1.888.955.6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Monitor Audio CWT140

CWT Series in-wall/in-ceiling speaker with 4" woofer (Round Grille)

Zoom
  • Monitor Audio CWT140

    Front

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

    Back

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

  • Monitor Audio CWT140

    Round grille version

 

Our take on the Monitor Audio CWT140

by James Ralston
Monitor Audio

The "sweet spot" of performance and convenience

Sure, we've got custom-install speakers from Monitor Audio that are packed with even more high-end technologies than the CWT140, but this slim, stealthy model delivers what we think many people will find to be a really useful combination of installation convenience and performance features.

Discreet, easy-to-install design

Monitor Audio CWT140

Choose the CWT140 with a round or square grille to match your application and preference.

Read more

All the models in Monitor's CWT (Ceiling/Wall Trimless) Series measure less than 4" deep and come with your choice of round or square paintable grilles. Add to that a splash- and humidity-proof design, and that means you can use these speakers in just about any application around your home. Monitor's Tri-Grip® mounts make it easier to fasten the speaker in your ceiling or wall and ensure a tight seal.

Great sound for your custom-installed system

The CWT140 offers impressive performance thanks to Monitor's ingenious driver designs. Take, for example, the advanced gold dome tweeter. It's the same one that Monitor uses in many of its traditional cabinet-style speakers, crafted from a high-tech aluminum/magnesium alloy and treated with an anodized layer of gold for even smoother sound. The tweeter pivots, so you can aim the highs toward your favorite listening spot. A 4" polymer cone woofer dishes out detailed mids and tight midbass.

Highlights:

  • "Trimless" design features an unobtrusive frame and low-profile grille for discreet installation
  • pivoting 1" gold dome C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) tweeter for detailed sound and extended high-frequency response
  • 4" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer
  • recommended amplifier power: 10-50 watts
  • frequency response: 75-30,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • patented Tri-Grip® mounting system ensures maximum surface seal for better bass and midrange clarity
  • paintable removable magnetic steel grille
  • overall size (including grille): 7-1/8" diameter
  • cutout diameter: 5-7/8"
  • shallow mounting depth of 3-7/8"
  • weight: 2-5/8 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Enclosure Type In-ceiling
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 4
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 10-50
Sensitivity 85 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 75-30kHz
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • In-ceiling speaker
  • Round grille
  • Paint skim
  • Installation Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • MountingTemplate

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Monitor Audio Custom Install series CWT 140 (Round) in-ceiling speaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" C-CAM gold dome pivoting tweeter and a 4" MMP II midrange/midbass woofer.

  • C-CAM Gold-Dome Tweeter: The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy, gold anodized to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modeling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
  • MMP II Midrange/Midbass Woofer: The Metal Matrix Polymer (MMP II) driver cone has a polypropylene base loaded with metallic particles to offer a rigid and responsive structure. They are manufactured using a sophisticated high-pressure injection process, which modulates cone thickness at critical points to optimise stiffness and consistency, resulting in a superior sonic performance.

Trimless Grille: The CWT 140 (Round) in-ceiling speaker features a round "Trimless" steel-mesh grille that is held in place by high strength Neodymium magnets covering the entire speaker for a true trimless, stealth look. The grille is paintable to blend with the living environment; additional scrim material is provided for trouble free painting.

Tri-Grip Fixing System: Monitor Audio's innovative Tri-Grip fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes but provides three times the surface area and a better surface seal, maximizing bass response and midrange clarity. The Tri-Grip fixings are made from a tough re-enforced polymer, giving a secure installation.

Note: This Custom Install series loudspeaker can only be fixed into drywall with a thickness of up to 1.75".

Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio CWT 140 (Round) is fitted with two spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals which accept bare wire (up to 10AWG) and angled pin-connectors.

Protective Covers: The CWT 140 (Round) features dust protection covers that are designed to prevent the ingress of dirt or dust into the driver and crossover.

Moisture & Fire Resistant: The Custom Install series in-ceiling speaker is splash and humidity proof for installation in shower rooms or pool areas. It also uses fire retardant materials specified to UL-94 VO rating.

 
Be the first to review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

Add accessories for the Monitor Audio CWT140

UL-listed speaker wire is designed to be run through walls and is building code compliant. Most speakers don't include speaker wire. See all categories & accessories

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable UL-approved for in-wall use; direct-burial rated (125 feet)
51 people say
Your Price: $129.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest FLX-14/4 14-Gauge 4-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable UL-approved for in-wall use; direct-burial rated (500 feet)
Your Price: $877.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable UL-approved for in-wall use; direct-burial rated (250 feet)
28 people say
Your Price: $199.99
Add to Cart
AudioQuest FLX-16/4 16-Gauge 4-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable UL-approved for in-wall use; direct-burial rated (250 feet)
7 people say
Your Price: $319.99
Add to Cart
Russound Flexbox For in-ceiling speakers
Your Price: $199.99
Add to Cart
Niles SVC100K Sliding stereo volume control with impedance magnification
Your Price: $129.99
Add to Cart
Niles VCS100K Stereo volume control with impedance magnification
4 people say
Your Price: $99.99
Add to Cart
Russound ALTX-WIRI-2D Electronic volume control with IR sensor and impedance magnification
Your Price: $159.00
Add to Cart
Niles SS-4 4-pair speaker selector
22 people say
Your Price: $129.99
Add to Cart
Niles SS-6 6-pair speaker selector
8 people say
Your Price: $174.99
Add to Cart
Niles VCS HUB8 8-speaker pair connecting block
6 people say
Your Price: $79.99
Add to Cart
Russound SS-4.2 4-pair speaker selector
6 people say
Your Price: $119.00
Add to Cart
Russound SS-6.2 6-pair speaker selector
1 person says
Your Price: $159.00
Add to Cart
Niles SSVC-2 2-pair speaker selector with volume control
4 people say
Your Price: $249.99
Add to Cart
Niles SSVC-4 4-pair speaker selector with volume control
7 people say
Your Price: $399.99
Add to Cart
Niles SSVC-6 6-pair speaker selector with volume control
6 people say
Your Price: $474.99
Add to Cart
Russound SDB-2.1 2-pair speaker and source selector with volume control
1 person says
Your Price: $199.00
Add to Cart
Russound SDB-4.1 High-power 4-pair speaker selector with volume control
1 person says
Your Price: $399.99
Add to Cart
Russound SDB-6.1 High-power 6-pair speaker selector with volume control
Your Price: $499.99
Add to Cart
9 people say
Your Price: $13.95
Add to Cart

Why choose SquareTrade?

The #1-Rated Protection Plan

Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Monitor Audio CWT140, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_893CWT140R/Monitor-Audio-CWT140-Round-Grille.html ).

Find the gear that's right for you
 
Ask an expert
Your Crutchfield Advisor knows the gear inside and out.
Call 1.888.955.6000
Ask an expert

Compare with other Monitor Audio models

  • Monitor Audio CWT160
  • Get a 6" woofer for bigger sound with better bass
  • In Stock
  • The Monitor Audio CWT160 features:
    • frequency response of 60-30,000 Hz
    • higher 88 dB sensitivity
    • higher power handling, up to 70 watts
  • Add To Cart
    $199.99
  • Monitor Audio CWT140
  • 2-way 4" in-ceiling speaker
  • In Stock
    • The Monitor Audio CWT140 offers:
      • 4" polymer woofer and pivoting 1" gold dome tweeter
      • unobtrusive "Trimless" design and with shallow mounting depth for placement flexibility
      • frequency response: 75-30,000 Hz
  • Add To Cart
    $159.99
  • Monitor Audio CWT180
  • Bigger woofer for even deeper bass and bigger overall sound
  • In Stock
  • The Monitor Audio CWT180 features:
    • frequency response of 48-30,000 Hz
    • higher 90 dB sensitivity
    • higher power handling, up to 120 watts
  • Add To Cart
    $269.99
  • Monitor Audio CWT160
  • 2-way 6" in-ceiling speaker
  • In Stock
    • The Monitor Audio CWT160 offers:
      • 6" polymer woofer and pivoting 1" gold dome tweeter
      • unobtrusive "Trimless" design and with shallow mounting depth for placement flexibility
      • frequency response: 60-30,000 Hz
  • Add To Cart
    $199.99
  • Monitor Audio CWT180
  • 2-way 8" in-ceiling speaker
  • In Stock
    • The Monitor Audio CWT180 offers:
      • 8" polymer woofer and pivoting 1" gold dome tweeter
      • unobtrusive "Trimless" design and with shallow mounting depth for placement flexibility
      • frequency response: 48-30,000 Hz
  • Add To Cart
    $269.99
You are here