10 Best Ceiling Speakers For Surround Sound
Boasting a glass-composite baffle, an injection-molded rubber surround, a rigid driver basket, and a setting to accommodate for placement near a wall, the Polk RC80i uses durable components to minimize distortion and system resonance.
- Cone made from mineral-polymer
- Switch to adjust tweeter volume
- Relatively easy to install
Acoustic Audio CS-IC83
The Acoustic Audio CS-IC83 balances price and quality, making it a good option for casual listeners. While it might not live up to an audiophile’s standards, it provides crisp sound with a distinct low end, thanks to an impressive frequency response range of 40Hz-20kHz.
- 8-inch polypropylene cone
- 3-way crossover for clear imaging
- Minimal distortion at high volumes
One of the reasons the Yamaha NS-IC800 has such a rich midrange is its relatively high crossover point of 3.5 kilohertz. Its fluid-cooled tweeter can produce sounds up to 28 kilohertz, allowing it to remain clear and responsive at high volumes.
- Advanced spiral baffle
- Paintable grille and flange
- Maximum power handling of 140 watts
Klipsch CDT-5650-C II
The Klipsch CDT-5650-C II might even satisfy an audiophile’s standards with its clear sound and comprehensive customization. In addition to a woofer that rotates 360 degrees, its treble and mid-bass attenuation switches can compensate for the size and shape of the room.
- Swiveling 1-inch compression driver
- Crossover at 2440 hertz
- More expensive than other options
The Micca M-8C offers a punchy low end, a dynamic middle and upper register, and a pivoting silk-dome tweeter that allows it to handle the left or right channel. In fact, the impressive bass response might eliminate the need for a subwoofer.
- Frequency range of 40 hz to 20 khz
- Crossover cooled with ferrofluid
- Great for both movies and music
If you’re looking for something that works both indoors and out, the OSD ICE800 is one to consider. Its weather-resistant materials make it safe and functional in a bathroom, kitchen, covered patio, or any other space with high levels of moisture.
- Mounting clamps are easy to use
- Surround made from santoprene
- Withstands extreme temperatures
The Yamaha NS-IW280C delivers crisp, well-rounded midrange and treble, making it a solid choice when building a comprehensive system. It uses two 3/4-inch drivers to disperse audio while an advanced crossover network helps minimize acoustic interference.
- Woofer angled at 12 degrees
- Impedance of 8 ohms
- Bass output is lacking
The Polk MC60 is good for those wanting top-notch audio without having to tune or make adjustments to the speaker. It’s crafted with durable, moisture-resistant materials that are made to withstand years of use in a variety of settings.
- Silk-dome tweeter
- Brackets sold separately
- Price is high for the quality
The JBL 8124 is intended for restaurants or retail stores that want to provide their guests with quality background audio. It connects to the standard loudspeaker line commonly found in businesses and requires minimal power to reach a high volume.
- Full-range driver
- Sensitivity of 93 decibels per mw
- Modern-looking grille
Pyle Flush Mount
Combining the Pyle Flush Mount with your existing system is a cost-effective way to add an extra dimension of sound. While it lacks a bit of bass and sensitivity, it doesn’t require tuning and works with most stereo receivers thanks to the 16-ohm impedance.
- Spring-loaded terminals
- Polypropylene cone
- Narrow frequency response range