Yamaha NS-IW480CWH 3-way In-ceiling Speaker System (White)
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- 8" Polypropylene mica cone woofers
- Dual 3/4" dome tweeter with SoundMax technology
- 120-Watt maximum input capability
- Swivel tweeter for wide dispersion
- 2 Per package
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- Brand Name: Yamaha
- Model Number: NS-IW480CWH
- Color: White
- Speaker Type: In Ceiling
- Speaker Connectivity: Wired
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|Output Wattage||120 Watts||130 Watts||100 Watts||120 Watts|
|Frequency Response Curve||50 Hz - 28 kHz||35 Hz - 20kHz||50 Hz - 28 kHz||45Hz - 24kHz|
|Impedance||8 Ohm||8 Ohm||8||4|
|Dimensions||4.71 inches x 9.43 inches x 10.28 inches||3.5 inches x 12.1 inches x 10.75 inches||11 inches x 4.3 inches x 11 inches||5 inches x 9 inches x 7 inches|
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
These are well built speakers and installation was very easy with the provided template. The swivel tweeter however did not have any impact on sound quality at different listening positions.
After a comparison with Polk RC-80i, I would give these speakers a higher grade than the Polks.
The template provided worked fine, don't cut any smaller than the hole you have traced out. I learned to cut just outside the line for best fit.
I found the best tool for cutting the dry-wall was a jigsaw blade in a vice-grip.
The connectors for the wires are a very high-quality spring-loaded design. Very easy to connect he wires with when you are up on a ladder.
The cosmetic grill that covers the speaker can snap into place without any tools or need of the included adhesive pad. Worst case, you may have to pry or pound it in with your fist gently.
Sound great so far. I also used a lot of leftover inslation around the spaker between the floor joists to accoustically insulate them. I have one set of these in my basement ceiling and don't want too much noise upstairs, so I even used that thick lead-weight barrier material for automotive speakers above these to help prevent that.
IMHO, Yamaha strikes the right balance of cost, quality, and performance.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ok so i started remodeling my basement and wanted to have speakers on ceiling to make it look fancy as well as not having to have a separate speaker on the floor when having... Read morePublished 2 days ago by David
Ordered 4 put in ceiling with ease and they sound great. Def buy againPublished 18 days ago by B. Thomas
look nice, work as advertised, the sound isn't great but than again its not a Sonos speaker now is it.Published 26 days ago by Darin
Great surround sound speaker. I am using 2 as rear speakers in a 5.1 configuration.Published 1 month ago by Archie J McGill
I used these for rears in a 5.1 small theater set up in my basement. Overall they did a great job but they seemed to struggle in the low range and with volume levels. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roman Nadiya
I shopped around a lil before I settled on these speakers but I'm glad I chose them. I have the new pioneer vsx 530 pushing four of these and they sound great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer