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Amber In-Wall Speaker 8in 2-way with Ribbon Tweeter (single)
This in-wall speaker is the perfect combination of performance and style. The use of an aluminum woofer means that the speaker can hit harder, go lower, and handle more power with significantly less distortion than conventional driver materials. The ribbon tweeter is lighter and more responsive than dome tweeters, which means that they produce highs and mids with more delicacy and detail than with conventional designs.
Louder with Less Power | Higher Power Handling with Less Distortion
Control High Frequencies | Easy to Install | Use up to 10AWG Cable
8-inch 2-way In-Ceiling Speaker with Ribbon Tweeter
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 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.
Aluminum gives you higher sensitivity, deeper bass, and higher power handling.
Aluminum woofers are lighter and stiffer than conventional materials used in speaker manufacturing. The speaker cone is 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.
Ribbon tweeters are much lighter and more responsive than conventional cone or dome designs. They can respond to audio signals much quicker and can therefore reproduce music with a delicacy and level of detail that is truly stunning to hear!
- 160 watts maximum input power
- 8" carbon fiber woofer with rubber surround
- 4.5" x 3" ribbon tweeter
- 50Hz ~ 20kHz frequency response
- 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
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.
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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||8" aluminum cone with rubber surround|
|Tweeter||4.5" x 3" ribbon|
|Frequency Response||50Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Power Handling Capacity (RMS)||80 watts|
|Power Handling Capacity (Peak)||160 watts|
|Overall Dimensions||14.1" x 10.0" x 4.0" (358 x 255 x 103 mm)|
|Cutout Dimensions||12.71" x 8.66" x 3.54" (323 x 220 x 90 mm)|
|Weight (each)||6.9 lbs. (3.15kg)|
Questions and Answers
Driver specs for 13686-
PROS: Superb accuracy and very solid construction.
CONS: Crossover switch is on the back of the speaker. I can see how it made the build simpler, but it was a pain taking the speakers in and out of the wall to see which setting sounded best.
PROS: Great Speakers, Great Price, Look beautiful
CONS: These speakers DO NOT have magnetic grills .Monoprice states that they are Magnetic, but they are not. Shipping is higher than it should be. (Not really a default of the speakers, but I wish Monoprice would have better shipping rates)
11 months ago
1 year ago
These speakers absolutely need to be broken in, more so than any others I've used. Initially the sound was tinny and even piercing at higher volumes, and a spectrum analyzer showed gaping holes in the mid-range frequencies. In some rock songs, distorted rhythm guitars and backing vocals could barely be heard.
After about 2 months (80-100 hours total listening time), the sound quality improved dramatically, becoming much warmer and full, and the spectrum analyzer showed a surprisingly even and flat frequency response.
After using them for several months, the only thing missing was the bottom end that I know 8" woofers should be capable of providing. So, I calculated and built tuned and ported cabinets for them. The difference was unbelievable! They sounded great before, but with tuned/ported boxes, these speakers absolutely came alive! I would never expect ceiling speakers to have a soundstage, but if you stand in the right place, the sound is incredibly transparent and dynamic. In a house filled with way too much audio gear, I can't believe that a set of ceiling speakers are currently providing my favorite listening spot.
Also, for those who are concerned about tweeter dispersion, I wouldn't be. These are mounted in 11 foot ceilings, and the sound is still incredible even 15 feet off axis.
Pros: Surprisingly transparent and accurate sound
3 months ago
4 months ago