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Inwall Center Channel Speaker MK-IW550 LCR Single

Product code: OSD-MK-IW550LCR

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Features & Specifications

A center channel speaker provides a clean and balanced sound experience that will enhance your home theater and surround sound significantly. The In-wall Center Channel Speaker MK-IW550 LCR available at Outdoor Speaker Depot comes with powerful Kevlar® woofers, a pivoting aluminum dome tweeter and crossovers that will give you the sound of deep bass and laudable top-end frequency response. Many users employ the MK-IW550 LCR speakers as the front channel on sophisticated home theater systems with the center channel mounted horizontally below the TV and the left and right channels mounted vertically on either side of the TV. Some of the In-wall Center Channel Speaker's features include butyl rubber surround, a 1-inch pivoting aluminum dome tweeter, two 5 1/4-inch Kevlar® woofers, an integrated rear dust shield and more. The frequency response is 29Hz - 20kHz with power handling of 15-150 Watts, 90dB sensitivity and impedance of 8 Ohms.

For a retrofit installation, no construction bracket is needed.

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Other Product Info

With a look deriving from famous World War II British Spitfire Jets, a new sophisticated crossover and the best component materials available, the MK550LCR Spitfire Ultra Reference Series are the best in-wall center channel speakers on the market. Premium technologies such as Kevlar® woofers, pivoting aluminum dome tweeters and sophisticated crossovers provide deep bass and exceptional top-end frequency response. Kevlar® is the best component for woofers. It responds note for note without coloration and has big cranking power so you can dial up your system for higher listening levels. The contour switches will let you tailor frequency responses to your room arrangement. You won't find yourself wishing for more or less treble, mid-range or bass output from one speaker just because you don't happen to sit right between them.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

By David Vidaurri from Houston on September 19, 2012
I ould like the center speaker inside a box. Do I have to build one or is it an option for any of your center speakers.
By Customer Service - Q&A on September 19, 2012

Answer:
Hi David,
We do not offer a back box for our center channel, although we do give the measurements and often customer design their own. Building a back box is a great idea because it improves the quality of sound by adding to the sound pressure level (spl)
CL 1299

By Dwayne from Spring, Texas on July 8, 2012
While using the MK-IW550LCR as center speaker - shielded - should I be concerned about using the MKW-650 as L and R Front speakes in close proximity to my flat panel HD wall mounted TV? I don't see in the spec's where the MKW-650's are shielded.
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 9, 2012

Answer:
Hi Dwayne:

The magnetically shielded feature is from the old school technology that shielding was needed when these were mounted near a CRT screen that was affected by the magnetic field of the speakers. There is no such issue with the new Flat Panels. But if you are concerned, think about using an additional pair of MKIW550LCR, one for the right and one for the left mounted vertically on either side of the panel. The center channel would be mounted Horizontally. You just have to make sure the center of the TV is directly between the center of two studs in your wall. That way the speaker will be centered to the TV horizontally. We recommend using the three as a step up system. Check the images included with the Product page of the MK-IW550LCR for more information.

TL

By Anthony from Dallas, TX on July 12, 2012
Can this Center Channel Speaker be mounted vertically? Because, I don't have the space between the studs to mount it horizontally.
By Customer Service - Q&A on July 16, 2012

Answer:
Hi Anthony:

These are designed to go between standard studs to mount horizontally. But you certainly can mount it Vertically. We normally recommend using three of these for the front stage. The right and left would be mounted vertically on either side of the TV while the center would be mounted Horizontally (but vertically is acceptable) under or even above. The Tweeter pivots 15 degrees. What are you using for your right and left speaker?

TL

By R from NJ on August 5, 2012
Hi - I bought these speakers based on the description that indicates this model features contour switches. The manual also makes mention of contour switches, however, I am unable to locate them. Where are the contour switches on this model? Thank you very much
By Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2012

Answer:
Hi R:

We recently changed the bullet points on the product page for this speaker. It does not have contour switches'. Our IW550LCR, the model just below this one does feature contour switches. We would have no problem swap out the two units. Please contact Brennan at brennan@osdaudio.com to arrange it. The mounting holes are very close and you could mount it to see how you like it before making a final decision to switch. Please contact me to discuss your options... tim@osdaudio.com.

TL

By Aaron from Chicago,Illinois on December 19, 2011
Can I use this as a in ceiling center speaker?
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2011

Answer:
Aaron,
Yes you can use this in the ceiling, its mostly visual preference to have a retangle or square shape in the wall and a round in the ceiling. There will be no difference in sound quality.
CL
By Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2011

Answer:
Hi Aaron,

The speaker will work; however, you would have to mount the speaker almost directly above so you can aim the tweeter to your listening area. You did not mention your choice for your right and left speaker for the front stage. I can assume two things: 1) one you are using two in-wall or external speakers for the right and left speakers which will be located near the monitor/TV, or 2) you are using a pair of in-ceiling speakers that would also have to be placed almost directly above your setting area. A better choice would be our ICE870 LCR 8" angled in-ceiling speaker for the center channel (and left and right as well if you have not yet made a decision). This angled speaker would allow you to mount it closer to the wall above the monitor/TV with better orientation to your left and right speakers. It is an 8-inch speaker versus the dual 5.25" so the output is similar. Typical in-ceiling speakers (or in-wall) need to be placed 3 feet from the nearest wall. The angled speaker allows you to cut that distance down to a foot. I hope that helps.

TL

Product Reviews

Inwall Center Channel Speaker MK-IW550 LCR Single
$99.95
5 Stars based on 14 Review(s)
Josh
Kirkwood, MO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Sound Great Price
March 5, 2017
Using this as my center channel speaker for my dedicated home theater room. Sound is great! Crisp and and Clear!

Albert
Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great...
July 8, 2013
Has great sound. would buy again.

Kent
Coquitlam, bc
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great, quality product, fast shipping!
April 28, 2013
Very impressed with the quality of the speakers I ordered Shipping was quick and efficient Highly recommend

johnny
nyc
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

center channel
March 21, 2013
amazing sound i would recommend it to anyone.
Pros:
the look the sound and the ease of use and installation. great product
Cons:
that i had to wait to get it due to being on backorder

TV Wiz (njtvwiz)
Jackson, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Awesome Speakers - Extremely Impressed!
October 27, 2012
I'm not one to spend time writing reviews, but in this case I felt I needed to. I cannot express enough how extremely impressed I am with the MK-IW550LCR's and the MKW-650 Ultra Reference Speakers. I've been an alarm technician/home theater installer for about 10 years. I've installed many other in wall speakers - JBL, Klipsch, Proficient, and many others. I just did a job using 3 MK-IW550LCR's for the front stage, and used a pair of MKW-650's for the rears. I was completely blown away. They sound just as good ? if not better than some of the other "name brands" at a fraction of the cost. This was my third installation using OSD in wall/in ceiling speakers and I cannot say enough about them. My customers have been equally impressed and I will continue to use these speakers for future installations. Highly recommended !!
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Attractive Design, Excellent Packaging, Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Home, Home Theater

TC
Prospect, Ky.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Anchors my suroundsound system
March 8, 2012
I have a nice Polk center speaker in my upstairs system. This speaker sounds every bit as good for about a third of the cost.
Pros:
Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up
Best Uses:
Home Theater

J
Chicago
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great sounding speaker!
March 7, 2012
Sounds as good as speakers costing three times as much
Pros:
Good Power Output, Easy To Set Up, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount
Best Uses:
Home Theater

Motorcyclefanman
Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Satisfied Customer
January 24, 2012
Just about everything was mentioned about the product. Sturdy, easy to install and great sound quality. I use it for my home theater. The room is 18.5 X 45 feet. Fills the room with sound and it is exciting to watch my movies with a high quality sound at a reasonable price for the quality. Will consider OSD for future purchases. The packing was quite adequate and the units came in excellant condition.
Pros:
Easy To Setup, Easy to Mount, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design
Best Uses:
Basic Systems, Multiple Rooms / Whole House, Larger Rooms, Outdoors, Home Theater

David
Orlando, Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent center speaker
August 9, 2011
Great sound, clear and rich. The build quality is great. the cutout size on the wall seems to be bigger than the space between the two studs on my wall. I do not want to make the center speaker mounted vertically, even though it may not matter that much. I ended up building a box for it. It worked well.
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Attractive Design
Best Uses:
Larger Rooms, Home Theater, Home

Raymond
South Bend, IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Audiophile Sound
July 29, 2011
Size made installation easy. Cut-out size is 14" make it easy to fit between the stud distance in walls, The sound is good and the vertical appearance is pleasing. It beats the performance of my JBL center channel speaker.
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Easy To Setup, Attractive Design, Good Power Output
Best Uses:
Home Theater, Larger Rooms

Michael
Savannah, GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Watch movie at home like in theatre
July 29, 2011
Bought three LCR in-wall speakers for my big plasama. I had them installed as left, center and right speaker. With two PS-12 subwoofer in the room, I feel like watching movie in theatre at home.
Pros:
Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup, Attractive Design, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Best Uses:
Home Theater

Anonymous
Undisclosed
5 Stars

i was initialy reluctant ...
December 20, 2010
i was initialy reluctant to order speakers without an audition. i can honestly say that i wish i had discovered outdoor speaker depot a couple years ago. i purchased five pair of in celing speakers @ a great price and they sound great. it was simple and efficent. this is definatly a site i will be frequenting untill my wife tells me i have to chill. dr. arnie hicks

Rob
Undisclosed
5 Stars

Super fast shipping, ...
October 5, 2010
Super fast shipping, customer service always answered the phone and was knowledgeable. I installed the speakers same day as receipt and they sound fantastic.

Joe
Louisville, KY
5 Stars

Exceptional speaker! ...
January 20, 2010
Exceptional speaker! Fantastic reproduction and awesome voice/dialoge choice. No faults.