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Caliber In Wall Speakers 8 Inch Fiber 2-Way (pair)
Monoprice brings custom in-wall speakers to new levels of afforability 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.
DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber 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 bass
- Precision Titanium Silk Membrane Dome Tweeters for sweeter highs and pure sonic clarity
- Pivoting tweeters allow you to point the accoustics 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 Nomimal and 100W Maximum Power Capacity ensure that these drivers won't be overdriven or easily blown out
- 8 Ohms Standard Impediance ensure they can be safely driven by even the most modest home theater recievers
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||52 Hz ~ 20 kHz|
|Power Handling Capacity||80 watts nominal, 120 watts maximum|
|Woofer Type||8" Kevlar® with 30 oz magnet|
|Tweeter Type||1" Titanium Silk Membrane Dome Pivoting|
|Sensitivity||91dB ±2 dB (1.0m/2.83V)|
|Crossover||12dB per Octave (with -3dB, -6dB switch)|
|Cut-Out Dimensions||12.75" x 8.7"|
|Overall Dimensions||14.1" x 10"|
- 2x 8" 2-way In-Wall Speakers
- 1x Grill removal tool
- 1x Grill putty
- User's Manual (Jul 26, 2011)
DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Wow, was I surprised. I installed the speakers with no issues (Very decent size magnet for this price!) and the sound at the very least equals my previous pair. The cone quality is even higher, with kevlar. It is very solidly constructed, no cheap materials, color was perfect matching my white trim. It came in perfect condition in good packaging, on time as promised.
After installation I cranked them up to a level that is normally well beyond where I would listen to action movies, with no distortion, buzzing, or cracking. They are perfect for what they are, front, center and rear speakers. Disregard anyone making comments about the bass level. They are absolutely fine for the speaker positions they are intended for, hence the 5.1, with the .1 being for a subwoofer. You want crazy bass? Buy an independantly powered sub. I recommend at least a 10" but preferably a 12" for larger rooms. Don't waste your time with a passive in-wall 8".
Monoprice.com will see lots of business from me. After hours of scanning the net for great prices for cables (along with EXCELLENT wall plate and keystone prices) and speakers, this is it. What a great deal.
PROS: Easy Install
Excellent Sound Quality
CONS: None That I can see.
PROS: Great mid range that produces clear and loud voices. Crisp and clean highs. The speaker can handle a lot of power (watts), but doesn't require a lot of power to produce great sound.
CONS: Push connectors for speaker wires are ok, but are not great. The woofer does not produce the deep bass you would expect from a 8-inch woofer however, nearly everyone uses a subwoofer for bass so it's really not a factor.
PROS: Heavy woofer magnet, kevlar damping, good coil, fair crossover design, directional tweeter, tweeter eq switch works well but I left it at 0db, wire spring connections are tight, can accept 9 awg loose wire. Installed in-wall with roxal insulation tight and the bass deepens plenty. Plastic clamps work well and easy to use. Lots of speaker for the price.
CONS: Plastic frame, other manufactures do the same @ 4-5x prices, only 4 screws support the woofer, lack of vibration separation of crossover board (add your own tweaking dampening), basic quality capacitors or resistors, etc. To be critical Not recommended for strict audio only listening app, get the 3 way speaker option. IMHO, all 2 way in-walls can be rated 4-5 for acoustic or multi-layer mixes, better for classical, but better still for rap, dance. Weakens show in mid-to-loud audio apps.
These 8" Monoprice speakers are very well constructed with hefty magnets and the sound produced is very full with excellent clarity. The ability to rotate and position the tweeters makes a big difference in audio heard and should be set accordingly for your listening position.
I was looking hard at the Polk RC85i, but for 1/3 the price, these Monoprice speakers have fit the bill perfectly. I am extremely happy with the sound of these paired up with a Pioneer Elite VSX-01TXH. No regrets whatsoever. Thanks Monoprice!
PROS: These speakers surpassed my expectations. These are fantastic, and were very easy to install. Most importantly, they sound phenomenal.
CONS: Instructions could be more inclusive about painting the speakers
They seem to be fairly well made, on par with Polk and Infinity's I had worked with or sold in the past. Nice big magnet, strong kevlar driver, and a directional tweeter. For $50 a pair, they really looked much better than I had figured they would.
Couldn't go through the attic, so we came up from the crawl space. Got to use a 5' flex bit to drill our speaker line hole to the crawlspace, which was fun. One thing worth noting about these speakers is that they are deep. They are a solid 3.5" deep, and in my application the magnet was pretty snug.
I've got them hooked up through a Onkyo TX-SR606, which utilizes Audysey for calibration. But first I did hook them up as mains to give them a listen. I had my quipment torn down so I just hooked an ipod up via the headphone out into the AUX in on the Onkyo. The sounds quality was much better than I had anticipated. Had a much fuller and richer sound than expected. The tweeter does have a switch to add or subtract the trebble level, which I chose to leave flat. I listened to a wide variety of music from Coltrane to Dr Dre to Hendrix to Weezer. They did a great job with the Coltrane and Hendrix and an acceptable job with the Dr Dre and Weezer. I then hooked all my gear back up and broke out the mic for Audysey.
Once I had it set up I tossed in Avatar on Blu Ray. First off, I can't believe I went this long without surround. Second, I can't believe these speakers were $50 a pair!
They really did mesh well with the other speakers in the room. Considering you can outfit a entire 7 channel theater with these for under $200 is amazing to me. I've been toying with the idea of surround for the bedroom, and I think these just may have made the decision that much easier.
In closing, buy without fear. They don't come out of the box as a cheaply made speaker, they present themselves as though they were meant to cost four times or more, than they do.
PROS: Strong build
Good sound quality
CONS: May be too deep for some applications
I have another pair for my a/b channel. Also have the 5 1/4 in walls for my back centers.
Regardless of price, these are good speakers. My lcr speakers are Atlantic Technology and these speakers match very well.
I would love it if monoprice would carry a dipole also.
PROS: Super easy installation.
Great sound regardless of price.
Very efficient, specs are right.
CONS: Not a dipole, but not designed as such. Can pinpoint where the speakers are as surrounds.
These speaker are great and can handle the power. They produce great mid base and clear highs and mid. The highs can be adjusted depending on room size and the tweeter can be moved to deflect off the wall. I would recommend these speakers as well as the ceiling ones.
I painted the grill to match the wall... looks great. (Use a firm sponge type mini paint roller and apply up to 3 coats) if not spray in on or you will get very frustrated as the little holes plug up if you use a paint brush or cloth roller.
PROS: - Good Quality
- Loud and efficient speakers for the price
- easy to install
CONS: - Install and remove a couple of times and installing them was ok.. however remove them more then that and you will invent new swear words because the screws and clips become jammed.