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I am finishing my basement and want to install in-walls.

North wall - 2*4 off the concrete foundation - this will be my TV wall.

So I wanted to do the 2 mains - center and my subwoofer surrounding the TV.

Then my rears will be in the ceiling either above or just behind my sofa.

Unfortunatly my ceiling tiers up and down due to air ducts and I wanted to avoid the speakers being in a high spot and possibly haveing the sound partially blocked by a section where the ceiling tiers down for ducts - thus the rears will likely be near or directly above my sofa - not the best, but I don't have alot of options.

Question - I like the paradigm brand. Any other suggestions??

What am I looking for in an in-wall speaker??

What am I looking for in an in-wall subwoofer??

From Monoprice there are some very reasonably priced in wall speakers

But price is not my first concern - while places like monoprice have very good direct buy prices for lots of things that are the same in stores - in-wall speakers I have no experience. Quality of speaker is top - but this is a home/family room with a TV - not a professional dedicated home theater room.

Any other brand suggestions other then paradigm??

Thank You

Dave
 

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6 yers ago when building our house I put Polk speakers..............rectangular in wall .centre above tv and front r and l 2 feet to the side......rear (3) are in the ceiling over the couch(in ceiling are round) ......slightly behind............hve a 50" Samsung plsma and Denon 3805 fpr avr..........speakers outside, dowstairs and in bedroom for Zone 2...,
 

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For the 2 main speakers - should they not be better then something with an 8" or 6" woofer and 1 tweeter?? I can see the HDT ones as my rears and a center - but am just comparing to my current tower speakers that have a tweeter, mid and woofer.

For the subwoofer - should this be in a box?? It is 3 3/4" deep - this will leave mabey 1 or 2" clear of my concrete wall and stuffed into my insulation - any suggestions here?? Box it to keep the insulation from getting into the subwoofer and also to make sure the sound goes out into the room and not partly up and down inside my walls??

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+1 for HTD.com

I have their in-ceiling and in-wall HD speakers throughout the house and they are excellent. I also have their whole house system (the amp is great).

Good luck.
 

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What speakers are you currently using? Parts express has products that allow you to remove the drivers and crossovers from existing boxes and install them as in-walls. Great product!
 

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Vetterman said:
From Monoprice there are some very reasonably priced in wall speakers
I did something similar to what you're describing and used Monoprice speakers and wires. They are excellent.
 

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I'm in the process of having my basement finished, and I went with the Monoprice speakers (in-wall fronts, centre and rears).
Added 2 in ceiling in the games room for zone 2.
Still a good week or two away from finishing, so I can't comment on the quality, but everything I read was very positive.
 
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