In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews (64 Reviews)


RSL C34E In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

RSL C34E In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Scott Schumer reviews RSL's C34E, a full-range in-ceiling speaker that uses dual 4.5-inch woofers and a single 0.88-inch cloth dome tweeter. This "edgeless" speaker carries an asking price of just $125 each. Continue Reading

In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews

Almost everyone likes the idea of having access to music in every room of the house, but not everyone likes the idea of having bookshelf or floorstanding speakers in every room of the house. That’s where in-wall speakers, in-ceiling speakers, and other architectural designs come into play. These speakers are meant to disappear into your space, whether that space is your home theater, your kitchen, your bedroom, or your patio. Today’s architectural speakers offer much better performance and come in a variety of designs, at a variety of price points. Check out the latest reviews in our archive below.

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In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews Archives

Jul 18, 2016

PSB C-LCR In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Greg Handy auditions a multi-channel PSB in-wall speaker system, built around the $799 C-LCR two-way in-ceiling design. Continue Reading
PSB C-LCR In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Jul 06, 2016

Definitive Technology DI 5.5LCR In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

When I decided to install a home theater system, I opted for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. There are many advantages... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology DI 5.5LCR In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Feb 29, 2016

MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

Greg Handy reviews two additions to MartinLogan's Stealth Series of architectural speakers: the Vanquish in-ceiling speaker and the Axis in-wall speaker, both of which utilize the company's Folded Motion XT tweeters and a bezel-less frame. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Stealth Series Vanquish and Axis Speakers Reviewed

Dec 07, 2015

Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

It's that time of year again--time for the HomeTheaterReview.com staff to pick the products that we feel represent the best of the best from all of our 2015 reviews. We've covered a variety of categories and price points. See if your faves made the list. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2015 Awards

Nov 02, 2015

Sonance IS4 Invisible In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews Sonance's IS4 in-ceiling speaker ($1,600/pair), which hails from the company's Invisible Series of in-wall and in-ceiling models that are fully concealed behind the wall/ceiling surface. Continue Reading
Sonance IS4 Invisible In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Aug 26, 2015

Episode Signature 1300T In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Due to my familiarity with, and love of, Episode speakers, it was without hesitation that I approached them when the... Continue Reading
Episode Signature 1300T In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Dec 01, 2014

Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

Home Theater Review presents its Best of 2014 Awards. We've surveyed all the products reviewed over the past year and selected the ones we think are the most compelling. Check out our list and see if your 2014 favorites made the grade. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2014 Awards

May 07, 2014

PSB CS500 Outdoor Speaker Reviewed

Outdoor speakers are a special breed, and with less choices available compared to indoor speakers. But when a company like PSB puts out an outdoor speaker, it's worth taking notice. So do the live up to the PSB name? Sean Killebrew finds out . . . Continue Reading
PSB CS500 Outdoor Speaker Reviewed

Dec 02, 2013

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Nov 13, 2013

Noble Fidelity L-85 mk II In-Ceiling Speaker

Noble Fidelity definitely has a good reputation when it comes to in-wall speakers. Darryl Wilkinson installed the Noble Fidelity L-85 mkII in-ceiling speaker to test it out and see if it lives up to the company's reputation. Continue Reading
Noble Fidelity L-85 mk II In-Ceiling Speaker

Nov 04, 2013

Wisdom Audio Insight P2i In-Wall Speakers

Wisdom Audio has been a company that offers fantastic quality on-wall and in-wall speakers, though not at the most affordable prices. Brian Kahn tests out the Insight P2i to find out what happens when Wisdom Audio makes a more affordable speaker. Continue Reading
Wisdom Audio Insight P2i In-Wall Speakers

Dec 03, 2012

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Dec 05, 2011

Home Theater Review's 2011 Best Of Awards

For a third time, the editorial staff of Home Theater Review have examined the year's offerings in AV gear and decided what they deem to be the best in every category. Find out who is the best of the best. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's 2011 Best Of Awards

Sep 16, 2011

Wisdom Audio L75m On-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Wisdom Audio has introduced the L75m as an on-wall speaker solution. The speaker carries with it a hefty price tag. Andrew Robinson investigates to find out if it has got the goods to back up the price. Continue Reading
Wisdom Audio L75m On-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Aug 29, 2011

Wisdom Audio L150i Sage Series System Reviewed

Dr. Ken Taraszka takes a trip to a well renowned Florida AV dealer to sample what Wisdom Audio has to offer with their new in-wall Sage Series, featuring the L150i speaker, P20i speaker, SCS and STS subwoofers, and SC-1 control system. Continue Reading
Wisdom Audio L150i Sage Series System Reviewed

Aug 22, 2011

Episode 700 Series 5.1 In-Wall Speaker System Reviewed

Reviewing the Episode 700 series 5.1 in-wall speaker system was a new experience for reviewier Sean Killebrew. He found it to be surprising and enlightening almost every step of the way. Continue Reading
Episode 700 Series 5.1 In-Wall Speaker System Reviewed

Aug 16, 2011

JBL ES10 On-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Andrew Robinson tried out the JBL ES10 on-wall loudspeakers in his review system and found that they are a tempting proposition, despite a few areas where the loudspeaker was lacking. Continue Reading
JBL ES10 On-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Aug 01, 2011

Polk Audio 625-RT In-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

HDTVs aren't the only home theater components that are getting thinner and less noticeable. Polk Audio's 625-RT in-wall speakers are also reducing the size of their bezel to be less noticeable. But does that affect the sound? Continue Reading
Polk Audio 625-RT In-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jul 19, 2011

Boston Acoustics Voyager RK8T2 Outdoor Rock Speaker Reviewed

When you are outside you still want to be able to listen to music through a good pair of speakers. However, a lot of outdoor speakers aren't very attractive. Brian Kahn takes a look at the Boston Acoustics Voyager RK8T2 outdoor rock speaker that tries to remedy this. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics Voyager RK8T2 Outdoor Rock Speaker Reviewed

Jul 18, 2011

Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 Outdoor Speaker Reviewed

Just because you are relaxing outside your house, away from your main system, doesn't mean you don't want quality audio. Reviewer Brian Kahn takes a look at the Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 as a solution to this. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics Voyager 7 Outdoor Speaker Reviewed

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