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  1. I would avoid drilling the marble if possible If you have underfloor access can always drop the cable down from the amp then back up to the speakers? Either that or run cable sideways through cabinet and drill hole through the side of the marble to the speaker If none of that works and you want to get rid of all the crap on top of the cabinet and hide it, then use some rectangular rangehood duct or similar and a couple of 90deg bends and cut plaster to suit (size depending on how many cables you need to run)
  2. Damn, this guy has been around forever, think I visited him 20+ years ago, very knowledgeable
  3. Yep, same same, using Synology DS918+ NAS as server with 4 x WD red 8TB HDD, only hassles I have with it is transcoding subs
  4. I dont think this receiver has a pre-out to run a separate power amplifier??
  5. Really depends on what you want to use the lead & plug for The bulk of hand held power tools do not run an earth but still use a 3 pin plug so your 2 wire lead connected to a 3 pin plug will be fine. Of course, provided your connections are to the correct pins. (Assuming you just want to use the cable to hard wire to a power tool, not something that requires an earth) If you want to use it to run something that needs an earth then it will be unsuitable. This is easy to determine as your appliance or whatever you want to use it on will have a 3 pin socket connection or 3 wires running to it
  6. Thought the same, especially with the "click bait" title Thread got old very quickly
  7. Thanks guys, brand match I will. Once you start having a serious look around there are so many brands, shapes, sizes & $$ of inwall speakers available it becomes mind boggling and it is doing my head in At least if I stick to B&W and have a set budget it whittles the list down to a couple of choice - much easier
  8. Thanks Syrot, thankfully my install will be a lot easier than yours! Great space btw, I can see why you went inwalls I will check out those other brands, not too fussed on brand matching the rears, just not wanting to spend too much if I can avoid it
  9. Wondering what peoples thoughts are on using inwall speakers for the rear (l&r) surround speakers for home theatre setup? Most of the threads I can find seem to date back 4 or 5 years and no real help, so either people hate them and don't use them or are really happy with them and keep quiet about them! I am a bit stuck with positioning and they need to be mounted above a staircase about 3mt behind listening position. They will be mounted either side of a wall mounted a/c unit, I can spread them out a bit.. Not ideal but I have nowhere else to put them as is open plan behind the seating With the a/c unit already hanging off the wall I would rather something pretty discreet rather than boxes hanging into the room Have been looking at some B&W models as will be using this brand for other speakers (5.1.2), around the $900 mark for a pair: https://www.stereophonic.com.au/b-w-cwm663-in-wall-speakers-pair/ Then also spotted these on ebay: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/8-Edgeless-Inwall-Speakers-Pair-Earthquake/163486854081?epid=14011380051&hash=item2610936bc1:g:TrQAAOSwcGhdVGPw&frcectupt=true Any thoughts please on either? Is $900 too much to spend on surrounds? I don't need top end, just something that will perform well for surround as is HT use only. Thanks for any advice 👍
  10. Here are box specs for anyone else who may have the same query:
  11. Thanks, just the answer I was after, I will probably go 36mm (2 x 18mm) mdf to try to stop noise bleed through the roof
  12. Thanks for the replies, not planning on buying something I can easily make myself, just thought there may have been some sort of golden rule of thumb in regards to the internal volume of the boxes for the actual speaker being used? And whether sound deadening was required.
  13. Hi folks Am slowly making my way through home reno's and have now got to the point of considering placement of 2 x overhead Atmos speakers The existing ceiling (pine lined) is being removed and replaced with VJ primed MDF panels. This is so I can insulate the ceiling as it never was previously and I have no access by taking tin off the roof. (Wire mesh sisalation under roof sheets) Plus the pine was full of holes and bleeds dust everywhere. It is a raked skillion roof with 220mm cavity So the plan is to place 2 x ceiling atmos speakers with back boxes and I need to have the back boxes made and positioned before I continue through with the new ceiling lining Question is, what to make the back boxes out of and how large to make them? I would prefer, if possible to still have some insulation above them but 220mm overall cavity might not allow that. Any ideas please on size of boxes, whether sound deadening etc required and any other tips that might be useful Speakers will be B&W CCM 80, provided they have not perished in the last 12 odd years they have been sitting in a shipping container. Had 6 months use then were stored due to dragon taking me to the cleaners. Provided these speakers will be up to the task also? CCM 80 The CCM 80 is a true high performance ceiling-mount speaker. The tweeter has a 1in metal dome tweeter and a treble contour switch to cut or boost the high frequencies. The frame incorporates “Swing Out Dogs” for effortless installation. The tweeter housing pivots for adjustable off-axis treble response. See nothing, hear everything Three-position treble contour switch Adjustable tilt tweeter Swing-out dog fixings 2-way in-ceiling speaker system 1x ø25mm (1 in) alumminium dome tweeter 1x ø200mm (8 in) woven Kevlar® cone mid/bass -6dB at 35Hz and 30kHz 40Hz-20kHz ±3dB on reference axis 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m) 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω) 3.5kHz 20W - 150W continuous into 8Ω on unclipped programme Diameter: 280mm (11 in) Diameter: 254mm (10 in) 100mm (4.0 in) from ceiling surface 2.2kg (4.8lb) Semi-matt white suitable for customising or pre-painting (paint mask included) Pre-mount kit for new construction (PMK c80) Back Box (BB C8) Technical Specification CCM 80 The loudspeaker system shall be of the mono-amped 2-way type comprising of a single flush mountable circular enclosure containing one 8in bass-mid driver with woven glass fibre cone and one adjustable tilt, 1in aluminium dome tweeter. Performance specifications of a typical production unit shall meet or exceed the following: Frequency response shall be 40 – 20kHz ± 3dB. Nominal impedance shall be 8 Ohm. Total power handling shall be 150W continuous into 8 Ohm on unclipped programme. Sensitivity measured with 2.83V at 1-metre distance on axis, mean averaged between 40 – 20kHz shall be 90dB. Thanks for any info
  14. great, might contact them and see if they do supply only, thanks
  15. They look great, wonder if they would work on skylights?
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