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The Best In-Ceiling Speakers

Polk Audio RC80i 2-Way Premium In-Ceiling 8" Speakers

Best Indoor/Outdoor
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Indoor or out, home theater or your bathroom, these impressive speakers from Polk provide quality audio anywhere thanks to their rust and moisture resistant materials. The mineral filled polymer-composite cone with a rubber surround is durable and rigid to provide crisp, clear sound, with a 1" swivel-mounted tweeter that can be arranged for high frequency control, ensuring balanced sound will fill the space, ensuring you won't have to fight your family off for that "sweet spot" in the room.

Besides being durable and sounding great, we loved how easy these speakers are to install, simply cut the hole, feed the wires, and drop the speaker it. The ability to paint over the speaker to match the ceiling is a nice perk, allowing for a flawless integration into any home decor.

Key Features

  • Balanced and life-like sound
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Quick and easy installation

Micca M-8C 2-Way In-Ceiling 8" Speaker

Best Budget Friendly
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For an affordable speaker than can seamlessly be installed in-ceiling or in-wall, Micca's M-8C speakers are an impressive choice. An 8" high excursion poly woofer paired with a 1" soft dome tweeter packing 100 watts of powers delivers an impressive audio experience that even production company owners rave about. Like the Polk model, the tweeter can be positioned to create immersive sound clarity in any setting. The 6dB crossover network aids in balancing a broad range of frequencies, so you know these speakers can flawlessly reproduce even the most dramatic cinematic score.

With an easy installation process and grill that can easily be painted, you'll have a flawless looking and sounding home theater setup in no time.

Key Features

  • Easy installation
  • Smooth and natural sound signature
  • Affordable option

Yamaha NS-IW280CWH 6.5" 3-Way In-Ceiling Speaker System

Great Choice
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From a name you trust in the audio world, Yamaha's in-ceiling speaker system hits all our checkboxes. A 6.5 inch polypropylene mica cone woofer and dual 3/4" dome tweeter with SoundMax technology and tilting capabilities reproduce an impressive range of frequencies with clear precision. Pair with a subwoofer and any home theater viewing session is turned into a cinematic experience. If you own other Yamaha products, then you'll appreciate the template is the same regardless of the speaker size, making the install or potential replacement process easy. If you don't, fret not, it's still super easy to install. Painted or not, their nondescript design is perfect when any setup.

Key Features

  • Easy installation
  • High quality natural sound
  • Wide sound dispertion

Pyle 2-Way In-Wall/In-Ceiling 8" Speaker System

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If you're an action or sci-fi fan and really want to FEEL like you're in the film, then look no further. With 300 Watts of power, you'll get the volume you crave, while the 1" silk dome pivoting tweeter and 8" poly cone woofer reproduce a large frequency response that sounds rich, filling any room with incredible sound. We loved the adjustable treble control switch, allowing a more customizable audio experience. We were also impressed that, despite the wattage, the sound didn't distort, even at high volume.

If you're like us and are trying to be more environmentally-friendly, each speaker is constructed of ABS plastic and urethane film laminated cloth. Like all our other picks, the speaker is easy to install, and its low-profile design fits in any home.

Key Features

  • 300 Watts of power
  • Adjustable treble control switch
  • Made of eco-friendly materials