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Infinity ERS HV250

In-wall home theater speaker

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by Tom Mathew
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Get enveloping surround sound without cluttering your room with bulky speakers. The ERS HV250, sold individually is ideally suited for home theater, and installs directly in your wall so it doesn't take up even a single inch of floor space. It can be positioned horizontally for use as a center channel speaker, or vertically for front and surround speakers. Get up to seven ERS HV250s and an Infinity powered subwoofer for a complete voice-matched home theater speaker system.

This high-performance in-wall speaker features a 3/4" tweeter, plus dual 5" woofers for clean bass response down to 45 Hz. All of the drivers are made with Infinity's exclusive Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (C.M.M.D.™) material. C.M.M.D. woofers and tweeters are stiff yet responsive for warm, resonance-free performance across the entire audio spectrum. It's the same driver material used on Infinity's flagship Prelude™ loudspeakers, costing thousands of dollars a pair.

The ERS HV250 is designed for easy installation. It features mounting clamps that swing out and securely grip your wall from the inside. An optional in-wall bracket is recommended for installing the ERS HV250 in a new home under construction (or in a room that's undergoing major renovation).

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Highlights:

  • sold individually
  • frequency response 45-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 3/4" C.M.M.D. tweeter
  • dual 5" C.M.M.D. woofers
  • handles up to 125 watts
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • acoustical waveguide for wide sound dispersion
  • paintable speaker grille
  • cutout: 6-3/16"W x 13-15/16"H (for vertical placement)
  • mounting depth: 3-7/16"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Type
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In-wall
Video Shielded
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No
Tweeter
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Dome
Midrange Size
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Woofer Size
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5
Woofer Composition
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C.M.M.D.
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Power Range (Watts)
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up to 125
Sensitivity
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89 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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45-22kHz
Connector Type
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Post
Bi-Amp Inputs
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No
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • 1 White in-wall speaker
  • 1 White grille
  • 1 Plastic paint shield
  • Cardboard mounting cutout template
  • Infinity Logo Sticker
  • Owner's Guide
  • Warranty information

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Features
Mounting Options

Features

Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm (C.M.M.D.): Infinity's C.M.M.D. technology delivers accurate performance with dramatically reduced distortion for incredibly lifelike sound. Additionally, the C.M.M.D. drivers can withstand extreme temperatures, moisture, humidity and sunlight.

Woofers: The 5" C.M.M.D. cone woofers virtually eliminate coloration due to cone flexing, resulting in less distortion and superior accuracy. For a smoother response and improved durability, each woofer uses a rubber surround.

Tweeter: The speaker has a 3/4" C.M.M.D. dome tweeter that offers superior stiffness and damping compared to traditional metal domes.

Waveguide Design: The ERS HV250 incorporates a proprietary waveguide design to ensure smooth distribution of sound throughout the listening area.

Mounting Options

Installation:  The speaker requires a cutout of 13.9375" by  6.1875", with a depth of 3.386" (including the thickness of the drywall). Once the hole is cut, the speaker can be dropped in and the locking tabs can be tightened, allowing you to secure the speaker to the drywall without any extra assembly.

Note: For new construction, you will need to purchase the optional rough-in-frame kit (item 108IW55RIF).

Paintable: The grille and flange can be painted, allowing this speaker to match any decor.

 
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4 out of 5

Center speaker

Written By Anonymous, San Diego, CA on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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A outstanding center speaker, with great voice sound. also very easy to install...Looks great and saves lots of room!!
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5 out of 5

Excellent In-Wall Speakers

Written By Mark H, Kokomo, IN on Monday, January 13, 2014
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These Infinity-brand in-wall speakers are an excellent product. Easy to install (once you've got the wiring run of course) with a great sound and appearance. This sure beats taking up space for extra speakers on the furniture or on the floor. Crutchfield made us a great deal too, so I guess we'll keep buying from them.
Pros:
Excellent sound. Excellent appearance. Paintable to match your wall. Reasonably priced.
Cons:
I haven't found a con yet. I'll let you know if I do.
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4 out of 5

Works great

Written By Center channel, NYC on Monday, December 02, 2013
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Sounds great at a fair price.
Pros:
Easy install.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great speaker

Written By Seth P, DFW, TX on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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I am using this for the center channel in a game/movie room. This is not for my media room though. It has really good sound at a really good price, granted I bought it on a sale cheaper than what it is showing at the time of writing this review.
Pros:
good sound, good price, easy installation
Cons:
no bass, but that is what a subwoofer is for, and I am using one for that too
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5 out of 5

Great speaker

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Sunday, August 11, 2013
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Great sound great highs and mids a little bass but not meant for that anyways

Definitely lives up to infinity quality and sound. See for yourself you won't be disappointed.
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5 out of 5

excellent speakers

Written By satisfied_customer, peoria, az on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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These are excellent speakers and the installation is very straight-forward. The provided template was flimsy, but nothing that couldn't be handled. These speakers replaced some infinity tower speakers I bought years ago and for the most part are equal in terms of sound quality. Bass response is pretty weak though, and your system will benefit with a sub-woofer to add that extra richness. I connected these to the Marantz 1403 receiver, and they are quite well suited for each other. Overall I am very pleased with the sound and esthetics of these speakers.
Pros:
excellent sound, ease of installation.
Cons:
Not related to speaker per se, but running the wire through the walls, through multiple studs to where the receiver is located, took some work and patience.
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5 out of 5

Sounds great

Written By Techie, Doylestown, PA on Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Sounds great, price was fair, easy to install
Cons:
none
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Speakers

Written By WDH, Fulton, MA on Sunday, October 30, 2011
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I bought these upon the advise of the Crutchfiel Sales rep. I explained my expectations and limitations and these were suggested. Installation was a snap. I used these for my front speakers as well as the center. Sound great
Pros:
Look, fit, easy installation, great sound
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Be aware

Written By Disappointed, Greenville, SC on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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I was disappointed in this speaker. They lack ANY depth and tone adjustments
make little difference. I heard other less expensive speakers at a local store and the
sound was much better. Based on the price of these, I expected
they would sound better that the cheaper speakers. I would not recommend this
speaker.
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5 out of 5

Infinity ERS HV250

Written By Kevin, Jax,FL on Sunday, October 03, 2010
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Just what I was looking for. Looks and Sounds Great. Even the wife agrees! Cutting a
12 by 7 inch hole in the wall can be alittle intimidating, but follow the pattern an find your
studs and it will turn out great.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very Pleased!

Written By Anonymous, Redwood City, CA on Thursday, December 31, 2009
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I chose the ERS HV 250s because their narrow size would fit the framing space without major wall reconstruction. I have to say I'm very happy with their look and performance. I installed three (front, center & right) along with 2 Infinity CS80Rs in the rear ceiling. For the sub I purchased Infinity's PS210. The install was relatively easy and only complicated by the unique design of my family room. The previous reviewer's slightly negative comment about the quality of the installation template is not an issue since you're only using the template a single time and actually could complete the install without them. For a good mid-quality home theater you can't miss with these speakers.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great price, clean sound

Written By Chris, Twin Cities, MN on Thursday, October 29, 2009
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I didn't really want to spend a bunch of money on our home theater. My other
speakers are Polk, but Polk's CC was way over what I wanted to spend. This
sounds great, and was easy to install. Having just installed all the Polk
speakers, I have to say that the template Infinity provides was pretty cheap and
flimsy compared to what Polk provided. For sure not a deal breaker but an
obvious observation.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Fabulous Sound

Written By Rhonda, Dallas, TX on Thursday, March 12, 2009
 
I purchased 7 speakers for a 7.1 system. I used three speakers in the wall, and four in the ceiling. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and spectacular sound.
4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Work Great

Written By Brad, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, January 21, 2008
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These were exactly what I was looking for and work perfectly.

Thanks!!
52 out of 80 people found this helpful
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