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Choice of rears to match AIW26 fronts

natt, modified 8 Years ago.

Choice of rears to match AIW26 fronts

Youngling Posts: 8 Join Date: 7/21/12 Recent Posts
I've built a false wall/frame in which I have 3 AIW26s, my TV and acoustic absorbing foam, all covered (save for the TV!) with acoustically transparent material.
I also have an HT4SB running and, ready-in-storage, 2 AIC25s.
The room is about 3m by 6m and open for the most part down one long side into the Kitchen/Dinning room.
I'd like to run 7.1 surround system with my ADA processor.

Because of the open wall issue, I imagine I'll need to use, at least for the Surround Sides, in ceiling speakers.

Should I use my 2x AIC25s as surround sides and get 2 more for Surround Backs?
I'm conscious these are not "directional" and fear I may get better results from other brands which are. Do directional ceiling speakers improve movie imaging?
Should I consider wall mounting 2 (matching for power timber) G series speakers for the Surround Backs?
What would these be?

Thanks.
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Choice of rears to match AIW26 fronts

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi,

I don't see any problem with using AIC25s as surround side and back speakers. The 'undirectional' nature of the speakers come from the placement, not from the speakers itself. If the speakers are placed so that the acoustic axis is directed towards the listener, AIC25s match the directivity of the 8030 or G Three models.

Surround channels reproduce mostly spatial (space) information, which is by nature, undirectional.
natt, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Choice of rears to match AIW26 fronts

Youngling Posts: 8 Join Date: 7/21/12 Recent Posts
thanks.
I'll likely buy 2 more AIC25s, to make the 7.1 theatre set complete.

I'd like to get another 2 for the kitchen/dinning room, to extend music listening with guests, to this area (ignoring then stereo design and playing to all speakers).
But I'll more likely utilise the "spare" single AIW26 I have. So have one big speaker instead of 2 smaller. Not ideal, but cheaper than selling the AIW26 and buying 2 AIC25s.

Can an AIW26 be mounted into a sloping ceiling please?
ilkka-rissanen, modified 8 Years ago.

Re: Choice of rears to match AIW26 fronts

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts

Can an AIW26 be mounted into a sloping ceiling please?

Yes, there are no limitations there.