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In Wall Speakers Vs In-Ceiling Speakers

Posted by Create Automation on 9/25/2013

Deciding between in-wall and in-ceiling speakers can be quite a daunting task. Both have their own advantages as well as limitations. Though common sense would dictate that both should be used as needed, the reality is that there might arise certain situations where using one particular type might make more sense both cost-wise and from a feasibility point of view over its counterpart.

Today’s post will shed some light on these situations and what in-wall and in-ceiling speakers are good for. People who are looking to build a home theatre system would find this information particularly useful.

Ceiling Speakers:

Let’s take ceiling speakers first. They are dependent on distance from the TV. If you’re TV set is on the ground, the distance from the TV to the ceiling speaker is a key factor. The greater the distance the more it impacts performance. This is why ceiling speakers tend to work best with TV’s that are mounted high on the wall. This reduces the distance between the two. Projector screens work perfectly with ceiling speakers.

In-Wall Speakers:

In-wall speakers on the other hand are best suited for the front wall around the TV display. There is no denying they add to the aesthetic beauty of a room however from a performance point of view, they truly shine when placed on the front wall. This is the best choice for audio/video lockup. The user is properly positioned to face the dispersion patterns of the speakers.

No matter which speaker you chose, insulation must be kept in mind at all times. Ceiling speakers and in-wall speakers need to be properly insulated from the walls they are installed in. Not doing so will impact sound quality resulting in audio loss and also shake the walls needlessly thereby creating a negative theatre experience.

We hope you found this information valuable. Building a home entertainment system is a somewhat costly venture. If done smartly and configured properly, it will make every single penny worth it. 

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