Monitor Audio C165 Trimless 6.5" In-Ceiling Speaker - Pair
Monitor Audio has managed to pack a ton of value into their C165 in-ceiling speaker. It uses some of the same technology found in their higher-end speakers, including Monitor's directionally amiable gold dome tweeter.
Use the C165 for music as part of a low-profile, custom-installed whole-house audio system. Or use it as an overhead effects speaker in a Monitor Audio home theater system.
Warranty : 1-year brand warranty
- Ideal for an in-ceiling music system or overhead effects channel in a home theater system
- 6-1/2" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer
- Unobtrusive frame and low-profile grille for discreet installation
- Recommended amplifier power: 20-65 watts
- Frequency response: 60-25,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 88.5 dB
- Impedance: 6 ohms
- Patented Tri-Grip® mounting system ensures maximum surface seal for better bass and midrange clarity
- Paintable removable magnetic steel grille
- Cutout diameter: 8-5/16"
- Overall diameter: 9-13/16"
- Mounting depth: 4-9/16"
- Weight: 4.25 lbs.
- Warranty: 1 Year
Advantages of Monitor Audio C165 In-ceiling speaker:
Solid midrange and bass
This speaker uses a 6-1/2 MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer for textured, accurate midrange and punchy bass. An advanced crossover network helps ensure smooth, full-range sound throughout the speaker's frequency range.
Two-Way Driver Design
The Monitor Audio C165 in-ceiling speaker utilizes a two-way driver design, featuring a pivoting 1" C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter and a proprietary 6.5" MMP II woofer. Engineered for excellent detail resolution and full-range sound, the C165 will deliver great sound for distributed audio, home theater, and stereo applications.
The 1" C-CAM tweeter is able to pivot (up/down and left/right) to direct the sound to your desired listening area. A HF (High Frequency) level adjustment also aids in high frequency performance. With the High Frequency Level Control set to "0", the in-ceiling speaker will give you a neutral sound. Switching to the "+3db" setting will give the high frequencies a boost, giving you more clarity and presence in the treble. If you want more prominence in the bass frequencies, switch to the "-3db" setting. The HF level adjustment switch is located on front of the baffle behind the grille.
The Monitor Audio C165 is outfitted with two gold-plated spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals which accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), banana plugs (sing/dual), and angled pin-connectors.
"Trimless" Magnetic Grille
The C165 in-ceiling speaker features a steel-mesh grille that is held in place by high strength Neodymium magnets covering the entire speaker for a true "trimless", stealth look. The grille is paintable to blend with the living environment; additional scrim material is provided for trouble free painting.
Tri-Grip Fixing System
Monitor Audio's innovative Tri-Grip fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes and provides 3x the surface area and a better surface seal, maximizing bass response and midrange clarity. The Tri-Grip fixings are made from a tough re-enforced polymer, giving a secure installation.