Summary: If your handy, or it's new construction, this is the item you want. I did have to modify a wall to accept the speaker, but boy am I glad I went this route. I added some insulation and a pair of the Yamaha IW470 and now I have a solid sound system that really captures the movie/media experience.
Great Unit - Size larger than expected for horizontal mounting.
7 December 2013
Summary: Works great as my center channel. Be aware that it is wider than typical 2x4 spacing if mounting horizontally. I had to remove a part of a stud and build a header to support this as vertical mounting was not an option.
Summary: I was able trim my wall stud with a reciprocating saw and leave it intact with about 1 1/4 of it remaining there. My wall was not load bearing, so it was not a big deal for me. Then i pushed the insulation around and made two separate boxes essentially. Sound is impressive with some tweaking of the equalizer. I wish they made this with a seperate midrange driver to give it more presence in the midrange. You will need a sub woofer to get the real lows.
Summary: These speakers are awesome! I'm using three for my center, left, and right channels. The sound quality is very good for in-wall speakers and it makes a big difference if you put insulation in the wall around them. Once these are painted they just blend right in. I did have trouble with the tabs that hold the frame to the wall though.
Summary: First let me start by saying this thing sounds great. The bad thing is most houses have 16" stud spacing. If you are actually constructing a room, plan for this. You'll need 24" stud spacing. Now, if this fits the bill and you're able to fit this, you'll love it. The clarity is excellent. You hear every bit of what you should with a center channel.
Summary: I am not an audiophile, but I was a little concerned about some reviews I ready about using in wall or in ceiling speakers. I use this as my center channel speaker in my 5.1 system and I LOVE IT! Everything sounds so good, the looks amazing, and they were the easiest thing to install. I actually found it easier to install these speakers than mounting a set of Bose. I could not recommend this enough.
Summary: I bought this speaker as an in wall center channel speaker and it excels in that role. This compliments 4 Yamaha NS IW660 speakers that I used for front and rear surrounds. The speaker chassis is solid and will not be prone to any components vibrating which can be annoying with some in wall speakers. The sound is excellent and clear. The highs are crisp and not tinny and the mid-range response is excellent.