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Yamaha NSIW280CWH3P Set of 6 Easy-to-install In-Ceiling 3-Wa

by Yamaha
4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
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  • Dual 3/4-Inch Dome Tweeter with SoundMax, Impedance 8 ohms, Frequency Range 65 Hz - 28 kHz
  • Swivel Tweeter for Wide Dispersion, Mounting Diameter and Depth 9-7/16-Inch x 4-25/32-Inch
  • Paintable Aluminum Grille with Protective Cover included
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Product Specifications

Brand NameYamaha
Speaker TypeBuilt-in

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Yamaha
  • Speaker Type: Built-in

Product Description


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

Dual 3/4" Tweeters

Frequency Response:
65 Hz - 28 kHz

Input Power (Max / Nominal): 100W / 30W

Sensitivity: 85 dB/2.83 V/1 m

Impedance: 6 Ohms

Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 10-9/32" x 5-1/16"

Mounting Depth: 9-7/16" x 4-13/16"

Product Weight: 3.3 lb Each

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 26.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B0030CLDCE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,022 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 9, 2009
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What a great deal! Three pair of in-ceiling speakers for the price of one high-end in-wall speaker!

Lest you think these Yamaha speakers must sound like a bad office speaker playing elevator music at that price, let me remind you of its decent stats:
* 3-way speakers, 6.5" round woofer, 2 tweeters (one mid-high, one high)
* two built-in crossovers at 6kHz and 9kHz
* 12° pre-tilted woofer, swivel tweeters
* crisp highs up to 28kHz (key for home theater)
* template was perfect for hole-cutting
* swivel screw clamps hold firm to the drywall
* clean finished look
* handles 80W amp comfortably

When I hooked up just one sitting on the floor, I was worried that I made a mistake, but after I got them secure in the ceiling and all working together, the room filled with sound, thanks to my Onkyo 7.1 home theater 80W amp. I am using five for the standard speaker locations: front L/C/R, surround L/R. I have one speaker left over, so I might hook it up as a mono rear surround.

I chose these speakers over the similarly priced Polk Audio speakers because the Polks can't go higher than 20kHz unless you pay $200+ per speaker. If you want to hear glass shatter or steam hissing properly, you need more headroom than 20kHz. These Yamahas go to 28kHz.

You might be wondering about the bottom end of the audio spectrum, below 100Hz. These woofers fall off at 65Hz, and if this were just a small office music system maybe that would be fine, but not good enough for my family room. I filled out the bottom end with two Polk Audio PSW10 subs at half-volume that cover up to 150Hz. My total investment in speakers sounds amazing for under $500. The Onkyo Audyssey auto-EQ and auto-level makes this setup sing.
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I bought these for a home install. They are better than I expected. They sound great even at high volume with no distortion. Built to last and easy to install. Used 5 of them for suround system and would recomend these for any indoor application.
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These speakers are a fantastic solution to great sound at a great price. I hooked them up 5.1 to an Onkyo receiver and a accompanied them with a Sony sub-woofer. The sound is crisp, and even more crisp with HDMI. I can crank up the volume without any distortion from the speakers. I may get another set of these to set up elsewhere throughout the rest of house or outside (under protection from the elements, of course) via the Zone 2 option on the receiver. These are a great deal.
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I consider myself somewhat of a sound snob. I read some reviews that stated that these speakers might be a little light. I have a somewhat smaller room, but I cannot imagine these not working well for just about any size room as long as you've done your research about the correct gauge of wire related to run distance. My furthest speaker run is about 25 feet of wire from receiver. I use a 14 AWG CL2 wire. Sound is rich and full. Perfect combination with Onkyo TX-NR717 receiver and Yamaha YST-SW216 10-inch sub.
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These were exactly what I was looking for. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and comparing prices. I found these speakers at the last minute as I was about to purchase a different brand. My system only required five speakers so I was either going to order three separate pairs or this set of six. I’m glad I went with the Yamaha’s. The shipping was perfect and the installation was a breeze. My house was pre-wired so I only had to trace the included template on the ceiling and cut it out. Once my son-in-law and I installed the first one, the last four were a breeze. We had all five installed in a couple of hours [would have been quicker if we had purchased the right wire connectors the first time – our fault]. Once they were in, we tested them with Batman – the Dark Knight Rises. The sound coming out of them is amazing. Considering that I’m still waiting on Amazon to deliver my sub-woofer [that’s another story in itself], these speakers are exactly what I’ve been missing. I would definitely recommend these to anyone interested in putting some richness into their listening entertainment.
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Product came well packaged. Very easy to install in my basement drop ceiling tiles. I am using them for 7.1 and they sound great for inceiling speakers.
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These are not good to use on their own - they provide very little bass sound. You will need to get a sub or something to make them sound decent.
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I bought 8 of these speakers for my basement, I only used 7 for my 7.1 channel set up. I used them for all in-ceiling speakers including center channel. It was very easy to install (once the holes were cut, which was the most difficult part), gave a very professional flushed look.

These 100w sepakers are true to their claim. I was not disappointed
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