Monitor Audio W165
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Nice that they are ez to install
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Building a stealthy in-wall music or home theater system? Monitor Audio's W165 in-wall speaker is worth a look. It uses some of the same technology found in the company's higher-end speakers, including Monitor's directionally aimable gold dome tweeter.
Use a pair of the W165s for music as part of a low-profile, custom-installed audio system, or as left- and right-channel speakers in a Monitor Audio surround sound system.
The W165 uses Monitor's signature 1" C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) gold dome tweeter for clear, detailed highs and realistic reproduction of instruments, vocals, and dialogue. It's the same tweeter found in many of Monitor's highly acclaimed bookshelf and floor-standing speakers.
A tweeter level control switch on the front baffle lets you boost or cut high frequencies to best suit your room's acoustics — a feature typically reserved for more expensive models.
This speaker uses a 6-1/2" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer for textured, accurate midrange and punchy bass. An advanced crossover network helps ensure smooth, full-range sound throughout the speaker's frequency range.
If this is a do-it-yourself install, check out my guide to installing in-wall speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire. You can paint the included magnetic grille to have your speaker blend in with your décor.
Average Customer Review(s):
Nice that they are ez to install
These speakers are a huge improvement over my old setup. They have a full and bright sound, and my wife really appreciates that they are hidden in the wall.
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Cutout Size||8.375 x 13.0625|
|Woofer Composition||Metal Matrix Polymer|
|Power Range (Watts)||20-65|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
Two-Way Driver Design: The Monitor Audio W165 in-wall speaker utilizes a two-way driver design, featuring a pivoting 1" C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter and a proprietary 6.5" MMP II woofer. Engineered for excellent detail resolution and full-range sound, the W165 will deliver great sound for distributed audio, home theater, and stereo applications.
Tweeter Control: The 1" C-CAM tweeter is able to pivot (up/down and left/right) to direct the sound to your desired listening area. A HF (High Frequency) level adjustment also aids in high frequency performance. With the High Frequency Level Control set to "0", the in-ceiling speaker will give you a neutral sound. Switching to the "+3db" setting will give the high frequencies a boost, giving you more clarity and presence in the treble. If you want more prominence in the bass frequencies, switch to the "-3db" setting. The HF level adjustment switch is located on front of the baffle behind the grille.
Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio W165 is outfitted with two gold-plated spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals which accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), banana plugs (sing/dual), and angled pin-connectors.
"Trimless" Magnetic Grille: The W165 in-wall speaker features a 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 and provides 3x 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.
Protective Covers: The Monitor Audio W165 features a dust protection cover that is designed to prevent the ingress of dirt or dust into the driver and crossover.
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