Question In-wall speakers : 2 or 3 way ? with or without a backbox ?

Discussion in 'What Speakers Should I Buy?' started by AEM, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. AEM

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    Hello AVforum users

    I'm looking at in-wall speakers for a hifi installation with a 100W stereo amp.

    I understand that there are some models which come with a closed backbox, whereas most models are open at the rear side (ie inside the wall). Does this have any influence on sound quality or vibrations ?

    Also, within the same price range, I would favor 3-way speakers over 2-way models, but would appreciate to hear your advice. I underline that I will not have a subwoofer and therefore am targeting models with 8 inch boomers.

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    Procella audio have some large driver in wall speakers that sound stunning.

    MK Sound have fantastic 2 way designs that can be mated with their dual 8" in wall subs.

    KEF also have some good solutions but will require their in wall subs for the low end.
     
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    Thank you !
     
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    You've not mentioned budget?

    In-walls are often more expensive than their conventional free standing counterparts, but given the choice I will always go in-wall!

    Re: back box or not? All depends on your wall construction and the speaker design, but personally I prefer ones with back boxes as guess work is taken out of the equation.
     

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