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Thread: In-Wall VS. Standing Speakers

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    Default In-Wall VS. Standing Speakers


    Just want to know the what people think about in-wall speakers vs. free standing ones.

    I've read that in wall speakers don't sound as good. But I also know a lot of people with custom built home theaters use them. From what I can tell Joe Rod does in his as well.

    Just bored at work and putting together a plan for a future cinema room.

    Tell me what you all think.
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    I don't think it's really a "one is better than the other" situation; you can have some wonderful in-wall stuff, it's just that in-walls have some challenges to overcome. Those challenges make it harder and more expensive to equal the performance of free-standing speakers. There are some amazing in-walls out there, though. If you have a James dealer in your town, go get a demo and be prepared to be surprised.
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    Yeah, I think it's true for 99% of us that free-standers sound better than in-walls, because 99% of us can't afford a custom built theater space. In-walls need to be accounted for in the architecture and construction phases to really sound good, but for those who can afford to do that, they can be great. Consider that a lot of recording and mixing studios use in-walls.
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