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I have read some of the threads on In-wall Installations, but still have to find some useful info on anytrick/tips of installing. Anyone have any experience with this? I will be beginning the installation of the following soon:

B&W CWM 8180's L&R

B&W 7 NT Center

B&W CCM 80's Surround (ceiling Mount)

Speakercraft Aim 3 DT -ZONE 2

all of zone one will be in a 15X15 Bedroom with cathedral ceiling. I hope the $4300 speakers sound awesome. Any tips? suggestions? Comments? Thanks in advance!
 

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Tricks??? Cut a hole in the wall using template... run speaker wire through the walls top plate in attic into the hole... hopefully your inwalls have their own enclosure (much better bottom end-normally)... put the speaker in the hole... that's about all there is to it.


You can mess around with placement before you install if you want.. just place them on the desired wall to test for imaging and such.


Hope you did your home work on them and made sure you like'd the sound before you spent $4300... they are going in your walls afterall... kinda hard and to just remove and replace but it can be done.


Putting surrounds in a ceiling especially a high vaulted ceilingis a probably the worst place to put surrounds... it's much better to place them properly on the sides and slighty behind the seating or on back wall and placed wide apart if you must... Your surround noises will always come from overhead which is not where they should come from... but if that was your only option that's cool... often we have to make comprimises.
 

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Sounds pretty straighforward, I'd say I can handle the above. These speakers have been around for 5-6 years, and yes, I did my research, and listened to them. in my opinion, some of the best in-wall/ceiling I have ever heard, within my budget. Have been told they have a 100-200 hr break-in period. so we will see, this is in existing construction, and I (and especially my wife) does not any repair work to paint/drywall.
 

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robert- have it all thanks! PS- these speakers are Heavy! (CWM 8180's) use swing out dogs to mount to drywall. How tight should screws be tightened? (having never done this before)
 
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