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.
Note that you can improve the bass response and overall sound quality of in-ceiling speakers by using an enclosure. The Monoprice In-Ceiling Back Enclosure (PID 11942) is designed for use with this speaker.
- Light and rigid, well balanced, yellow woven Kevlar cone woofers for distortion free reproduction
- Oversized magnets for more bass impact
- Precision 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
- 80W nominal and 160W maximum power handling capacity ensures that these speakers won't be overdriven or easily blown out
- 8 ohms standard impedance ensures 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.
|Frequency Response||43 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Power Handling Capacity||80 Watts Nominal, 160 Maximum|
|Woofer||8" Kevlar Woven Cone Woofer w/ 30oz Magnet and rubber surrounds|
|Tweeter||3/4" Titanium Silk Membrane Dome (Pivoting) 20° swivel|
|Voice Coil||⌀35mm K.S.V.|
|Sensitivity||89dB ±2dB (1.0m/2.83V)|
|Crossover||12dB per Octave (with -3dB, -6dB Switch)|
- 2x 8" 2-way in-ceiling speaker w/ grill
- 1x Installation instructions
- 1x Cutout template and paint mask
- 1x Grill removal tool
- 1x Grill putty
|8-inch Kevlar 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair) - 80W Nominal, 160W Max|
|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: Can these speakers be installed into a suspended ceiling?|
|Answer: Yes, they can. The usual method would be to use the same suspension wires used to hold the panel frames up to anchor the speaker frames.|
|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|
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