Dual DC265W

In-wall speaker

  • Dual DC265W


  • Dual DC265W


  • Dual DC265W

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  • Dual DC265W

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Item# 070DC265W

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Dual's DC265W, sold individually, offers clear, detailed sound and a neat, clutter-free look. It installs directly into your wall and features a grille that you can paint to match your décor. The swiveling tweeter lets you aim the sound to best fit your space. Use a pair of DC265Ws to enjoy stereo music in your den, kitchen, or dining room.

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  • sold individually
  • 1" pivoting silk-dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" black polypropylene cone woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • frequency response 50-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable speaker grilles
  • cutout dimensions: 7-1/2"W x 10-15/16"H
  • mounting depth: 4"
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Type
Video Shielded
Midrange Size
Woofer Size
Woofer Composition
Woofer Surround
Power Range (Watts)
89 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
Frequency Response
Connector Type
Spring posts
Bi-Amp Inputs
Parts Warranty
2 Years
Labor Warranty
2 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • One 2-way rectangular in-wall speaker
  • White grille (installed)
  • Clear plastic paint mask
  • Installation & Owner's Manual
  • Template
  • Four 1" strips of dum-dum

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Overview: The Dual DC265W is a single, 2-way rectangular, in-wall speaker, part of the Architectural Series of speakers. The speakers are designed to work within nearly all interior decorating schemes where in-wall or flush-mounting is feasible.

Woofers: The DC265W uses a black 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer with a rubber surround.

Tweeters: The DC265W has a 1" silk dome tweeter. The tweeter can be rotated to adjust the angle, up to approximately 20°. The tweeter is wired with a special protection circuitry.

Inputs: The speaker's spring loaded posts will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, or bare wire up to 12 gauge. The speaker terminals are silver plated for corrosion resistance and maximum signal transfer.

Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match the ceiling or wall. A plastic paint shield is included to protect the speakers.

Installation: After a 10-15/16" x 7-1/2" cutout is made (either vertically or horizontally), the speaker is installed in the hole and held in place by a rugged plastic screw-set bracket. The only tool required (after the hole is cut) is a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the clamps. The clamps spread up to 1.375", so they should cover almost any application (most drywall is 1/2" thick). The required depth to install this speaker is 4". Note: Adding 3 to 4 inches of insulation or damping material behind the speaker generally improves the sound quality.

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Perfect Fit

Written By hightower, Jacksonville, FL on Friday, February 06, 2009
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I bought these speakers as a replacement for all the ceiling speakers in my parents house. The fit was only off by a half inch (smaller) and you can't tell they aren't original. I'm new to in-wall/in-ceiling speakers but the sound is very good and for the price... I couldn't be happier!
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