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Revel W228Be 3-way in-wall speaker

Item # 265W228BE

Use this high-performance in-wall from Revel as a left, right, or center channel speaker.

Use this high-performance in-wall from Revel as a left, right, or center channel speaker.

Item # 265W228BE

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$3,500.00 each

About the Revel W228Be

Ned O.

A 3-way in-wall speaker designed for outstanding home theater sound

Revel's flagship in-wall speaker is ideal for anyone looking for a high-end home theater setup but doesn't want speakers taking up space in the room. The W228Be's exquisite sound starts with smooth, detailed high frequencies from its 1” beryllium tweeter. Beryllium is known for being both ultra-light and very rigid — properties that allow the tweeter to deliver exquisitely smooth detail without distortion. Dual neodymium magnets control the tweeter's movement with precision, and an acoustic lens waveguide provides a cohesive sound stage throughout your room.

A 3-way in-wall speaker designed for outstanding home theater sound

Revel's flagship in-wall speaker is ideal for anyone looking for a high-end home theater setup but doesn't want speakers taking up space in the room. The W228Be's exquisite sound starts with smooth, detailed high frequencies from its 1” beryllium tweeter. Beryllium is known for being both ultra-light and very rigid — properties that allow the tweeter to deliver exquisitely smooth detail without distortion. Dual neodymium magnets control the tweeter's movement with precision, and an acoustic lens waveguide provides a cohesive sound stage throughout your room.

This 3-way speaker uses dual 8" woofers, alongside a 5-1/4” midrange driver. All three of these drivers employ Revel's Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) design, which features an aluminum cone sandwiched between two layers of ceramic coating. This design provides excellent damping for tight mids and low frequencies. The midrange driver is mounted alongside the tweeter on a rotating module that lets you use the speaker in vertical or horizontal orientation — perfect for a left/right speaker or a center channel. You can also use the C228BeBB backbox (sold separately) to ensure optimum sound and help keep it from bleeding into adjacent rooms.

Part of your Revel PerformaBe home theater system

The W228Be shares the same acoustic signature sound as Revel's popular PerformaBe line. That means you can get great results when you pair this speaker with bookshelf, floor-standing, and center channel models in your custom home theater setup.

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Product highlights:

  • ideal for a high-performance in-wall home theater system
  • 1" beryllium dome tweeter
    • dual neodymium magnets for extremely accurate high-frequency reproduction
    • acoustic lens waveguide ensures seamless sound with woofers
  • two 8" Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) woofers and one 5-1/4" DCC midrange driver
    • coarse ceramic coating on either side of aluminum cone for excellent damping and reduced distortion
    • optimized motor magnetics for improved mid- and low-frequency performance
  • tweeter and midrange driver mounted together in a rotatable housing
    • allows for vertical installation as left or right speaker or horizontal installation as center channel speaker
  • high-order crossover network delivers accurate timbre reproduction
  • frequency response: 35-40,000 Hz (-6 dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 50-400 watts at 4 ohms
  • nominal impedance: 6 ohms; minimum impedance: 4 ohms
  • maximum SPL: 115 dB
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
Other info:
  • zero-bezel magnetic grille is paintable to match your decor
  • cat's claw mounting system for wallboard or optional W228BeBB backbox installations
  • compatible wall-thickness range: 7/16"-1"
  • speaker cutout: 35-5/16" x 12-1/4"
  • mounting depth: 3-13/16"
  • dimensions with grille: 13-15/16"W x 37"H x 4-1/8"D
  • weight: 31.5 lbs. (with grille)
  • warranty: lifetime
  • MFR # REVW228BE

What's in the box:

  • In-wall loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Scrim cloth
  • Cutout template
  • Instruction Manual

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Hard-dome
Aimable Tweeter Yes
Woofer Composition Ceramic Composite Aluminum
Woofer Surround Rubber
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Moisture Resistance
Indoor (Moisture-resistant) No
Outdoor (Partial Exposure) No
Outdoor (Full Exposure) No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1.0
Midrange Size 5.25
Woofer Size 8
Speaker Shape Rectangle
Cutout Width 12.25
Cutout Height 35.3125
Mounting Depth 3.8125
Power Range (Watts) 50-400
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 35-40kHz
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime

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Features

3-Way In-Wall Loudspeaker: The Revel W228Be is a 3-way in-wall loudspeaker featuring a 1" Beryllium tweeter with acoustic waveguide and 5.25"deep ceramic composite (DCC) aluminum cone midrange driver, plus an 8" deep ceramic composite (DCC) aluminum cone woofer with rubber surround for high-performance sound. is Its perfect for use in home theater, stereo, or distributed audio applications. The tweeter & midrange driver are enclosed in a rotating enclosure allowing for the W228Be to be used vertically as front and rear channel speakers or horizontally as a center channel speaker without affecting the acoustic performance. 

  • 1" Beryllium Tweeter with Acoustic Waveguide: The 1" Beryllium tweeter with acoustic waveguides and Patented Revel DNA delivers unparalleled high frequency detail and a well-balanced soundstage. The 1" Beryllium tweeter is driven by dual-neodymium magnets and mated to an acoustic lens waveguide that seamlessly integrates with the directivity of the companion 8" woofer driver resulting in greater efficiency, improved dynamic range, reduced distortion, and increased power handling compared to aluminum or titanium tweeters.
  • Dual Bass & Midrange Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) Aluminum Cones: The dual 8" deep ceramic composite (DCC) aluminum cone woofers provide plenty of bass extension that blends seamlessly with the 5.25" deep ceramic composite (DCC) aluminum cone midrange driver's detail midrange frequencies. The dual bass woofers and midrange driver use deep ceramic composite (DCC) aluminum cones with rubber surround that offer high output and high excursion for plenty of bass extension and high performance midrange  to your movie or music soundtracks. DCC is a plasma electrolytic oxidation process that uses a plasma discharge to create a coarse ceramic coating on both sides of the aluminum core. The deep ceramic layers sandwiching the aluminum core provide constrained layer damping that push cone breakup modes outside of the passband allowing the driver to maintain ideal pistonic motion throughout its range. The DCC cone combines with optimized motor magnetics to deliver improved mid- and low-frequency performance.

High-Order Crossover Design: The high-order crossover design utilizes all film capacitors and air core inductors in the midrange and high frequency circuits for seamless integration.. These premium components allow Revel's world-class engineers to extract nuances and details from music that would otherwise be lost.

Gold-Plated Spring Post Terminals: The W228Be in-wall loudspeaker is equipped with a set of gold-plated spring post terminals that will accept speaker cable terminated with banana plugs (single or dual) and bare wire (up to 10AWG). The spring post terminals are gold-plated for optimum signal transfer and excellent resistance to corrosion. Use high-quality speaker wire to obtain the best performance from the Revel in-wall speaker.

  • For wire lengths of less than 50', use at least 16AWG speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths of 50' to 100', use at least 14AWG speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths of greater than 100' use at least 12AWG speaker wire.

Zero-Bezel Magnetically Attached Grille: Powerful magnets in the speaker frame securely hold the grilles in place. The grille covers the entire outer frame of the speaker and is extremely low-profile (sits out only 0.25" from the wall). The included grilles can be painted to match your room's decor.

Applications: The W228Be in-wall speaker can be used in distributed audio, two-channel stereo, and home theater applications. It can even be mounted horizontally and used as a center channel speaker.

  • Distributed Audio: Since distributed sound is general sound throughout an area, place the loudspeakers as uniformly as possible for even sound coverage throughout the area. Place the left and right loudspeakers roughly the same distance from the primary listener locations. To avoid "hot spots" where the sound is too loud, plan to use more loudspeakers, with each set to play at a lower volume.
  • Two-Channel Stereo: Place the left and right loudspeakers the same distance from the primary listening area (or as close to the same distance as possible). The distance from each speaker to its nearest side wall should also be as close to the same distance as possible. Ideally, the distance between the left and right loudspeakers should be slightly less than their distance from the primary listening area.
  • Home Theater: The W228Be can be used as a front, center, surround, and/or surround back channel speaker in a home theater application. The front left and front right loudspeakers should be relatively close to the sides of the video display and positioned at ear level, while the center channel loudspeaker should be aligned with the center of the video display and its tweeter should be no more than 2' above or below the tweeters of the front left and front right speakers. In a 7.1.4ch system, the surround left and surround right loudspeakers should be located to the sides of the main listening area, while the surround back left and surround back right loudspeakers should be located behind the main listening area (the surround and surround back speakers should be positioned 5' to 7' from the floor.

Mounting Options: The W228Be is designed to mount in a 0.375" to 1.0" thick wall. Make sure the drywall, plywood or other wall material capable of withstanding the weight of the speaker. Use the included template to assist you with marking the cutout opening of 12.25" (w) x 35.3125" (h) when mounting the speaker vertically or 35.3125" (w) x 12.25" (d) when mounting it horizontally as a center channel speaker. Be sure there is at least 3.8125" of mounting depth behind the wall, and allow at least 0.75" between the edge of the supplied installation template and any rafters or other obstructions behind the wall - so the speaker's locking mechanism will have room to engage fully. Multiple "cat-claw" clamps will secure the speaker in your wall.

  • Optional Acoustically Tuned Backbox: A custom-designed acoustically tuned wooden backbox (sold separately) delivers optimum performance and minimizes room-to-room sound transfer. The backbox measures 14.0" (w) x 55.125" (h) x 3.5" (d).
  • Optional Preconstruction Bracket: The WB82 preconstruction bracket (sold separately) fixes the in-wall speaker's location prior to the wallboard being installed. The preconstruction bracket's mounting wings span will accommodate 16" to 36" on-center wood studs

Position-Independent, Double-Blind Listening Tests: Every Revel by Harman loudspeaker is compared head-to-head with competitors' models in a position-independent, double-blind listening facility. True research-quality processes assure the validity of the listening tests, which employ the latest psychoacoustic research.

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