Pyle PDIWCS56 5.25" Dual In-Wall Center Channel Speaker
Pyle PDIWCS56 5.25" Dual In-Wall Center Channel Speaker is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5
from Tricky installGood speaker for the price with decent sound. Paints up well to match my ceiling and looks great. But...installing it can be a bear! First off, from another review. Make sure to measure and cut your own template for the hole you're gonna cut in your wall. Theirs is too big and it would make installing even more difficult I'm sure. Next, there's not really enough reach with the mounting brackets and it barely grabbed ahold of the sheetrock when I mounted it in the ceiling. It fell out and luckily I caught it. When trying to mount it the second time some of the mounting tabs broke and it wouldn't grab at all. Finally had to send a friend up into the attic to make sure the tabs would grip and tighten down. Manufacturer needs to add 1/2" more length for proper mounting in sheetrock.
Date published: 2012-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5
from Loose tweeterWhen I received this center speaker, the tweeter was loose, hanging on its wire, and rattling around. I would have returned it, but was in a time crunch, so I took the speaker apart, and glued the tweeter back where it belongs. Installed the speaker, and it sounds great, especially for the price. I think this was a fluke, and was able to repair the problem. Only reason I didn't give full stars. Shipping was quick.
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5
by Schuck - 31443
from Very Nice Center ChannelI have had this center installed for about a week. The previous set was a bunch of tiny JBL speakers and this one, as one would expect, produces much better the midbasses and solid mids and highs. When the high pass only on the receiver was turned off, the speakers did respectable with the bass. I installed a number of in wall speakers this past week and as with all of them, I am sure if I knew roughly how big of a box to build in the wall, the bass would be much tighter. I may do this later to tighten up that area, but for now it is hardly noticable, at least on this center. Great speaker for the money!The main drawback is the lack of thought that went into the mounting hardware. I live in a house that has 3 layers of drywall and the depth of the clamps barely made it over the lip. Also, FYI if you get this, don't trust the template. I used the template to cut the wall and there was a good deal of gap on all 4 sides. I should have measured it myself. And tighten the mounting screws by hand in incrementally increasing torques. I snapped one, so mine is missing one.Bottom line. For the money, a very nice center. As a plus, it would be great with a box in the wall (2x4s above and below speaker in wall liquid nailed to adjoining studs).
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5
by savannah tooth doc - 28484
from not fun to installOrdered this speaker to go with 4 Dayton in-wall speakers. The drywall where I installed the speakers has a 3/16 sheathing behind it and is not standard thickness. With the Dayton speakers, installation was a breeze. I still don't know which (or how many) of the retaining clips on the Pyle speaker have engaged. It's staying up for now, but I did not get a warm, fuzzy feeling about Pyle's mounting hardware. I am not an audio expert and cannot tell the difference in performance in the speakers.
Date published: 2010-02-02