Kitchen in ceiling speaker choice??

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  1. ant_j

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    My dad is having a new kitchen fitted, fixtures fittings the lot.
    This includes a new ceiling speaker set up.
    He's looking at a small micro system to power them, such like the denon single cd/tuner combo.

    The kitchen is in an old '30's house, so is long and narrow, poss 20' x 8' ish.
    Should he opt for 2x mono speakers either end of the kitchen, or 1x stereo
    in the middle of the kitchen?

    Many thanks
     
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    I went for 2 sonance in ceiling speaker connected in stereo for mine and they sound fabulous
     
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    Thanks for yor input Mark.
    Do you have a link to them, or the store?

    Cheers
     
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    they were Sonance Symphony 622TR from CyberSelect | In-ceiling speakers they were tehbest price I could find at teh time

    covered them with a layer of rockwool in the loft and the bass becomes surprisingly good

    hooked up to a mini system much like you have in mind
     
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    Here is a unique ceiling speaker similar to the one I used to great effect in my Mother's kitchen, hooked to the (stereo) audio outs of her television and powered by a small, cheap, ($39) amplifier. It is unique in that it has two angled tweeters, and they accept (require) a separate feed from the left and right channels. So, you get the sound from both channels coming from the speaker, but there is a (medium) feeling of "stereo" since the tweeters fire not 100% in the same direction. The speaker I purchased (six years ago) was half the price of the one shown in the link below; but I don't see it offered now. (I don't see that the tweeters in the photo below are angled, but it is hard to tell.)

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    For an inexpensive speaker, it sounds 100 times better than the small speaker of the television.

    Russound Ratio® RC61S 6.5" Single-Point Stereo Speaker - RadioShack.com

    Your kitchen is long; I'd suggest two speakers like the one above would sound loads better than using one mono speaker for the left and, five or six or eight feet away, another mono speaker for the right, even if the mono speakers were twice the quality.

    I don't know if this is the design that has already been suggested; I thought that the RS "two separate channels in one speaker" might be a low cost option that might actually also sound better. And RS is in Europe, yes?

    Hope this helps, at least it is an alternative.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009

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