Summary: Great sound! They're very easy to install and the pivoting tweeters are a big plus! They're also fairly shallow in depth which was helpful when I had to clear a joist running across and above the speaker.
Summary: Install 3 pairs of these speaker in the ceiling of my new house and was so impressed with the sound quality and easy installation I order 3 more pairs for my downstairs family room. Great speakers.
Summary: Installed two pairs of these speakers, one set in the kitchen, the other in our living room. Easy installation due to access to attic. The sound is great. These are the first in-ceiling speakers that we have purchased and we are very happy with them. Although I do not have a basis for comparison, I feel that these speakers are a good value and have exceeded our expectations.
Summary: I installed 4 speakers, 2 fronts and 2 surround in my living room which was pre-wired. They come in white and I just kept them white since our recessed lighting, airvents, switches, and ceiling fan are also white. They look fine without painting them. However, Yamaha makes it easy to paint them with a cover for painting the rim of the speaker if you want. Installation was fairly easy.
Summary: I use these speakers as my surround and rear channel speaker so most of the time I don't noticed they are there. When I set the amp to 7-stereo or music the speakers come to life and give of rich full sound. Installation was fairly easy, the ceiling required 8' holes, then the speakers clipped onto the sheetrock with screws to secure the clips and prevent vibration.
Summary: Sound I would like to start off by saying that I am not an audiophile. That said I think that these speakers are awesome surround speakers. If you are looking for speakers that would go with your mid level surround sound system these are perfect. If you are dropping a few thousand dollars on surround sound then I dont think these are your style but you would probably already know that. Also I'm not sure that these would be very good for the front surround speakers.