Blog Forums DIY Speakers and Subwoofers Rear speakers to compliment Cinema 6 – onwall/inwall

last updated by tvor-ceasar 1 year ago
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    • #14872

      Hi all

      Im just waiting for parts to arrive to kick off my cinema 6 (and subs) build, but Im still a bit stuck on what to do with my rears.

      Whatever I do has to get past the interior design committee (ie: wife) so Ive been looking at shallow on wall, semi-recessed, or full inwall options.

      Theres really not too many options that Ive found so far in the DIY space.  Ive thought about something based around the DIYSG Volt6 which I could semi recess to a certain extent.  Ive also thought about buying conventional, which would likely be an easier way to get a “pretty” solution, but obviously doesnt come cheap.  Im conscious of finding a solution which compliments the Cinema 6 and doesnt “sell them short”, so Ive looked at the Klipsch THX-8000-S and KS-525(THX-5000-SUR), both of which would probably end up costing more than my 3 x Cinema 6’s!  


      So any/all thoughts or discussion would be very welcome.






    • #14874


      How about thinking outside the box, literally? Panel speakers can be built rather inexpensively and they can be covered with art to help hide them, thereby gaining deep approval of the “design committee”. Check out:

      Might need to ask what the SPL levels are since level matching is necessary.

    • #14887

      @tvor-ceasar Thats really interesting.  Ive seen panel speakers and stealth speakers marketing before, but hadnt come across a diy version.

      My preference I think is still to try and make something more “traditional” work – but that might be costly!  😀 


    • #14890

      Another possibility is making a transmission line speaker with a pair of FaitalPRO 4FE35 4″ (4ohm) (currently $26 at Parts Express) (in series for 8 ohm equivalent). They are “full range” (90-20k) and a similar frequency response as the 6FE200, at least in the midrange area. Even though they are not quite as efficient, they are usually closer to your seating position which helps make up for that. Plus, you can build them slim and tall enough that you can place them close/against a wall and have a much greater WAF.

      FYI, 2 – 4″ drivers are equivalent to a single 5.65″ driver. That’ll help with calculations. And since most AVRs limit the bottom end to the surrounds, that should help them survive.

      Hmmm, I wonder what the 4″ Eminence driver pairs would look like – I might have a new idea, at least for me….

    • #14891
      Posted by: @tvor-ceasar

      Hmmm, I wonder what the 4″ Eminence driver pairs would look like – I might have a new idea, at least for me….

      Nope, I like the graph of the FaitalPRO better.

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