're clear enough that I haven't missed it.
I think with their brackets, the Tribe on-walls are right around 4" in depth, so you'd want to verify that if it's going to be really tight on the measurements, but sounds like maybe you're O.K. on that?
So, you can definitely use all the same for L/C/R, but if anything, go a level up for the center. For HT anyway, the center speaker is more active with a lot of content which can be hard-hitting, depending on your genres. The Tribe I,II,III all share the same tweeter, but the V is still a match, Totem designed as such even tough they stepped it up. The I and II are identical, except for a slightly longer box on the II that allows just a bit more lower extension. With subwoofers, I and II, get the I. That said...
The III and V can handle a great deal more power and they are going to play louder, more headroom, not to mention lower extension. The Torrent drivers, in spite of size, really produce, readily keeping with drivers significantly larger. Why I recommend the IIIs at least as L/R, and III or V as center.