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Originally Posted by mattsam /forum/post/18132667


I'm building a new wall in the living room want to get all the options on in-walls with backboxes that are either included or you can purchase as an option

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Matt

Keep in mind that a speaker is either designed for a back box or it is designed not to use a back box (open baffle), so any speaker that is made to be used without a back box should not offer one optionally. I have done a couple of posts listing these. Here is a link that lists several. http://www.hometheatermag.com/inwallspeakers/#


I use RBH SI-760's. Here is their site. http://www.rbhsound.com/


Triad also makes good in-wall speakers. http://www.triadspeakers.com/
 

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Originally Posted by mjg100 /forum/post/18132909


Keep in mind that a speaker is either designed for a back box or it is designed not to use a back box (open baffle), so any speaker that is made to be used without a back box should not offer one optionally. I have done a couple of posts listing these. Here is a link that lists several. http://www.hometheatermag.com/inwallspeakers/#


I use RBH SI-760's. Here is their site. http://www.rbhsound.com/


Triad also makes good in-wall speakers. http://www.triadspeakers.com/

Well, you beat me to the punch on this one.
If an open-back inwall is designed properly for infinite baffle, adding an enclosure will totally change the Q and limit low bass with a huge, nasty upper bass bump. When a company offers an optional "back box" (which is NOT an engineered, braced, sealed enclosure) that tells me they want you to be able to isolate the speaker's back waves from bleeding into an adjacent room, at the sacrifice of sound quality. Just adding a box to an inwall doesn't make it better. You need to apply the Thiele-Small parameters in the design and driver choice. Typically, a woofer in a sealed box will have a higher-compliance suspension and it will use the air trapped in the box as part of the suspension system. In free air, a woofer will have to use a less compliant, stiffer suspension because it isn't utilizing compressed air as a suspension component.


You may want to state what your price range is so others can make suggestions. I won't promote Triad outside of the Triad thread, but the RBH suggestion is a good one. There are probably eight or ten companies that make *real* speakers that have been adapted to inwall applications and have real enclosures.


Mjg100 is, of course, correct, and he's quicker on the draw than I am.
 
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