To help you make an informed buying decision we have reviewed the best Sonos compatible ceiling speakers for sale.
Sonos have their own premium in-ceiling speakers designed by Sonance with TruePlay technology (more on this below). Although as a cheaper alternative, any wired or wireless ceiling speakers can be paired with a Sonos Connect AMP to stream your music from up above.
Any suitable in-ceiling speakers or in-wall speakers can be wired to the AMP which is wirelessly connected to the Sonos WiFi network. If cutting holes in the ceiling is not your thing… Then take control of your wireless speakers and mount them to any ceiling with Sonos ceiling mounts that are easy to fit and install yourself.
Why use ceiling speakers with your Sonos?
There is a growing demand for ceiling speakers but not everyone is sure where to begin. There are so many in-ceiling and in-wall speakers available to choose from, depending on the size of your room and what you intend on using the speakers for. If you already own a PLAYBASE or Sonos BEAM then you can use ceiling speakers as rear speakers for surround sound as part of your home cinema.
You can power up to three pairs of ceiling speakers using a connect AMP. So if you plan on using more speakers in large rooms or as part of a multi room setup then you will need to wire multiple AMPs. This is easy to do yourself but if you need assistance running cables through walls and ceilings then consider calling an Electrition to complete this part of the job for you.
Once the wires are connected from the ceiling speakers to the AMP they will be detected by the Sonos installer and you can start to party.
Sonance C6R ceiling speaker
The Sonance 6.5″ C6R has an improved design with a trimless grille and pivotable 1″ tweeter. Enjoy crystal clear sound from anywhere in the room with Sonos in-ceiling speakers designed by Sonance.
- 1″ pivotable Ferrofluid-cooled tweeter
- 6.5″ woofer with polypropylene cone and rubber surround
- Maximum 85 watts power and 88dB sensitivity
- Simple to install with RotoLock mounting system into existing ceilings
- High-quality AWG16 speaker cable
Complete ceiling speaker bundle with everything you need to start streaming music from your ceiling. Two speakers in the room are enough to enjoy perfectly even sound coverage.
The Sonos in-ceiling speaker features an award-winning low-profile grille designed to completely disappear. You will need to cut an 8 1/4″ hole to position the ceiling speaker. If you have a very large room then we found an extra set of ceiling speakers was needed to provide the best coverage.
When you connect the ceiling speakers to the Sonos AMP it will automatically detect them and adjust the best sound using TruePlay technology. Cutting edge development delivers a high-performance sound and is made from lightweight materials. Speakers are available in three sizes to accommodate different rooms and performance levels.
Polk Audio RC80i 2 way in-ceiling speakers
A well-balanced 2-way in-ceiling loudspeaker by Polk Audio. These ceiling-mounted speakers can be used to save space and are ideal for a rear 5.1 surround sound system in your living room as an alternative to floor stands.
- 2-way in-ceiling or in-wall speakers
- Lightweight blue polymer cones
- Swivel tweeters for improved accuracy and imaging
- Dynamic Balance® technology removes distortion
- Paintable grilles allow you to blend them into any ceiling or wall
- Protected against moisture, suitable for bathrooms
- Lifetime warranty
This is one of the best Sonos alternative ceiling speakers for surround sound. Made from polymer-composite cone and rubber surround that will outlive cheaper ceiling speakers. The one-inch metalised soft dome tweeter has a 15-degree swivel mount that makes direct high-frequency control that ensures vast imaging with astonishing clarity. Easy to install, templates are included so you can cut the 7.5-inch hole correctly.
Once installed the Polk RC80i in-ceiling speakers will disappear into the room and are flush to the ceiling with a paintable grille. These speakers are IP rated so can be used safely in the bathroom or kitchen. All you need is the Sonos AMP to connect four of these ceiling speakers in parallel.
Read our full Polk Audio RC80i review here.
Polk Audio RC60i 2 way ceiling speakers
Pair of Sonos compatible ceiling speakers by Polk Audio. Capable of delivering incredible stereo sound to any room.
- Wireless in-ceiling or in-wall speakers
- Moisture resistant so ideal for kitchens and bathrooms
- 6-1/2″ Dynamic Balance® composite cone woofer
- 3/4″ amiable soft dome tweeter
- Ideal for home cinema surround channels
- Lifetime warranty
The slightly smaller RC60i by Polk Audio is equipped with a 6.5-inch polymer-composite cone and a 0.75-inch metalised soft dome tweeter. Just like the RC80i, these RCi series speakers with Dynamic Balance drivers and tweeters deliver amazing clarity in any position. Just cut the hole using templates included and drop the speakers in. You can paint over the grille so they will literally vanish into the wall or ceiling.
Ceiling mount for PLAY 1 or Sonos One
The Sonos ceiling mount is the perfect solution to hang your Sonos One or PLAY:1 just 30cm from the ceiling. The ceiling speaker mount is easy to install and means no need to worry about cutting large holes in the ceiling.
- Turns your Sonos One or PLAY 1 into a wireless ceiling speaker
- Swivel functionality allows for optimal positioning
- Clever cable routing
- Quick and easy to install
Each Sonos ceiling mount is capable of holding one SONOS:1 or Sonos One wireless speaker. The ceiling mounts can be swivelled 80 degrees. Tilted up and down 15 degrees. And therefore, can be easily positioned for optimal sound delivery.
The clever design offers conspicuous cable routing up to the ceiling. Suitable for use at home, in bars, restaurants or in the office.
x4 Sonos compatible ceiling speakers
Easy fit 2-way ceiling speakers ideal for home cinema and surround sound.
- Adjustable directional tweeter
- Polypropylene woofer with rubber surround
- Fitted with Dog Ear mounts
- Spring-loaded terminal connections
Great value for money budget speakers for walls or ceiling. The 5.25 inch polypropylene woofer with rubber surround and Ferrofluid cooled silk dome tweeter is capable of delivering high-quality sound.
Read our full Sonos compatible ceiling speaker review here.
Cambridge Audio C46 in-ceiling speakers
Discreet ceiling speaker with BMR Technology for optimal sound placement. The Cambridge Audio C46 ceiling speaker has a diameter of just 88mm and a hole mounting of 75mm. Despite the small size, these speakers are capable of delivering powerful sound.
- Single 2.25″ BMR driver
- Frequency range from 120Hz to 20kHz
- IP65 tested so can withstand moisture from bathrooms
- The grille can be painted any colour
- Cutting installation templates provided
The compact in-ceiling speaker can be added to your existing 5.1 surround sound setup as part of your home cinema. Although these are full-range ceiling speakers with no dedicated tweeter they create impressive, well-balanced overhead sound. Allowing you to make use of Dolby Atmos sound experience
E-Audio budget 2-way ceiling speaker
2-way ceiling speaker with 2 x 1.5″ high polymer tweeters for clear, crisp sound. Ideal for use as part of a home cinema, surround sound or multi-room system on a budget.
- Water-resistant design suitable for bathrooms or kitchens
- Cutting templates provided for easy installation