new poster - wouldn't want to restart a thread, so piggy backing on this one.
Renovating the main floor (Dining room, Kitchen.)
The wife doesn.t allow any visible speakers, and I won.t spend on floorstanding until my kids are much much older (18 months, 4yo.)
I do not expect a realistically high quality sound, just some passable background music; as I'm aware in-ceiling speakers aren.t really the best when it comes to sound reproduction.
(Also, I.ll be powering them with Pionner car radios... since it.s inexpensive, small, have bluetooth, line-in, and what not, and I already run 12V for led lighthing.)
With all that in mind, my main concern is thus not sound quality but rather sound dissipation in the upstairs rooms. My home is poorly insulated, there is absolutely no way I will be able to achieve a proper isolation between main floor & second (foremost when installing in celing spks in between...) but I'd like to do as much as I can to reduce:
- music heard upstairs
- vibrations accross the house
I do not intend to purchase Dynaboxes (good concept, but prohibitive prices, foremost here in Canada)
I'd be tempted to go a proper DIY way, or a reasonably priced commercial solution.
Any suggestions will be very seriously considered & analyzed
Right now my biggest grief is not to be able to audition said speaker in their final setup. I've tested Monitor Audios 6.5 in a store yesterday, they sounded 'ok' - but since I want to put in 6 or 8 of them (and ideally a few 8') I might have to go a cheaper route... like the Yamaha's which would fit in my price point.
All in all, with back enclosures, wiring and amps; I.m hoping the sound won;t suck too much ... as I could easily get two self powered non-inspiring Denon Heos 7 for less money. But I'm truly against those selfpowered,selfdriven,self-satifying wifi consumer speaker boxes