Monoprice brings custom in-wall speakers to new levels of affordability with our line of Monoprice Brand Premium in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. These new high fidelity units deliver the high quality craftsmanship and construction you've come to expect from Monoprice brand products at a fraction of what you would expect to pay for them retail.
In-wall and in-ceiling speakers allow you to expand your listening environment throughout your entire home as well as remove the clutter of giant box speakers giving you back your living space. In either case it's a win-win situation for those who desire high fidelity and those who put emphasis on decor.
Kevlar cones are light weight yet extremely rigid providing very precise audio with minimal distortion normally caused by cone flex. Our kevlar speakers are matched with an equally precise silk membrane dome tweeter made of titanium fiber thread and a high quality crossover network to ensure high fidelity and low distortion. The lower distortion levels allow the speaker to be driven harder and handle higher peak power levels. The main benefit our Kevlar speakers are the clarity and fidelity at which they produce audio.
Light and rigid, well balanced, yellow woven kevlar cone woofers for distortion free reproduction
Oversized magnets for more impactful bassprecision titanium silk membrane dome tweeters for sweeter highs and pure sonic clarity
Pivoting tweeters allow you to point the acoustics to the prime listening position for a more accurate and immersive sonic experience
Adjustable crossover switch allows you to match the speakers to the sonic characteristics of your listening environment and the location in which you place them
50 watts nominal and 100 watts maximum power capacity ensure that these drivers won't be overdriven or easily blown out
8 ohms standard impedance ensure they can be safely driven by even the most modest home theater receivers
Please note that this video shows the specific instructions for installation of PID 4101. However, it is representational of the steps, tools, and types of procedures that would be used for the installation of any in-wall or in-ceiling speaker and is included on this page for reference purposes only. Please refer to the installation instructions of the in-wall or in-ceiling speaker you have for the specific dimensions and installation procedures.
Note that the price listed in the video was the price for PID 4101 at the time the video was made. Prices can fluctuate up and down based on production costs and the value of the US$ against foreign currencies.
*Monoprice continually strives to improve its product line to bring our customers the best products available. Therefore, changes may be made to listed specifications without prior notice. Item received may not match photo or specs shown.
Question: How do I install these speakers in the wall or ceiling?
Answer: There are clips that secure it to the wall or ceiling boards. You don''''''''t need any additional box or bracket. You simply cut out a hole in the wall or ceiling with the template provided, insert the speakers and when you turn the mounting screws located on the face of the speakers underneath the grills, the clips will engage and secure the speaker in place.
Question: Can I use these speakers as an LCR (left/center/right) or used a match set for all my surrounds, or is it better to have specific types of speakers for specific locations.
Answer: Opinions will vary even among experts about the proper type of speaker to use. The bottom line is choose what suites your needs and tastes best.
Some of the arguements are as follows:
Using match speakers all around make it a lot easier to match the timber and tonal balance across a soundstage and around your room. This prevents a character in a movie who walks from one side of the room to another from sounding like Mike Tyson on one side and then James Earl Jones and back to Mike.
On the other hand. Most dialog comes from the center channel of a system in order to anchor the voices to the screen. The human voice tends to represent the upper mid bass frequencies, so dedicated center channels will have dual woofer cones to better produce this range of frequencies. Since dialog can easily be drowned out by ambient noises in the soundtrack, this helps to keep dialog clear and understandable.
Question: There is insulation behind my wall. Is it safe to install the speaker without a box?
Answer: In-wall speakers are designed with the posibility of insulation in mind. The insulation will not harm the speakers or create any hazzard. Even regular box speakers have insulation in side them to reduce the effects of standing sound waves.
Question: Can I put an in-wall speaker in the ceiling or an in-ceiling speaker into the wall?
Answer: You can put an in-wall speaker into a ceiling however, because of the mounting depth of the speakers, you can not usually fit an in-ceiling speaker into a wall.
Question: How do you set the crossover switch (0, -3db, -6db)?
Answer: The cross over switch allows you to better match the in-wall speakers to the wall you are installing them into by adjusting the roll off between the drivers. Standard non-in-wall speakers come in boxes that are optimized for the speaker and the crossovers are tuned for that specific enclosure. In-wall speakers use the space between the walls as it''''s enclosure. Since different wall spaces will vary in volume, construction, insulation, etc, a particular in-wall speaker will sound different in different walls. The switch allows you to adjust and optimize the sonic characteristics of the speakers to best match the wall you are installing them into. Set the switch to the setting that gives you the best sounds once they''''ve been installed.br
Reviewer: Darrell McConnell from New Braunfels, TX
3/20/2014 4:50:07 PM
Speakers and receiver
Monoprice has great quality. My 14 speaker surround sound
sounds great. Thank you
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Rating: (10 out of 10)
Reviewer: Anonymous from Madison, WI
3/2/2014 10:20:14 AM
Quality Speakers, Cheap Screws
Pros: The quality of the speakers is excellent and installation was straightforward...
Cons: ...but would it kill you to use stronger mounting screws? Like several people before me, I bent and replaced four screws (out of twelve) while mounting two speakers. A sturdier shank fixed the problem. (But it's not that much fun taking the broken screws out...)
Two wall speakers were less expensive than one similar Infinity speaker. I'm using them as rear speakers in my home theater configuration and they work great. I also bought a pair of in-ceiling speakers that I installed in my office. I have the volume on low and the sound is crisp and clean. An excellent purchase.
i installed these for my rear speakers in my homes 5.1 setup. Installation was a breeze and monoprice was quick to replace one of the speakers I was having issues with. For rear surrounds, the performance was more than ample. My marantz receiver has an auto tuning fuction with a mic but I had to turn the rear speakers down significantly. I would not hesitate to use these for in wall front speakers though I did not for my particular setup. I was certainly hesitant due to the low price, but they were recommended by a friend that installed them on his cousins 5.1 system. great buy and great value.
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Reviewer: Karl Gosswiller from Fresno, CA
5/20/2013 9:44:26 PM
Pros: great sound, clean look, easy install
I put these in the kitchen for my wife...hooked them up to a Dayton 25w mini amp and they sound great. Based on reviews I expected good sound, but these are great. I am in the new home business and a lot of people pay a lot more for the speakers we put in our homes and get a lot less. These are a bargain.
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Reviewer: nothing from Pilot Butte, SK
4/6/2013 10:32:23 PM
Great speakers for the price
Pros: Good sound Extremely low price Useful crossover switch Easy to install Adjustable tweeters Nice, simple look
Being the smallest rectangular in-wall speakers Monoprice sells, I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I actually wanted to buy the largest they had, but my wall studs totally dictated the size I could fit, so make sure you do as I do and locate all your studs and plan exactly where you will install your speakers before you order. I purchased 1 pair for the front and 1 exact same pair for the back of my 5.1 set up.
The install went pretty much as easy as the related Monoprice video. Again, the most important thing is to make sure you will be able to install the speakers where you wish. The sound is good, especially for the size. The crossover switch is a great feature as well. I had some distortion crackling out of the rear speakers with a certain game I was playing, but adjusting the switch in each rear speaker eliminated that. I also liked being able to tilt the tweeters to any angle I wanted and I used that feature. I really don't know how much of a difference larger speakers would make, but the prices are so cheap, I'd say go for them if you can.
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