Ceiling Speakers

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  1. big john 1983

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    Hi guys,

    Just bought myself a pair of Ci130.2QS for the kitchen and a pair Tannoy CMS55 for the bathroom. I intend to connect these speakers to my Sonos ZP100s.

    My query is......some ceiling speakers that I have seen have back boxes on them, i guess to enhance the sound. Neither of these speakers come with back boxes and I wondered if I should manufacture something to give a similar effect.

    I have never had ceiling speakers before so any advice is good advice!

    Many thanks,

    John
     
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    sometimes it for sound other times it for fire rating the kefs you bought are designed as in wall not in ceiling units
     
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    The intention would be more for sound, but would I need to fire rate them in the bathroom, even if they are not going directly above a bath or shower?

    I didn't realise the Kefs were in wall! They were advertised as ceiling speakers! Could they be adapted for use in a ceiling?

    John
     
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    The QS models can just as easily be used in the ceiling as in the wall. The only thing that dictates where they tend to get used is their shape. The circular QR models lends themselves to in-celing use better as you don't need to make sure that all the sides are perfectly lined up which is very difficult to do in an in-ceing installation with square or retangular shaped speakers.
     
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    I'm glad they can be used in the ceiling! I thought having square speakers might look quite nice......different anyway.

    Do you think it would be worth shrouding them in possibly a metal box lined with dynamat?
     
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    Kef actually make their own dedicated rear enclosure for that model of speaker. They retail for £49.99 each.
     

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