Any ideas before the wife and I kill eachother

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  1. paul cliff

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    So we have just decorated the lounge and bought a lovely new 65' TV, the speakers were mounted up in the corners of the room but I absolutely hated them there so they are not going back up there. My suggestion is to mount them either side of the TV, she's dismissed this is 'ridiculous', I suggested we buy smaller speakers and mount those on the wall, was looking at the Q Acoustics 7000i or the CA Minx Min 22, but again, she's dismissed wall mounting any size speaker as 'ridiculous'.

    I really think the Q Acoustics would look really nice but I'm struggling to find pictures to back me up so she's not having it. She's now considering getting units to stick them on, I'm not keen on that!

    help me :(
     

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    Are speaker stands a no no from you both? They would allow movement as you find the best position and also to be moved 'out of the way' when your wife doesn;t want to see them? You could make some awesome looking ones out of a single piece of hard wood say 3" by 3" with a pieve of hardwood top and bottom and paint them black to match your speakers. Or just go and buy a lovely pair that you both like :)
     
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    What are the walls made of - stud or brick?

    Im thinking in-wall speakers with grills painted same colour as wall.
     
  4. paul cliff

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    I’ll float it as an idea but I’m not overly keen on them, i think they’ll be a no though due to our 2 year old and her sisters (slightly crazy) 3 & 1 year olds.
     
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    Stud, interesting idea, though we literally painted that wall Saturday....I can see her face now when I suggest cutting holes in it [emoji23]
     
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    Allow her to make the decision...

    Holes in the wall and the expense of wall mounted speakers, or something along the lines of what you've suggested.
     
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    I agree with her not to wall mount them. Personally I would go with a pair of floor standers and stands as compromise.

    With grills on you would be surprised how little interest kids will have in the speakers, plus most stands can be filled with sand to help avoid knocks.
     
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    A pair of these (or similar) are likely to be your best bet.

    Monitor Audio W165 In-Wall Speaker - Weybridge Audio

    Easier than you’d think to install, although obviously a pain in the arse as you’ve just decorated.

    But, once done, it’s out of the way for years.

    And they are good speakers by all accounts.
     
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    Damn wifes!! Always nagging about everything.. :laugh: Stay strong. Some things aren`t negotiable! Why can`t man have one dear hobby for himself and you coming to half way with the lifestyle satellites which looks nice. You could let her choose the colour too. Just terrible mate, feel bad for you. Sadly you are married and with kids. I have started to understand why all the married guys later says the same, never get married...Big mistake. :rolleyes:

    Found couple pics of 7000i on wall, not sure if you have seen them.

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    You could always hire a hitman - that gets rid of the “each other” problem...
     
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    If that was me I'd buy a Sonos playbar the sub and a couple of play 1s.
     
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    That’s my girlfriend number 3.
     
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    Ah, my mistake Mrs Cliff wanted them in black.:smashin:
     
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    I think that my wife would kill me if I suggested that in my living room. WAF is always the compromise. Have you thought about something like - Monitor Audio Soundframes or Monitor Audio passive soundbar? These maybe a reasonable compromise that SWMBO may live with
     
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    We had a bit of a compromise here as well. In the living room I put in a Yamaha sound projector + sub. I put up some sound frames in the lounge where I have the projector. I do have one spare frame 2 in-wall if interested, I can put this up in the classifieds.
     
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    So the picture is your current set up? If so, I think it seems fine as is. Ideally, a wider cabinet/stand would help so the speakers could be spaced a bit further apart. I am a believer in having the soundstage not be too much wider than the display.
     
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    Thumb prints the lot of ya! Godfather it drives me crazy reading this...Go the thumb print route and get a soundbar or a soundbase, job done whinging over. White BMW 4x4 or Audi Q3 argument next.
    Sorry been there, got the divorce papers to prove it! Women and their nests. Love and best wishes Mr. Bitterntwisted. :D;):p:p:p:p:facepalm:
     
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    Monitor Audio Mass 5.1 solved similar dilemma for me. Sounds great whilst providing a classy and stylish look. You can either wall-mount them or put them on the brilliantly designed stands that hide the cables. I wall-mounted my fronts and the rears are on stands.

    See the picture that I found by googling
     

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    Now this is an idea that might work, she likes buying new furniture.

    My only issue is that I've never had a system with the R&L so low compared to the display, I assume I can get used to it though.
     
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    I think the issue may be the walls are plain, with no art or anything adorning them which makes the speakers stand out too much. Some furniture, like a sideboard next to the whole unit, or a striking rug or chair, would bring some more room elements into the room and lessen the impact of the technology being all you see.

    I also agree that a wider TV unit, or tall floor standing speakers could be the option here.

    I would look for (depending on your tastes) a solid oak/oak TV bench that has cupboards and glass doors so you can keep all the AV equipment in the compartments, and discs etc in there (the doors will make it feel like a piece of furniture and more like a room than an AV show and bring it character), and on the top you can have the speakers in the corners and some small ornaments etc under the TV if its low enough (they usually are).

    IMO.
     
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    Slightly off topic but may I ask what shade of grey and whose paint you used on the wall. Looks just what I'm after. Iv'e tried a a couple of testers and can't find the right shade. Thanks.
    Good luck with the speakers (and the wife) ;)
     
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    BBEAEA9D-DD53-49EB-B909-BCE5F6521BC8.jpeg Have a look at the KEF T101 or T301. These mount on the wall and are slim, you can get them in white or black.

    I have these, T101s, for surrounds. They do a centre version too.
     
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    May I suggest a pair of Dunlavy sc-iv.? My wife objected violently at first to the point of them or me. Something in my expression - probably for the first and last time in my life- told her not to push it, however.
     
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    Still not seeing an acceptable solution above, not even 'in wall' they look more like an office/retail environment.

    alternatives:

    put your all your kit in a spare room.
    move house to get a spare room
    just go to the cinema more
    don't bother with more speakers, your tele has speakers. it's not THAT much better :D ( okay it is for gaming)

    :suicide:
     
  26. paul cliff

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    We're off to Ikea on Saturday to have a look at a new TV unit. The next photo will either be of a new TV unit or of our mugshots on the 10 o'clock news...
     
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    Make sure it`s high enough (and noticeably more wider + sturdy) what ever you decide to buy. The last thing you want is speakers shooting to your knees. :confused: So do some calculation first and check ikea site before hand, then you can say " naa that is ugly "(if it`s too low). Cause if you start talking wife at Ikea "the tweeters need to be at ear height when we sit", you might get slap to face and walk home from Ikea.. Plus weekend without any action in the bed. :(

    Good luck! :smashin:
     
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    I've just had the same problem and could only get the Kef 205s past the wife. _20180314_195334.JPG
     
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    They look lovely. Nice compromise.
     

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