Summary: Easy installation (as long as the wires are pre-run), looks good and sounds great. When painting, make sure the paint isn't too thick (I used a paint sprayer with thinned interior latex to match the wall) or you'll plug many of the grill holes...which I later meticulously poked out with a pin. Would use the same type if I had the need for another set of built-in speakers. Price is right, too.
Summary: I bought these on sale for $125 and I am very surprised by the sound and quality..These are very nicely built and offer a 3 way set up, instead of just 2 way...The midrange and tweeter are both pivoting, so you can point the sound right where you want it..Another great feature is they also have knob right on the front panel for adjusting the frequency to your liking!!..Installation was a breeze, with the included cardboard template..
Summary: Great sounding, but limited on Bass as would be expected for a speaker this size. Crank up your Sub woofer. Warning, be sure you read directions on wallboard clasps that hold speaker to the wall. You have one chance to get it right. Typical of most all wall mounted speakers.
Great speaker for the money. Looks great installed
Eric M, Amazon
29 July 2013
Summary: I had these in my last house and I got another pair for my new home. They sound great and are easily installed. The size is big enough to produce good sound but not so big that you're cutting it close in between stud bays. The product descirption brags about how these are paintable. I did not paint them at my last place but decided to do so this time. Be warned it will take two to 3 coats of paint to make it look good. I used latex.
Summary: I don't fully understand why Yamaha isn't talked about in the same realm as Bose, Klipsch, and Polk. Don't get me wrong, I know they are a well respected brand, but I'm always surprised that they aren't higher on the food chain. I purchased these for my new home theater room. I did look at different brands, including Polk, but found the Yamaha to have much better bass response through the 6 inch driver, and exceptionally low noise.
Summary: I'm disappointed in the quality of sound for music applications. I insulated the stud cavity as recommended. The price 100.00+,- was pretty competitive. Be careful with the mounting hardware (plastic), they work but are easily broken if a heavy hand is used. The 8" dia. round Polks definitly sound better for just a few more dollars.