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Wired Ceiling Speakers, also known as passive ceiling speakers, are the most common type of ceiling speaker. They require speaker cable which runs back to an amplifier that supplies power to the speaker as well as the audio signal.


Wired ceiling speakers can allow for better quality audio than speakers with built-in amplifiers as the amplifier that powers the wired speakers is often a lot more powerful. Whilst the speakers themselves are wired, some amplifiers by brands like SONOSHEOS and Bluesound will still allow you to control your audio system on your smartphone, tablet or computer, often through a dedicated app.


In order to help you choose the best ceiling speakers for your needs, we put together an article about 12 Things to Consider When Buying Ceiling Speakers.

Alternatively, have a look at the Best Ceiling Speakers we recommend. 

In-Wall Speakers can also be used for ceiling installations, the only difference is the shape. You read more about it in our blog post about The Difference Between In-Ceiling and In-Wall Speakers.


Finally, if you don't know what you need and are looking for ceiling speakers for Sonos, we have ad-hoc packages that include speakers (ceiling, wall and outdoor) and a Sonos Amp amplifier in our Sonos ceiling speakers systems collection.

If you require assistance with picking the right wired ceiling speakers or want some more information about a product, please do not hesitate to contact us using the Live Chat, or alternatively, you can give us a call at 03456 804 104.

PLEASE NOTE: Most in-ceiling and in-wall speakers are designed to utilise the installation cavity as an acoustic enclosure. As a result, this type of open-backed custom install speaker must be installed to achieve optimum performance. Testing them without an enclosure will not allow the speakers to produce their true sound quality.