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    Alpha In-Wall Speaker Center Channel Dual 5.25-Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way (single)
    Product # 13616
    $49.99
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    Alpha In-Wall Speaker Center Channel Dual 5.25-Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way (single)

    Dual 5.25-inch Carbon Fiber In-Wall Speaker

    This carbon fiber in-wall speaker is the perfect combination of performance and style. The use of carbon fiber for the woofers means that the speaker can hit harder, go lower, and handle more power with significantly less distortion than conventional drivers. The silk dome tweeter produces clean, crisp, and clear highs and mids. You can fine tune the blend of sound using the built-in high frequency attenuator in case the sound is too bright. The metal grille can be painted to match your walls and attaches easily using magnets.


    Louder with Less Power | Higher Power Handling with Less Distortion

    Control High Frequencies | Easy to Install | Use up to 10AWG Cable


    Dual 5.25-inch Carbon Fiber 2-way In-Wall Speaker with Magnetic Grille

    Sound Quality
    Style
    Simplicity
    Sound Quality
    Style
    Simplicity


    Sound Quality: Life is too short for speakers that don't sound great! We believe that the whole point of listening to music is to hear it as the artist intended. Our engineers and audio experts have spent countless hours listening to and comparing various speakers until we were satisfied we had found models that fit our demanding standards.

    Style: While Monoprice believes in function over form, there is nothing wrong with having speakers that look good, too. This in-wall speaker helps reduce clutter by getting your speakers off the floor or bookshelves, and the magnetic metal grille can be painted to match your wall, so it virtually disappears from view.

    Simplicity: Installation is as easy as it can get. Use the included cutout template to mark your wall, make the cut, then using only a screwdriver, secure the speaker to the wall with the easy install mounting tabs.


    Carbon fiber gives you higher sensitivity, deeper bass, and higher power handling.

    Dual 5.25-inch Carbon Fiber In-Wall Speaker

    Carbon fiber woofers are lighter and stiffer than conventional materials used in speaker manufacturing. The speaker cones are more sensitive to power, which means that you get more volume using less power. Additionally, the stiffer material means deeper bass and higher power handling, with significantly less distortion.

    Dual 5.25-inch Carbon Fiber In-Wall Speaker

    • 100 watts maximum input power
    • 2x 5.25" carbon fiber woofers
    • 1" silk dome tweeter
    • 70Hz ~ 20kHz frequency response
    • Built-in high frequency attenuator
    • Paintable magnetic grille

    Tools Recommended for Installation

    Recommended Tools

    • Stud finder
    • Carpenter's level
    • Marking pen or pencil
    • Electric drill
    • 14AWG CL2 in-wall rated speaker wire (SKU 2821)
    • Wire strippers
    • Phillips screwdriver


    1 Year Warranty

    Warranty

    Monoprice not only stands behind every product we sell with a 1 year replacement warranty, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee as well! If the product you purchase does not satisfy your needs, send it back for a full refund.



    Quality at a Fair Price

    Quality at a Fair Price

    Monoprice's rugged design and rigid quality control standards deliver high quality products at fair prices.



    Service & Support

    Service & Support

    You're never on your own with Monoprice products! We have a full team of friendly and knowledgeable technicians available to answer your questions, both before and after the sale. Contact our technical support team for questions about our products, troubleshooting, or even suggestions for products to fit your particular needs. Not to be outdone, our friendly and helpful customer service team is here to make your ordering, delivery, and any possible returns a quick and painless operation, from start to finish!




     
    Speaker Type 2-way in-wall
    Woofer Two 5.25" carbon fiber cones
    Tweeter 1" silk dome
    Frequency Response 70Hz ~ 20kHz
    Crossover Frequency 2.4kHz
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
    Power Handling Capacity (RMS) 50 watts
    Power Handling Capacity (Peak) 100 watts
    Sensitivity (2.83V) 88dB
    Overall Dimensions 14.7" x 7.4" x 3.1" (373 x 187 x 80 mm)
    Cutout Dimensions 13.31" x 5.91" x 2.99" (338 x 152 x 76 mm)
    Weight (each) 6.2 lbs. (2.82kg)

     
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    Running an Onkyo receiver that states 140W per channel, these centre speakers state 100W peak. Will I have issues if I keep the system at a moderate level?
    New User U on Feb 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. In order to better assist you, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed question via any of the methods available here:

    https://www.monoprice.com/help?pn=contact

    Our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    In the horizontal orientation, will it fit between wall studs that are of the standard spacing?
    Michael R on Jan 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It depends on the stud spacing in the wall you are installing it in. The standard stud spacing in the US is 16" on center. Subtract the width of one stud 1 1/2" and you get 14 1/2" cavity spacing. The cutout width of this speaker claims 13.31". So it will fit in a standard spaced stud wall.
    Hi Dave - it seems you have all the answers regarding the Amber ribbon speakers. Are there any more details you can provide on the upcoming ribbon in-wall and ceiling line? I am mostly interested in dimensions. I have contractors finishing my basement and I getting close to needing to run low voltage and I have already purchased Alpha speakers (13683, 13616, 13618) for my home theater and would like to replace them with these ribbon speakers when they become available - can't wait until October to install though. I have depth limitations for the rear surrounds (3.5" total clearance) which is why I had to get the 6.5" alphas. My concern is that I don't want to have a larger hole in my wall than what the ribbon will need.

    On another note, does anyone use these speakers (15700) as left front and right front speakers? I want to get these but am concerned they will overpower the alphas I will be using everywhere else. It would be great to know all the dimensions (depth included) of the upcoming ribbon speakers so that I can make sure I future proof my setup and have my contractors allow for them. Thanks!
    Nicholas F on May 23, 2017
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    BEST ANSWER: The new Ambers are still in development. We have not finalized dims at this time. I am trying to keep the dims similar to the Alphas. 3.5" is my target depth for all of the installed speakers to fit within 2x4 studs.

    The use of the Amber 15700 with Alpha surrounds seems to be a pretty popular formula. If you scroll through the reviews you will see quite a few folks doing just that.
    can i mount this speaker in my ceiling?
    A shopper on Apr 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This is a really great speaker, and as a home theater contractor I have used them as front LCR monitors as well as rear surrounds in both wall and ceiling applications. In the ceiling, as with any ceiling speaker, just be sure you have space between trusses and that there are no pipes or ductwork in the way. If your trusses are set at 16 inches on center or greater, you will have ample space.
    Is this a dual voice coil speaker, having both L and R channels in the single speaker?
    A shopper on Jan 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, this is not dual voice so it will only work on one specific channel. I hope this clarifies it for you. Thanks!
    There is a zip tie on one of the components of this speaker. Should it be cut off prior to installation?
    Steve L on Jul 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. It has been a while since I installed these, but most speakers use zip ties to secure the crossover components to the crossover mounting board. Don't ever cut those zip ties; they are important to holding the components together. Sometimes you also see zip ties used to tidy up some of the wiring between components. Again, don't cut those. The only thing I would cut or remove would be packaging that prevents you from installing the speaker.
    How far do the mounting tabs stick out? Would this fit in-between studs that are 6.75" apart?
    Tim K on Mar 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your interest in this installed speaker. The tabs will stick out .75" from the cut out. Add tabs on each side, 1.5", plus cutout dimension, 5.91", gives you total required internal space of 7.41". Sorry we're .66" too big.
    Can this speaker be placed behind a Projector Screen? Will there be any issues with sound If I do?
    Rajesh B on Jun 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This is a really good question. My understanding is that it depends entirely on the screen you are talking about. Some screens are "acoustically transparent". The name suggests that as far as sound goes, the screen lets sound through. The name suggests that there is no alteration to the sound, however not all acoustically transparent screens are created equal. Do some research on the screen before purchase. Acoustically transparent screens generally have a perforated appearance because tiny holes are needed to adequately let the sound through. Some people don't like the visual effect that the tiny holes produce. Not all screens have the same size holes, or hole pattern both of which will affect the picture quality. Seating distance from the screen will also affect how noticeable the holes are. Also consider that acoustically transparent screens cost considerably more than regular screens. I would NOT recommend placing a regular screen in front of the speakers because the sound quality will be noticeably degraded. I hope this helps.
    4.8 / 5.0
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    Great speaker for a low price
    I know these are for the center channel, but I was looking for something similar for the rear surround. I had to go on the "cheap" side because the credit card is melting getting the entire HT setup. Honestly, I wish I found these speakers sooner. I would have saved a ton on my front 3 speakers. If I knew 2 months ago, for the same money I could have gotten a full blown Atmos setup.

    For $60 am I getting a $10,000 speaker? Not by any means. However, you are getting a setup that 99.99% of the population would be perfectly happy with. Only real audiophiles would find something not to like about them. For those of us looking to get very good surround sound, good for music sound, and not take out a second mortgage, you can't go wrong with this line of speaker.

    I have only had them in for a day. Most BluRays are still packed away. I did get Transformers (1st one) and Aladdin in. You can hear the sound going around the rear speakers perfectly fine. Listening to the Genie sing, you can hear all of the background sounds as well. I was very impressed.

    PROS: Price Ease of Installation sound quality from an inexpensive speaker

    CONS: The middle wall post next to the speaker post makes it difficult to attach the wire. It is not difficult, but it is just a stupid design location.
    December 11, 2015
    Great Performance/Price
    Used all matching Alpha kevlar speakers in a 5.1 surround setup for home theater... Dual 5.25 for front/center channel, four 8" for front and rear Left/Right. Using passive subwoofer powered from separate amplifier. Excellent matching of sound stage particularly across the front with vocals, where it is most noticeable. This makes for extremely realistic reproduction of the recorded tracks or live channels from the movies/live events being viewed. The installation was extremely simple using the accurate template provided, and finishing with a nice magnetic cover... very professional and clean. Only recommendation is that you run the wall clamps in and out one time prior to installing into the wall cavity... this makes them much smoother and avoids any possible binding or breaking of the clamps. FYI, I've installed roughly forty in-wall, in-ceiling speakers for both personal and professional applications in the last two years, and these Alpha series speakers are an excellent choice for accurate, pleasant sound, professional looks, and very reasonable price.
    July 5, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Great speaker, easy to install, makes a great center channel
    This isn't listed as a center channel, but it definitely makes a great one. I have the 8" carbon fiber speakers as L/R mains and surrounds with this as the center channel. The sounds quality is better than a few other brands I've recently tested. The attenuation control is useful, but I didn't use it.

    PROS: low profile magnetic grill cover
    great sound quality
    great build quality
    easy to install

    CONS: none yet
    December 5, 2015
    Carbon Fiber Center Channel Speaker
    The speaker visually looked great and the sound during the pre-wall test was good.

    PROS: Great quality, great speaker and excellent price point.

    CONS: None
    May 31, 2016
    Great Center Speaker
    I have this as the center channel in my home 5.1 setup, the 4 surround speakers are the matching Monoprice 6.5-inch Carbon Fiber 2-way In-Wall Speaker with Magnetic Grille. The room is about 18'x18'. Working with the existing wiring the builder put in and the fact that my TV sits on a console rather than mounted to the wall, I centered this speaker above my 61" tv which some would say is less than ideal. The surround speakers are at similar heights. Overall, I think it works just fine, it doesnt sound like the sound it "above" me. Note: as the freq range goes down to 70hz, set your receiver to "small" speakers and your crossover freq to 80hz and things will sound great!

    PROS: Great sound, easy install, love the magnetic grill.

    CONS: none
    March 9, 2016
    Center in a 7.2 system
    Sound and look great. Why do I need 50 characters to post a review?
    January 25, 2017
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Review and Rating on Installation only
    Overall installation wasn't bad, but there is a learning curve to make it much easier and smoother. First off the template supplies for this speaker was spot on and was nice compared to my L/R speakers. The second thing and this will save you time and money. Make sure you exercise the mounting posts and screws first before installation. If you screw them in and out prior to mounting your speakers it will make it so much easier as they are pretty flimsy and I could have swore I was going to break one at first. The last thing is the magnetic grill is really nice. The ones on my L/R speakers not so much. I'll write a review for those ones as well.

    PROS: Great looking...Haven't had them long enough to talk about sound quality.

    CONS: Prep before you install
    March 23, 2016
    Wow....Amazing. DO NOT hesitate to purchase these speakers.
    I looked at these speakers for about 2 months before finally purchasing them. So, to be completely honest, I really thought that Monoprice was deleting negative reviews. But I decided to give the following speakers a try ( 2 sets of Alpha In Ceiling Speakers 8 Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way (pair), 2 Amber In Wall Speaker 8-inch 2-way with Ribbon Tweeter (single), 1 Alpha In Wall Center Channel Speaker Dual 5.25 Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way (single), and 2 Amber 6.5-inch Carbon Fiber 3-way In-Wall Column Speaker with Ribbon Tweeter (each).) I purchased these speakers for a Dolby Atmos Home Theater set up. I have these speakers connected to a Onkyo TX-RZ810 receiver. I cannot say enough good things about these speakers. They are very Crisp, and have a very clean and clear sound. The speakers look absolutely amazing as well. I wish I could upload some pictures to show how well they look. I would not hesitate on purchasing these speakers. You WILL be satisfied.

    PROS: Great Speakers, Great Price, Look beautiful.

    CONS: Shipping is higher than it should be. (Not really a default of the speakers, but I wish Monoprice would have better shipping rates)
    October 1, 2016
    Excellent sound and style
    I have had tower rear speakers and bookshelf front speakers for 10 plus years and wanted to de-clutter the room.
    I decided to shop around for in wall and ceiling speakers and was recommended by a friend to checkout Monoprice.
    I did my homework and decided to purchase the Alpha in ceiling speakers. I hired a professional to install them and coordinate with my existing pre-wired lines. They have been installed and I have watched a movie since in surround sound. It was a wonderful experience and felt like a theater instead of my family room.
    I`m extremely satisfied and would highly recommend Monoprice and Alpha in ceiling speakers.
    April 18, 2017
    Purchased
    7 months ago
    Needed Replacement Center Speaker for a limitted space
    Increased size of my TV in the built-in opening over the fireplace and had to revise opening which resulted in losing the space for my 6.1 center speaker located above the old TV. The existing paradigm speaker was too big to fit between the mantel and wall opening and relocating old speaker above the new TV was not desirable.
    Found this speaker on Monoprice and took the chance that it would work. Not only did it fit my limited vertical space with a little behind the wall structural adjustments, the sound is good from the system and it seems to blend in nicely with existing wall speakers. It has been in use for a few days now and we will see how the speaker holds up in the future.
    I am not an audiophile, so the satisfaction with sound quality may not be the same for others. Worked well for me in my existing system. As I move on to refinish my basement, I will use Monoprice speakers instead of the high priced high end speakers for that system.
    Installation of speaker was easy, I added center lines on the template to aid in making the opening in the wall.
    While the grill of the speakers is not a match to existing speakers, I am contemplating painting this grill to match wall color.


    PROS: Low cost,
    Good Sound
    Ease of installation

    CONS: No centerline markings on cardboard template.
    October 11, 2016

    In Stock This item should ship today (11/24/2017) if ordered within 10 hours 45 minutes