Micca M-8C 8 Inch 2-Way in-Ceiling Round Speaker for Whole House Audio, Home Theater, Indoor or Covered Outdoor Areas, 8″

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Micca
Model Name Media ICW
Speaker Type Subwoofer
Connectivity Technology Wired
Special Feature Radio

  • UNCOMPROMISING AUDIO QUALITY – Micca Media Series in-ceiling speakers are designed for optimal performance in a wide variety of home audio applications, from relaxing background music to high-impact home theater systems. Their smooth and natural sound signature with robust bass output deliver an engaging listening experience.
  • EASY TO INSTALL – The built-in mounting tabs grab securely onto drywall or wood panels with no need for additional brackets or boxes. With durable construction and materials, Micca in-ceiling speakers are great for family rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and covered outdoor porches, providing years of lasting enjoyment.
  • MODERN AND ELEGANT – Using a rimed grill design, the Micca Media Series ceiling speakers protrude minimally from the wall and blend unobtrusively into any decor. When painted to match the wall color, they become virtually invisible, giving you great sound without taking up valuable space.
  • ENGINEERED FOR GREAT SOUND – The M-8C utilizes a high excursion 8-inch poly woofer and a pivoting 1-inch silk dome tweeter that can be aimed to project a spacious sound stage. Perfect integration between the tweeter and woofer is achieved through a 6dB crossover network that ensures coherent transition in the critical upper midrange region.
  • SPECIFICATIONS – Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz; Impedance: 8 Ohms; Sensitivity: 90dB 1W/1M; Power Handling: 100 Watts (Each); Outer Dimension: 10.7” Diameter; Cutout Dimension: 9.4” Diameter; Mounting Depth: 3.5”


NOTE: This listing is for one speaker, buy as many as needed!

The Micca M-Series of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers have been designed for optimal performance in a wide variety of home entertainment applications, from providing relaxed background music to a high-impact 7-channel home theater system. Built with high-quality components and rigorously tested design, M-Series speakers deliver exceptional value and are well reviewed by owners and critics.

Dynamic and Balanced
The M-8C is a 2-way in-ceiling/wall speaker with a high excursion 8″ poly woofer and a 1″ soft dome tweeter in a co-axial arrangement. This combination provides great flexibility in terms of application and suitability to different music tastes. In addition to smooth and natural vocals, the 8″ woofer is capable of robust bass output. This allows the M-8C to be used without the need for a subwoofer in many installations, or seamless integration if a subwoofer is used.

Imaging and Clarity
The 1″ soft dome tweeter provides abundant detail and clarity, generating solid and focused imaging for all sound sources in a spacious sound stage. Designed for a broadened listening sweet spot, the tweeter employs a diffuser to assist with the off-axis response as well as a pivoting mechanism to achieve proper aiming. Perfect integration between the tweeter and woofer is achieved through a 6dB crossover network. Once installed and set up, the M-8C projects a realistic sound stage with excellent resolution.

– Woofer: 8″ Mica-Poly Cone, Butyl Rubber Surround
– Tweeter: 1″ Silk Dome
– Crossover: 6dB/Octave
– Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
– Impedance: 8 Ohms
– Sensitivity: 90dB 1W/1M
– Power Handling: 100 Watts (Each)
– Outer Diameter: 10.7″
– Cutout: 9.4″
– Mounting Depth: 3.5″

From the manufacturer

Photo shows speaker with and without grill installed. Speaker is sold individually and not a pair.

Micca home audio products focus on delivering unbeatable value, with each product engineered to offer the most performance at a price point.

Proudly designed in the USA, built with carefully selected components and rigorous design, Micca speakers deliver exceptional sound quality and are well reviewed by owners and critics.

Micca M-8C 2-Way In-Ceiling Speaker

Single speaker, please purchase number needed.

The M-8C is a 2-way in-wall speaker with a high excursion 8 inch poly woofer and a 1 inch soft dome tweeter. This combination provides the utmost flexibility in terms of configuration and suitability to different types of audio tastes. From providing relaxed background music to a high impact multi-channel home theater system, the M-8C is built with carefully selected components and rigorous design to deliver exceptional value and performance.

Simple to install and paintable to match existing wall color, the M-8C is an ideal way to add high quality sound to a room without taking up any additional space.

  • Carefully selected components and rigorous design yields exceptional performance
  • Easy to install with basic hand tools and paintable to match any decor
  • Available models in different sizes and shapes for a versatile and complete home audio solution

Poly-Mica Woofer

In addition to smooth and natural vocals, the 8 inch woofer is capable of robust bass output, allowing the M-8C to be used without the need for a subwoofer in many applications.

Pivoting Silk Dome Tweeter

The 1-inch silk dome tweeter generates abundant detail and clarity, projecting a solid and focused image for all sources. Pivoting design means the tweeter can be aimed for a spacious sound stage.

Advanced Crossover Design

Perfect integration between the tweeter and woofer is achieved through a 6dB crossover network that ensures coherent transition in the critical upper midrange region.

Easy Installation

Use the included template to mark and cut the mounting hole with a drywall knife. Built-in mounting tabs make installation a breeze. Requiring only a screw driver, the mounting tabs securely grab onto surrounding drywall.

Get the right size

Micca speaker sizes of “8-Inch”, “6.5-Inch”, and “5.25-Inch” are based on industry standard practice of approximate woofer size. Please do not rely on this size to determine if the speaker will fit a install location.

To select the right speaker size for your project, please refer to the product dimensions, wall cutout dimensions, and mounting depth listed in the table above.

Selection considerations

The M-8C and M-6C shares common components and design with other M-Series in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, making for a perfect tonal match when mixed and matched. For a given installation location, it is always recommended to install the largest M-Series speaker model that will fit. Doing so provides the fullest sound and best performance at all playback levels. Where larger M-8S and M-8C speakers will not fit, the smaller M-6S and M-6C speakers can be used instead. The M-8C/M-6C can be installed in-ceiling or vertically in-wall in situations where the rectangular M-8S/M-6C models do not fit.

Additional information

Weight 3.56 kg
Dimensions 10.8 × 10.8 × 3.6 cm
Product Dimensions

10.8 x 10.8 x 3.6 inches

Item Weight

3.56 pounds



Country of Origin


Item model number


Date First Available

November 25, 2009



10 reviews for Micca M-8C 8 Inch 2-Way in-Ceiling Round Speaker for Whole House Audio, Home Theater, Indoor or Covered Outdoor Areas, 8″

  1. Amazon Customer

    Not too shabbyIve always been one to purchase high quality, rather expensive audio equipment. I only say that as I think it has bearing when I say these (the 8 inch in wall units) don’t sound too bad at all. Surprisingly good actually. I moved into a home that was pre wired for whole house audio in the ceiling. They installed single gang low voltage boxes up against the joists, I think for satellite speakers, or just for code as the previous owner did not have speakers installed. With that, round speakers would fit, but just barely cover the hole from the square cutout left by the single gang rings. I didn’t want to patch the ceiling so rectangular in-wall speakers seemed to be the easiest option. There’s not many relatively inexpensive options for these. Polk has some for about $280 a pair, but I’ve never been a fan of the Polk signature sound. Anyway, this was for an outdoor patio which gets blistering hot in the summer. I was only looking for background music, and I’m worried that nothing will last a very long time with the heat. I decided to take a gamble on these based off the reviews and figuring that I would need to replace them every few years or so. Time will tell on that. I will say that they sound great for background music and instrumental music. Vocals at lower levels are ok, but get rather harsh at higher volumes. Higher frequency sounds, like cymbals are slightly muted and the low end rolls off pretty steep. They are definitely more of an 8 inch midrange speaker vs mid bass. You will want a sub to fill in where these drop off. They have that architectural speaker sound, where instrumentals shine even at higher volumes. So for background or lower volume music you’ll most likely be very happy with these for the price. If you’re wanting to listen to instrumental, or guitar like Santana, Gypsy Kings, etc, even at higher volume’s you’ll most likely be very happy with these for the price. If you’re wanting to blast your favorite rock album, these are too harsh in my opinion. Everyone has different ears though. Bottom line, I think you’d be hard pressed to find anything better at even double the price.

  2. Erica N Wassel

    Excellent value with easy installI really enjoy the price point and the finished wall mount look around my new 75″ screen. Install was approx 60-90 minutes for the pair. I can’t speak to quality of the sound output being a newbie and half deaf, but it certainly gets the job done, and I dont feel a center channel isn’t even neccessary. I paired these front left/right 8″ speakers with the similar Mica offering in 6″ size for surround left/right.Didnt see/read any install instructions, just watched a YouTube video. Only advice is (1) dont cut the hole too close to a wall stud; the wall mount bracket needs about 3/4″ of perimeter space available around the hole to mount securely. (2) size your speaker wire appropriately.

  3. Sam

    Great speakersI install a/v equipment professionally and I use these speakers regularly. These sound phenomenal for the price.If you’re looking for a rough-in bracket for new construction the Polk audio “PB-65” fits this speaker like a glove.The MartinLogan IC6 & IC6-ST Mounting Brackets will fit the round 6.5” ceiling version of this speaker too.

  4. SteveG

    Good for Dolby AtmosI purchased these speakers for a 5.2.2 system. My system was 5.2. So far, I have found the sound fine and very subtle with Atmos. It blends well with the rest of my speakers which are classic AR’s except for the subs which are SVS. I used the Denon Audyssey system to calibrate the speakers. I mounted the speakers in a drop ceiling in my basement. For the most part, the installation was fairly easy. The only problem I had was with the grills. To initially remove them took a hook device to pull them off. Once mounted in the drop ceiling getting the grills back on was a bit of a problem. They fit very tight, so trying to push them on a ceiling tile was challenging. Once mounted, they look nice and blend in well with the ceiling. I probably would not use them for a primary speaker, but for Atmos effects they are just fine.

  5. Dovetail

    GoodPeople saying these are good enough for atmos and buying anything better is a waste are 10000% wrong.I have 4 of these Michael for cieling, 2 for wall.I decided to put in a polks in the ceiling and yeah these polks are 350 each so they best be better.Anyhow I put ONE polk cieling in and tested the system. In less than 30 seconds watching the same exact thing we were watching 5 minutes before with the 4 micca my wife says to me, those birds outside are making noise.I look outside no birds then I realize the birds are coming out of that single polk! My wife couldn’t believe it she just watched the show and never heard it.So I put in all 4 polk and the birds sound so real verse the micca its incredible. The kicca were mako.g sound, we never too them to be real birds flying over ever so subtly. The mocca just won’t demonstrate the super low volume subtle things to near the same quality or at all in some cases.So I look into it technically. For atmos the full range of sound is sent to every single speaker, not just certain frequencies it is 100% of the information to every Atmos channel meaning if any if the speakers running atmos leave certain frequencies from 20 hz to 20Kkhz put or dint produce them well there is a gling to be a difference.For those that say the cheap cieling fir atmos work fine yeah they work fine, but when I tell you the difference is so much that I just dropped 1400 bucks in 4 polk ceiling speakers and side and am.by no means well off for me it just had to be done otherwise for me I dint feel I was getting the entire Alamos effect and again for me thays what it was all about.I think what people mean when they say you dint need great speakers for the ceiling in Atmoa is that is much content for the tops just aren’t used or the Atmos are not encoded for somthilings to where you can hear much. But on a signal where the atmos is encoded to truly use those tops like a movie design from the get using atmos believe me the tops sides and rears all make a difference. Hey the besy speakers you cam afford fir the sides, rears and tops.So though these speakers are a great value again to those that say anyone getting a better speaker is wasting thier money are either not caring the sound can be much better, only care about the loud effect like over helicopters which these Micca do well or are deluding themselves. The fact is if you have these miccas and compare to a speaker that cost maybe 100 dollars more the may sound the same they both play thay helicopter great, but thise people dint realize that there a light sounding birds and even bees thay those cheaper speakers don’t demonstrate so that buyer dint realize what they are missing so they say to themselves well these 40 dollar speakers are fine. Buy a 350 to 600 ceiling speaker and you will soon see what I mean.I have purchased 30 sets of speakers and in every case top of the line speakers for any of the channels make a difference for Atmos.I found one brand for 140 that sounded great but I needed angled speakers so those had to go back, other than those I needed to get to speakers coating 200 or more to start hearing wjat I hear out of my newest Polk.My advice if yoi want the subtle birds flying over head and not just helicopters overhead of large loud sounds overhead which these Micca do very well purchase the best darn speaker for coelimg atmos you can afford.I am no audiophile but to me going Atmoa.means hearing every detail and I my case in my room with my equity it meant much better cieling speakers.

  6. Zach Schuster

    Perfect sound, great bang for the buckI bought these speakers to install in my master bathroom ceiling. They sound great and come with decent instructions. Now, the install difficulty will vary based on your application, and your skills. These speakers are not able to run alone. You need speaker wire, and some sort of (amp/Receiver), I bought the amazon speaker wire, and a small bluetooth reciever to power them. If you have general DIY skills and are comfortable with cutting holes in your ceiling, installing the speakers, and wiring them. These are the perfect speakers for you.

  7. Summer Rain

    How to install the Micca 2-way speaker in a ceiling + My ReviewSee the photos provided. Here are a few tips to make the installation easy.INSTALLATION TIPS1) use a small hook tool to remove the speaker grills, not a nail2) use painter’s tape to hold the cut-out template to the ceiling; don’t use the worthless little sticky tabs provided3) cut out 2’x2′ sheet foam squares to hold the insulation in place above the speakers and to prevent any insulation from getting into the speaker cone, which will vibrate and drive you crazy4) pre-tap the screws before putting the speaker in place. This helps prevent stripping the phillips screw heads when screwing the speaker clamps in place5) use a *slightly* damp cloth to wipe dusty finger prints from the speaker cone and ring. be gentle.SPEAKER PROs* inexpensive but not ‘cheap’. There’s a difference.* they sound decent, maybe a tad mid-high heavy, but the mid-bass frequencies are balanced and clear* can’t beat the price for performance factor* easy install – I installed 6 speakers in 4 hours, including set-up, tear-down and clean-up.SPEAKER CONs* they sound decent, maybe a tad mid-high heavy, but the mid-bass frequencies are balanced* they are power-hungry. be sure to use an amp around 75-100 watts. Under-powering these speakers will make them sound faint and will not give the bass, mids and trebles ‘punch’.MY THOUGHTSKeep in mind these are in-ceiling/in-wall speakers and unless you encapsulate them in sound boxes (like in-wall speaker cabinets) that are perfectly tuned to the cubic volume to maximize the sound, you will get decent but not ‘wow’ factor sound. Most installations will be with insulation behind the speaker magnets, which absorb bass reflex sound, which is what my installation was. Despite not giving the speakers a good encapsulated and ported environment, they still sound surprisngly good.If I were to use these for theatre surround sound, I would build ported boxes behind each in the wall or ceiling, acting like a speaker cabinet. Although, surround sound speakers don’t do a lot of sound work during movies and live programming, so installing these as true surround sound speakers, I don’t think a built-in speaker box is necessary. If these were installed as primary sound driver, yes, I would install speaker boxes behind them.MY REFERENCE POINTS to judge the performance and sound of the MICCA M-8C* I use Sonos products to wirelessly connect the entire home, controlled by the Sonos app on my phone* I have a Sonos Arc, Sonos Sub and two Sonos Ones in our family room.* I have a 9.1 Mirage home theatre system in our media room. (two 5′ towers, one center channel, six ceiling mounted surround speakers and one 12″ subwoofer). It is powered by a Pioneer SC-61 amp. I use a Sonos Port to connect the home theatre system to the whole house sound solution.* I have two Polk Audio Atrium 6 speakers on the back deck, connected to a Sonos Amp inside, which also powers two of the six Micca in-ceiling speakers, located in our dining room.* I have two Polk Audio Atrium 4 speakers and two 10″ passive Synergistic towers in the garage, powered by an old Denon stereo amp. Who doesn’t like to listen to the game or rockin’ music when working in the garage?* I use a Sonos Amp to power the remaining four Micca in-ceiling speakers in our downstairs bar area.* I have 17 guitars, 6 guitar amps and a plethora of sound gear.I share all this to suggest I have been around ‘sound’ for a long, long time. There’s nothing like a well-mixed live sound, which is my ultimate reference for designing my whole-house sound solution. While I am not an expert, I do like clear, crisp, clean unmuddled sound and I think for the price and for the intended purpose (in-ceiling), the Micca speakers do the trick. I couldn’t justify spending $500 on two Bose in-ceiling speakers, for example.

  8. Amazon Customer

    Excellent buyThe speakers came the next day and the fit perfectly in my pre-existing holes. Sound quality is great.. just want I needed for my surround sound system

  9. John Armstrong

    Nice Ceiling speakerI am a bit of an audiophile and prefer Polk or Paradigm speakers but have to admit, these are not too bad for music as long as your not too picky. I installed them in our dinning room and up stairs loft to provide light back ground music which they do quite well at. If your looking to really rock out or crank up some jazz, you’ll be missing out.

  10. Happy Customer

    Adds amazing theater sound without wrecking the budget or the decor!These in wall speakers will blow you away when paired with the right amp. The 8″ woofers need a little more power to sound crisp. With an average 7 channel amp they sound slightly muddy and need the mids filled in more with the center than I would like. With closer to the 100-110 watts per channel they sound perfect. I have them paired with a Micca center channel and a 12″ sub. You can have that amazing theater sound that you are shopping for and only have to determine where the subwoofer fits in your furniture plan. We actually found a nice table (no drawer) that sat over the subwoofer. We pained the speaker trim and grilles and it looks great. One speaker grille did rust for some reason. It must have had some paint scraped off before I painted it with latex. If you are going to paint them get a detail HVLP pneumatic paint gun with the primer tip and spray them outside. If you try to roll them it fills up the holes and clogs your sound path. Make sure to run some thinner through your paint gun afterwards and disassemble and soak the parts so that its not clogged up if you go to spray other paints later. When you install them you may want to have some of the plastic wrapped fiberglass insulation on hand so that you can sit some behind the speaker for two reasons. First off these are essentially free air speakers and this helps to dampen the motion of the woofer. Secondly your neighbors will appreciate it and you will too because you can turn them up more without the sound blaring outside if this is mounted in an exterior wall. I didn’t want loose fiberglass near these because I thought the voice coil may suck in the fibers and blow the speaker. Be careful when installing these. The sound quality and lack of noise depends on getting a clean and tight hole cut without crumbling the drywall. I also recommend putting a thin line of caulk between the speaker flange and your drywall so that you seal it, stop any buzzing, and help strengthen the drywall around the hole.On my uncalibrated dB meter I think I hit a pretty clean 123 dB. These can keep up with a single 12″ sub but if you have much more than that in the bass department you may have trouble leveling it all out. I think with a good center speaker and these as your 6 wall speakers it could balance out well with two 12″ subwoofers though. Movies, music, and video games are amazing with this setup!There have been a few minor issues but overall they don’t even put a dent in the value of these speakers in my mind. I do have one spot on the wall where the cleat that grabs your drywall from behind is starting to punch through. It has a small bump in the drywall there. The woofers hit pretty decent so I’m surprised that’s all it’s done. Also after about a year of use one speaker was buzzing. I was pretty bummed that I had a voice coil going bad. I pulled the speaker grille to see if anything visible was wrong without pulling it. I noticed that the speaker grill seemed loose when I pulled it off. I bent the wire mesh some so that it fit tighter in the plastic frame/trim of the speaker chassis and the buzzing has stopped.I was not expecting much from these when I ordered them. These are easily one of my favorite purchases on Amazon. I’m able to have my home theater without making my living room look like a bachelor pad. Bang for your buck these cannot be beat.

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