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The Speaker Company NTIW26 and NTIW25 In-wall Speakers

by January 19, 2009
tSc NTIW26 and NTIW25 In-wall Speakers

tSc NTIW26 and NTIW25 In-wall Speakers

  • Product Name: NTIW26 and NTIW25 In-wall Speakers
  • Manufacturer: The Speaker Company (tSc)
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: January 19, 2009 05:30
  • MSRP: $ 149.97, $119.97/each
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NTIW26

Type

In-Wall

Mid-Woofer(s)

6.5" (x2) titanium wet powder coated poly cone woofers w/butyl rubber surround

Tweeter type

16mm swiveling titanium dome tweeter

Magnetic Shielding

Yes

Performance

Frequency Response

55 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance in Ohms

8

Power handling (watts)

100 watts RMS

Sensitivity

88 dB

Equalization

Dual mid & high equalization settings +/- 3dB

Dimensions

Outer Dimensions H/W/D

15 3/8" X 9 3/4" X 3 1/2"

Inner Dimensions H/W*

14" X 7 3/4 "

Finish

White

NTIW25

Mid-Woofer(s)

5.25" (x2) titanium wet powder coated poly cone woofers w/butyl rubber surround

Tweeter type

13mm swiveling titanium dome tweeter

Magnetic Shielding

Yes

Performance

Frequency Response

55 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance in Ohms

8

Power handling (watts)

80 watts RMS

Sensitivity

88 dB

Equalization

Dual mid & high equalization settings +/- 3dB

Dimensions

Outer Dimensions H/W/D

8 1/4" X 15 3/8" X 3 1/2"

Inner Dimensions H/W*

14" X 7 1/8"

Finish

White

Pros

  • Exceptional value
  • Great looks
  • High quality components
  • Easy installation

Cons

  • Packaging/QC may not be highest quality

Introduction

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.
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Recent Forum Posts:

rsajdak posts on September 21, 2009 23:46
How do these speakers compare to the Klipsch in-walls?
Tom Andry posts on January 23, 2009 09:36
Alex2507, post: 512899
I like the review too. Just because I'm a drywaller I chuckle when I see what normal people do to cut holes. Hey, drywallers don't have many opportunities to feel superior.

Glad I could be of service!

I feel the same way when i go to other people's homes and see how they calibrated their TV or setup their speakers. There is nothing like seeing the surround speakers placed in front of the couch to give me great AV Rant material.
gene posts on January 22, 2009 23:18
These seem to be very similar to the MB Quart Alexxa in-walls. Are the two companies related? If this was previously discussed, I apologize.

tSc does some of their own design work such as the TSAT system I just finished reviewing and will post tomorrow.

But many of their designs are open tooled in china and you would be surprised how many speaker brands run on the same lines!

If you are thinking about getting the MB Quarts from the Audioholics E-store or elsewhere, I'd suggest you save your money and buy the tSc versions Tom reviewed
Alex2507 posts on January 22, 2009 21:34
I like the review too. Just because I'm a drywaller I chuckle when I see what normal people do to cut holes. Hey, drywallers don't have many opportunities to feel superior.

What caught my attention in this was that The Complex is in DTS. I have a DVD video that is in Dolby Digital. I think I may try to blow up my subs tomorrow listening to the piano smasher. Great name for it.
Matt34 posts on January 21, 2009 18:22
Tom Andry, post: 511774
I'm finishing up a review of the TST2's right now.



I'm not sure about any relation but I agree (and mentioned it in the review). That being said, the MB Quart speakers sell for over 2x's more.

Rickster71, post: 512362
That's good to hear; looking forward to it.

Any info on who makes their drivers in the TST2's and TST3's?

Thanks,
Rick

Looking forward that review.

Rickster,

I believe those speakers are rebadged Saphires but I'm not sure where they sourced their drivers from.
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