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In wall speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Dave777, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Dave777

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    Has anyone had any experience with in wall speakers. I'm planning Kef eggs or Gallo balls, but someone has mentioned in wall speaker. If I was to spend around £800ish on 5 or 6 speakers for an in wall system and get a CHT-10 from Uncle Eric would it sound better. Subjective I know but I know very little about these. (and the builder needs to know!!)

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    I think Uncle Eric has some recent and relevant experience with in-walls. Give him a call.
     
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    You can get a nice sound from in-walls. You don;t have much of a budget though for super duper ones. Heybrook do a speaker called an IW81 that is excellent for the price. I've used them alot. Definately under £200 a pair.

    I saw some M+K ones that had good fixings and of course the Linn Sekrits are worth looking at (although out of your budget)

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    They certainly do Gordon but these fixings are only of value when used in drywall fabrications.
    Solid brick is another proposition.
    A 4.5 inch chase brings you into the cavity (if double wall, ie exterior boundary wall) which of course offers it's own problems.

    Just finished x 6 of these (in wall S-85's) as part of an install for a customer.

    Good excercise though :D

    System includes Denon 3803, Pioneer 757 and Velodyne SPL800.
     
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    Eric, I have a soft block wall, which is the inside wall of a double skin cavity brick wall. The conversion will need plasterboard being attached to this with insulation. So I have the thickness of the plasterboard, the insulation and anything I chase out of the soft block. Will a decent in wall speaker fit into this Ok?

    Gordon, do I need a bigger budget to do this well? It may be available if I jiggle some things on the conversion. Don't tell the wife!


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    ...or does anyone lnow any good web sources of info on in wall speakers and their installation?

    Ta

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    Well the M&K website allows you to download manuals for their inwall speakers, so you can see the fixing instructions.

    www.mksound.com

    I have some inwall SW85's mounted in the ceiling for the rear effects channel, they are great. However, I think they were about £400 per speaker so they aren't cheap, but at least you may be able to get some info on the fixing requirements.
     
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    I've been thing about a pair of inwalls (or maybe just the one) to use as a centre rear(s) to go with my Celestion C series. Does anyone have an idea if Celestion do any in walls for a close tonal match or what else should I consider?
     
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    hyperfi advertise heavily in whathifi mag and have kef ceiling speaker cheap - probably discontinued range. these speakers any good, anybody?
    jay
     
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    I'm going for a 3 KEF ci2000 on the front and maybe another 4 across the back or even drop to the Ci1500 or Ci1000.

    Having had the Kef Ref 3.2;s, doubt this will "loose" any thing that the HGS-18 can't do, so watch out locals.........

    Am using a pair of KEF 70's and whilst they lose the detail, can;t blow em up............ YET, up to +10 with each seing 300 watt HK amps.

    Guys decent sub is the KEY - trust me.
     
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    Did you get the kef ci 2000 & if so what do you think of them
    i am thinking about these in wall's for a while now
    P@T
     

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