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Recent In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Aperion Audio Intimus 6-LCR In-Wall Speakers

Aperion Audio Intimus 6-LCR In-Wall Speakers

As displays are getting thinner and thinner, consumers are demanding speakers that match. What matches a flat panel hung on a wall better than a few in-wall speakers installed around it? Aperion Audio has heard the call and has introduced a new in-wall speaker dubbed the Intimus 6-LCR. With a 2.5 way MTM design, the 6-LCR is designed for either vertical or horizontal placement making it perfect for either main or center channel duty.

As displays are getting thinner and thinner, consumers are demanding speakers that match. What matches a flat panel hung on a wall better than a few in-wall speakers installed around it? Aperion

— June 12, 2009 02:05 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Sonance Invisible Speaker Series

Sonance Invisible Speaker Series

Sonance has long held a prominent position in the architectural, in-wall and in-ceiling speaker marketplace. Now, the company has released their latest innovative variation - the Invisible Speaker Series. The flat-panel driver technology developed by Sonance is featured in three new models, two of which utilize improved planar technology. The Sonance Invisible Series speakers are entirely flat and vanish into the room design, delivering "invisible" ambient music that emanates from the walls and ceilings.

Sonance has long held a prominent position in the architectural, in-wall and in-ceiling speaker marketplace. Now, the company has released their latest innovative variation - the Invisible Speaker

— May 06, 2009 02:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

The Speaker Company NTIW26 and NTIW25 In-wall Speakers

The Speaker Company NTIW26 and NTIW25 In-wall Speakers

At $300 a pair for the NTIW26s and $230 a pair for the NTIW25s, these speakers are a remarkable value. Quality components, easy to mount, lots of tuning options… the list of benefits goes on. Sonically, they at least met and in many ways exceeded my expectations. Bass was admirable for a bookshelf, much less an in-wall. The highs and mids were well-realized and very lifelike. The NT speakers definitely live up to the tSc motto - Quality Loudspeakers at Half the Price.

At $300 a pair for the NTIW26s and $230 a pair for the NTIW25s, these speakers are a remarkable value. Quality components, easy to mount, lots of tuning options… the list of benefits goes on.

— January 19, 2009 05:30 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Ethereal Home Theater VIBE Speakers

Ethereal Home Theater VIBE Speakers

Over at the Ethereal booth, we were surprised to find speakers. The grills (pictured bottom) had artsy pictures on them but we're not sure if this was available or just for CES. According to Ethereal (who is simply distributing the VIBE speakers), the VIBE Home Cinema’s Monolith Shuttle 1 and Shuttle 2 are fabricated from resin and finished in high gloss piano black paintwork. They seem to be a very installer-friendly line of speakers. The larger size actually works well with the idea that pictures can be printed on the grills and we hope this is a standard feature.

Over at the Ethereal booth, we were surprised to find speakers. The grills (pictured bottom) had artsy pictures on them but we're not sure if this was available or just for CES. According to Ethereal

— January 12, 2009 12:52 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Pioneer Elite Architectural Speaker Line

Pioneer Elite Architectural Speaker Line

Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Designer Andrew Jones and his engineering team drew inspiration from the company’s professional TAD speaker offering to design the Pioneer Elite series of architectural speakers. All six new models utilize Pioneer’s CST driver technology that works to expand a room’s “sweet spot” for more uniform sound deliver to home audiences. By improving off-axis performance and a more accurate frequency response, Pioneer’s new Elite speakers surpass the capabilities offered by current pivoting driver designs.

Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Designer Andrew Jones and his engineering team drew inspiration from the company’s professional TAD speaker offering to design the Pioneer Elite series of architectural

— January 08, 2009 22:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

RBH "Reference" Signature In-Walls

RBH "Reference" Signature In-Walls

We have long appreciated the quality of RBH Sound offerings here at Audioholics. While we love our freestanding speakers, it is clear that the market for in-wall speakers is an important one and growing. The References line of Signature speakers from RBH has long been without an in-wall counterpart - no more. Starting at just under $1000 and running up to $3300 each, these are definitely a higher end offering. But given our experience with RBH Sound, they are likely worth every penny plus some.

We have long appreciated the quality of RBH Sound offerings here at Audioholics. While we love our freestanding speakers, it is clear that the market for in-wall speakers is an important one and

— January 05, 2009 13:33 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Soundcast OutCast Wireless Battery-Powered Outdoor Speaker

Soundcast OutCast Wireless Battery-Powered Outdoor Speaker

What do you do if you want sound in many different rooms of your house or outside but don't have the time or money to spend on wiring up all those speakers, extra amps, and source components? Get yourself a wireless speaker with a great range and sound quality. But where? Soundcast Systems hopes to answer that question for you with their OutCast Wireless System. We found it to have great range (matching or exceeding their claims of 150') and better than expected sound quality. It may be pricy but for that you get convenience, portability, and a solution that will take minutes rather than days to complete.

What do you do if you want sound in many different rooms of your house or outside but don't have the time or money to spend on wiring up all those speakers, extra amps, and source components? Get

— May 23, 2008 06:27 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Axiom Audio Algonquin Outdoor Speaker System Review

Axiom Audio Algonquin Outdoor Speaker System Review

The Axiom Algonquins proved to be among the best sounding speakers I've heard in their price class. No they weren't perfect, but then again what outdoor speakers are? Their ability to give you a full spectrum of sound, solid bass extension, and plenty of efficiency and power handling makes them ideal for those looking for quality bookshelf type speaker systems for their gaming room or covered barbeque area. Axiom’s color matching, prompt and unparalleled customer service and very generous return policy makes them a safe buy for anyone not sure if these speakers are right for them.

The Axiom Algonquin Outdoor speakers are a two-way ported bookshelf speaker in a weather resistant cabinet featuring the same 6.5" aluminum woofers and 1" titanium tweeters found in their indoor M3s.

— February 25, 2008 15:05 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Boston Acoustics SoundWare Indoor/Outdoor Speaker Review

Boston Acoustics SoundWare Indoor/Outdoor Speaker Review

The SoundWare speaker from Boston Acoustics is a very interesting product, considering that whole-house audio has become all the rage. Whether it's in the kitchen or out on the back porch, we all want our music to follow us throughout the day. But as Audioholics, it's not as simple as having a boom box or clock radio wherever we want music - we want a nice set of speakers. Boston Acoustics has introduced a new line of affordable speakers aimed squarely at those of us who want great sound both indoors and out.

The SoundWare speaker from Boston Acoustics is a very interesting product, considering that whole-house audio has become all the rage. Whether it's in the kitchen or out on the back porch, we all

— February 10, 2008 10:10 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Dali On-Wall Loudspeaker System

Dali On-Wall Loudspeaker System

Dali debuted a new On Wall loudspeaker system in their demo room at the Venetian hotel. It is based on their Mentor series speakers and are a low profile box speaker system that simply hang from the wall like a picture frame with a mounting hole at the top and bottom of the cabinet. I spent a good deal of time listening to the demo and felt that these speakers have enormous potential for a customer looking for audiophile performance with high WAF.

Dali debuted a new On Wall loudspeaker system in their demo room at the Venetian hotel. It is based on their Mentor series speakers and are a low profile box speaker system that simply hang from the

— January 09, 2008 02:31 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Def Tech AW Series Outdoor/Commercial Speakers

Def Tech AW Series Outdoor/Commercial Speakers

The new AW5500 and AW6500 all-weather outdoor/commercial speakers use racetrack shaped pressure low-bass radiators to extend bass response without compromising their water tight seal. The AW models use high excursion active drivers pressurecoupled to racetrack-shaped passive radiators to produce more than double the bass output while maintaining a weather-tight seal for ultimate placement flexibility, reliability, and performance.

The new AW5500 and AW6500 all-weather outdoor/commercial speakers use racetrack shaped pressure low-bass radiators to extend bass response without compromising their water tight seal. The AW models

— January 07, 2008 00:05 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitor Speaker System Review

Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitor Speaker System Review

The Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitors are all around solid performers, providing better sound than you might expect from such a conspicuous little package that happens to blend beautifully into almost any outdoor setting. If you are yearning to take your music outdoors without cramping your style, these little rocks should provide sufficient reasoning for you to catch up on your listening sessions while enhancing the enjoyment of yard activities.

The Paradigm 60-SM Rock Monitors are all around solid performers, providing better sound than you might expect from such a conspicuous little package that happens to blend beautifully into almost any

— November 28, 2007 19:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

EMP EW30 On-Walls Review

EMP EW30 On-Walls Review

Got that new flat panel? EMP has the answer for streamlined high performance loudspeakers that won't take away form your new purchase. The EW30s are among the best on-wall type speakers we have heard. With the special Buy One get One free promo currently being offered, they are quite a bargain.

Got that new flat panel? EMP has the answer for streamlined high performance loudspeakers that won't take away form your new purchase. The EW30s are among the best on-wall type speakers we have

— November 04, 2007 13:35 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Axiom Audio W3 Speakers Installation Video

Axiom Audio W3 Speakers Installation Video

Gene DellaSala and Axiom Audio Resident Expert Alan Lofft install their new hybrid Inwall/Onwall W3 speakers into a wall and show how easy it is to accomplish this type of project in your own home. This instructional video takes you through the process, documenting the step by step procedure and the proper tools to get the job done.

Gene DellaSala and Axiom Audio Resident Expert Alan Lofft install their new hybrid Inwall/Onwall W3 speakers into a wall and show how easy it is to accomplish this type of project in your own home.

— September 25, 2007 20:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews