The Slimmest, Thinnest Wall Mountable Home Theater Speakers

The Slimmest, Thinnest Wall Mountable Home Theater Speakers

Chris Perez
Mar 7, 2012

HDTV's can't have all the fun. Home Theater speakers are slimming down too — enticing you to put them on your wall next to your flat panel display. There's a wide array of options on the market today but which type to choose? We'll round up a few stylish options that'll offer the sound you want for the type of listening you do.

Speakers don't like being thin. To pump out thumping sound a speaker needs room to well, thump. So you can imagine that some engineering feats had to be overcome to make these on-wall speakers sound superb despite their frame. The thinnest of the bunch are beautifully designed pieces that'll produce impressive sound if you mainly use your home theater to watch movies or television.

Super-Thin for the Win
KEF T301
1.5" Depth - $750 / pair

Paradigm Millenia LP
1 3/4" Depth - $499 each

Mythos XTR 50
1.5" Depth - $699 each

If you find yourself using your home theater to play a good amount of music and want to get closer to reference-level sound. Then you'll need to go with some speakers that have a little more depth to them. The pieces below aren't super deep and should suit the needs of all but the most discerning audiophile.

More Room for More Boom
Boston Acoustics RS223
3 5/16" Depth - $399 each

Bowers & Wilkins FPM 5
4 1/4" Depth - $800 each

Mythos Ten
4 3/8" Depth - $899 each

All of these solutions are great choices for front speakers, and many of them come in sets for a full surround experience. Because of the size though, be sure you are pairing them a solid subwoofer for full range sound.

(Images 1.,2. - KEF, 3. - Paradigm, 4.,7. - Definitive Technology, 5. Boston Acoustics, 6. Bowers & Wilkins)

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