These are reference on-wall/in-wall speakers. Spotting a Beryllium tweeter and their infamous “W” midbass, its almost like having a pair of speakers from their reference Utopia series mounted on a wall. The IW 1002 Be was designed for the home theater system that wants all the goodness of the Utopia series but none of the big speakers sitting around the room. In fact, the range also offers a huge center channel that can be wall mounted or inserted inside a wall for a total clutter free setup. Frequency response for these speakers are 60 Hz to 40 KHz with a nominal impedance of 8 ohm and a sensitivity of 88 dB. The frame size of the speaker is about 16″ tall, 12″ wide and 4″ deep. If you plan to mount them in wall, the opening needs to be about 15″ tall and 10.5″ wide (more details in the manual). But if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of measuring and cutting open your walls, you can always mount them on the wall. Thankfully, the previous owner of these speakers did just that. So he purchased the wall mount cabinet frame and brackets (included in the sale) and just mount them on the wall just like you would with a picture frame. The speaker has a cleverly designed locking hook where after placing the speaker in the mounting cabinet upon tightening the locking screws, the hooks will latch on to the cabinet. After which, you just need to screw on the mounting brackets and you are good to go. Of course, you would need to plan how you run your speaker wires into them. The speakers weight about 15 lbs each so make sure the surface it is mounted on is sturdy enough to hold the weight.
Cosmetically, the speakers look really good. Minor scuff marks here and there and a slight corner ding on one of the speaker plate edges which is not noticeable when the metal grille cover goes on. Speakers will be securely packed for safe shipping.