I have been doing a lot of research and I really like RSL Speakers so far. I have not purchased any products yet, but hope to soon. I am looking at 2 options https://rslspeakers.com/cg3m-overview/
, the CG23 5.1 system, also (2) C34E atmos speakers with the 10s sub. The other option is their new arrival, W25E https://rslspeakers.com/w25e-in-wall-speaker/
The W25E are in wall speakers and I really am leaning towards these as I like the sleek look. I would go with (5) W25E’s as a LCR, and as two surrounds, also (2) C34E atmos speakers with the 10s sub. My questions are, am I losing a lot of great sound by choosing in-walls vs RSL’s special designed box speakers? I’ve heard in-walls can sound fantastic, however one other concern I have after visiting with Steve (Home Theater Guru on YouTube) he said specifically about the W25E’s:
“I'm not a fan of 2 way speakers with the tweeter offset that far as the drivers come out of alignment as you move in the horizontal plane. as you move off axis you are getting further from one driver than the other and at some point they come out of alignment, usually around 30 degrees off axis. This is why horizontal centers are frowned upon.”
He mentioned for me to look at Some Monolith by Monoprice in-walls where the tweeter isn’t offset. I couldn’t get any further information from Steve, but it’s left me scratching my head. I know Audioholics really liked RSL’s 5.1 system per their review. Do they also have any advice or reviews on RSL’s W25E’s or thoughts on my above questions? I really like Joe over at RSL, great guy! I am looking for thoughts and if anyone might be able to help steer me in a direction I’d be happy with. I know Steve (home theater guru) says ideally LR mains should be around 55°. Im not sure how in-walls would do at this distance? My last question is, can in-walls be toed in? I know RSL’s in-walls have a preset 15° Baffle and a tweeter that free moves I believe up to 30°. Are their any articles that explain toe-In for in-walls and do you think I’d be happy with W25E’s. This will be my first home theater and it will be in my basement family room (17’9” x 20’ 4”) with a ceiling of 7’9”. I have an 85 inch tv which sits 30” off the floor to bottom of tv. My chair distance from ear to TV is 12’ and my ear height from the floor is 3’. If you need any
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