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    Monoprice Black Back Ceiling Speakers 8-inch 2-Way Fiber with Covered Crossover (pair)
    Product # 15699
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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 3.1 kHz 3.0 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
    Fs 51.538 Hz 47.320 Hz
    Re 7.2 ohms 7.2 ohms
    Qts 0.510 0.476
    Vas 17.784 liters 32.118 liters
    Cms 756.344 µm/N 494.725 µm/N
    BL 6.867 T 8.750 T
    EBP 82.725 74.053
    Xmax 2.5mm 3mm
    SD 12.868 cm2 21.382 cm2
    Overall Dimensions ø9.7" x 4.1" (ø248 x 104 mm) ø11.1" x 4.6" (ø283 x 118 mm)
    Cutout Dimensions ø8.00" x 3.93" (ø203 x 100 mm) ø9.59" x 4.49" (ø244 x 114 mm)
    Weight 4.9 lbs. (2.2 kg) 6.8 lbs. (3.1 kg)


    Legend:

    Fs = resonant frequency of loudspeaker moving mass (in free air)
    Re = electrical resistance of voice coil
    Qts = total Q of loudspeaker ((Qms x Qes)/(Qms + Qes))
    Qms = measurement of the control from the speaker's mechanical suspension system
    Qes = measurement of the control from the speaker's electrical suspension system
    Vas = equivalent air volume of moving mass suspension
    Cms = stiffness of the mechanical suspension
    BL = motor strength of the speaker
    EBP = Fs / Qes
    XMAX = maximum linear excursion
    SD = surface area of the cone



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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
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    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.
    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
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    BEST ANSWER: The components and drivers are the same for the two models. Black Back will protect components from debris.
    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.
    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 !
    Did anyone install using monoprice closed screw banana plugs? Or did you use just connect via bare wire or some other shorter plug? I ask because i don't think i can fit the speaker in with the banana plugs i have without having to crawl up into the attic and connect them after the fact.
    A shopper on Nov 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thanks for your interest in these installed speakers. We tested them with bananas. Bare wire is the best way to connect as signal is lost between all connections so it is best to make direct connection with the wire.
    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
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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.

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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.
    Do these speakers require a backbox for proper bass or are they designed for infinite baffle (open back, no box)?
    A shopper on May 10, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: You will see an increased bass response with a back box, but they still sound amazing without one.
    Can I install a single speaker in a room and still get stereo or do I need to install 2 per room?
    Mathew N on Mar 24, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: No. Stereo sound requires two channels. You would need two of these speakers. Or, Monoprice also has a similar speaker that has stereo sound from one speaker with two tweeters. PID 4619. However, this speaker still requires two sets of speaker wire from your amplifier. Hope this helps.
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    Does the speaker grille also come in black or is it just white?
    A shopper on Nov 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It comes in white, but can be spray painted. If you choose to paint make sure that you apply multiply (a lot) of very thin coats to avoid bridging the holes in the grilles with paint.
    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.
    I've ordered 4 of these speakers to be installed in my 2-car garage (24x24ft). Any tips on their placement? Should I just "divide" my garage in 4 squares and put a speaker in each center? Or should I put them closer to walls or something? Thanks in advance.
    New User U on Jul 5, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I have 5 of these in the living room for surround sound. That is mainly for movies, etc. When we play music it is awesome. I would guess that your quadrant plan would work well in the garage. The speakers are really very good. They will fill the space.
    I have 2-car garage and going to install 4 of these speakers in ceiling. Is it going to be enough? I don't need it to be very loud. Just want to hear music nicely across the garage while doing something there.
    New User U on Jul 5, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes four will be enough for sure each speaker covers about 15 foot in all directions
    Two could probally cover a two car garage but four will fill the space better
    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
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    BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. Each zone has a stereo pair of speaker outputs. Each amp channel will support minimum 4Ω loads. Your two pairs of Black Back speaker are 8Ω each, when wired in parallel it will equal a 4Ω total load on the amp. Enjoy.
    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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    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.
    I have four of these and they sound great. I need to buy six more for another room but I’m wondering about Amber series 8” in ceiling. How do they compare? I know the ribbon tweeter is different but, which gives a better sound?
    Nathan H on Apr 16, 2018
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    BEST ANSWER: The ribbon tweeter will give you a warmer, more natural sound. The traditional tweeter of the Black back is a little more articulate and pronounced sound. Both are great sounding. Do you want smooth or punchy?
    When is a good idea to use the -3 or -5db setting? I have 8 foot ceilings on the second floor, 9ft on the first floor, and an 18ft ceiling in the great room. Should I do -3db for all except the great room?
    Gino C on Mar 5, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The tweeter attenuation is design for use in very live rooms that need controlled high frequencies. It is purely a taste feature. The high ceilings will most likely need more HF volume while the 8' made need some control. If rooms have a lot of windows or hard floors then using the attenuation helps keep the highs from bouncing around too much. Again the selections are available depending on your ear if you prefer a brighter sound or not.
    Tweeters aimable? Other question had multiple answers each way.
    A shopper on Oct 15, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, they absolutely are aimable,
    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.
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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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago
    Room filling sound
    Just 2 per room and the room is filled with sound. Absolutely amazing value, even better quality. The Monoprice Way!
    February 23, 2018
    Purchased
    5 months ago
    Solid Sound
    The speakers provide clear definition and crisp tones whether listening to music or watching movies. They were easy to install as well.
    June 10, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month 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
    1 year 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

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