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Monitor Audio CP-WT150

Controlled Performance Series 2-way in-wall speaker with built-in back-box

Overview

Our take on the Monitor Audio CP-WT150

Monitor Audio doesn't believe in-wall speakers should be relegated to the role of playing background music — and neither do we. Monitor's CP-CT150 Controlled Performance in-wall speaker is a great-sounding option for space-conscious critical listeners. One of our favorite features of this series is the back-box that's built onto each model: a carefully designed enclosure on the back that helps the speaker deliver consistently focused, well-balanced sound. This 5" 2-way model is sized to fit in smaller rooms, and you can count on it to give you good results no matter what kind of space is behind it in your wall.

Consistent high-performance sound for your custom-installed system

Monitor Audio doesn't believe in-wall speakers should be relegated to the role of playing background music — and neither do we. Monitor's CP-CT150 Controlled Performance in-wall speaker is a great-sounding option for space-conscious critical listeners. One of our favorite features of this series is the back-box that's built onto each model: a carefully designed enclosure on the back that helps the speaker deliver consistently focused, well-balanced sound. This 5" 2-way model is sized to fit in smaller rooms, and you can count on it to give you good results no matter what kind of space is behind it in your wall.

Aim the tweeter toward your favorite listening spot

The CP-WT150's tweeter is made of a high-tech ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy — a responsive, lightweight, and ultra-rigid material that delivers detailed, extended high frequencies. The tweeter is further treated with an anodized layer of gold for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics for smooth sound. Plus, it pivots, so you can aim it toward your preferred listening spot for more direct sound. Solid, accurate mids and bass come courtesy of a 5" polymer woofer.

Product Highlights:

  • 1" pivoting gold dome C-CAM® tweeter for detailed sound and extended high-frequency response
  • 5" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) bass driver
  • tweeter utilizes ultra-rigid, lightweight C-CAM (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) cone material to provide high efficiency and low distortion
  • frequency response: 75-25,000 Hz
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-50 watts
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • high-frequency level adjustment switch (+3dB, 0dB, -3dB)
  • patented Tri-Grip® mounting system ensures maximum surface seal for better bass and midrange clarity
  • paintable bezel and removable magnetic steel grille
  • airtight back enclosure protects driver system against dust and dirt while providing consistent performance in a variety of installations
  • overall dimensions: (including grille): 9-1/2" x 14-3/16"
  • cutout dimensions: 8-1/8" x 12-13/16"
  • mounting depth: 3-3/4"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-wall speaker
  • Magnetic grille
  • Cosmetic scrim
  • Installation Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty/Registration Card
  • MountingTemplate
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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 5
Cutout Size 8.125 x 12.8125
Woofer Composition Poly
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20-50
Sensitivity 85 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 75-25kHz
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Monitor Audio Controlled Performance CP-WT150 in-wall speaker features a 5" MMP II bass driver and a pivoting 1" C-CAM tweeter.

  • 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 Woofer: The Metal Matrix Polymer (MMP II) driver cone has a polypropylene base loaded with metallic particles to offer a rigid and responsive structure. It is manufactured using a sophisticated high-pressure injection process, which modulates cone thickness at critical points to optimize stiffness and consistency, resulting in a superior sonic performance.

Tweeter Control: The 1" C-CAM tweeter is able to pivot to direct the sound to your desired listening area. A tweeter level adjustment (+3/0/-3 dB) also aids in high frequency performance.

Sealed Design: The Monitor Audio CP-WT150's airtight enclosure design protects each precision-engineered driver system against the accumulation of damaging dirt and dust.

Trimless Grille: The CP-WT150 in-wall speaker features a "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 Controlled Performance series loudspeaker can only be fixed into drywall with a thickness of up to 1.75".

Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio CP-WT150 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.

Moisture & Fire Resistant: The Controlled Performance series in-wall 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.

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