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Monitor Audio CPC120

Pair of Controlled Performance Series in-ceiling speakers with built-in back-boxes

Item # 893C120SW

These space-saving in-ceiling speakers are easy on the ears and on the wallet.

These space-saving in-ceiling speakers are easy on the ears and on the wallet.

Item # 893C120SW

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About the Monitor Audio CPC120

Ideal for overhead sound in small spaces

Have a cozy kitchen, home office, or other small space where you want music playing overhead? Monitor Audio's CPC120 in-ceiling speakers are worth a look as part of your custom-installed audio system. 

Ideal for overhead sound in small spaces

Have a cozy kitchen, home office, or other small space where you want music playing overhead? Monitor Audio's CPC120 in-ceiling speakers are worth a look as part of your custom-installed audio system. 

Their ultra-compact design allows them to fit into spaces where larger speakers can't. Use them in conjunction with other Controlled Performance Series speakers for balanced, voice-matched sound throughout your system.

A built-in enclosure elevates performance

One of my favorite features of the CPC120 is the back-box that's built onto each speaker.

This carefully designed enclosure helps each speaker deliver consistently focused, well-balanced sound no matter what kind of space is behind it in your ceiling. It also keeps dust and dirt out. 

DIY installation

If this is a do-it-yourself install, check out our guide to installing in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire.


Product highlights:

  • ideal for an in-ceiling music system, or as overhead effects channels in a custom-installed home theater
  • built-in back-boxes ensure well-balanced sound and protect against dust and dirt
  • 2" full-range micro-driver with 1" long-throw voice coil and die-cast aluminum chassis (each)
  • frequency response: 100-20,000 Hz
  • recommended amplifier power: 5-20 watts
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • cutout dimensions: 2-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H
  • overall dimensions: 3-1/8"W x 3-1/8"H
  • mounting depth: 3-5/8"
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CPC120SW

What's in the box:

  • 2 In-ceiling speakers
  • 2 Spring-clips
  • Cutout Template
  • Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter ---
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition ---
Woofer Surround ---
Moisture-resistant No
Outdoor-rated No
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box Yes
Tweeter Size N/A
Midrange Size 2
Speaker Shape Round
Woofer Size N/A
Cutout Width 2.5
Cutout Height 2.5
Power Range (Watts) 5-20
Sensitivity 85 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 100-20kHz
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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2" Micro-Driver: The Monitor Audio CPC120 in-ceiling speaker is outfitted with a single 2" full-range micro-driver featuring a 1" long-throw voice coil and die-cast aluminum chassis. Although miniaturized, the 2" micro-driver utilizes technologies found across other Monitor Audio loudspeakers, allowing the CPC120 to blend sonically with other Monitor Audio floorstanding, bookshelf, stand-mount, in-ceiling, and in-wall speakers for a perfectly optimized sound anywhere in your home.

Dedicated Enclosure: Its precision engineered micro-design allows it to offer a surprisingly coherent and detailed performance from a standard halogen down-lighter hole. The secret to its success is that in spite of its size, and unlike many other in-ceiling speakers, the CPC120 provides a dedicate enclosure for the driver, giving improved quality and consistency to midrange frequencies wherever the CPC120 is installed.

Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio CPC120 is equipped with gold-plated spring-post speaker terminals that will accept up to 12AWG speaker wire. Due to the design of the speaker, plus the size and spacing of the spring-post terminals, you cannot use pin-connectors, spade lugs, or banana plugs.

Mounting Options: The CPC120 includes spring-clips for quick and simple installation in your ceiling. The CPC120 requires a 2.5" (diameter) x 3.625" (depth) cutout. The CPC120 in-ceiling loudspeaker can only installed in plasterboard (drywall) or suspended ceilings up to 1.75" thick.

Thermal Protection Device: The CPC120 has an integrated thermal protection device. This helps to protect the driver from permanent damage. If the speaker stops working after a long period of play, turn off the source for approximately 10 minutes and then try to play it again later.


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Recommendations for using these as height channels in a Dolby Atmos setup? It's for a smallish room (15x13 ft). Looking for easy install with drop ceiling.
[ Avishek  Apr 26, 2021 ]
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Drop ceiling require special tiles and extra support for them when installing in-ceiling speakers into them. Once you have that tiling in place, these are excellent for the application as they have the backboxes to focus the sound into the room and less lost in the extra space behind the drop tiles
[ Paul  May 01, 2021 ]  Staff

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