8 Inches In-Wall Subwoofer (Passive)
The MIT-800s in-wall bridge speaker transforms your smaller 2-way in-wall or satellite speakers into full range monitors. This compact, non-powered sub is not for replacing a decent powered LFE subwoofer, but to bridge the frequency gap often found when trying to pair smaller speakers to a high powered subwoofer.
While typical compact 2-way speakers do a fine job of covering the high and mid frequency audio, they tend to taper off at the upper end of the low frequencies leaving a sonic gap between the highs and lows. You can adjust the upper end of your powered subs crossover to compensate, but that ends up sacrificing sound staging and depth of field as the directional upper low end frequencies start to collapse onto the location of your sub. Pair these with each of your main speakers for clearer, more well defined audio and wider sound staging. It will be like having massive full range tower speakers without sacrificing any living space.
Please note that this video shows the specific instructions for installation of PID 6317 . While this speaker mounts into the wall much differently than the one in the video, the video shows the basic steps, tools, and types of procedures that would be used for the installation of any in-wall or in-ceiling speaker, and is included on this page for reference purposes only. Please refer to the specific installation instructions of the in-wall or in-ceiling speaker you have for the specific dimensions and installation procedures.
User's Manual (Jan 24, 2012)
Frequency Response: 58 Hz to 3.0 Khz.
Power Handling Capacity: 80Watts Nominal / 160Watts Max.
Woofer: 8” Non-press Cone Woofer
Magnet Size: 30oz
Sensitivity: 90 +/- 2dB (1.0M/2.0V)
Crossover: 6dB per octave
Cut-out Dimensions: 8 3/5” x 8 3/5”
Overall Dimensions: 10” x 10” x 4"
Question: How do you connect these subwoofers to a receiver?
Answer: There are several methods to connect a passive sub.
The best option would be to get a dedicated, mono-block, subwoofer amplifier for each sub. You connect the LFE (sub out) on the receiver to the amplifier and connect the sub to the amp with speaker wire.
Another option would be if you have optional zone 2 speaker terminals on your receiver that are not in use or a bi-ampable receiver. Just connect the passive subs to the secondary speaker terminals directly on the receiver.
The next option would be to purchase a speaker selector. These devices will match the impedance across all the connected speakers so you don''t overload your receiver. Connect both your mains and the passive subs to the speaker select and make sure you have both sets selected.
The last option is to wire your speakers in series with the left and right front speakers. This involves going from the positive connector on the receiver to the positive on the sub, then the negative of the sub to the positive of the front speaker and the negative of the front speaker to the negative of the receiver. This is the least preferred method since, though it will lower the impedance of the chain to a safe level, it will also reduce the total output you are getting.
Question: There is insulation behind my wall. Is it safe to install the speaker without a box?
Answer: In-wall speakers are designed with the possibility of insulation in mind. The insulation will not harm the speakers or create any hazard. Even regular box speakers have insulation in side them to reduce the effects of standing sound waves.
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