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Sonos In-wall Speakers

Sonos by Sonance Architectural speakers

Item # 616IWS

Want your Sonos system to be heard but not seen? This pair of architectural speakers connects to the Sonos Amp ...

Want your Sonos system to be heard but not seen? This pair of architectural speakers connects to the Sonos Amp ...

Item # 616IWS

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About the Sonos In-wall Speakers

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Architectural in-wall speakers for Sonos

Want your Sonos system to be heard but not seen? This pair of architectural speakers connects to the Sonos Amp and hides away in your wall, so they blend into your decor. Mix and match this pair with Sonos' in-ceiling and outdoor versions to create multiple zones throughout your home.

Architectural in-wall speakers for Sonos

Want your Sonos system to be heard but not seen? This pair of architectural speakers connects to the Sonos Amp and hides away in your wall, so they blend into your decor. Mix and match this pair with Sonos' in-ceiling and outdoor versions to create multiple zones throughout your home.

Trueplay™ speaker tuning for optimal sound

When paired with the Sonos Amp, these speakers work with Sonos' Trueplay room correction feature. If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod® touch, you can use that same Apple device to fine-tune your system's sound. It plays tones through the connected speakers, and uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings. It then adjusts the Sonos Amp's settings automatically for the best possible sound. (Currently for iOS® devices only.)


Product highlights:

  • designed for use with the Sonos Amp
  • each speaker features a 6-1/2" woofer and pivoting 1" tweeter
  • frequency response: 44-20,000 Hz
  • 8-ohm nominal impedance
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • maximum power handling: 130 watts
  • compatible with Sonos Trueplay™ room correction
  • paintable grilles included
Dimensions and Warranty:
  • overall: 7-7/8"W x 11-3/4"H x 3-3/4"D
  • cutout: 6-15/16"W x 10-3/4"H
  • mounting depth: 3-5/8"
  • weight: 4.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years

What's in the box:

  • 2 In-wall loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Cutout Templates

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More details on the Sonos In-wall Speakers

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Soft-Dome
Aimable Tweeter Yes
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Moisture Resistance
Indoor (Moisture-resistant) No
Outdoor (Partial Exposure) No
Outdoor (Full Exposure) No
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 6.5
Speaker Shape Rectangle
Cutout Width 6.9375
Cutout Height 10.75
Mounting Depth 3.625
Power Range (Watts) up to 130
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 44-20kHz
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Sonos Architectural by Sonance: The all-new Sonos Architectural by Sonance is a collection of in-wall, in-ceiling, and outdoor passive speakers (all sold separately) designed and optimized for the Sonos Amp (sold separately) in partnership with Sonance. With a shared commitment to superior sound and great design, Sonos and Sonance partnered with the objective of producing loudspeakers that disappear into any space while providing clear sound, even coverage, high-quality performance, and ease of use.

Two-Way In-Wall Speaker: The Sonos In-Wall by Sonance speaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" fabric soft-dome tweeter and a 6.5" polypropylene cone woofer with rubber surround. The tweeter features an integrated wave-guide and is aimable to help with high-frequency dispersion. The woofer provides dynamic, rich mid and low frequencies. These in-wall speakers can be utilized in a two-channel stereo configuration, distributed audio application, or surround sound setup.

Note: These are wired passive in-wall loudspeakers and will require a separate amplifier and connection of speaker wire (they are not wireless or self-powered).

Optimized For The Sonos Amp: Sonos and Sonance have designed these in-wall speakers from the ground up, making them specifically optimized for the Sonos Amp (sold separately). When the in-wall speakers are connected to the Sonos Amp (sold separately), the Amp will automatically detect them, and automatically adjust its sound to suit the specific loudspeakers. Up to three pair of Sonos Architectural by Sonance speakers can be powered by a single Sonos Amp.

  • Sonos Streaming Services & Multiroom Audio: A connection to the Amp brings the benefits of the Sonos system to every connected Sonos Architectural by Sonance speaker, including an easy-to-use Sonos S2 Controller App that works with all of your favorite streaming services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more ); AirPlay 2 control, regular software updates, and the ability to add additional Sonos speakers and components to expand your setup over time for an expansive multiroom audio experience.
  • Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS Only): By connecting the in-wall speakers to the Sonos Amp, you'll unlock Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS), which accounts for the size, construction, and layout of the room where the speakers are installed and adjusts for the best possible sound. The layout of a room, and where speakers are installed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App, uses the microphone in your Apple iOS 7.0+ device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the in-wall speakers to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it.

Note: The Sonos Architectural speakers will work with most amplifiers. However, you will not be able to take advantage of the Trueplay room tuning capabilities with any amplifier other than the Sonos Amp.

Spring-Post Terminals: The Sonos In-Wall by Sonance speakers feature a set of gold-plated spring-post terminals to connect your in-wall rated speaker wire. The spring-post terminals will accommodate 16-12 gauge speaker wire, single or dual banana plugs, and pin-connectors. The gold-plated terminals provide excellent audio signal transfer and resist corrosion. The in-wall speakers are 8-ohm compatible.

Mounting Options: The Sonos In-Wall by Sonance speakers require a rectangular cutout of 6.9375" (w) x 10.75" (h) x 3.625" (d) in the wall. Four integrated screw-down dog-ear clamps secure each loudspeaker against the wall. There should be at least 1.0" around the edge of the opening inside the wall to accommodate the dog-ear clamps. The outer frame and grille of the in-wall speaker measure 7.875" (w) x 11.75" (h) x 0.1875" (d).

  • If you are using the in-wall speakers to replicate sound from your TV, the speakers should be installed a few inches away from the right and left edges of the television with the tweeter of the speaker installed as close to ear level (from the seating position) as possible.
  • If you are using the in-wall speakers as distributed audio speakers and not flanking a television, Sonos and Sonance recommends placing them in a location that will provide the best coverage for the room.
  • If you are using the in-wall loudspeakers as surround speakers, the speakers should be installed directly to the left and right side or behind the main listening position with the tweeter as close to ear level (from the seating position) as possible.

Note: The in-wall speakers are not rated for outdoor use and should only be installed indoors.

Paintable Grilles: The Sonos In-Wall by Sonance speakers feature specially designed, rectangular grilles which can be painted to match the wall. These slim profile grilles on sit 0.1875" from the wall.

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11 questions already asked

Do you need to put any type of backing behind the wall for the speakers?
spaceghost  Sep 12, 2023
1 answer
Thank you for your question, Nick. You do not need an in-wall bracket for these great speakers.
andrea  Sep 13, 2023 (Staff)
Can you use this for surround sound?
lisa  Jan 29, 2022
1 answer
I use them as a part of my surround sound. They are hard wired into a Sono's amp. I have a Sono Arc sound bar under the TV for a center channel with the Sono square sub woofer. System sounds great and is not bad to look at. The in wall speakers have great range and are clean looking in the walls behind the couch.
kim  Jan 29, 2022
Can these speakers and the AMP be paired/connected to a wall mounted tv?
rickw  Mar 04, 2021
3 answers
Hello, yes they can. I have two installed with a the Sonos amp to a Sony wall mounted TV. The set up works very nice.
kim  Mar 04, 2021
Yes, there is an hdmi ARC input on the amp. It won't do a center channel though, you would have to add the Sonos Sound bar if you want that.
douglas  Mar 04, 2021
Yes. I have several other Sonos speaker and amps throughout the house so this is an add on . You might need a cable adapter for TV, I don't think it comes with one. I also have Apple TV and I can turn on TV and the Sonos amp with Apple remote. If this is your only Sonos, I think you need internet cable to Amp. Call Crutchfield or check out instructions online
guy  Mar 04, 2021
Can I possibly use these in wall speakers outside if covered and protected from rain?
cskiles  Dec 21, 2020
2 answers
I just purchased them about a month ago for my back porch. They are in the ceiling that is a full shingle "roof", not like a screen porch, etc. The previous owners crappy speakers were already cut to that size so I had to use the wall ones. That being said..... the screens are magnetic and have a very strong grip, not just the corners, etc. it's practically sealed. There is a thin piece of foam between the grill and the speaker to help with the moisture. They sound fantastic! Whether they are "officially" outdoor speakers, not sure as they have branded outdoor speaker as well but they aren't in wall. Help this helps!
douglas  Dec 21, 2020
I am not sure but I do know you can TRUST the experts at Crutchfield! They are AMAZING! Patient! Kind! Knowledgeable! Committed! Also you will LOVE the speakers!
michael  Dec 21, 2020
Are these WiFi? Do you need any other equipment?
mark  Aug 19, 2020
1 answer
You need the Sonos amp. They connect to the amp with speaker wire and the. The Amp connects wirelessly to the rest of the system.
christine  Aug 19, 2020
Can you run 2 ceiling mount speakers and 2 wall mount speakers off 1 sonos amp? can you also run a sonos sub from the one amp
marcus  Jul 13, 2020
2 answers
Yes, you have to splice the cables into the amp. Not sure if it is supported but we have 3 pairs of the round ceiling speakers going into 1 amp. It does lower the output to each though.
david  Jul 13, 2020
The Sonos amp should have no problem with the ceiling and wall speakers. The subwoofer is self powered, so will not need to be connected by wire to the amp.
howard  Jul 13, 2020
Has anyone actually painted these? Iâ??m not having luck and Iâ??m following the directions in the manual
christine  Apr 30, 2020
1 answer
Yes we have helped customers successfully paint them. You can connect with our tech support for troubleshooting and/or advice at the phone number at the bottom of your invoice.
casey  May 24, 2020 (Staff)
I have an Ademco wall mount intercom system that has 4 wires in back of it. Could I replace these intercom units and use the existing wiring to power these speakers?
mike  Apr 15, 2020
1 answer
I'm not an expert, but I don't think they're compatible that way. These just take regular speaker wire and I think the intercom wires are a different beast entirely.
rochelle  Apr 15, 2020
Can they be used in the ceiling?
freddy  Feb 11, 2020
2 answers
im Not completely sure. They do have ceiling specific ones that are round.
christine  Feb 25, 2020
The speakers are held in place with 4 toggles, one in each corner, and i see not reason why they would not work well in a ceiling application.
jeffrey  Feb 25, 2020
Are backboxes recommended for these? I have somewhat shallow walls at 3.5", so it looks like these may barely make it.
f  Nov 27, 2019
1 answer
If the walls are exactly 3.5" deep, then I don't expect these speakers to fit. If you can find a way to move the speaker mounting surface out into the room a bit then you can create space for backboxes and those always help with the sound you get. Also, those boxes help protect the back side of the speaker from insulation should this be an outside wall.
jason  Dec 08, 2019 (Staff)
Can you orient the in-wall speakers in either the vertical or horizontal direction?
steve  Oct 06, 2019
1 answer
They are designed to be mounted vertically, so that the tweeter is aimed properly. Mounting the horizontally could effect the sound.
thomas  Oct 19, 2019 (Staff)

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