I posted this in the wrong forum earlier.
I'm trying to design my speaker placement and was wondering what the size of the in-wall speaker enclosure should be. Each speaker (RCi85) is approx. 14" H x 10" W. They will each fit between studs which are 14" apart so that will leave 2" on each side. I plan on putting 2 x 4's above and below each speaker to enclose them, and I'm thinking I should leave about the same distance as on the sides ... 2" above and below. So the speakers are 14"H x 10"W and the enclosures would be 18"H x 14"W. Does that seem OK?
Also, I plan on stuffing some insulation in each enclosure for dampening but not sure how much. Would a little bit do or would you cram it in?
I drew a pic showing what I had in mind. The top of the TV would be at approx 48" so I was going to install the speakers 2" above that so they would start at 50". That would probably put the tweeters over a foot above ear level but the tweeters are pivotable so I could point them down. Optionally, I could put the L and R speakers lower than the center to get them closer to ear level.
In the pic of the fronts, the R speaker diagram shows the 2 x 4's as they would look inside the wall.
The rear speakers, I was thinking about mounting them in the same manner but at around 56" and angling the tweeters down a bit as I've read the rears should be above ear level.
Any comments and /or advice is welcome.