Re: Is anyone here a home theater "Audiophile"?
I know that no one can tell if it will sound "ass-ish" without seeing the room and having a perfect vision of it.
Also, I know that in-wall speakers sound inferior to standalones, no matter how much money you spend on it. Simple physics defines that.
If you're worried about sound, as your "ass-ish" comment implied, this is my recommendation:
To be perfectly honest with you, I would opt for some Polk standalones that will work well with the Polks you already have installed in the wall. It does make a difference to have your speakers be in the same model lineup, if you will, as they are perfectly tuned to work together.. I would ask the salesman who sold you the in-walls, as to what standalones would be best for the in-wall series you've already purchased. Buy some speaker stands, as you should be willing to do if you're willing to spend the money on good Polks, and install them in the rear somehow so they're not too much of an eyesore.
I would definitely stick with the Polks though. Don't consider the Boston Acoustics, or whatever else, for aforementioned reasons. And standalones will sound much better, I can guarantee you.
Hope that helps,
Wake Forest University class of 2007
Winston-Salem, North Carolina