in-wall or in-ceiling

Are you considering building a home theatre system?

The first thing you need to choose are the speakers. Nothing will impact your audio quality more.

The absolute best type of speakers to use are in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

Does that sound like a bold claim?

Read on to discover the specific reasons why.


  • Clutter Free (& Worry Free)
  • Look Great & Blends In With Your Home
  • Ultra-Low Maintenance
  • Raise The Value Of Your Home
  • Excellent Sound Stage & Room Fill
  • Are There Downsides To In-Wall & In-Ceiling Speakers?

Clutter Free & Worry Free

Perhaps the single greatest benefit of using in-wall and in-ceiling speakers is that they are clutter free!

That means… 

  • No black boxes on stands in your lounge room,
  • No cables visibly draped and hanging around the TV area, and
  • No need to move heavy objects just to clean.

For some, having to deal with those boxes in your room can be the biggest deterrent to getting an audio system at all. With in-wall and in-ceiling speakers it’s not an issue at all.

The other great thing about being clutter free is…

You don’t have to WORRY about your speakers getting damaged!

This makes them family friendly. Children and pets can run and play freely, without you having to holler because you’re terrified of your expensive speakers getting busted up!

Looks Great & Blends In With Your Home

Besides being out of the way and tidy, in-wall and in-ceiling speakers blend seamlessly with your room.

It can be a huge disappointment when you bust your hump to get your entertainment room decorated and looking schmick… then putting box speakers in it throws everything out of whack.

That’s why going with speakers that are flush with your walls or ceilings will allow you to have an amazing theatre space AND a beautifully designed room at the same time.

Ultra-Low Maintenance

I remember as a kid when something in our entertainment area wasn’t working my dad would pull out the cabinet to figure it out…

…and it was like looking at a rat’s nest!

Speaker cables and AV cables bound up in knots. DUST like you wouldn’t believe clumped and spread everywhere.

Not only was it gross, it was a serious chore to clean and tidy it up.

With in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, this chore is a thing of the past.

  • The cables are hidden inside your walls and ceilings.
  • There are no boxes or stands to collect dust.
  • You have to do almost zero wiping and moving things around.

So they’re very low maintenance.

And that means you have more time to ENJOY your system.

Raise The Value Of Your Home

Believe it or not, in today’s market houses become more desirable when they have streamlined, installed luxuries like climate control and app-driven security systems.

Audio is no exception.

Today’s buyers love tech.

House and home reference site Homewyse states:

“A good quality Home Theater Remodeling project in the right neighborhoods can return 61% - 72% of its initial cost.” (Ref.)

They’re USA based, and that figure is based on a handful of factors. But if you’re in an area that attracts luxury driven homeowners, your built-in home theatre will likely give you an advantage.

Excellent Sound Stage & Room Fill

Installing your speakers into the wall or ceiling means they are that much further back from your listening area.

Think about it:

If you have box speakers, there has to be some space in between the back of the speaker and the wall.

With in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, there is no space.

That means for a given room you can get a better stereo image and much better “room fill” for your sound. (That means you get better audio quality in a larger area — perfect for party music and background listening.)

One key to watch out for is to make sure the in-wall or in-ceiling speakers you use are DIRECTIONAL.

That means you can choose which direction the tweeters point, which gives you the audio image you want.

Are There Downsides To In-Wall & In-Ceiling Speakers?

Now that you’ve heard the good news about in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, you must be wondering what the downsides are.

Well, there are three main things that many people claim are downsides.

If you want to learn more about them, check out Are There Downsides To Using In-wall Or In-ceiling Speakers?

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