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Aria In Wall Subwoofer 8 Inch Passive 160W max (single)
This in-wall bridge speaker transforms your smaller 2-way in-wall or satellite speakers into full range monitors. This compact, non-powered sub is not for replacing a decent powered LFE subwoofer, but to bridge the frequency gap often found when trying to pair smaller speakers to a high powered subwoofer.
While typical compact 2-way speakers do a fine job of covering the high and mid frequency audio, they tend to taper off at the upper end of the low frequencies, leaving a sonic gap between the highs and lows. You can adjust the upper end of your powered subs crossover to compensate, but that ends up sacrificing sound staging and depth of field as the directional upper low end frequencies start to collapse onto the location of your sub. Pair these with each of your main speakers for clearer, more well defined audio and wider sound staging. It will be like having massive full range tower speakers without sacrificing any living space.
Please note that the video on this page shows the specific instructions for installation of PID 6317. While this speaker mounts into the wall differently than the one in the video, the video shows the basic 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 specific installation instructions of the in-wall or in-ceiling speaker you have for the specific dimensions and installation procedures.
- User's Manual (Jan 24, 2012)
|Frequency Response||58 Hz to 3.0 kHz|
|Power Handling Capacity||80 watts nominal, 160 watts max|
|Woofer||8" Non-press Cone Woofer|
|Magnet Size||30 oz.|
|Sensitivity||90dB ±2dB (1.0m/2.0V)|
|Crossover||6dB per octave|
|Cut-out Dimensions||8.6" x 8.6"|
|Overall Dimentions||10.0" x 10.0" x 4.0"|
PROS: Everything promised
CONS: I had to install them myself.
I know the speakers are paintable it comes with a paint mask. But I installed it with some Polk Audio speakers (also unpainted) that look truly white, as opposed to this subwoofer that looks just a little purple.
Again, I haven't heard the sound from the speaker, so this is an incredibly incomplete review, but I figured since it doesn't have any rating yet that I would let others know what to expect from the appearance.
PROS: Easy install
CONS: No bass at all