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Yamaha - 6-1/2" 2-Way In-Ceiling Speakers (Pair) - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 380 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

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    Dealzguy
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    Bought two pairs recently and had seen a review that mentioned challenges with drop ceilings and was little worried. But in the end turned out just fine as the built in drywall clamps work well for drop ceilings. Only issue is how to press down the drop ceiling when tightening this, remove the adjacent one and gently press it down till you tighten all four corners of the clamp. Just done over tighten it. I even added a cheap but well made $2 plastic bowl shaped perfectly for the speaker back with tiny cut out for the cables, no more sound leakage into the empty drop floor ceiling and much improved sound and focus. Even before this improvisation, it was not bad for Height / Atmos duties. Excellent speakers for the price. Initially was going to buy the RSL ones, which have awesome reviews and great sound quality for $250 a pair, but at $94 a pair this was a good deal...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound!

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    Petemax13
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    These speakers are pretty great. I was extremely surprised of the clarity and the bass. I will say though be careful with the clips as they are very sensitive and if you break them you are in for a bumpy ride. The speakers come with nice wire terminals and they are pretty strong. But I am most impressed with the sound. I have the SC-82 Pioneer Elite and that thing is powerful and they handled the power pretty well. I also have the 8 inch ones and those are great too. Give them a shot you wont be disappointed. I was happy that Best buy had them although I did get a second pair cheaper on Amazon. No offense Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All about the magnetic grilles!!!

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    GRIFF
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    First of all, these are built like tanks (very hefty in the hand, too), the push-in speaker wire terminators grab like none other and make one-handed installation a snap, and they sound amazing. But forget about all of that-- let's talk about the grilles. Anyone who has worked with "normal" in-ceiling speakers know the grilles are generally impossible to remove, impossible to replace, their edges bend up like paper and never quite hit that little slot they're supposed to, and once the grille is out it never goes back in quite the same way. Not so with these Yamahas-- the grilles are MAGNETIC. Put them anywhere near the speaker and they just snap into place. What a joy! I own three pairs of these already and plan to buy many more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound - Easy Install

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    Joey
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    The sound that comes from these speakers are incredible. For the price, it is a no brain choice. Installation of the speakers into the ceiling was simple. The hardest part was cutting the hole into the ceiling, but Yamaha provides a template and you just follow your line. The longest and hardest part of the install was running the wire in the attic. Everything else was simple and took about 2 hours for 4 speakers. Definite improvement from the box Onkyo speakers from the original home theater system. The only thing that I noticed is that the speakers have a slightly higher pitch to the sound but are incredibly clear. I hear more now with the system being at a lower volume setting. Even a novice installing these speakers should not have any problems as long as they follow the instructions provided.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Trav
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    I mounted four of the Yamaha ceiling speakers in a basement room with drop ceilings. Yamaha does not make a bracket for these, so if you're mounting in ceiling tile, you'll need to improvise a little to make sure the speaker is properly supported. There are also no back boxes for these, so don't expect to hear bass come rumbling down. These are great for relatively weak ambient sound or maybe for surrounds in a 5.1 system, but you'll need a sub to go with these if you like your music meaty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for rear height speakers

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    Charles
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    I am completely pleased with these speakers. I appreciate their low profile, unobtrusive covers. Easily mounted from underneath. They integrate sound-wise with my system in which the other 9 speakers are in cabinets. My attic is heavily insulated with blow-in insulation—here’s a hint: I cut down two plastic 5-gal buckets (bought for $2 each at a barbecue restaurant) to make back boxes to keep the insulation off of them and it worked great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    These speakers are absolutely fantastic!

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    Prashanth
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    These ceiling speakers (my purpose) are absolutely fantastic! They are very easy to mount AND are very secure. (some genius unique mounting indeed!) They have wonderful magnetic grill covers to finish off an already easy install. They sound great! Now those movie scenes, like thunderstorms, are far more realistic. They complete my missing link to enable ATMOS sound with my new Yamaha receiver. Highly recommended without hesitation!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice set of speakers

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    Stedrock
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    I bought these on a whim while purchasing new front speakers for the living room. I installed these in the bathroom ceiling so I could get rid of the Bluetooth speaker I used every time I showered. As a second Zone these have been spectacular. Sound is great for both music and talk radio. Ba ba bouy! I am thinking to buy a second pair for Atmos or to replace the rear speakers in the living room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous speakers for their size and price

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    LutherForehand
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    I knocked out walls and combined 4 rooms into one, so a big area to fill with sound. We installed four of these speakers into one section of the great room. They are combined with a Klipsch subwoofer and powered by an Onkyo 75 watts amp. They blast the fabulous highs and lows of the ABB Fillmore East album throughout this large great room in wonderfully even fashion until my kids run screaming leaving me alone to be lathered in blues rock majesty!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great buy for my home. I put them in my livingroom

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    longhornhouse
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    Bought these for my livingroom I debated the 8 inch but decided not to go too big. That turned out to be a great move. .. they are perfect and have plenty of power. I am using them with a pioneer vsx-1022 receiver and everything sounds great. I would certainly give these speakers a 5 star with quality appearance and sound all at a great price. I am going to buy 6 more for my media room only 8 inch....which will completely be overdoing it but what the heck. Great product yamaha.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Option if Max Audio Quality is Demanded

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    ejkessler
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    These Yamaha speakers are more of a budget line speaker and as such I am very satisfied with them. I have used more expensive Ceiling Speakers in the past and decided I did not need the extreme audio quality of a $400 Plus speaker. These Yamaha speakers do a fine job for a bedroom where the volume will not be a major priority but just a nice sounding moderate and low volume speaker. I am happy with this trade off between a good price and a good sounding speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker at a good price

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    drkinrow
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    This is a solid speaker, and a good price. The sound is good overall, and decent bass for a relatively small speaker. I have a separate powered sub, with four of these speakers acting as main and surround speakers, and am happy with the setup. They perform well at both functions, though you may want something bigger/more powerful as your primary pair, depending on your needs. The speakers were easy to install as well - I flush mounted them into the ceiling without any problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers my game room

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    JackieB
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    I have a 20x30 game room with 12 ft ceilings. The biggest issue I've had was a terrible echo from the tall ceilings. I have a set of nice bose speakers as my mains but regardless of placement I could not get rid of the echo. I installed these speakers in the ceiling and with a little bit of work changing up the direction the tweeters were pointing the echo has disappeared! Installation was as simple as it gets and I couldn't be more pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    Justme
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    Paired with Yamaha receiver for home theatre and a three way set of wall speakers And the sound quality with the wall speakers is through the roof...no...around the block. My neighbors will hate or love me depending on if they are invited. And I haven't even gotten to more than 15db and it's too loud. Comfortable at -15db. We spray painted these flat black so they wouldn't glow in the theatre and they look amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for the price!

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    Timothy
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    I bought them to use in my exercise room. I was surprised how nice it sounds! It blends very well with my 10" Polk audio subwoofer. Beware that the depth of the speaker is about 4" so it would be easier to install as a ceiling speaker, although the box indicates for both ceiling and wall use. It would sit a little tight in the wall but would work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great sounding speakers for the price

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    Bob33404
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    I am a remodeling contractor. We installed 3 sets of speakers in the ceiling of 3 adjacent rooms. My client is now enjoying her playlist from her smart phone via a blue tooth or WIFI connection to the Denon amp as she or her family or guests go from room to room. Great sound at a reasonable cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Your Expectations

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    WiFiExperts
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    We are a residential/commercial HOME THEATER company, and we sell and install multiple brands of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers for whole-house audiophile set-ups. These Yamaha speakers are among THE BEST that we have heard / listened to, at this price-point. XLNT for the price! Our high-end customers are always happy when we spec these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly Recommended!

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    BBShopper
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    I upgraded from in-ceiling speakers installed by the Developer. First off, the build quality is so much better than my Sun In-ceiling Speakers. It's very crisp and can handle sound tracks with heavy base. For the price, this pair is a solid performer. Also, installation was easier than my Sun Speakers or Monoprice Speakers (which I also have, but do NOT recommend).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent but...

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    Peter
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    I had been looking at the B&W 663 but thought these could be a cheaper alternative in the meantime. The reviews are pretty high but I'm guessing people didn't listen to many other speakers for a comparison. I was not able to listen in store so I bought based on reviews only. I will be replacing these very soon. They are very easy to install though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great sound

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    glear9
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    Very good sound. I installed these in the ceiling with a receiver and sub for a surround sound. It is a clear sound but I think that it would be better if the speakers were actually lower. I have in-ceiling in the living rooms, but tis was for a retreat. Since it's a smaller room I think a lower placement would result in a better feel for movies

    I would recommend this to a friend