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I'm trying to find a solution for a friend. His living room is not home theater

friendly at all. And neither he or his wife will go for anything other than

ceiling or wall surface speakers.


The good news is that I can build enclosures and place them in the attic

area. In the first pic, you'll see the large red spot is where the speakers will

be mounted.


In the second pic red area is what it looks like behind the red area in the first

pic. So plenty of room for an enclosure, so long as the speakers can be

hidden in the wall.


The real problem is that ceiling is 12' high! So there is a 20"-24" section

where these speakers can fit. Making them about 11' above ground. Not

exactly soundstage friendly. So I need some off-axis friendly speakers!


I'm thinking of the ewave DIY speakers. Matched up with 12" Dayton midwoofers.


Probably looking at a budget of $400 for the fronts. People would be sitting all over the room.

So if it's not a speaker that holds the image everywhere (like the ewave),

then the $400 needs to include a center channel.

The buget might be *slightly* expandable.





 

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hilarious post.


suggest some wall mounted small speakers such as:

http://www.jblpro.com/catalog/Genera...?PId=233&MId=2


paint them to match the walls. build a couple subs into the walls or put them behind the couches. if they reject the plan based on principles of 'style', well, then just point out to them that based on that mantle picture they have no style as it is. adding some jbl's might actually 'spruce up' their dump.
 

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Hahah, they just moved in two weeks ago. No pictures on the walls yet.



Jailer, I'm reading up on it. That is a nice looking speaker. Not really what I'm after, but then I'm not yet sure what I'm after.


Yes, even small speakers are not allowed.



Btw, I should mention that while the speakers will be mounted about 11' up, the seating distance will also be about 12' back. So about a 35-45 degree listening angle.
 

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Yeah, I'm just wanting to go with something that isn't enclosed in such a small enclosure. Something that can perform as a full-range fairly well. I'm not sure you could get some of those in-walls to perform well as far down as 40hz.


There are some in-wall's over on HTF but they're all designed for ear level.
 
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