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    Hello All,

    Quick question. I am installing a pair of LC65is (surrounds in the main room) and a pair of RC60is (in the kitchen).

    My question is - do I need to box in the area behind these speakers or should I simply leave insulation lying flush against the back of these units ?

    Any problems with the components on the backs of these speakers being in contact with the wall insulation - either the paper or fiberglass side...

    Thanks

    James

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    When I installed my RC60i's I did not box in. I was under the impression that they used the wall area and the insulation would reduce standing waves. I have had no problems at all. They have a very nice clean sound, but limited bass. I hope this helps, I'm sure that if you called Polk CS they could elaborate.

    Greg

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    Mine are not boxed. No complaints. Would they sound better boxed? Maybe.

    Regards,
    PolkThug

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    I've gone both ways, with insulation and without. I prefer the sound with insulation behind the speaker. I put the insulation side to the speaker. The paper is flamable, the insulation is not.
    Fronts - LS-90
    Center - CS-400i
    Sides - FX-1000
    Rears - AB755 (2)
    Sub - SVS 25-31 PC-Plus
    Amp - B&K AVR317

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    You could try these:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-4C3FxfO...=0&cc=01&avf=N

    It is a fairly low cost investment.

    Everybody is going to have a different perception of how well they sound. In-walls can sound really good. Different construction factors will influence it the most. I love the idea of in-walls, and will probably do it somewhere in the house, at some point.

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