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I'm looking for suggestions on a good set of wall mountable front speakers that I can mount above french doors that are in way. I would rather have floor standing speakers, but french doors would hit one of them when opened unless it 7" or less. I plan to use an Onkyo TX-NR676 receiver. I will also be needing the surround, rear and, a sub woofer so I'll take any suggestions I can get with those as well, but my immediate issue is the front speakers.



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Can we get a picture? And what is your budget? Most speakers can be easily wall mounted but HTD L3’s come to mind when you want a solid wall mounted speaker. They are front ported so they can be put directly against the wall.
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I don't suppose 7.5" would work? These Canton's are pretty thin
http://www.accessories4less.com/mak...specifications

If wall mounts needed, HTD has some good ones and can get different cloth sock colors to match decor..
http://www.htd.com/Products/Speaker...binet-Speakers

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How about center channel? Would you need a wall mount there too or would a standard center channel speaker work?
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unless it 7" or less.
7" wide?
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Can we get a picture? And what is your budget?
Yeah, what @Russdawg said! And of the rest of the room, to see where surrounds could be fitted.
Would you be open to kit/DIY? Because a tower with a pair of 6.5" could certainly be built carefully to 7" wide. Or certainly 2x5". On the premade front, you can sure find 7" wide towers. These
http://www.monitoraudio.com/en/prod...er/silver-200/
should sound as excellent at $1500 as their 300 big brothers I spent several hours listening to at Upscale Audio, albeit with somewhat less bass. Or these http://www.elac.com/product/uni-fi-fs-u5-slim/?r=us
These Polks cost considerably less but are 7.5" hence pictures and very careful measurements are indicated.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107SIG...ck-Walnut.html
I aesthetically prefer towers to bookshelf speakers on stands because very very very few stands are attractive at all. I'm also skeptical about wall-mount, unless maybe you can work in some small shelves that actually match your decor. Otherwise you just have ugly boxes stuck on your wall, which may be OK in your local darkened multiplex, but is bleh in your living room.

Towers also have an advantage in that you can start your system without a subwoofer. Speakers last a VERY long time, and you do get better speakers as you spend more money, so it is best to get go bit-by-bit getting the best you can at each stage.
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7" wide?



Yeah, what @Russdawg said

Wrong Russdawg, but thanks for agreeing with me
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7" wide?

Yeah, what @Russdawg said! And of the rest of the room, to see where surrounds could be fitted.
Would you be open to kit/DIY? Because a tower with a pair of 6.5" could certainly be built carefully to 7" wide. Or certainly 2x5". On the premade front, you can sure find 7" wide towers. These
http://www.monitoraudio.com/en/prod...er/silver-200/
should sound as excellent at $1500 as their 300 big brothers I spent several hours listening to at Upscale Audio, albeit with somewhat less bass. Or these http://www.elac.com/product/uni-fi-fs-u5-slim/?r=us
These Polks cost considerably less but are 7.5" hence pictures and very careful measurements are indicated.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107SIG...ck-Walnut.html
I aesthetically prefer towers to bookshelf speakers on stands because very very very few stands are attractive at all. I'm also skeptical about wall-mount, unless maybe you can work in some small shelves that actually match your decor. Otherwise you just have ugly boxes stuck on your wall, which may be OK in your local darkened multiplex, but is bleh in your living room.

Towers also have an advantage in that you can start your system without a subwoofer. Speakers last a VERY long time, and you do get better speakers as you spend more money, so it is best to get go bit-by-bit getting the best you can at each stage.

7" deep. If they stand off the wall more than that, a french door would be hitting the right speaker all the time. I will try to get some pictures and post them. I will have to figure out how to do that since I've never posted a picture here.
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How about center channel? Would you need a wall mount there too or would a standard center channel speaker work?

I'm going to have to install the center channel on the ceiling. The TV takes all the wall space between the top of the mantle and the ceiling.
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7" deep. If they stand off the wall more than that, a french door would be hitting the right speaker all the time.
Oh! I thought they had to be skinny so the door wouldn't hit them. If 7" DEEP, then how wide can they be? That's a LOT tougher-designers usually want speakers to look skinny, so to get more cabinet volume they tend to be deeper than their width. True for bookshelves also. That makes me think you may need DIY...well, or those real skinny speakers, though generally they are just not going to have the same kind of performance. In-wall?
Hey, this is kind of funny, there is an ad for RSL Speakers on this page, showing their "center channel" (which is perfectly suitable for L/R). Small woofers (albeit two), would need a sub, but they have been well reviewed.
http://rslspeakers.com/cg3-overview/
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I'm going to suggest the Triad InCeiling Bronze/8 LCR for all three of your front speakers. Thanks to their 45 degree angle design, Triad's InCeiling LCRs will project the sound down to the listener, and the sound will seem like it's coming directly from the TV.

http://www.triadspeakers.com/produc...c-bronze8-lcr/

They also have a Bronze on-wall model that's about 4" deep: http://www.triadspeakers.com/produc...ow-bronze-lcr/

We use Triad speakers almost exclusively. Triad is a Portland-based company that hand builds speakers in just about every configuration you can imagine. They will even color match the speakers and grills to match the paint on your walls. The company has speakers in many different price ranges, starting at $300 per speaker - all the way up to $15k per speaker.

While not a household name, Triad is a favorite of custom installers and has won numerous industry awards.

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Oh! I thought they had to be skinny so the door wouldn't hit them. If 7" DEEP, then how wide can they be? That's a LOT tougher-designers usually want speakers to look skinny, so to get more cabinet volume they tend to be deeper than their width. True for bookshelves also. That makes me think you may need DIY...well, or those real skinny speakers, though generally they are just not going to have the same kind of performance. In-wall?
Hey, this is kind of funny, there is an ad for RSL Speakers on this page, showing their "center channel" (which is perfectly suitable for L/R). Small woofers (albeit two), would need a sub, but they have been well reviewed.
http://rslspeakers.com/cg3-overview/

I'm sorry, you were right. I don't know what I was thinking. It would be the width and not the depth.
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7" wide?

Yeah, what @Russdawg said! And of the rest of the room, to see where surrounds could be fitted.
Would you be open to kit/DIY? Because a tower with a pair of 6.5" could certainly be built carefully to 7" wide. Or certainly 2x5". On the premade front, you can sure find 7" wide towers. These
http://www.monitoraudio.com/en/prod...er/silver-200/
should sound as excellent at $1500 as their 300 big brothers I spent several hours listening to at Upscale Audio, albeit with somewhat less bass. Or these http://www.elac.com/product/uni-fi-fs-u5-slim/?r=us
These Polks cost considerably less but are 7.5" hence pictures and very careful measurements are indicated.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107SIG...ck-Walnut.html
I aesthetically prefer towers to bookshelf speakers on stands because very very very few stands are attractive at all. I'm also skeptical about wall-mount, unless maybe you can work in some small shelves that actually match your decor. Otherwise you just have ugly boxes stuck on your wall, which may be OK in your local darkened multiplex, but is bleh in your living room.

Towers also have an advantage in that you can start your system without a subwoofer. Speakers last a VERY long time, and you do get better speakers as you spend more money, so it is best to get go bit-by-bit getting the best you can at each stage.

Hopefully this works.... I haven't posted pictures here before. The arrows I put on the pictures are where the prewire is located. I like those Triads you mentioned, but I've been scared of ceiling mounted speakers.
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