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    Default embedded in wall speakers (not in-wall speakers)

    i am finishing my basement, and the wall where i may put the tv/reciever/fronts/woofer is backed by a staircase with a closet underneath - ie there is 3 feet of unutilized open space behind the wall..

    to minimize floor clutter, i know i can do in wall speakers. however, given the empty closet space, i wonder if i can embed the speakers in the wall itself. for example, if i have a large traditional subwoofer, can i cut the back of the wall and slide the woofer back in it so the front if flush with the wall? same question for front left/right speakers. i'm assuming that regular woofers/speakers sound much better than the inwall variety, so embedding these since i have this unutilized space could be an option. thoughts?

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    I've seen it done on $$$$$$ surround systems in magazines over the years.
    I say do it.
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    Which speakers would you use?

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    What speakers are you gonna use? Bookshelf or floorstanding?
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    It will sound boomy without some sort of DSP/Room Equalization.
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    thanks guys.

    I would probably use bookshelf vs floorstanding. Haven't picked the exact speakers - any suggestions.

    what sort of DSP / equalization would you recommend? Since any ports out the back of the speaker will be in the staircase area, i'm sure some sort of adjustment will be necessary.

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    A receiver or pre/pro with Audyssey. Or just purchase in wall speakers, there are many high quality in walls available from Polk, Tannoy, JL Audio, etc... http://www.audyssey.com/.
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    In an enclosure, don't buy bookies with rear ports.

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    Even if they are sealed, they'll sound boomy. The boundaries will reinforce frequencies higher than what comes out of a port.
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    I've seen it done w/ ac type vents used to conceal them. For me I would use real inwalls.

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