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Yamaha 3-Way In-Ceiling Speaker System

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NS-IW280CWH 6.5" (White)

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Easy-to-install, versatile in-ceiling speaker system delivers high-quality natural sound. Tilted woofer design provides optimal sound directed to listening position

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  1. Very good surround sound for home theater. Review by W. Barnard

    These are very well-constructed, inexpensive, and fine-sounding surround speakers. I use them for presence speakers (above the front floor speakers) in my home theater system; you could also use them for surround side speakers. I use the more expensive and better sounding Yamaha NS-IW480CWH 8.0" 3-Way In-Ceiling Speakers for my rear speakers. My other Polk speakers (RT10 fronts, CSi A4 center, and PSW505 subwoofer) are driven by a Yamaha RX-V1065. Incredible sound!

    Each IW-280 speaker weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 10-9/32'' in diameter and 5-1/32'' deep. The 6.5'' woofer is tilted at 12 degrees from vertical and the tweeters swivel somewhat for directional sound. Be careful installing the grills; if you bend them, they will not fit right. If you want to remove the grills after installation, straighten a paper clip, put a 90 degree bend about a 1/4'' from one end, insert the bent end into one of the holes in the grill about a half inch from the outer edge, and pull down gently.

    In-ceiling speakers like these Yamahas are so nice for surround sound because they essentially disappear into your ceiling. After overcoming the challenges of running speaker wires through your walls and ceiling, the installation of these speakers is quite easy. (Posted on 7/30/2012)

  2. Big Clear Sound Review by Sid Kelly

    We built a new home in Las Vegas and needed quality sound. Once I saw the product specks and the price the choice was easy. Once installed the sound was great and the watts pumped to the speakers resulted in the high quality sound we were looking for in a surround sound listening environment. (Posted on 7/23/2012)

  3. Great speakers for price Review by cly "cly"

    Using speakers in a enclosed porch. 16X16. Powered by an Pyle 60 max watt mini amp to play my Ipad. No complaints. Sound quality is awesome. Worth the buy (Posted on 6/6/2012)

  4. GREAT SPEAKERS! Review by J. Porter

    I love these speakers! I purchased them as a surround sound for my master bedroom and also for my bathroom. They are perfect for those applications and sound and look great! I did a lot of shopping around looking for good speakers that didn't cost a fortune and am very happy with my selection. I would definitely purchase these again! (Posted on 5/15/2012)

  5. Awesome!!! Review by Adam Czap

    I am an experienced home theater buff and am currently running these speakers with a 3.2kW 7.1 custom installed system in my home. I could not be happier with the performance of these speakers. People often over-estimate the need to spend big money on the rear speakers since all they do is produce the "surround" sound. I considered the B&W ceiling speakers to match my front speakers, but at over $750 for those I determined it wasn't worth it. I'm of the opinion that it's not necessary to overspend and was looking for a 3-way option that has an adjustable directional tweeter. These fit the bill so I gave them a shot... wow! Great buy and they sound awesome! I would recommend these to anyone in a surround application, but I would definitely NOT use them for front speakers as they are just too small and won't produce enough sound on the lower end because of their smaller size.

    PS- the construction quality is top-notch and the installation was very easy in my ceiling tiles via drywall saw and the template they gave me. Install took 30 minutes or so per speaker. (Posted on 3/4/2012)

  6. Very easy to install and sounds great! Review by Niqster

    Okay, let me preface this with a little personal fact. I am a 40ish female with some DIY skills.
    This was an easy install and it took me more time deciding where i wanted to place them ithan nstalling them. Now when I mean installing them I talking about cutting the hole and placement. Feeding the wires through my ceiling joists took alittle more time because I had to go into the attic crawl space.
    The quality of the speakers are superb and I'm very happy with the sound which is fantastic. I can't believe how great they look and sound and I would get the same kind when I do my upstairs. (Posted on 2/12/2012)

  7. Great speakers @ a great price Review by Rooster7six

    Easy theater upgrade!!! Easy installation, and sound great. I was amazed at the clarity and performance of these speakers. Very good deal. Bestbuy was double the price! (Posted on 10/10/2011)

  8. Easy Install, Great Rear Surround Speakers Review by AZ Pete

    These are great for rear surround speakers. I painted the grills using a Preval Paint Sprayer you can get at the hardware store for about $7. Worked great and blends into the ceiling very well. Sound is great! (Posted on 9/19/2011)

  9. Yamaha NS-IW280CWH 6.5" speakers, Rock + Easy Install Review by landshrk

    The Yamaha NS-IW280CWH 6.5" speakers are priced just right for the homeowner looking to expand or start a new built-in system. They fit nicely between my 2x8 ceiling joist depth and the floor above. Yamaha also threw in good advice for the novice, especially mentioning about surrounding the speakers area with insulation (not touching the speaker though) to get the most sound definition out of the speakers. The speakers install easily with simple instructions and they are well designed. I talking both physically and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The sound quality and clarity hit the famous Yamaha high note right on the money. Highly recommend these babies to all!! (Posted on 5/6/2011)

  10. just right Review by DField1562

    I have had these installed for right at a year now and love them.. I installed them as rear surround speakers that they are really meant to be. in ceiling speakers as front speakers never seem to work right. They have all the highs and mids you could want. They are not meant to be used for bass that is why all higher end systems run sub woofers so if you want to crank out bass not these or any other in ceiling speaker will ever make you happy. I installed the yamaha in wall speakers on the wall with my tv and between the 2 front speakers and the center channel they get plenty loud and are just as clear as can be. I'm pushing them with a yamaha receiver that I have had for almost 10 years and they still will crank it out. I still haven't bought the yamaha sub but it is on my wish list. I'm running an old jbl 10" sub that does a great job but I think the yamaha will smoke it when I get around to buying it. I installed all 5 speakers in the walls and ceiling in about 2 hours and couldn't have asked for an easier install. running the wire was the worst part the actual cutting and mounting took less than an hour for all 5. (Posted on 3/31/2011)

  11. Another awesome buy from Amazon! Review by bookhog

    I bought my first set from our local Best Buy. Needed 2 more sets for a basement makeover, but they weren't available locally. Looked online and found this same great product a whole lot cheaper! My contractor highly recommends them. Thanks Amazon!!! (Posted on 3/10/2011)

  12. Best Deal for in-ceiling speakers Review by AMReview

    These Yamaha In-Wall speakers offer a ton of features and sound great. Based on Price, Quality, Features, and Ease of Install, you get the most bang for your buck with these speakers. They are designed to direct the sound towards the listening area which is a great feature. They offer multiple wire connection options, and are simple to install. They sound great with my entertainment system, and look great in the wall. They can be painted to match your wall color, which is another nice feature. I looked at and reviewed low, mid and high end speakers when looking to upgrade, these Yamaha speakers give you high end features, options, and sound quality for a very reasonable price. From what I found, they are the best deal out there! (Posted on 1/19/2011)

  13. Only good for rear speakers Review by Sam

    Tinny sound, too bright and no bass at all. May be ok for the rear speakers for surround sound system. I returned the Yamaha and bought "SpeakerCraft" speakers instead,they are much more expensive but what a rich, clear and full sound it produce is amazing. (Posted on 5/10/2009)

  14. quality product at great price Review by al mingo

    i ordered these speaker and couldnt wait till i received them which was about a week later checked ups site i knew they had arrived in las vegas and would be delivered to me that day the door bell rang ups left speakers at my front door .very easy to install took about 1 1/2 hours to install 4 speakers .sound is very nice natural sound that only yamaha produces not over powering and loud i like yamaha audio only compliant is the glue strips that hold the grill in place are black in color makes the grill look a little messy around the edges.i will order 2 more speakers later so i can install 7.1 surround.i recommend this product price was a bargin. (Posted on 2/7/2009)

  15. Good quality and good deal Review by Wirot Khemmajittakul

    I bought this speakers and installed them myself. Easy installation and the sounds is good, depends on distance between each speaker and environmental acoustic resonance. (Posted on 10/5/2008)

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