Create stereo sound with one speaker for smaller spaces such as bathrooms or flip a switch to use as a surround channel in a home theater system. The Bowers & Wilkins CCM663SR dual channel in-ceiling speaker, which features a 6" woven Aramid fiber mid-bass driver with dual voice coils and two 1" soft-dome tweeters for clear cross-spectrum audio. The white grill can be painted to match the surrounding surface.
Two 1" soft-dome tweeters
Clear and crisp reproduction of high frequencies.
6" woven Aramid fiber bass/midrange driver
Clarity and power for vocals and bass instruments through the use of a signature technology- Aramid fiber.
Quick Dog Frame
Two piece system for mounting the speaker in the ceiling for simple, tool-less installation. First the mounting frame is installed and secured be applying finger tight pressure to spring clamps. Lastely, the speaker is plugged into the frame and secured with push-pin connectors.
Makes it easy to alternate between stereo and surround sound modes.
I have much more expensive B&W speakers that are connected to a two channel stereo system in my home and have found them to be very accurate, clear, and able to create a wide soundstage. While these speakers are much less expense (although they are not inexpensive), they sound a lot like the the other B&W speakers I own. There is a quality to all B&W speakers that seems run through the whole product line. I thought I might need the larger 8" speakers, but that is not the case. These 6" speakers have a wide frequency range when paired with a good subwoofer in a surround sound system. In addition, they have a really cool design that makes installation quick and easy. I installed them myself and I had no problems. Basically, you cut the holes in the ceiling using the provided template, draw out the speaker wire, connect the positive and negative ends to the color coded connections on a frame that you then push up into the hole and lock in place. You then simply push the speakers up into the frames using the alignment arrows as a guide and punch the locking nuts into place with a screwdriver. Put on the magnetic covers and you are done....very secure and clean installation. They reproduce a movie soundtrack in amazing detail. I also listened to the B&W 6" speakers below these in the product line and these are clearly superior. I also listened to the speakers above these in the product line and couldn't tell enough difference to justify the higher price, so these seem to be the best value in the line-up.
I upgraded my basic Klipsh in ceiling speakers that came as part of my package when we built in 2014.
I wanted more dynamic range and directional tweeters. The B&W with Kevlar and adjustable tweeters really made the difference!
The sound is tight but robust. Firm and soft at the same time is another way of describing it. The vocals from their famous tweeters are incredible and the mid and bass is as good as you can expect from a 6” cone.
Paired up with 700 watt Martin Logan 10” sub.
Can’t go wrong with B&W
After reading countless online reviews of online reviews, I was stuck between the less expensive Speaker Craft which fit my budget and the Bowers and Wilkins CCM664 which stretched my budget. I visited 3 different Best Buy stores before I found someone helpful and knowledgeable enough to spend the time with me and answer questions. Listened to the Speaker Craft first, which weren't bad, but a bit tinny. Once I listened to the B&W CCM664, I was impressed. and had decided Then against my better judgement, I decided to give the CCM 663s a listen which were $75 more each and would stretch my budget even more. I was blown away! Suddenly my budget was out the window and I walked out with a pair of CCM663s. Installation was a snap and took about 1 hour. The housing is installed and wired in the ceiling first then the speaker easily snaps in. The tweeters are aimable, so creating a large sweetspot is easy. And the grills are magnetically attached. Couldn't be happier!
A:AnswerMarantz should set the tone automatically during the test. If you are hearing a popping or cracking sound, there is either an issue with the speaker, possibly the wire, or you are asking the speaker to do more than it’s capable of. I hope this helps.