Hello. Looking for some opinions on selection and placement.
My house is being gutted currently. I have a TV viewing area in my den with rti10's for fronts, CSi3 for center and two rti4's for surrounds and a 10 inch sub on the floor.
In my new den I would like to clean up the look. The rti10's can stay or go, the center channel is currenly placed inside a pull down door on a tv stand that is covered in speaker cloth. That stand is being replaced which means the center channel would now sit on top of the new unit. We don't love that idea.
The surrounds are mounted on the sides of the listening position. One on an exterior wall and one on a beam that protrudes into the room.
See attached crude drawing.
I am thinking of replacing the rear surrounds with in ceiling surround speakers. I think I would mount these in the corners, similar to the position of the wall mounted surrounds now. Good/bad idea? I see a rt series in ceiling surround - I assume this is the best choice.
Center channel - interested in moving to an in wall center speaker. Again I see an rt series one that spec wise seem to be at least equal to what I have now. If I have the center channel in wall with I experience anything off if I keep the rti10's? They would be forward of the center by ~20 inches.
I could move to in wall L/R too - any strong argument for or against this?
The sub is not drawn in my plan - it is to the right of the right channel speaker, obviously not to scale. It is right inthe corner though. I would like to get the sub off the floor. In wall? I see a speakercraft model with separate amp and mounting box that looks like a good option.
To sum it all up - I want support or reasons why I should not move to ceiling mounted surrounds and wall mounted center. Can I keep my front's with this or should they be wall mounted too? I am not hung up on keeping them.
Would not want to spend more than 2k on new speakers for this room.
I don't have the amp that will power this yet - nothing selected. Would appreciate thoughts on required power.
Ceiling speakers for music.
I want to install 5 zones in my house and one in the backyard. I have the amp that can handle this task, 40w per zone. I have the outdoor speakers already. Inside I need 6 (3 pairs) and two stereo speakers for smaller areas.
Looking for a suggestion on the speakers for background music. Pair in the kitchen, pair in the den (room with TV above), pair in living/dining, stereo in enclosed porch and stereo in bathroom.
I think I want enclosed speakers to limit bleed into other areas.
Master bedroom TV
I would like a 5.1 setup in my bedroom. All speakers to be in wall. This TV is primarily used for night time viewing - kids in adjacent rooms. Don't want or need a ton of power or booking base. I saw a small ceiling mounted sub by polk. Thoughts on this and what models might be good in walls for this room? The amp here is going to be my yamaha that currently powers the polks in the den.
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Thank you for reading this far.