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Video: David's In-Wall Speakers

David Brown is a member of Crutchfield's Home A/V writing team. He studied writing and politics at Ithaca College in upstate New York, where he grew up. He spent 12 years in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Masters degree in journalism and wrote an award-winning humor column. David relocated to Charlottesville, VA, in 2012. He enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar and piano, and hiking with his wife and children.

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In-wall speakers are a great way to get the sound you want without cluttering up a room. When Crutchfield copywriter Dave moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, his beloved bookshelf speakers no longer fit. So he installed a pair of Definitive Technology DI 6.5LCR in-wall speakers in order to save some space.

Video Transcript

So I got some in-wall speakers from Definitive Technologies — great speaker manufacturer. These are the DI 6.5LCRs. So it's dual 6.5" woofers and a 1" aluminum dome tweeter.

I'd never really considered in-wall speakers before. I started looking into those, and found out they're really not as difficult to install as you might think. What I like about these speakers.the first thing it allowed me to free up space on my cabinet. I could go down to a smaller cabinet if I wanted to. I don't have any speaker stands. I don't have any speakers in the way. Everything is nice and flush in the wall. It's a great, clean look.

At first it's a little bit strange because the sound is coming from the wall, versus obviously speakers that are a little more forward. I think a big key for in-wall speakers is having a good receiver or a good amplifier to drive them.

The bass response on these is actually very strong. I'm pretty happy with it. I think they do a good job of delivering really smooth midrange, as well as really balanced on the high and low frequencies. If you have any questions about in-wall speakers or installation feel free to give our advisors at Crutchfield a call or check us out on our website.

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