Monitor Audio CT265 vs CT265IDC

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    Looking at either, does anyone have any experience with both?, or alternatives?

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    Did a quick Google search for 265 vs 265-idc, and look what came up near the top :facepalm:
     
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    Since then i did a buy and try. Both in back boxes and the difference was clear hence my sig :D
     
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    The main difference is the IDC is a true 3-way design while the standard version is a 2-way design, and it does sound noticeably better. The IDC is a deeper speaker which may make a difference for some installations as well.
     
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    Thanks Dan. Looks like I have at least an 8" clearance in my ceiling void so should be good to go.

    What is the difference between the CT-IDC and the CP non-IDC models in terms of sound and performance? I would have thought the CP with the sealed back would be better, or does the IDC 3-way design overcome that?

    I guess the CP-CT380-IDC is the ideal, albeit at £360 a pop compared to £215 for the CT265-IDC?
     
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    There is info on above in the 265 vs 265idc thread
     
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    Is there? I read through it again last night but only saw the differences between ct265 and ct265-idc, not the cp-idc range. Will have another read later then.
     
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    I have the CP-CT380 albeit not the IDC version but the reason is because I live in a bungalow so when installed in the ceiling they are essentially in the loft void so need the back box, the non CP models use the joist space in between the two floors as the back box.
     
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    Ah right, so if there are floor boards above and joists either side, the non CP versions should be fine?
     
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    Yep, now.....just got to decide IDC or not?:D
    Personally I'm not convinced they are totally necessary for Atmos duties but others may and probably will disagree!!
     
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    Maybe @Stoke192 could chime in, he's just fitted 4 x Atmos (non-IDC)
     
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    Well given what I've already spent, the extra for the IDC version is almost immaterial (almost!), so it was whether the CP version was better than the non CP version, which has I think been answered.
     
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    The closed back versions radiate less sound upwards apparently. I am thinking of those as I don't want to wake my little one with the sound bouncing around the loft and into other rooms via the ceiling. It depends whether you're happy with the sound travelling outside the room.
     
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    To late!, the money's been spent ;)

    I agree, Atmos is subtle at best, Sounds good and adds to the overall sound field....but still subtle, non the less.
    When I bought my system I asked the dealer (Quantum AV) whether to go idc or not, he said it wasn't necessary.
    He could of quite easily pushed me in the idc direction to get a better sale, but to his credit didn't.
    Now, if your the type of guy that will stare at the ceiling and thinking to himself....I wonder what the idc's would sound like ?
    Then go the idc route, they are the top of the range......whether your getting the benefits using them for atmos remains to be seen :)
     
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    Same here but it doesn't stop us spending @adam-burnley 's money:D
     
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    I've edited my post since but I meant Adam had already spent it on the IDC's..... but looking back, I don't think he has............Yet! :D
     
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    No I havent bought any ceiling speakers yet, but its next on the list - well next to a projector screen [emoji1]

    There is a room above, but its going to be the kids new (replacement) playroom, but I don't want sound leaking into adjacent rooms. I figure I can pack the space with rockwool, which I believe steven1210 has done, but wondered if the closed box design of the cp-ct380-idc would further reduce leakage. I don't fancy spending quite that much on Atmos soeakers though!
     
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    I've installed hoody's and packed around my ct 265's with rock wool too, as it's my 9yr olds bedroom is directly above.....I'm not to sure how much difference it makes but we've not woken him up yet.
    We probably get more sound leakage through the lounge door and up the stairs, I will put the amaze demo on repeat one day and go upstairs and see how loud it is.
     
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    hi guys i am also considering installing monitor audio speakers in the ceiling and a centre in the chimney breast, can anyone suggest the best combination :)
     
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    Interesting, I have the same questions thinking about an atmos upgrade. AVforms come up trumps time and time again
     

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