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    Default Is it possible to fit in-ceiling speakers to Polk RM6750?

    I just renovated my home, and decided to complement my HDTV setup with a beautiful Polk RM6750 Surround Sound Speaker system. So half-way into the set-up process, my wife's feng-shui motif got in the way and now she is imploring me to get a pair of in-ceiling speakers instead.

    It's been a long trek to J&R to buy these speakers, so I am reluctant to return them right away. So I figured, why not simply replace my two rear Polk speakers with in-ceiling speakers and pray that it works?

    Thus, the purpose of this thread. I want to know if I can fit in-ceiling speakers like these: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-oRxukd2...rs_inwall.html

    with my Polk RM6750: http://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Cha.../dp/B0002WTK52

    Is this is a possibility? Please enlighten me. Thank you.
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    Will it work? sure........

    Will there be some tonality differences between front and back sound stages? yes......

    The bottom line though is that surround speakers don't necessarily HAVE to match the fronts because they're not utilized all the time like a L or R front is so you can get away with it.

    If you're looking at some point of putting the center or fronts in the wall, you should do all or nothing because when you have a sound move across your front sound stage, it can sound really weird when there's either a dip or spike in the sound. The same shift can happen between front and back, but when you're faced with space or feng shui issues, ya gotta do whatcha gotta do.
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    spectracidex, are you asking if your rear speakers in the Polk RM6750 set will be able to be put in the ceiling, or are you asking if different, "designed to be in-ceiling speakers", will work as replacements for the rears in your set?

    Actually, I don't know the answer to either question. ;) However, I will tell you that I installed in-wall and in-ceiling speakers all around, when I remodeled my family room back at the beginning of this year. My family room was stripped down to the studs, and that's when it hit me: it would be a perfect time to install in-wall speakers. I'm very glad I did. They sound and look great. The speakers that I used are in my signature line.

    They are a lot more expensive than the speaker set you're referring to, but they really do sound terrific. And of course, you may be perfectly happy with the less expensive versions of Polk's in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. You should check out the entire line of in-wall/ceiling speakers.
    Speakers:
    . 5.2 surround config:
    . . . In-wall L & R Fronts and Center: Polk LC265i, LCi-RTS-C. In-ceiling L & R rears: Polk LC80i
    . . . Floor Subs: Polk DSWPro 500, Paradigm PDR-10
    . Zone B: very old pair of Polk M 5's
    . In Storage but still favored: Paradigm Monitors

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    . Comcast Cable, Motorola box

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    Thanks for the responses, everyone.

    Basically, I want to keep my current Polk setup but use a different set of rear speakers. What do you mean by tonality differences, Brett? How can I minimize this? Are there any numbers I should look at when searching for the in-ceiling speakers that will be closest to my current speakers and would thus minimize this difference? Since I'm going to be spending a good amount of money on this, I would like it to sound as nice as possible.

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    I'm not saying it will sound 'bad'.........just that when you mix/match speaker lines/manufacturers, there is a different tonal signature for each line.......so you might hear something differently going from rear to front, but generally speaking that's not a huge issue as there's not a ton of sound in the surrounds all the time.........that make sense?
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