Definitive Technology UIW 75 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

By |


One of the primary functions of a first-rate in-wall speaker is its ability to disperse superb high-end audio to every part of the room, no matter where the speaker itself is placed. The design team at Definitive Technology knows just how important this design element is, and the UIW 75 in-wall speaker was built to deliver a broad spectrum of sound to any room it is installed in.

This $399 speaker ($798 per pair) was designed with the discerning home theater enthusiast in mind, not only as an in-wall speaker that can be easily installed, but also as an LCR (Left, Center, Right) speaker that can replicate any movie's soundtrack, sound effects and dialogue sequences with aplomb. The UIW 75 uses two six-inch high-definition bass/midrange drivers in this speaker's design that drastically increases the overall low-end audio quality that most home theater purists love so much.
Additional Resources

The weight of the UIW 75 is about eight pounds, and this in-wall speaker features a one-inch pure aluminum dome tweeter for sending clear and clean high-end audio to the soundstage at all times. High-frequency equalization is made possible with the Linkwitz-Riley crossover network integrated into the speaker system's inner circuitry. This speaker's reported frequency response is 26 Hz- 30kHz and the non-resonant cast baskets that are an integral design element of the UIW 75 help substantially with sustaining more pure low-end audio once these speakers are powered up.

The speaker features one pair of five binding posts and comes with precision templates for extremely easy home installation purposes. This is a very modern-looking speaker and serves quite well as an in-wall speaker that will be primarily used in a home theater audio configuration since it can also be well hidden within most home theaters without much trouble at all.

HTR Product Rating for Definitive Technology UIW 75 In-Wall Speaker

Criteria Rating







Disagree with our product rating? Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating.

Latest In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews

Jul 13
Theory Audio Design 5.2 Surround Sound System with 75-inch Soundbar Reviewed Theory Audio Design's speaker systems manage the nearly impossible feat of being both lifestyle friendly and unflinchingly high-performance.
Theory Audio Design 5.2 Surround Sound System with 75-inch Soundbar Reviewed

Mar 25
Definitive Technology AW6500 All-Weather Speakers Reviewed In recent years, I've opened up my audiophile horizons beyond the head-in-a-vice constraints of a dedicated listening room. One of...
Definitive Technology AW6500 All-Weather Speakers Reviewed

Mar 18
Gray Sound S80 Ported In-Ceiling Subwoofer Imagine walking into a well-designed living room, sitting down for a bit, and to your surprise you get a fully...
Gray Sound S80 Ported In-Ceiling Subwoofer

Mar 04
Focal 100IW6 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed Greg Handy says the Focal100IW6 is an attractive and affordable in-wall speaker option that sounds great despite its compact size.
Focal 100IW6 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Feb 26
Russound MBX-AMP and IC-620 In-Ceiling Speakers Reviewed Russound's MBX-AMP is a simple-to use one-room streaming solution that can also be employed to expand an existing Russound multi-room system into harder-to-reach zones.
Russound MBX-AMP and IC-620 In-Ceiling Speakers Reviewed

High Points
• The UIW 75 does a remarkable job of dispersing a wide range of audio, including immaculate high-end.
• This in-wall speaker is much more easily installed than your average in-wall speaker, due to its size, weight and superb templates and how-to instructions.
• The pure aluminum dome tweeter creates a clean mid-range and high-range audio signal that surpasses many other in-wall speakers in the same price range or even higher.
• This speaker did such a great job delivering dynamic low-end to the listening area that a subwoofer was not even needed during a recent demonstration of the UIW 75 in a modest sized room.

Low Points
• This speaker matched other Definitive Technology speakers very well, but I would not recommend that the UIW 75 be matched up with most other speakers, to keep an overall uniformity of sound.
• Even though the UIW 75 is sleek in its design, it's not as "hidden" compared to some newer, shallower, in-wall speakers like Definitive's own DI Series of in-wall speakers.

Since finding the "perfect" in-wall speaker can be nearly impossible, Definitive Technology recently entered the lower-end price range of the speaker marketplace and has delivered a quality speaker that should do well with the average home theater fanatic who is looking to upgrade their current in-wall speaker configuration.

The designers at Definitive Technology have definitely succeeded in creating an in-wall speaker that consistently out-performs other speakers in the same price range while also incorporating highly structured and efficient inner circuitry contained within the UIW 75.

Overall, these speakers will work perfectly well for medium sized and larger sized home theater rooms that need to be filled with clear and concise surround-sound audio for true movie-watching enjoyment.
Additional Resources

  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus