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    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Product # 15699
    $94.99 $99.99 On Sale 5.00% OFF
    Size: 8in
    6.5in 8in
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    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)

    Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker


    In-ceiling speakers are the ideal combination of sound quality and styling. Rather than cluttering the room with large box speakers trailing speaker wires, the speakers are virtually invisible, while filling the room with high fidelity audio. Featuring a removable and paintable grille, this 2-way speaker uses a woofer cone made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber, with a rubber surround for deep, impactful bass, and a Silk Titanium tweeter for sweeter and smoother high frequencies. The crossover cover protects the speaker's electronics and driver from debris that can fall and damage components while installed in ceilings.




     
    Protective Back Cover
    Kevlar Woofer
    Silk Titanium Tweeter
    Magnetic Grille
    Protective Back Cover
    Kevlar® Woofer
    Silk Titanium Tweeter
    Magnetic Grille


    Protective Back Cover: The back cover protects the electronics and driver from debris that can fall and damage components while installed in ceilings.

    Kevlar Woofer: The woofer is made from Dupont™ Kevlar® fiber with a rubber surround, which helps the speaker produce deep, impactful bass.

    Silk Titanium Tweeter: The silk titanium tweeter delivers sweet and smooth sounding mids and highs, while the variable high-frequency attenuator can accommodate for particularly bright sounding rooms.

    Magnetic Grille: The removable magnetic grille is paintable and features a slim bezel, allowing it to more easily blend into your home's decor.



     
    Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker


    Features

    Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker
    Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker
    Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker
    Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker

     
    • 80 watts RMS, 160 watts maximum power handling capacity
    • 8" woofer is made from Dupont™ Kevlar® fiber with a rubber surround
    • 0.75" Silk Titanium tweeter
    • 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
    • 8-ohms nominal impedance
    • Removable and paintable grille
    • 89dB sensitivity
    • Magnetic grille

     


     

    Tools Recommended for Installation

    Tools Recommended for Installation
     




     
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      Black Back 6.5-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker Black Back 8-inch Two-way In-Ceiling Speaker
    Model 15698 15699
    Type 2-way in-ceiling 2-way in-ceiling
    Woofer 6.5" DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber cone with rubber surround 8" DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber cone with rubber surround
    Tweeter 0.75" Silk Titanium 0.75" Silk Titanium
    Frequency Response 55 Hz ~ 20 kHz 50 Hz ~ 20 kHz
    Crossover Frequency 3.5 kHz 3.7 kHz
    Nominal Impedance 8 ohms 8 ohms
    Power Handling Capacity (RMS) 50 watts 80 watts
    Power Handling Capacity (Max) 100 watts 160 watts
    Sensitivity 88dB 89dB
    Overall Dimensions ø9.8" x 4.1" (ø248 x 104 mm) ø11.1" x 4.6" (ø283 x 118 mm)
    Cutout Dimensions ø7.9" x 3.9" (ø201 x 100 mm) ø9.5" x 4.5" (ø243 x 114 mm)
    Weight 4.5 lbs. (2.04 kg) 5.5 lbs. (2.49 kg)
     


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    DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.


     
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    what are the differences between these and the Alpha series? Do they sound different?
    New User U on Feb 9, 2017
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Alpha Ceiling Speakers 8-Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way (pair)
    Alpha Ceiling Speakers 8-Inch Carbon Fiber 2-way (pair)
    BEST ANSWER: Thanks for you interest in these ceiling speakers. Overall tone of the Black Back Speakers will be very similar to the popular Caliber series of Kevlar driver models. Carbon fiber will handle more power before distortion and last longer than Kevlar. Kevlar is better in humidity like bathrooms. The black Back has a protective cover that block debris from getting in to electronics and drivers but retains an open sound. There is no Back can available at this time for the Black Back.
    Monoprice Team: Is a speaker cutout template included to help with installation?
    A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I received a circle cutout template with my purchase of these speakers.
    What are the differences between these and the Caliber In Ceiling Speakers 8 Inch Fiber 2-Way Product # 4104 besides the Protective Back Cover and the magnetic grille? Are the 8" drivers the same?
    New User U on Jan 31, 2017
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Caliber In-Ceiling Speakers, 8in Fiber 2-Way (pair)
    Caliber In-Ceiling Speakers, 8in Fiber 2-Way (pair)
    BEST ANSWER: The components and drivers are the same for the two models. Black Back will protect components from debris.
    are the tweeters aimable?
    Ken S on Jan 16, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes the tweeters are aimable. I just installed these over the weekend and it was a cinch. They sound great !
    I am looking to power 14 speakers in a restaurant. Would this power 14 of the 8" ceiling speaks also sold here at Monoprice?
    Joel O on May 21, 2017
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Commercial Audio 4x120W 4ch/4Zone Mixer Matrix 100/70V w/Digital Media Player (No Logo)
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    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You would be able to use the 15699 speakers, however, you would have to wire the speakers in parallel but you would only be able to have a total of 8 speakers. If you wished to use the 18802 amplifier, it would be best to go the route of utilizing it as a Constant Voltage system. Which would require speakers like Product # 14887.

    Should you require additional assistance, please reach out to our technical support team with a detailed question via any of the methods available here:

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    Is a mounting kit required?
    Richard W on Jun 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Everything you need to mount this speaker is built in. You just need to cut the hole in the drywall using the provided template, connect the speaker wires and turn four screws. The four screws flip a bracket that tightens to the drywall. It was a very quick install and nothing was needed, other than the wiring in the ceiling, a Phillips head screwdriver and a drywall saw/knife.
    My speaker locations are in a ceiling with blown fiberglass insulation. Would these speakers be suitable for contact with the insulation or would I need to make some kind of enclosure?
    A shopper on Nov 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I did not build an enclosure for the speakers. They are in my attic with insulation around them.
    Could these be used outside, installed in a covered patio?
    Tim M on May 21, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not. They do not specify outdoor, but most outdoor patio ceiling speakers used are made for indoor or don't specifically specify. It really should not be a problem especially if the grill is kept on to cover the speaker.
    Can I run 4 of these, each pair in parallel, with a single zone for my great room? I want 4 speakers in the great room without having to add an external amp and speaker volume controller.
    Gino C on Oct 16, 2017
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    6 Zone Home Audio Multizone Controller and Amplifier Kit, NO LOGO
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    BEST ANSWER: Yes for sure I assume it is a standard receiver or Sonos either one can power for speakers without a problem
    Tweeters aimable? Other question had multiple answers each way.
    A shopper on Oct 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, they absolutely are aimable,
    First timer here. We are remodeling our 12 x 16 family room with 12" (at highest) cathedral ceilings. I have a Samsung 60" with a Samsung sound bar with wireless woofer. What would the least expensive way to add these (in ceiling) to my system? Would I need an amplifier or receiver or can I hook directly into tv?
    Michael P on Aug 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in this ceiling speaker.
    If your SB is hooked up digitally, toslink optical or HDMI, then it is designed to handle all of your audio program and adding speakers may cause more problems than it will fix.
    If it is analog, dual RCA, then you can add one of our Unity series amplifiers in line from the TV then line out to your SB.
    If you are looking for 3D immersive sound like Atmos™ or DTS-X™ then you will need to use a receiver with a digital out from the TV. The SB becomes a pseudo LCR + Sub. We offer several 3rd party branded AVRs. Looks like a Denon model is the least expensive.
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    Can these speakers be installed on old construction with just cutting a hole and inserting it into the open hole?
    Brian G on Feb 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: These speakers use tabs to hold them in place by sandwiching the surface of where it's being mounted to between the tab and rim of the speaker. You have about 1 1/2" gap to work with for the tabs. As long as the place you are mounting it is able to support it the it would be fine.
    Are the mounting clips on these good quality? The reviews on the Alpha series are saying that they break easily.
    New User U on Feb 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: They are plastic but thick. Other reviews mention removing then reinstalling. Use common sense when tightening clips.
    Are the mounting clips on these better quality than those found on the Alpha series? Reviews are saying that they break easily.
    A shopper on Feb 6, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: These are the same clips that are found on all of our in-wall and ceiling speakers. Looks like some have had issues with remounting after adjusting which would lead me to believe there may be some over-tightening. The legs are thick but they are plastic. Installers should be aware to not over tighten.
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    Great pair.... of speakers
    So far I have bought four of these speakers and have installed two.
    I must say that speakers look great. They were packaged very tightly with a total of 3 boxes. Needless to say that none have come broken or have needed RMA.
    Comes with speaker stencil to mark your drywall easily.
    Speakers install easily into ceiling that uses 4-5 screws that have legs that pop out and tighten onto the inside of drywall.
    Easy to use connectors to connect your audio wires. I used the closed type found here on Monoprice (currently on sale PID 9436)

    I dont know much about sound but so far the two I have installed sound great (to me). Quality sound for quality price, you cannot find two in ceiling 8" speakers any where for this price, except MONOPRICE.
    I have turned up the speakers to about 75% and they get loud (two in stereo) and I will not go louder until I fully break them in (which is recommended).
    The shipping, ease of install, design quality, price and Monoprice warranty is enough for me to keep buying and recommending these to anyone.

    Thank you Monoprice
    January 23, 2017
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Top Quality Speaker
    These are great speakers priced almost too low to believe. Easy to install and sound great. I gave these a try and was very impressed with the quality.
    January 26, 2017
    Purchased
    11 months ago
    Great Speakers
    Product sounds great. Had to modify the mounting features to fit with a thicker plaster ceiling, but overall a simple installation.
    January 11, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Easy to install, I believe the quality is great as well.
    The speakers were very simple to install and I feel they look very good.
    December 31, 2016
    Purchased
    12 months ago

    In Stock This item should ship today (11/22/2017) if ordered within 9 hours 19 minutes