Question Best Ceiling Speakers For Music With Pass/Worth Running 2 Pairs Together?

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  1. xoisthemotive

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    Hi, I wish to have ceiling speakers installed in a room with the sole purpose of playing music. Attached is the layout with the red dots symbolising my speaker placement

    I would say for the ceiling speakers I have a budget of ~£550.

    From my light research I've stumbled upon the Bose Virtually Invisible 791 speakers and the Yamaha ns-ic800/600. Ive read that ceiling speakers are notoriously known for their low bass but Ive heard review saying the Yamaha ones have decent bass, is this true? I wasn't planning on getting a subwoofer but if its required for good bass then i will have to purchase one.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for any other good ceiling speakers i should be looking into? Preferably with good bass

    Furthermore as the picture shows I wish to have four of these, would this be wise? I wish to run these on two different channels ( I think thats the terminology) so each one can play different music (but would only use them to play the same sound) would this effect the quality of the speakers?

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  2. Joe Fernand

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    In-Ceiling Speakers - are fine for background music but anything else and they are a compromise.

    Room - your plan lacks any idea of your seating/dining layout, that detail will potentially guide where best to place speakers.

    Different music - is that a requirement?

    Source - what are your Sources, what amplification and how do you plan to control the system?

    Whole House Audio - what about the rest of the house?

    Noise control - if there are living spaces above the Ceiling you need to think about controlling noise at the rear of the In-ceiling speakers and also potentially about installing fire hoods.

    Joe
     
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    To add to Joe's answer:

    No ceiling speaker has decent bass and there are no exceptions as it is physically impossible to achieve. The usual trick is to add a subwoofer somewhere in the room out of the way.

    I would argue with Joe that ceiling speakers are only adequate for background music. Quality ceiling speakers + subwoofer can yield quite decent results.
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    Maybe it's just me then :)

    I've yet to be enthused by sound coming from above me.

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