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Caliber In Wall Speakers 6.5 Inch Fiber 3-Way with Concentric Mid/Highs (pair)
Get superior bass response from your in-wall speaker installation using these 6-1/2-inch Dual Woofer Micro Flange In-Wall Speakers from Monoprice!
Each of these in-wall speakers features a 6.5" DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber woofer, a 5.25" Mica Cone mid-bass driver, and a 3/4" Silk Membrane dome tweeter for superior overall frequency response in a single pacakge. They are rated to handle a nominal 80 watts each, with a maximum of 160 watts. The 12dB per octave crossover features a switchable 0dB, -3dB, and -6dB pad to help adjust for extremely "bright" audio environments.
Each order includes two (2) speaker assemblies.
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||50 Hz ~ 20 kHz|
|Power Handling Capacity||80 watts Nominal, 160 watts maximum|
|Woofer||6.5" Kevlar® woven cone with 22 oz. magnet and rubber surround|
|Midbass||5.25" Mica cone with 16.5 oz. magnet and rubber surround|
|Tweeter||0.75" Silk Membrane dome|
|Sensitivity||89dB ±2dB (1.0m/2.83V)|
|Crossover||12dB per Octave (with -3dB, -6dB Switch)|
|Cut-Out Dimensions||13.0" x 7.1" x 3.2"|
|Overall Dimensions||14.2" x 8.3" x 3.5"|
|Mounting Depth||3.2" (82mm)|
- User's Manual (Feb 3, 2011)
DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
The alternative to the use of installation brackets is not pretty when using a contractor and can be a nightmare if the home owner is not vigilant. If you want specific install locations you may find interfering framing, plumbing or static inducing power cables. The contractor will probably allow you to run the speaker wires but will take no responsibility if a wire gets cut or moved. Sometimes a well intending electrician will hammer wire staples to secure the install loop that are very difficult to remove inside the wall.
What I'm suggesting is that the availability of install brackets that attach to framing (new work in electrical parlance) the installation of Monoprice speakers can inexpensively be included in the flow of typical building processes. The time has passed when the installation of 5.1 speaker systems were the exclusive domain of hobbyists or high end AV specialists. The cost to produce these brackets is low and I expect many would gladly purchase them. For myself I make plywood brackets when the manufacturer doesn't but I don't enjoy it and there are times when schedules are tight I'll choose a suboptimal speaker if there is an available install bracket.
PROS: Fine for existing construction
CONS: Not so good for new construction
PROS: The price. The sound
CONS: Quality control. Those fragile tabs on the backside
Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issue you have encountered with PID 7604. Would you be able to send a photo of the cone glued in crooked? Also would you happen to have your order number so that I may look further into the matter? Please let me know so that I may further assist you.
I mounted them all vertically and upside down in a row all ligned up a long the top edge of the TV. This worked great. Have great sound, and the higher frequency content is now closer to the TV.
PROS: Great sound. Easy install
CONS: not sold individually.
If I changed anything I might have done the 8" 3 way speakers. I knew I was going to add a 12" sub woofer, so I didn't care to much about bass. My musical style is definitely eclectic, I like everything from 70's, 80's, 00, and Now. I even like dub step like Skrillex and Bassnectar.
With a 12" sub (BIC), my neighbor called and asked if that was my new system. They are 25' away from my house and it wasn't cranked up all the way.
I what I paid for entire speaker system, I couldn't have bought one of the speakers that I wanted to get, but I really don't think I am missing out on anything. Thank you Monoprice!!! I have saved hundreds of dollars believing in these and all the reviews! Lifetime customer for sure!
PROS: Sound amazing for a lot of speakers costing much, much more!
Easy to install
Shipping was fast from Monoprice
Wide range of sound these put out
Excellent bass response (they still should be paired with a sub)
They don't feel cheap
Mixed this with the center channel speaker in 5 1/4" with the micro edge and it blends perfectly, I don't notice any color difference.
CONS: Cutting your drywall (permanent installation) for me it was no problem.
It took a about four hours to install (5), but wasn't hard at all.
Not a con, but they need a back piece of drywall to tighten the sound. Mine installed on a wall that was under a stairway. Contractors didn't finish since nobody would see it. I was impressed by the sound,until I dry walled the back of the speakers. They came to life.
PROS: Excellent sound, quality product, easy installation, beautiful micro-flange.
CONS: Regretfully they do not sell these separate, I would have purchased one extra and use it as center.
I'm powering these with 80 watts per channel Yamaha RX-V1200 receiver. And let me tell you, it's just enough. If you are questioning the output of your amp, then the answer is probably no. But if you have the watts, these speakers are sure to please. I have mine backed against the soft side of roll in insulation. I don't know for certain if that is helping the bass response, but it seems to work in car stereo with subwoofers, so why not here. I also figure on getting a newer amp in a few years with HDMI inputs, so the wattage will go up as well.
Speakers are subjective, but they can also sound flat, tinny, or missing in frequency range. These speakers will only sound flat if you don't provide the wattage. Otherwise, they exhibit none of the other traits mentioned. I've been running some tests with music that I am very familiar with and they are very crisp without being overly bright. I have them paired with a 6317 center channel and the overall sound is full and pleasant. I also have these speakers paired with a proper sub... a Klipsch 12" reference series. I'd recommend these speakers if A. you have the wattage, and B. you have a real subwoofer.
I feed my music (AAC high bitrate) via wifi to my Airport, then run a fiber optic to the Yamaha. Then 12-14 awg speaker wire to the terminals.
PROS: Full range of sound
Look great with the micro-bevel (highly recommended)
CONS: Power hungry
Fired the system up (running it with a $200 Sony receiver - nothing fancy) last weekend, and I was impressed. The sound is much richer than the size would suggest, and even without the sub, the bass is not bad. Highly recommend
PROS: Great sound, regardless of price. Considering price, it is unbeatable.
CONS: Have to buy a pair at a time, so for things like center channel, you end up having an extra one.
PROS: After reading reviews form over 3 years, I thought what could I lose! Very well made product and the sound is wonderful. I have had Polk and Boston Acoustics before. These sound very comparable to my $300 a pair Polks. I will be buying another set for the front once I finalize the media center. Can't lose with these.