On-wall audiophile speaker recommendations for music?
January 30, 2013 2:28 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations for decent audiophile speakers (for music) that can be mounted on a wall.
posted by UbuRoivas to home & garden (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My research so far turns up heaps of on-wall speakers, but most are designed to be part of a home theatre setup, so they're not full range but rely on a subwoofer to deliver the bass.
So, I've got a couple of sub-questions:
1. Are there any speakers light / small / unobtrusive enough to be hung on a wall, that offer something close to a full range of frequency response? 70-80Hz minimum doesn't cut it; ideally 20Hz would be awesome but something around 30-40Hz would be acceptable.
2. Is it feasible at all to hang speakers right up in the corner near the ceiling? Wiring is going to be an issue, but I should be able to get wires in to about a foot below ceiling height. Because of how the wall was built, hanging them at ear level would be challenging, unless I tear great big gouges in the drywall. The only speakers I've seen designed for corners like that are outdoor speakers. Are there any indoor versions so I don't have to pay for the robust weatherproofing required for outdoor use? Is this even a good idea at all, considering the effects of placing speakers in corners?
Assume a price guide of absolutely no more than US$2K / pair, and preferably closer to half that.