Question about speakers

Grimham

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I purchased four JBL in-wall speakers and was wondering if instead of having them in-wall if I built a frame around them and placed them on the wall would the sound be compromised?
It would simply be a 6" deep rectangle (basically mimicking the depth of the in-wall setup) that the speakers attached to in the same way they attach to the sheet rock on the wall.
The only thing I can think of as to why the sound would change is because of the size of the cavity surrounding the speakers if they were in-wall vs. the box frame.

Before anyone ask why I just don't put them in wall - I tried yesterday (replacing where the previous home owner had on-wall speakers) but because of the location and the archways that are there it's a no-go. There are additional supports and plywood under the sheet rock where the wires are run. I found this out the hard way yesterday. I'd have to cut into structure to do it.
 

pendragon1

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I purchased four JBL in-wall speakers and was wondering if instead of having them in-wall if I built a frame around them and placed them on the wall would the sound be compromised?
It would simply be a 6" deep rectangle (basically mimicking the depth of the in-wall setup) that the speakers attached to in the same way they attach to the sheet rock on the wall.
The only thing I can think of as to why the sound would change is because of the size of the cavity surrounding the speakers if they were in-wall vs. the box frame.

Before anyone ask why I just don't put them in wall - I tried yesterday (replacing where the previous home owner had on-wall speakers) but because of the location and the archways that are there it's a no-go. There are additional supports and plywood under the sheet rock where the wires are run. I found this out the hard way yesterday. I'd have to cut into structure to do it.
that will work fine.
 

Grimham

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Ok, I’ll give it a go. Really wish I could have gone in-wall though. Would look so much better. Thanks.
 
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