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In ceiling spkrs..your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Taz, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Taz

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    Hi all,

    As I now have a new amp, and need to add 6&7 channel speakers, I am about to buy a pair of B&W in ceilings as my sofa is flush with the rear wall. Has anyone got any thoughts good or bad on doing this.

    Cheers
     
  2. ReTrO

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    Good idea.




    :D
     
  3. EvilMudge

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    Was going to try this with my setup (well it's hardly mine anymore:thumbsdow ) as there is about a one foot gap between the back of the sofa and the rear wall, and putting in anything other than bipoles probably wouldn't work.
    But with a ceiling speaker you've got a different head transfer function to work around, so it will never sound quite the same (tone wise) as direct radiating rears closer to ear level.
    Guess I'm not being very helpful, sorry.

    EDIT: I can't type, spell or construct grammatical sentences at the moment:D
     
  4. nathan_silly

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    It was recommended to me by an installer as I'm in the same position but have never got around to it. I have bipole rears on the side wall but was wondering where to put the centre rears.

    One day I might but it's a lot of effort :rolleyes:
     
  6. Circle Master

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    Hobgoblin, thats an unusual name.
     
  7. groundy

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    What did you get - must have missed that post?
     
  8. Taz

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    Got a 3803 :D
     
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    Have you considered the Kef custom install range. They even do some motorised ceiling speakers to adjust for different uses.

    I am looking at upgrading the legacy from the previous owners who used some eighties style custom install speakers through out the house. Mine sound like those parcel shelf boomboxes you see in old cars.....

    But as they are so big I might have to replace the ceiling and as such am looking around for some better multi-room installations.

    Cheers,

    Jean-Paul
     
  10. Taz

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    No I haven't because all my other speakers are B&W so I want to keep things the same.. but the KEF's sound like a good idea.
     
  11. Taz

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    Say what again? :confused:







    :D :D :D
     
  12. ReTrO

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    Have you decided?

    ;)
     
  13. groundy

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    They saying talking to yourself is the first sign of madness mate :D ;).
     
  14. Paden

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    Had the same problem as you Taz & got a couple of Kef Ci 200QR at the beginning of the year.
    I'm very pleased with them & would say my system is sounding the best it ever has.
    Took a bit of getting used to as the rear now seems less directional & more enveloping but that was probably more to do with the failings of my previous set-up which I'd become accustomed to.
    They also look a lot better than speakers bolted on the wall as I had previously.

    Cheers, Paul
     
  15. Taz

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    B&W's it is! just need some spkr cable now :rolleyes:
     
  16. ReTrO

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    I thought you were eating?

    The QED Original/Qudos (can never remmember it's actual name) will be suitable. It's £2.50/m normally, have you worked out how to run it yet? Can you get it up the wall behind the stand, or will it have to go round the room?
     
  17. Taz

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    the heating pipes go up to the ceiling in the corner of the room right next to the rack and their is a hole already there from the projector cable so no worrys on that. the 2 6.5" holes I'm gonna drill in the ceiling are a little more concerning as my flat is rented!:eek:

    ah well, never mind eh? :D
     
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    Taz, you get inceiling speakers and then you are going to run the wires along the walls!!!

    Doesn't make any sense. Chase them in yourself or get someone to do it. Especially if you live in rental accomodation. Be very carefull as you may end up having to replace the whole ceiling pending on your lease.

    Talk to the landlord or management company first.....The UK is funny about these things...

    Cheers,

    JP
     
  19. ReTrO

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    He's got some cables run up one corner already with the pipework. Then it's all run through the loft so it won't be see at all.

    Are you going to box them in?
     
  20. Taz

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    more than likely box them in, but where oh where will i get some MDF boxes made :devil:
     
  21. ReTrO

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    I have a mate who might be able to knock you up summit...


    :D :rotfl:
     
  22. ReTrO

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    Glad you like them Mason!:D

    I think the size of them is especially cool!:rotfl:



    They are CCM65's if no-one knew.
     

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