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Alpha 8-Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way In-Ceiling Speakers (pair)
This carbon fiber in-ceiling speaker is the perfect combination of performance and style. The use of carbon fiber for the woofer 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 ceiling 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
8-inch Carbon Fiber 2-way In-Ceiling Speaker with Magnetic Grille
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-ceiling speaker helps reduce clutter by getting your speakers off the floor or bookshelves, and the magnetic metal grille can be painted to match your ceiling, so it virtually disappears from view.
Simplicity: Installation is as easy as it can get. Use the included cutout template to mark your ceiling, make the cut, then using only a screwdriver, secure the speaker to the ceiling with the easy install mounting tabs.
Carbon fiber gives you higher sensitivity, deeper bass, and higher power handling.
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.
- 160 watts maximum input power
- 8" carbon fiber woofer with rubber surround
- 1" silk dome tweeter
- 50Hz ~ 20kHz frequency response
- Built-in high frequency attenuator
- Paintable magnetic grille
Tools Recommended for Installation
- Stud finder
- Carpenter's level
- Marking pen or pencil
- Electric drill
- 14AWG CL2 in-wall rated speaker wire (SKU 2821)
- Wire strippers
- Phillips screwdriver
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|Speaker Type||2-way coaxial in-ceiling|
|Woofer||8" carbon fiber cone|
|Tweeter||1" silk dome|
|Frequency Response||50Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Power Handling Capacity (RMS)||80 watts|
|Power Handling Capacity (Peak)||160 watts|
|Overall Dimensions||12.1" x 4.1" (308 x 103 mm)|
|Cutout Dimensions||10.67" x 3.90" (271 x 99 mm)|
|Weight (each)||6.8 lbs. (3.1kg)|
The cans came to me with a small amount of damping material. Feel free to add more, but I think you'd find you didn't need to.
PROS: Substantial construction quality, Excellent sound!
CONS: Install can be tough due to speaker weight
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)
PROS: Installation and ease of installation
PROS: Price, sound
I started off with the 6.5" Kevlar speakers in my ceilings, which sound good. Then I made the mistake of going for the 8" Carbon Fiber ones. Now I want to swap out my 6.5". They sound much better than the 6.5, on the lower end but I did not install any 8" Kevlar (I have a pair in a box in my garage).
The spouse insists on a bezel-less speaker, so the Kevlar 8" are a no go.
These are matched up to Sonos Connect Amps, for streaming music listening.
PROS: Sound great
Ultra slim bezel
Magnetic grill attachment
CONS: Expensive if you want to do lots of rooms (and you will after getting them)
2 months ago
2 weeks ago
tricky, screw broke off immediately on first attempt.
2 weeks ago
2 months ago
After I installed them, I realized that there was too much sound going through my attic from the back of the speakers, and that sound went right through our open roof soffits into the neighborhood. Not a big deal most nights, but occasionally I want to crank the tunes or play a movie really loud. So I built enclosures for them out of MDF and carpet insulation. The results were great, no more sound leakage and slightly tighter bass from the speakers.
They sound great for music. I can play music in one or both zones and the speakers hold up both with the sub in the 5.1 room, and without the sub in the 2-channel room. Obviously there's less bass in the 2-channel only room, so I might look to add an in-wall sub there one day to help them out.
The only problem I have with these speakers are the integrated mounting clips. After installing, I had to remove each speaker to add the speaker enclosures - three speakers suffered snapped mounting clips when I re-installed them. The plastic is not thick/strong enough in one area, as all breakage occurred in the same spot, obviously weakened by my install/removal/install. I managed to glue them back together and they seem to be pretty solid now.
6 months ago