At K&B Audio you’ll find a wide range of ceiling speakers from various brands and for various applications. It can be confusing looking at similar ceiling speakers however we’ve provided filters and features to help you narrow down your search. We also provide full support before, during and after so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
TYPES OF CEILING SPEAKER
Mono Ceiling Speaker: The most common ceiling speaker is referred to as “mono”. This means for most applications you will have two speakers (a pair) for stereo sound. Mono ceiling speakers are flush mounted, usually with a low profile grille and come in various sound qualities depending on your budget.
Stereo Ceiling Speaker: Stereo ceiling speakers are the perfect solution for smaller rooms. You only have one physical ceiling speaker, however it has two tweeters, one for left and one for right. You’ll still wire two speaker cables from your amplifier however the single speaker will play stereo sound. Most often used in smaller rooms such as bedrooms, bathrooms etc.
Waterproof Ceiling Speaker: If you want to install a ceiling speaker in a bathroom then you’ll need to ensure it’s moisture resistant or IP44 rated. This means you can place the speaker in the bathroom without reducing the lifespan. If you are going to be installing a speaker in a shower cubicle then ensure you use a fully IP44 ceiling speaker such as the Q Acoustics QI65CW range. For general bathroom use you can usually use any moisture resistant, polypropylene ceiling speaker provided it is 600mm or more away from a water source such as the shower.
CEILING SPEAKER TIPS
Grilles: Most ceiling speakers come with low profile magnetic grilles that simply stick on. All of the ceiling speakers that we sell are easily installed and also removed from the ceiling via screws on the front without causing any damage to your ceiling. You can easily upgrade to better speakers in the future if required.
Size: When we refer to ceiling speaker size we refer to the size of the woofer itself, not the entire ceiling speaker. So a 6.5” ceiling speaker will be approximately 9” overall once installed on your ceiling.
Amplifiers: All ceiling speakers will require an amplifier to power them, you can use a HiFi amplifier or a more discreet amplifier with Bluetooth or WiFi designed for use with ceiling speakers. You can find a wide range of ceiling speaker bluetooth amplifiers here.
If you need any assistance choosing the best ceiling speaker for your home please contact one of our audio experts on 02393 190955 and we’ll be happy to help.