Budget,other equipment,level of quality? All these things need to be considered.
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The selection of in-walls is so broad, you have to spend time listening and evaluating. Ensure you understand the room and placement of the speakers for for casual or critical listening.
SpeakerCraft CRS8 In-Ceiling (Home Theater Rear)
Comments: Like the pivot tweeter...I don't have the speakers right on top of me so the sound is more natural for background details like doors being opened and footsteps. With the pivot tweeter you don't have to be picky with speaker placement.
Monitor Audio W265 In-Wall (Kitchen)
Comments: Big speaker with pretty good soundstage and bass. Kitchen can get crowded during parties so the sound gets filtered a bit.
NOTE: Good cable is required for In-wall or In-ceiling because the runs will be pretty long.
I love my Klipsch in-ceiling speakers, with a Paradigm sub. This is a stereo system in a living room that is not my primary critical listening system.
I would think in-ceiling speakers would be fine for rears in a surround system, with in-walls for front and center channels. Your budget might be stretched, but you might find a deal on the web, or used speakers on Audiogon. To stay within the budget, I would suggest skimping on the sub, and trade up later.