In-wall speakers are types of home theater speakers designed to be installed between a few layers of standard drywall, using the wall cavity as their housing. They consist of paintable frames and mesh grilles that match the color of the wall or the theme of the room.
In-wall speakers use an excellent stealth technology to take up lesser space in a room and conceal their cables and wiring systems. They function like regular speakers, but they usually offer more bass than stand-alone speakers of the same size. Advanced models usually have hi-tech features such as adjustable crossovers and pivoting tweeters.
Types of In-Wall Speakers
Kinds of In-Wall Speakers include the following:
Rectangular in-wall speakers
Rectangular in-wall speakers are easy to position on walls. They have two or more drivers that can be arranged like bookshelf speakers. They are usually installed on the higher portions of the walls, but not on ceilings.
Rectangular in-wall speakers produce quality sounds, but they tend to leak to the adjacent rooms.
Round in-wall speakers
Round in-wall speakers are designed with a tweeter coaxially mounted with the woofer. They are usually installed on ceilings. They are easy to install and require little maintenance, but they also tend to leak to the adjacent rooms.
Choosing In-Wall Speakers (Buying tips)
Frequency response: Choose an in-wall speaker with a high frequency response of 65 Hz to 20,000 Hz, allowing you to hear more balanced sounds and deeper bass.
Sensitivity: Look for an in-wall speaker with a high sensitivity rating for generating louder sounds without straining the amplifier.