In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews (76 Reviews)


In-wall and Architectural Speaker Reviews Archives

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm PV-150 In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

At $149 per speaker, the Paradigm PV-150 is one of the most affordable, high performance in-wall speakers in the marketplace today. Audiophiles love them. Audiophiles love their sound. Read the Andrew Robinson review here. Continue Reading
 Paradigm PV-150 In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm CS-60R-30 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Reviewed

In-ceiling speakers have become all the rage as 7.1 home theater enthusiasts like using them for side and rear speakers while audiophiles like the drastically improved imaging from speakers above. Read the Andrew Robinson HomeTheaterReview.com review here. Continue Reading
Paradigm CS-60R-30 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 02, 2009

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) FPM On-wall Speakers Reviewed

The FPMs are Bowers & Wilkins first foray into wall speakers and they provide the quality listeners have come to expect from B&W in a smaller size. It also comes in a variety of colors to blend in well with almost any room. "One no longer has to sacrifice quality a thin, wall-mount chassis and lifestyle aesthetics." Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) FPM On-wall Speakers Reviewed

Dec 29, 2008

JBL Studio L820 On-wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

JBL is known for making party speakers but with the L820, they have begun to produce on-wall speakers for the first time. The results are impressive as our reviewer noted that the L820 "acts more like a full range tower than any satellite subwoofer combo ever will"... Continue Reading
JBL Studio L820 On-wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Definitive Technology Mythos 2, 3 & Gem Speakers Reviewed

The Mythos line features cutting edge design that fits in well with modern flat panel televisions and has been engineered to be equally adept at handling music and movies. Our reviewer said they provide "exceptional sound quality regardless of placement"... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos 2, 3 & Gem Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Atlantic Technology IWCB Series In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Using Atlantic Technology's Directional Vector Control (Vector... Victor - as they say in Airplane) these IWCB in-wall speakers have the power of an ICBM. Compare with some of the best in-wall speakers from Paradigm, PSB, Sonance and Niles Audio. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology IWCB Series In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Definitive Technology UIW RLS II Reference In-wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

At $799 per speaker, these Definitive Technology UIW RLS II Reference In-wall are for the higher end user but pack many of the sonic characteristics that audio lovers expect from Definitive Technology's Mythos and tower speakers. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology UIW RLS II Reference In-wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Meridian 300 Series In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Powered or not powered - these high end in-wall speakers from Meridian are about as posh as you can get when it comes to speakers for your walls. Expect all of the openness and finesse you'd expect from an audiophile speaker without the footprint. Continue Reading
Meridian 300 Series In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Sonance Architectural Z8F In-wall Speakers Reviewed

These speakers changed the game for in-wall speakers as Sonance found a way to remove the ugly front baffle from an in-wall speaker. Every other company making in-wall speakers rushed to catch up. Read the full Jerry Del Colliano review here. Continue Reading
Sonance Architectural Z8F In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Morel Vario On-Wall Speakers Reviewed

If you're looking for speakers that can match the beautiful picture Blu-ray discs or HDTVs provide with equally impressive sound, the Morel Vario is for you. Appearance wise, these speakers are made to blend in with your big flat HDTV which creates a great solution to a problem often associated with on-wall speakers... Continue Reading
Morel Vario On-Wall Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

KEF KHT 5005.2 Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

These attractive speakers have several mounting options and can adapt to any room. Our reviewer noted "this system is capable of very high volume output that seems incomprehensible given the driver's size, but this ability makes it a great choice for people wanting to fill large rooms with minimally invasive speaker systems"... Continue Reading
KEF KHT 5005.2 Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2007

Totem Acoustic: TRIBE I, TRIBE II & STORM Reviewed

Totem brags that their speakers will "stir your soul" or produce "dimensionally extravagant and accurate sound production." After testing them, our reviewer found that the company was probably being modest. "The delicacy, depth, airiness, then attack and impact--completely devoid of any harshness or edge--are a pure pleasure to listen to..." Continue Reading
Totem Acoustic: TRIBE I, TRIBE II & STORM Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

THIEL Viewpoint Speakers and Smart Sub Reviewed

Our reviewer noted that the Viewpoint system is "absolutely light years ahead of anything in its category." The reason: "each component in this system has an extreme attention to detail in design, philosophy and application." Continue Reading
THIEL Viewpoint Speakers and Smart Sub Reviewed

Feb 15, 2004

Phase Technology CI-Series In-Wall Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

From back in the day comes a high performance Phase Technology in-wall speaker that was very popular among the custom installation community but also packed a little audiophile credibility too. In 2003, this was a very good in-wall speaker. Continue Reading
Phase Technology CI-Series In-Wall Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Bowers & Wilkins VM1 Speakers and AS1 Subwoofer Reviewed

This subwoofer has a selectable music/movie mode which operates easily for "precise presentation of material." Our reviewer was impressed with the overall sound of the VM1 and AS1 which "filled my room up like sails on a windy day." The sound was "near perfect" and "each note stayed the course" Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins VM1 Speakers and AS1 Subwoofer Reviewed

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