Originally Posted by Schaf44
Thanks for the responses! Let me answer some of the questions. Dan, the reason for I was thinking of an in-ceiling speaker is that my ceiling height is only 92 inches (7.66 feet). I was planning on using a 110 inch projector scree (which is 55.1250 inches tall) with the LG HU85LA ultra short throw projector. The projector, according to specs needs to sit 9.1 inches from the bottom of the screen, making it tough to squeeze an in-wall center between the screen and the projector, unless I can have a good one that is less than 9 inches wide. The top of the projector screen will only be approximately 3 inches from the ceiling, putting it close to the speaker.
This will be my main media room in the basement, with no other "dedicated" home theater in the house.
Nathan, I will be pairing them with dual SVS SB-13 ultra subs or possibly a JL Audio F212. The room is fairly large, probably 2,000 square feet (its just a big open basement). I'll be sitting about 14-15 feet from the screen with just standard sectional couch set up.
I have seen that Leon Speakers makes a HzUltima sound bar that can act as a designated center, and then pair it with Leon Profile Ultima left and right's. I currently own an in-room Triad Gold LCR set up, but it just won't work in the space I need at the new house. But I've loved them, and would like to stick with Triad if i can.
Dawn, I have not selected the sides and rear speakers yet. I'd likely stick with Silver everything though.
I'm going to recommend that you get an acoustically transparent 4k fixed screen. There are many that are now formulated for ultra short throw projectors. You can then use offsets for the screen frame on the wall, giving you a few extra inches between the back of the screen and the surface of any in-wall speaker. You can also then place proper acoustical absorptive treatment panels behind the screen. Place the tweeters at approximately center line of the screen and position all three matching vertically oriented fronts at the same height to lock the sound to the picture just like a commercial theater.
The other option, given that you have a fairly large open basement and some room to maneuver, is to build a false screen wall and place your current Triad Gold LCR's behind the AT screen material or center behind the screen and the left and right behind flanking acoustic fabric panels (if the left/center/right spacing needs to be wider). A false wall need not be overly complicated in terms of construction and can be erected with minimal DIY know-how. Look at the minimalist approach to screen wall
build thread. If you have some construction knowledge, you can also build what is called a THX baffle wall using the same Gold LCR in-room's. Why downgrade if you don't have to?
Then offset the cost savings of not replacing your front speakers by getting matching Triad, built-in angled in-ceiling overheads for a Dolby Atmos / DTS: X immersive system along with the in-wall surrounds (if you don't happen to have Triad surrounds at the moment for proper timbre matching). If you're more ambitious, have the funds, and have the proper room width, you can also add matching Triad angled in-ceiling's and use them as Front Wide speakers in the walls as well.
If you would like a more immersive image, I think you could probably get away with a larger screen at your seating distance and potentially do away with the LG and get something like a JVC DILA 4k projector unless there is some particular reason you need an ultra short throw unit.