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    I want to use ceiling speakers but don't want to finalise which type till the end of my re fit. Can anyone advise on what void I need to leave to house them. I intend making Sound Bloc boxes and want to know what size to make them.

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    Default Re: ceiling speakers

    Thanks for the link Ross, I have looked at lots of speakers but havent found any dimensions. I want to install a generic box that will accomodate the most popular sizes and need to maintain good sound proofing for upward travel of noise into the rooms above.

    I have 16" bays that are 8" deep for downstairs rooms but only 16" 4" deep for upstairs where I have to maintain 100mm Kingspan to illiminate cold spots so need to have some idea of how much to lift these upstair joists to accomodate the kingspan and sound bloc boxes.

    Any help appreciated

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    Have a look at www.bestbuy.com and type "ceiling speakers" into the search box. Although it's a US site, I think the typical dimensions would be good enough for what you need.

    The "product length" dimension seems to be about right for what I'd call the depth or thickness. To pick a couple of examples, the JBL SP6C are 4.3/8" thick, the Home Tech HT 503R are 3" thick.

    The Bose® Virtually Invisible® 191 In-Wall Speakers are dimensioned here: http://www.smarthome.com/972466.html and while they're not the thinnest, I don't think you need to provide a back box for them. That's how I interpreted the "Performance You Can Count On" section on the smarthome link.

    I've not heard any of these speakers BTW, I'm still researching, although I'll probably get some of the Home Tech ones to try (Home Tech are made by Sonance)

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    How about these

    http://www.rbhsound.com/a615.shtml

    The depth from ceiling rim to rear furthermost points for the following products are:

    TK-615 4-1/4" (110mm)

    A-615D 3-7/8 (100mm)

    A-615 4" (105mm)

    The RBH range is really well respected in the USA and we are only just starting to see them over here.
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    Default Re: ceiling speakers

    Thanks for the pointers guys, any idea on price Vex, they look impressive and fit my requirements. Looks like I can make my boxes now and stop some sound travel.

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    Paul

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    Paul.

    I'll sort prices out for you and confirm them next week.

    Cheers

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    Here we go with prices, hot off the press.

    Model RRP (ex VAT)

    A615 £170 Per Pair.
    A615D £100 Each.

    If you want a bunch of them then I am sure there can be some flexability in that.

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    Default Re: ceiling speakers

    Great Chris, will get in touch with you when I am a little further on (still running cable) will be looking at setting up my surround sound and then possibly 3 other main rooms

    Cheers for the info its appreciated

    Paul

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    I've been considering this too.

    So what's the difference between these and car hifi speakers?
    In a car it certainly pays to have a sealed (or ported) enclosure to get the bass response.

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