In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews (75 Reviews)


Definitive Technology AW6500 All-Weather Speakers Reviewed

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 my favorite ways to enjoy my music these days is outdoor listening. Not everybody lives in a locale that offers... 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.

Not all in-wall and architectural speakers are created equal. Check out our reviews here.

In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews Archives

Mar 18, 2020

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... Continue Reading
Gray Sound S80 Ported In-Ceiling Subwoofer

Mar 04, 2020

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. Continue Reading
Focal 100IW6 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Feb 26, 2020

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. Continue Reading
Russound MBX-AMP and IC-620 In-Ceiling Speakers Reviewed

Dec 18, 2019

Stealth Acoustics LRX-83 Invisible In-wall Speakers Reviewed

It is no secret to avid HomeTheaterReview.com readers that I simply love invisible speakers. I started into the world of... Continue Reading
Stealth Acoustics LRX-83 Invisible In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Jul 01, 2019

Paradigm Decor 2S and 1C On-Wall Speakers Reviewed

We replaced our decade-old Panasonic plasma television with a Sony OLED about a year ago. The industrial design of the... Continue Reading
Paradigm Decor 2S and 1C On-Wall Speakers Reviewed

Feb 18, 2019

Focal 300IWLCR6 Three-Way In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

In-wall and in-ceiling speakers, sometimes referred to as architectural speakers, are growing in popularity thanks to their stealthy sleek form... Continue Reading
Focal 300IWLCR6 Three-Way In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 10, 2018

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Oct 17, 2018

Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

I recently got a phone call from an audio-video company that I had never heard of. The executive on the... Continue Reading
Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

Sep 17, 2018

Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Skeptical of invisible speakers? Jerry Del Colliano says he's 100 percent a convert to this new religion because of Nakymatone's Echt. Continue Reading
Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Nov 15, 2017

MartinLogan Outdoor Living Series Speaker System Reviewed

This summer I spent a good deal of time in my backyard, enjoying the Southern California climate. Whether I was... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Outdoor Living Series Speaker System Reviewed

Sep 11, 2017

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
RSL C34E In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

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

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