Summary: Keep in mind what you are buying. A $125 ceiling speaker should not be compared to a floor standing premium speaker, but this is a pretty decent effort by Yamaha. The speakers back up to the open attic (replacing existing speakers for a whole house music system) and the ceiling sheet rock and the speakers are covered with fiberglass insulation. BTW, Yamaha suggests to cover the speakers with fiberglass to improve the speaker performance.
Summary: Package arrived nicely packaged with very good instructions. The cutout template is made of cardboard instead of paper. The product looked nice, well made, and of high quality material. I'm not an audiophile but they sound very nice too me. They can get very loud too. In fact, I think they are a bit of a overkill for my 18x16 loft. I should've went with the 6.25 inch ones instead of those. All in all I'm very happy with the purchase. I would recommend them to any one.
Summary: I purchased 24 speakers when my house was built, this was a replacement set due to ceiling water damage. They have great sound, low distortion, love the product, compairs well with much higher priced speakers. Highly recommend as a purchase. They key to making them sound well is plenty of power, I use a 8000 watt Pyle preamp withy Denon receiver to power all 24 speakers.
Summary: I installed four of these speakers in my medium sized kitchen. They capable of playing far louder than they need to. The sound clarity is wonderful, even at high volumes. I'm very happy with my purchase. However, you should not expect these speakers (or any speakers for that matter) to deliver adequate bass if you listen to bass heavy music by themselves - for that, you will want a sub woofer to supplement.
Summary: These speakers are amazing and really the price is unbeatable. They are super easy to set-up. I purchased 3 sets of these to distribute among my house that was originally pre-wired. The directions are super easy to follow. These speakers are not heavy so there is no sag in the drywall. The only reason I gave these 4 stars is because they do not pound like a bigger speaker would. But I knew this before purchasing them.