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EricPU 10-19-2007 03:27 PM

Musical in-wall speakers on a relative budget.
 
First post, please be gentle :)

Ok, to keep a long short cause you all know it, the wife insists on in-wall speakers in the the only room in our house that I can use for listening to my beloved music. Enough said...

The room is 30 x 15 with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and lots of windows.

The music I like is everything from Coldplay to Joni Michell. Love vocals. I like a smooth warm sound.

So my friends...I've got some money to spend (7K) but need to spread it out a little on the following:

2.1 stereo speakers/sub for aformentioned listening/formal room. (critical music listening)
2.0 stereo speakers for family room for HT listening (SQ far less important to me)
reciever or pre/pro & amp seperates
Installation costs.
I will also want to install some speakers out side in the back yard for

So how do I spread this budget out? Anyone care to tell me what they'd do with this cash?

My thoughts were:
2 x in-wall speakers (TBD) for music room
Rel T1 sub for music room (MSRP = $995)
NAD T175 pre/pro/tuner (if its ever released). (MSRP = $1999)
Some form of amp to go with the above.
2 x in-ceiling speakers (TBD) for family room.

Am I way off here on this so far? I heard the PSB CW383 in-walls just earlier today and I thought they sounded nice, albeit that they did sound quite up-front or bright to my ears. i think they MSRP os $1800 a pair. Is this a fair percentage of my total budget I should be spending on these speakers for my music listening room? Am I correct trying to go with seperates with this budget or should I stick with a solid reciever and spend more on the speakers?

Thanks one and all for your advise.

Cheers,
Eric

JerryDelColliano 10-19-2007 04:37 PM

Re: Musical in-wall speakers on a relative budget.
 
Eric,

Don't worry about being flamed here. This is a friendly forum. We redirect the dickweeds elsewhere! :)

I recomend Revel and Sonance for you.

I also suggest that the use of EQ and better than average source components and electronics will help dramtically!!!

j

EricPU 10-19-2007 04:42 PM

Re: Musical in-wall speakers on a relative budget.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano (Post 4602)
Eric,

Don't worry about being flamed here. This is a friendly forum. We redirect the dickweeds elsewhere! :)

I recomend Revel and Sonance for you.

I also suggest that the use of EQ and better than average source components and electronics will help dramtically!!!

j

Thanks a million Jerry, I appriciate the wecome . I guess I assumed Revel was out of my price point, the same for Sonance. If you think I should be looking at a specific model within each brand please let me know, otherwise I'll go check out the websites and go from there.

Thanks again,
Eric

JerryDelColliano 10-19-2007 04:47 PM

Re: Musical in-wall speakers on a relative budget.
 
I think you can get into them both for about $2,000 per pair.

Look at the Sonance Architectual Series. They are best LOOKING installed in-walls. They also sound good.

I think Revel has some for $2,000 a pair too.

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I was in San Diego doing a speech for the Consumer Electronics Assc at the Hotel Del on Tuesday. I LOVE it down there. Not as much "action" as LA but the BEST weather.

EricPU 10-19-2007 04:50 PM

Re: Musical in-wall speakers on a relative budget.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano (Post 4605)
I think you can get into them both for about $2,000 per pair.

Look at the Sonance Architectual Series. They are best LOOKING installed in-walls. They also sound good.

I think Revel has some for $2,000 a pair too.

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I was in San Diego doing a speech for the Consumer Electronics Assc at the Hotel Del on Tuesday. I LOVE it down there. Not as much "action" as LA but the BEST weather.

Hotel Del....real nice spot. Yeah I came to San Diego in '99 (from Ireland) for a two week vacation and never left :)

Would I need a sub with those speakers? if so, what would you recommend? Now I feel like I'm taking advantange so feel free to reply to these posts whenever.

Cheers,
Eric

JerryDelColliano 10-19-2007 04:59 PM

Subs
 
You can get an inwall sub from Sonance. Not sure if Revel has one.

Otherwise a small Sunfire would do the trick. Outlaw Audio has good ones cheap too. Online only.

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