Skip Navigation

Boston Acoustics HSi 250

In-ceiling speaker

3 Reviews

Item # 065HSI250

In Stock

Was: $99.99

Special purchase: -$50.00

Add to Cart

Ask an expert

Our VA-based experts can help.

1.888.955.6000

Chat

Overview

Our take on the Boston Acoustics HSi 250

Boston Acoustics builds their HSi Series for people who love great sound but not the clutter of speakers. Movie dialogue sounds clear and the notes of woodwinds, strings and brass have a natural tone. Boston Acoustics also designs all their in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for simple do-it-yourself installation. The HSi 250 mounts flush in the ceiling and comes with a magnetic grille that's paintable to blend seamlessly into your home.

Boston Acoustics builds their HSi Series for people who love great sound but not the clutter of speakers. Movie dialogue sounds clear and the notes of woodwinds, strings and brass have a natural tone. Boston Acoustics also designs all their in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for simple do-it-yourself installation. The HSi 250 mounts flush in the ceiling and comes with a magnetic grille that's paintable to blend seamlessly into your home.

Got wire?
Most speakers don't include any. Learn more about in-wall wiring.
Shop our selection of in-wall speaker wire.

Product Highlights:

  • sold individually
  • 3/4" tweeter
  • 5-1/4" woofer
  • handles up to 90 watts
  • frequency response 75-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • magnetic, paintable speaker grille
  • cutout dimensions: 6-3/4" diameter
  • mounting depth: 3-1/16"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 1 Ceiling-mount speaker
  • 1 White metal grille
  • Cardboard template
  • Plastic paint mask (speaker)
  • Wax paper paint shield (grille)
  • Installation instructions (English/ Spanish/ French/ German)
  • Product registration card
  • Disposal note
Reviews

Boston Acoustics HSi 250 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Boston Acoustics HSi 250

Ian from Seattle, WA on 10/29/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm going to give these a qualified 4 stars - They sound decent (so far). They also look great, and manage to conform to the needs of fitting in the 3.5" rafter space above my drywall. I boxed in the spaces for them to make .6 cu ft sealed cavities. Like I say, I think they sound satisfactory so far. What I hear sounds a bit anemic and tinny, but that is off of a cheap multimedia receiver - I'm pretty confident when I put them on a quality amp they will fill out and have plenty of depth. I'm also confident that they will blend seamlessly with the other boston speakers I have. I can say, that even with the cheap multimedia receiver they did a nice job filling out some of the ranges that weren't coming out through the other speakers - might just be different impedances at different Hz, so they are playing that range a little louder, but like I say, I think they are going to do a nice job. They are going to be paired with two wall mounted CR55 or CR65 or CR75, and a 12" JL audio in a sealed box that's built into wall before they drywall went up. I'd be surprised if I had to lower this to three stars after the install is done, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if they ended up being 5 stars when it all comes together.

Pros: sonically matches other boston speakers well, fit shallow depth for 2x4 rafters in my particular install.

Cons: Not full range cabinet speakers, but they aren't supposed to be

bough four for livingroom

Crutchfield customer from Land O Lakes, FL on 8/12/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not impressed yet. perhaps a new amp but they spund a bit tinny. still have hope once we add furniture and rugs etc.

Pros: look great and installed very easily.

Cons:

Boston Acoustics HSi 250

Crutchfield customer from Bonita Springs, FL on 6/3/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Exceeded expectations. Very easy to install.??

Pros:

Cons:

Details

Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 5.25
Cutout Size 6.75
Woofer Composition Laminate Film
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 10-90
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 75-20kHz
Connector Type Clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Features

Installation: After a 6-3/4" diameter cutout is made the speaker is installed into the opening and held into place with four integral plastic mounting ears. The required depth to install the speaker is 3-1/16" from the mounting surface (this includes the thickness of the drywall). Behind the opening there must be a 1" clearance around the speaker to accommodate the ears. The mounting wall material must be at least 1/4" thick for the mounting ears to work.

Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match the ceiling. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being painted as well.

Inputs: The speaker clips will accept bare wire up to 14 gauge.

Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy installation.

Optional Bracket: The NCBR5 new-construction bracket (sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.

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 verify what’s in the box, 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.

Accessories
Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

price, availability [ carolyn  Nov 20, 2018 ]
It was the only affordable 5.25" in-ceiling speaker. [ Jaxan  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Articles