Home Theater Speakers: In-Wall vs. Floor Standing – Which is Best in Frisco, TX?

Home Theater Speakers: In-Wall vs. Floor Standing – Which is Best for You? Frisco, TX

You are in the planning process for your beloved media room in Frisco, TX. You know you want the speakers with incredible, wall-shaking, knock-your-socks-off, sound.

Now, for the million dollar question – do you go with in-wall speakers or floor standing home theater speakers?  Great question… and one that many homeowners wonder when planning their media room sound equipment and speakers.  Let’s have some fun and break it down…

First, we’ll start with laying some foundation of how home theater speakers are made, and how they work.

Speakers have what’s called a cone, which you may recognize as the cone-shaped part of the speaker. The speaker cone produces the sound via the coil and electromagnet behind it.  This is what causes the speaker cone to vibrate (which is the same for any speaker, including car speakers).  An electrical signals passes through the coil, and that ‘activates’ the magnet to produce the sound. Check out this article for a deeper look.

The sound production does vary between in-wall and floor standing speakers, and because of that, there are definite pros and cons between them.

Home theater speakers
In-Wall Speaker is flush inside the wall/ceiling
In-wall home theater speakers – Pros:
  • In-wall speakers are mounted inside of the wall and/or ceiling. This can be considered a pro if you like to visual appearance of flush mounted speakers (also viewed as semi-hidden speakers).
  • In-wall speakers can be painted to match any décor/paint color. This makes the speaker blend in perfectly with the wall, making them less visible.
  • Offers a flexibility factor, as they can be placed anywhere in the wall/ceiling.
  • Typically cost less than floor standing speakers.
In-wall home theater speakers – Cons:
  • Drywall has to be cut in the walls (or ceiling) for wires to be placed in the walls, requiring more installation and time investment.
  • The low, mid and high sounds are all coming through one speaker (primarily the lows), as opposed to having a floor standing speaker which produces the low, mid, and high sounds individually.
  • They are smaller speakers in size, as compared to a floor standing, which reduces the amount of sound it can produce.
  • Sound can get ‘lost’ within the walls, causing some (probably minor) level of sound loss.
Floor standing home theater speakers – Pros:
home theater speakers
Floor standing speaker
  • A floor standing speaker is known to have the most accurate sound reproduction, because it’s in a custom speaker box that enhances and compliments acoustics.
  • Usually each speaker tower consists of a tweeter, a mid-range speaker, and a speaker for the low sounds, therefore, covering all ranges of sound being produced (see photo). As a result, no sound gets lost.
  • Floor standing speakers offer various styles and sizes, to personalize and accommodate spaces and buyer preferences.
  • Some floor standing speakers have built in sub-woofer, which prevents from having to buy a separate sub-woofer.
Floor standing home theater speakers – Cons:
  • Floor standing home theater speakers can be considered more intrusive, only because they stand on the floor and are visible, as opposed to being inside the walls/ceiling.
  • Floor standing speakers typically cost more than an in-wall speaker. If you prefer a floor standing speaker, you will want your budget to allow the cost difference.

There is always the option to combine and do both in-wall and floor standing speakers.

With all that being said, it really boils down to personal preference.  You can accomplish terrific, knock-your-socks-off sound with either in-wall or floor standing home theater speakers.  It’s all about your personal preference, and possibly budget.

To conclude, whichever home theater speakers you ultimately decide on, you can produce that quality in-home movie theater experience. So, have fun with your media room, and know that you will have years of enjoyment ahead of you!

Best home theater installer
Center Stage AV
2831 El Dorado Pkwy. Ste 103-172
Frisco, TX 75033

Center Stage A/V services the northern Collin County, TX area: Frisco TX, Prosper TX, Celina TX, McKinney TX, Little Elm TX, Plano TX, Allen TX, Lucas TX, Savannah TX.

Top 5 Reasons Why Whole House Sound Adds Value to Your Home in Frisco, TX

Top 5 Reasons Why Whole House Sound Adds Value to Your Home in Frisco, TX

Have you ever hosted a friends and family gathering in your home and thought, “I sure wish we could be listening to music right now!”?  You aren’t the only one. When entertaining family and friends, having speakers in multiple rooms (whole house sound) adds serious entertainment value to your home, and it is very affordable to do so.

Here are the top 5 reasons why whole house sound adds value to your home:

1) Play music in every room. Speakers can be installed in any room of the house: living space, dining space, bedrooms, bathrooms, office, etc. Be entertained with upbeat music while cleaning your house, relaxing music while taking a bath, inspiring music while reading a book… your music, your choice.

2) Entertainment for house parties. Plan a party and know your entertainment is ready and waiting. Determine the mood you want to set for your party, turn on the speakers before guests arrive, dance around while preparing, and have peace of mind knowing your guests will be entertained throughout the event. Music adds entertainment value to any event.

3) Increase your home’s resale value. Speakers in multiple rooms is highly desired to buyers these days. Enjoy the speakers while living in the home, and know when it goes on the market that buyers will see value in the whole house sound. In fact, play music in every room for all potential buyer showings! This will help them imagine entertaining their own family and friends in the house, and it may even sell faster.

4) Outside speakers provide endless entertainment. Play music to outdoor speakers, while having the TV on in the house. Host a football party, have the fans of the game inside watching the game on the big screen, while playing music outside on the back patio for other guests. Dual entertainment! You select what you want to play through the whole house sound speakers. Even play the game on the back patio. It’s your entertainment of choice.

5) Ability to play music in specific rooms. Did you know when the sound source (receiver) is on, you can select which rooms to play the sound to? With a whole house sound system, each room that has speakers installed will have a volume control (either an electronic keypad or knob) that allows you to select which rooms to play the sound. If you only want to play sound to two of the six rooms with speakers, no problem! You would simply turn on the volume control to the rooms you want to play the sound.

Whole house sound is the way to go for adding entertainment value to your home. You will enjoy it, your family and friends will enjoy it, and best of all, your whole house sound system is always at your fingertips.

Electronic volume control for whole house sound
Electronic volume control for whole house sound
Knob Volume Control for Whole House Sound
Knob Volume Control for Whole House Sound










Best home theater installer
Center Stage AV
2831 El Dorado Pkwy. Ste 103-172
Frisco, TX 75033

Home Theater Installation Summer Special going on NOW in Prosper, TX!

Home Theater Installation – Media Room


Stay cool indoors this summer while enjoying your new media room in Prosper, TX!  Take advantage of this limited time offer – $100 OFF home theater installation labor!

Do you want to be blown away with sound in your media room? Do you want to entertain your friends and family on the patio this summer with music and TV? We can help you accomplish that goal of adding entertainment value in your home! Home theater installation services are a great solution to creating an environment of entertainment in your home.

Center Stage A/V offers a wide variety of home theater installation services. We will provide a FREE consultation to collaborate on your specific audio and visual needs.

Some of our most common home theater installation services include:

  • Media Rooms
  • Outdoor patio and pool TVs/speakers
  • Security Cameras
  • Multi-room speakers (bedroom, bathroom, dining room, etc.)
  • Surround sound
  • Home automation
  • Universal Remote Control and Programming
  • Electronic window shades

Read our reviews and see how our customers highly rate Center Stage A/V!

Call 214-498-9996 for more details, or have a little fun and contact us through our Build My Experience page where you can browse through the long list of home theater installation services we offer, select services you are interested in quoting and submit directly to us!

We invite you to learn more about our company on our About CSAV page, where you will ‘meet’ the owners, Chris and Stephanie Brown, and learn a little about the history of our company. We have a passion for home theater installation, and for our customers.

Give the gift of home theater installation to your spouse, family member, or friend. We have installed many surprise gifts, and enjoyed seeing the gift recipient light up like a light bulb when they were presented their gift!

Center Stage A/V services the northern Collin County area, primarily Prosper, Frisco, McKinney, Celina, Allen, and Plano.

Best home theater installer
Center Stage AV
2831 El Dorado Pkwy. Ste 103-172
Frisco, TX 75033

CSAV is Hiring in Prosper, TX!

CSAV is looking for a Home Theater Installation Tech in Prosper, TX to assist with installation of a/v equipment, including full media rooms (in-wall speakers, projector mounting, projector screen, etc.), security cameras, whole house audio, outdoor speakers and TV mounting, running cable, etc. Troubleshoot systems as needed.

Previous home theater experience is preferred, but not required.  Ability to lift 50+ pounds, learn quickly, and work independently with minimal supervision required.

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    Best home theater installer
    Center Stage AV
    2831 El Dorado Pkwy. Ste 103-172
    Frisco, TX 75033