8-inch Kevlar 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair) - 80W Nominal, 160W Max
    Product # 4104
    8-inch Kevlar 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair) - 80W Nominal, 160W Max
    Product # 4104
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    8-inch Kevlar 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair) - 80W Nominal, 160W Max

    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.

    Features:

    • 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


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    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.

    Specifications
    Mode 4104
    Frequency Response 43 Hz - 20 kHz
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    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)
    Cut-Out Dimensions 9.8"
    Overall Dimensions 11.3"
    Mounting Depth 3.5"

    Package Contents:

    • 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

    200 Reviews

    95.1% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Great speakers for the price!

    • David Jordan,
    •  Meridian, ID 
    • 1/29/2016 8:07:45 AM

    Pros: Good quality
    Easy installation
    Great sound for the price
    Blend well in the ceiling

    Cons: None

    I am an audiophile recently installed these speakers throughout my house and could not be happier.

    There are several reviews complaining about the bass which can be inexpensively corrected with a couple simple tweaks.

    The speakers should be used with the 11942 back enclosure which unfortunately makes the bass is bloated, and undefined as supplied without damping .

    To damp use a 1'-1.5" convoluted foam mattress (ripples facing inward) to line the sides and bottom which damps the enclosure dropping the resonant frequency. The result is full rich sound with good imaging after adjusting the high frequency attenuation for the specific room acoustics, -3db worked the best for my home.

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    Nice speakers for the price

    • Shawn,
    •  Blaine, WA 
    • 1/27/2016 10:16:21 PM

    Pros: Great price
    Sound quality is good
    Speaker build seems good

    Cons: Speakers are heavy. Might want to consider the mounting kit if you're mounting on dropped ceiling tiles.

    These speakers came highly regarded on a few A/V forums so I decided to spring for 2 pairs of them for our shop. It's sole purpose is just to play some light background music so they didn't need to be super loud. Mounting instructions were pretty clear and straight forward so I didn't have any problems installing them. Sound quality is good (though I'm playing them at fairly low volume). My only suggestion is that if you're using them in a dropped ceiling (with ceiling tiles), you may want to consider the mounting kit to reduce the amount of load on the edges of the ceiling tile . I managed to break a few ceiling tiles because of the weight of the speakers bent and snapped the tiles. They speakers are pretty hefty in weight and the mounting mechanism (which consists of a screw in swivel tab) doesn't really distribute the weight over a large area.

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    Great for my surround sound system

    • Charley Boyer,
    •  Arlington, TX 
    • 1/21/2016 1:12:19 PM

    Pros: blend in well with my ceiling

    Cons: None

    These speakers are awesome. Great sound at a terrific price. These are a super upgrade to my previous speakers.

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    GOOD SPEAKERS FOR THE PRICE

    • Anonymous,
    •  Redondo Beach, CA 
    • 11/10/2015 6:02:52 PM

    Pros: Look good
    Sound decent
    Easy to install

    Cons: Not much bass

    I installed 14 of these throughout my house. They were easy to install and hookup once the holes are cut to the correct size. They provide very good sound coverage throughout the house. As others have said, they don't put out much bass. That's presumably okay for most, as they are generally used for softer background music. Plus, I have a large sub-woofer as part of my home theater system that I turn up to provide needed bass, at least in the family room and dining area. I also now use four of these for my home theater system. They provide plenty of sound for that purpose. I am not an audiophile, but I do like good, clear sounding and loud music and movie when the time is right. These provide just that. Overall, I am satisfied. I wish they put out a little more bass, but not a huge deal for me given what I'm using them for (i.e., mostly background music). If you're a hardcore audiophile and want to hear bass whenever you're standing under these speakers without a sub-woofer, than these aren't the ones for you.

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    Good speakers

    • Anonymous,
    •  Rochester, NH 
    • 10/15/2015 8:25:24 AM

    Pros: Easy to install, good build quality

    Cons: Sound quality

    I bought these to put in my garage ceiling. I wanted cheap speakers with decent output to fill my large space without breaking the bank. The reviews are great so I went for it. I'm not sorry I chose them but they aren't as good as I was hoping. They were easy and straight forward to install. They are well built. The sound quality, on the other hand, is lacking. They seem to have a lot of mid range and sound tinny. Some of it may be that the room is big with no absorption surfaces.

    Were I was really surprised was their inability to handle bass. They just don't seem to do well in that department for an 8" speaker. I'm not expecting guy shaking bass but they can't even produce a punch for a kick drum at close range.

    I have them paired with a small 10" sub and they sound OK but without the sub they just don't do well. They are each installed in a 16" x 22" sealed pocket 6" deep with fiberglass insulation.

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