My plan for my renovated/upgraded home theatre, built in 1997 originally, is to move from a 5.2.4 system to a 9.4.13 system. Speakers will be 3 Aerial Acoustics 7t floorstanders up front, 6 Aerial 7LCRs on wall, for the base layer. 2 JL Audio f212 subwoofers (each sub has 2 12" woofers) and 2 Paradigm Personal subwoofers (each sub has 6 8" woofers), with subs at the quarter points of the side walls. Currently per my installer Gerry Behm, [email protected]
, we have planned 13 Triad inceiling rotatable/9 Sat speakers. My theatre is 18'3" wide, 25' deep (the buildout at the rear, where we took out cabinets/shelves/wetbar and are putting in new cabinetry, etc with moving component racks back there and also projector, so may end up only 24' to 24.5' deep when we get done with this), and 12' high. My installer recommended the Triad inceiling rotatable/9 Sat speakers as they can be aimed with the built in laser at the MLP and as my ceiling is high at 12' high. At CEDIA of course the Trinnov (I have Trinnov Altitude 32 SSP) - Triad demo was very nice and impressive, using Triad Gold up front and I believe Triad Gold minis for the rest.
Since we originally planned the above Triad inceiling speakers, we have decided that we can move air vents and lighting if necessary to obtain near perfect positioning.
Question whether you would recommend I consider any different Triad speaker inceiling for this purpose,and the pros and cons of this approach?
Also, do you think there is any benefit of adding any inceiling Triad subwoofer(s), and if so please explain.
I admit that at CEDIA I really didn't hear the benefit of any inceiling subwoofers, and too many subs in too many places adds to the complexity of PEQ and Trinnov optimization for the subs. But curious what you think about this.