Floor standing speakers may be powerful and aesthetic but they take up a lot of space. As a matter of fact, bookshelf speakers suffer from the same issue along with the fact that they’re a hassle to move around whenever you need the space. With in-wall speakers, you get the same sound quality of bookshelf or floor standing speakers, with the added benefit of blending into the room rather nicely.
Because they will become a permanent feature inside your home, you want to make sure that you get the absolute best when shopping for such speakers, both in terms of sound quality and design. To help you through, we put together a list of the ten best in wall speakers on the market at this point in time.
10Bose Virtually Invisible 191 speakers
Thanks to their ported enclosure, these speakers produce a much cleaner and consistent sound than standard speakers, regardless of whether you install them in your walls or ceiling. They also benefit greatly from a proprietary enclosure technology that ensures a high-quality is produced no matter how much space they have to work with. We should also point out that they include both rectangular and round grille frames that help them fit into almost any wall type.
9Theater Solutions TS65W 6.5-Inch Kevlar In Wall Speakers
Equipped with silk/titanium dome tweeters with a 15-degree swivel mount, you’ll find these speakers to be a lot more accessible than other speakers in their class. They’re also quite potent quality-wise, capable of a 32 Hz – 20,000 kHz fidelity and a 93 dB overall potency. Interestingly enough, they have a cut-out template and full installation instructions included in the package, which makes them very easy to install.
8Polk Audio 255C-RT In-wall / In-ceiling center channel speaker
Polk Audio’s 255C-RT in-wall speaker features a wafer-thin Sheer-Grille, a magnetically secured grille that measures just 7mm in thickness. Combined with dual bandpass bass ports, it ensures this speaker’s great fidelity and sound quality without being bulky or hard to install. Thanks to its angled woofer, it can funnel low frequencies down around the driver array, producing a much better sound quality overall.
7Polk Audio RC80i 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers
This pair of two-way in-ceiling speakers come equipped with Polk Audio’s RTi technology that ensures seamless imaging and great fidelity. They have 8-inch dynamic balance, mineral-filled polymer composite cones that guarantee a frequency response between 35 Hz and 20 kHz and a 1-inch dynamic balance, metalized soft dome tweeter with a 15-degree swivel mount. Furthermore, it is constructed of durable, moisture-resistant materials that allow you to install it into humid environments without any issues whatsoever.
6Yamaha NSIW360C 2-Way In-Ceiling Speaker System
Capable of an impressive 120 Watts maximum power output, the NSIW360C 2-Way In-Ceiling Speaker System from Yamaha is among the most powerful on the market. These speakers have an 8-inch cone woofer, a 1-inch soft dome tweeter, and a frequency response of between 45 Hz and 24,000 Hz. We should also point out that they have a quite compact design, thus making them easy to install pretty much anywhere.
5Polk Audio RC65i 2-Way In-Wall Speakers
The RC65i from Polk Audio are the type of speakers that won’t just provide you with great sound quality but power at the same time. They have a 32 Hz – 20 kHz response frequency, guaranteed by their 6.5-inch dynamic balance mineral filled polymer composite cone and their dynamic balance metalized soft dome tweeters with swivel mount. Also, the fact that they’re made of durable, moisture-resistant materials allows you to install them in humid rooms.
4Pyle PDIC81RD In-Wall / In-Ceiling Dual 8-Inch Speaker System
Pyle’s in-wall 8-inch speaker system has a maximum peak power of 250 Watts, which is more than most in-wall speakers on the market. Thanks to their high-temperature voice coil, they can endure quite a lot before showing any signs of damage while their directable polymer dome tweeters ensure a high fidelity sound at all times. Furthermore, they have a 50 Hz – 20 kHz response range and a 4 to 8 Ohm impedance.
3Polk Audio RC85i 2-Way In-Wall Speakers
The RC85i speakers may be somehow larger than most in-wall speakers, but it’s all worth it given their undeniable quality. They are equipped with one 8″ dynamic balance, mineral filled polymer composite cone and a 1″ metalized soft dome tweeter with a 15-degree swivel mount. We should also point out that they’re constructed of moisture-resistant materials and that they’re a lot more durable than standard in-wall speakers.
2Yamaha NS-IW480CWH 3-way In-ceiling Speaker System
Yamaha’s NS-IW480CWH 3-way In-ceiling Speaker System is available in both a 100 Watts and a 120 Watts version, both being compact and easy to install. This system features 8″ polypropylene mica cone woofers and a dual 3/4″ dome tweeter with SoundMax technology, a combination guaranteed to provide you with crystal clear sound clarity. At the same time, we would do well to point out the system’s swivel tweeter, a tweeter designed to ensure wide dispersion and fidelity.
1Polk Audio RC60i 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers
Polk Audio’s RC60i is by far the most popular in-ceiling speaker system on the market and it’s easy to see why. This system consists of two in-wall speakers designed to mimic the look of lighting fixtures. These speakers are equipped with a 6.5″ dynamic balance, polymer composite cone with a rubber surround that enables them to reach a 40 hZ – 20 kHz frequency response. They’re also equipped with a 0.75″ metalized soft dome tweeter with a ball&socket swivel mount for good measure.