Summary: I purchased these speakers from another side for various reasons to replace the front satellite speakers I had in my 5.1 stereo system. I wanted to clean up the look while upgrading the sound. These did both. The in wall speakers are much cleaner looking and have decluttered the wall where they were installed and brought a much more modern look to my entertainment center. Installation was pretty easy.
Summary: Music in my kitchen while I cook! They're inconspicuous and have great sound for a small area. Highly recommended. I wanted to listen to music while I cooked without having to turn up the livingroom speakers. These look nice and did the job.
Summary: I had got these for a friend who wanted to get in walls. We got these and the 6" round of the same kind for the rears. I could not believe how crisp and clear the sound is. I had thought we were going to need a sub to get adequate lows, but it wasn't necessary.
Summary: I put the speakers in my pool table room to go along with a subwoofer in a receiver that I had. The speakers sound great and are very loud when amplified with a good receiver. the installation was very easy and it came with a cut out for marking on the wall to ease the installation process.
Summary: I couldn't be more pleased with these speakers. I already had a JBL subwoofer and center speaker so I purchased 2 sets for the 4 satellites. The in wall design worked great because the house was prewired, there was no exposed wiring. These speakers have an impedance of 8 ohms, so make sure your amplifier is set up for that configuration. I also recommend 12 AWG wire to keep these babies pumping out quality sound at higher outputs, and they do perform.
Summary: I LOVE these speakers. I have been working with inwall speakers for 4 years. I install / update home entertainment systems as a local business. I have had a JBL subwoofer for 4 years so I am familiar with the company. I upgraded my HES to these JBL SP8II speakers. I LOVE these speakers. The sound field is fuller and the bass response is crisper that any other inwall speakers I have tried (JA, NXG, Pioneer). I now recommend these JBL SP8II speakers to all my customers.