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post #11 of 19 Old 09-25-13, 10:21 PM
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Just a general question while researching subwoofers.

I noticed that in addition to stand alone subwoofers, some manufacturers are selling in wall subwoofers.

Is there a quality difference between in wall and stand alone? I am assuming, stand alone is best? Any thoughts?
Of course, the biggest compromise by far would be the inability to move the sub around to help prevent peaks and nulls.

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Of course, the biggest compromise by far would be the inability to move the sub around to help prevent peaks and nulls.
yes, I figure that since in wall is fixed whereas the stand alone can be moved anytime. Of course, the WAF is the one area that the in walls have in favor of. lol.
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I don't think I would ever consider one as you have one placement option and that is it. Also upgrading would be difficult!

Wives would probably love them though!
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Wives would probably love them though!
And this is the critical area that we always hit. We want to upgrade but the wife wants to keep the house looking clean and presentable (no wires, no big black boxes in the middle of no where). lol

compromise is there but then quality goes with in-wall units. It is a give and take of course.
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Re: Stand Alone Subwoofer vs In Wall Subwoofer

I know this an old thread, but thought i'd chime in. I have a polk audio CSW155 (in wall) and in-ceiling RC80i's. The sound is great. Now I wouldn't want something like this in my HomeTheater (unless I was VERY tight on space), but given that my motto is a "subwoofer in every room" and there's usually nowhere in a kitchen to put a sub, it's a great solution. I have many friends are not that into audio (but have a "HT system") and most of them are blown away and say it sounds better than their home theater. As much as I love audio, I don't want a big box in the kitchen, dining room, etc. unless i can be hidden (and provding the alternative isn't dreadful)
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I know this an old thread, but thought i'd chime in. I have a polk audio CSW155 (in wall) and in-ceiling RC80i's. The sound is great. Now I wouldn't want something like this in my HomeTheater (unless I was VERY tight on space), but given that my motto is a "subwoofer in every room" and there's usually nowhere in a kitchen to put a sub, it's a great solution. I have many friends are not that into audio (but have a "HT system") and most of them are blown away and say it sounds better than their home theater. As much as I love audio, I don't want a big box in the kitchen, dining room, etc. unless i can be hidden (and provding the alternative isn't dreadful)
I like Your Motto...

We use a combination of both inwall and free standing subs and get a lot of positive feedback.

We can play loud or soft and the sound is always great.
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I like Your Motto...

We use a combination of both inwall and free standing subs and get a lot of positive feedback.

We can play loud or soft and the sound is always great.

What brand of in-walls do you use? I'm moving house soon and it would be easier to use in-floor/in-wall in the new place that I've put an offer one. Looking at the Artison RCC 320 at moment (thinking of a pair of them in a 24 x 12 foot space)
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What brand of in-walls do you use? I'm moving house soon and it would be easier to use in-floor/in-wall in the new place that I've put an offer one. Looking at the Artison RCC 320 at moment (thinking of a pair of them in a 24 x 12 foot space)
We use James Loudspeakers inwall speakers and Subs.

I listed them in your other post.
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Unless you install IB (infinite baffle) sub, IB can be seen as an "in-wall" or "in-celeing" subwoofer and no compromise has to be made (appart from shaking the whole house)
How do these IB subs compare to traditional ones?
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