Question In Ceiling Speaker Hoods

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  1. infinitydreams

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    I’m going to be installing 2 x Speakercraft CRS One speakers as my surround speakers.

    I need to get some speaker hoods for fire rating and have seen versions by Hoody and Firetopper but they are £40+ each.

    I was open to install a cheaper firehood that doesn’t have Acoustic protection and then simply fill the surrounding void with rockwall or something, any other ideas?
     
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    We only use hoods from Hoody or Firetopper as they are easy to install.
     
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    Any preference between the two, they’ll cost more than the speakers lol
     
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    Hoody.
     
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    The Speakercraft CRS One that I ordered are a little too big and also with the border don’t look that nice. So looking at other options. Started to look at the Kef Ci100QS and Ci130QS I noticed on the site they have a pdf which shows minimum cabinet volume for each in wall speaker. How would this work if you’re using hoods? Or putting into walls where you’re having to chase a little wall to get them to fit?

    Do you need enclosed speakers?

    This is such a pain, wish someone did small in-walls like the old Bose AdapTIQ by brother in law has.
     
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    If you use hoods and you should do, these will give you enough cabinet volume.

    We supply KEF, Origin, SpeakerCraft, Sonance, Paradigm, MK, Kinetic and Definitive Technology in-ceiling speakers to name but a few.
     
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    The problem I have now is I was going to scrap ceiling surrounds and install the Ci100QS in the wall behind the seating position. He problem is it’s an external wall so there is plasterboard, small air gap and then block work, so I was thinking I could just chase enough out the block work so the little Kef would fit but this would be no volume really. Unless the small gap between plaster and block would do anything. Pulling my hair out over these surrounds.
     
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    As long as you have enough depth for the the speaker to fit you will be fine. If you don’t have enough you can build a small wooden frame around the cut out. We often have to do this. You will not need fire hoods for this in wall install.
     
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    Will the little Ci100QS be ok as surrounds, I’m struggling to find anything small enough that passes the missus factor. She saw the ceiling speakers and didn’t like them. She’s was fine with the small Bose ADAPTiQ in walls the brother in law has but they aren’t available anymore but the perfect size. The little Kefs is the closest I’ve found size wise
     
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    Depending on your LCR they will be fine in a not too large room.
     
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    I’ve got Q Acoustics Concept 20 and Centre, connected to Marantz SR7011 and I’m still investigating small subs. Total room size is 5m x 3.5m the TV area is in a 3.5m x 3.5m space and the sofa will be push right back against the wall, the plan is to have either ceiling or the Kefs in the back wall. Thoughts?
     
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    The KEF will be fine but if the sofa is against the back wall you don’t want the surrounds on top of you as they may be distracting.
     
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    Either in wall or in ceiling the speakers would be place 3m apart, same as front L & R. With the best seat in the house obviously slap bang in the middle. Would you say having them just above eat height in the back wall or in the ceiling (2.3m) would be best. The ceiling speakers I’ve been looking have directional tweeters. Also spotted some MA 265FX but they are a little pricey
     
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    Can I ask if I’m converting my garage there is nothing above it would I need to have ceiling hoods for in ceiling speakers?
     
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