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post #1 of 19 Old 02-13-09, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Quality sound at a good price

Hey guys, I don't want to spend a bunch on in-walls for my HT; I'm thinking that an 8" woofer on some 3-ways should work for an 18'x16' room. I have been looking at JA Audio, HTD, BIC America and other "non-megabrand name" speakers.
Has anyone had any experience with these brands that you could pass on?

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Quality sound is going to be tough for a good price, In wall/ceiling speakers need to be designed properly to have good imaging and placement is key. Typically you need to spend twice or three times as much as you would on a good bookshelf.

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Hey guys, I don't want to spend a bunch on in-walls for my HT... I have been looking at JA Audio, HTD, BIC America and other "non-megabrand name" speakers.
Has anyone had any experience with these brands that you could pass on?
No experience with any of them ...Why do you want to go with in-wall speakers???

As Tony mentioned, a good designed in-wall will be expensive, but if you're set to get them, look for speakers with swivel tweeters to at least point them to your listening position...here is other options JBL In-walls , RBH In-walls ....you can also take a look at Polk and Infinity
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Re: Quality sound at a good price

I'm leaning toward the in-walls, just to get a cleaner look within the room...I'm even trying to build a DIY rack for an adjacent storage room that will allow my components to be "in-wall".
Thanks for the thoughts!
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Re: Quality sound at a good price

I don't have any experience with those you mentioned either. What is your budget per speaker? That would help us point you in the right direction.

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I know nothing about in-walls but just saw this review recently on Speaker Company in-walls:

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...-ntiw26-ntiw25
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Thanks for the review Chas...I guess I'm looking at a miserly $100-125/speaker.
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You can get some factory refurb speakercraft inwalls from soundseller . com

The MT-One for $149 look tempting...
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Are refurbs worth it in the long run? I know a lot of them still have warranty left on them, but are they still quality pieces?

Thanks for the feedback.
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They dont just have some warranty left on them, they have the full manufacters warranty.

I have a pair of JBL towers that i bought factory refurbished from harmanaudio . com and i have been bumping them for years now.
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