Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Flower Mound, TX
Choosing the right Ceiling Speakers for Rear Surround
I'm going to finish piecing together my home theatre, and after carefully reviewing my options, have decided to go with flush mounted ceiling speakers for my rears.
I'm looking for any advice on mounting the speakers (hints, tricks, methodology), as well as help on choosing the right speakers.
I have B&W 703's with mactching center channel, and I was naturally going to choose some B&W ceiling speakers for the rears. But here's my dilema. The B&W rears are around $400/pair, and I hate to spend that much for rears. I would only use them for movies/sporting events, and the performance of the rears isn't as critical as the center/fronts. Aesthetically, I'm thinking they're going to be covered with grills that will match the color of the ceiling, so I'm not sure that they need to look cool.
Another consideration is that I'll probably end up leaving the speakers in the house when I move. So that's just another reason why I'm leaning against investing in "matched" speakers.
I've seen Yamaha and Polk ceiling speakers for roughly 1/2 the price of the B&W's. I like to listen to music through a nice system, and the fronts certainly meet that criteria. Is it worth spending the extra cash on nice rears, or can I skimp and get the Polks?
Any advice would be appreciated!