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Proficient C895s Signature In-Ceiling Speaker

Unparalleled Sound Quality

When it comes to creating an immersive audio experience in your home, the Proficient C895s Signature In-Ceiling Speaker stands out as a premium choice. With its superior audio specifications, including an 8-inch Kevlar® woofer and a 1-inch pivoting aluminum dome tweeter, you are guaranteed a sound quality that not only fills the room but also elevates your listening experience to new heights.

Imagine hearing every detail in your favorite movie's soundtrack or feeling the depth of the bass in your most-loved songs. The wide frequency response of 28Hz to 22kHz ensures that you capture the full spectrum of sound, from the lowest bass to the highest treble. Whether it's the subtle strum of a guitar or the powerful crescendo of an orchestra, the Proficient C895s speakers render each note with crystal-clear precision.

Effortless Customization

Your home is unique, and your audio system should be too. The pivoting tweeter allows you to direct the sound exactly where you want it, ensuring that every corner of your room is enveloped in rich, dynamic audio. Moreover, the built-in bass and treble contour switches give you the power to fine-tune the sound to your personal preference or to compensate for the acoustics of the room.

  • Bass Contour Switch: ±3db
  • Treble Contour Switch: ±3db

Tweaking the audio output has never been easier, allowing you to create the perfect sound environment for any occasion.

Sleek and Sophisticated Design

Aesthetics matter, and the Proficient C895s speakers have been designed with that in mind. The thin-bezel grilles are not only elegant but also held by Neo Magnets, making them incredibly easy to install or remove. This magnetic attachment system ensures that the speakers blend seamlessly into your ceiling, maintaining the integrity of your interior design while delivering exceptional audio.

  • Grille Type: Thin-Bezel
  • Grille Attachment: Magnetic, held by Neo Magnets

Robust Construction for Lasting Performance

Durability is a cornerstone of the Proficient C895s design. The Kevlar® woofer is not only renowned for its superior sound quality but also for its resistance to wear and tear. The non-resonant cast magnesium woofer frame and basket further add to the speaker's robustness, ensuring that it can withstand high-power, long-duration use without compromising on performance.

  • Woofer Material: Kevlar®
  • Woofer Frame: Non-resonant cast magnesium

Effortless Installation

Dreamedia understands that installation can be a daunting process, which is why the Proficient C895s has been designed to make it as simple as possible. With a mounting depth of just 4-1/4 inches and a ceiling cut-out diameter of 9-3/4 inches, these speakers can be easily integrated into any room. And for those who like to plan ahead, a range of compatibility and accessories are available to ensure a smooth setup.

  • Mounting Depth: 4-1/4 inches
  • Ceiling Cut Out: 9-3/4 inches
  • Accessories: Pre-Construction Bracket, Ceiling Tile Bracket, Metal Back Box, Replacement Speaker Grille

Energy-Efficient Performance

In today’s world, energy efficiency is more important than ever. The Proficient C895s speakers are designed to deliver high efficiency, requiring about one-third the power of typical speakers without sacrificing sound quality. This means you can enjoy your music or movies at their best while also being mindful of your energy consumption.

  • Power Efficiency: High efficiency, requires about one-third the power of typical speakers

Comprehensive Warranty and Support

Your peace of mind is paramount, which is why the Proficient C895s speakers come with a 10-year warranty. This commitment to quality assures you that your investment is protected. Furthermore, Dreamedia offers a 30-day hassle-free return policy for domestic (US) orders, ensuring that your satisfaction is guaranteed.

  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Return Policy: 30-day hassle-free returns for domestic (US) orders

In Summary

The Proficient C895s Signature In-Ceiling Speaker is a testament to superior audio engineering and elegant design. Its robust construction, coupled with high-quality materials such as Kevlar® and cast magnesium, ensures that it delivers clean, powerful sound with low distortion. With the ability to replace C851 Ceiling Speakers and its easy installation, it is an excellent choice for both new and upgrading audio enthusiasts.

  • High power handling capability (175 Watts)
  • High sensitivity (92dB 1W/1m)
  • Low distortion and clean sound reproduction
  • Wide frequency response for full-range sound

Compatibility and Specifications

The Proficient C895s is compatible with a range of brackets and back boxes, making it a versatile choice for any home theater setup. Its physical specifications are designed to make it a convenient and powerful addition to your audio system.

  • Physical Specifications: Length: 13.7 inches, Width: 13 inches, Height: 13 inches, Weight: 6.85 lbs
  • Compatibility: Replaces Model C851 Ceiling Speakers

Your Home Theater Experts

At Dreamedia, we are dedicated to helping you design the perfect home theater system. From the selection of the right components to the final installation, our experts are here to guide you every step of the way. With the Proficient C895s 8" Signature 175 Watt In-Ceiling Speaker, you are choosing not just a product but an experience. Let us help you bring the magic of cinema-quality sound into your home.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to reach out to us. Our team at Dreamedia is always ready to assist you in creating the home theater system of your dreams.

Our Review

Proficient C895s 8" Signature 175 Watt In-Ceiling Speaker Review


The home audio landscape has been undergoing a transformation, with a noticeable shift towards aesthetically pleasing solutions that blend seamlessly into modern interiors. In-ceiling speakers are at the forefront of this trend, offering an unobtrusive way to enjoy high-quality audio without compromising on living space design. Proficient Audio's C895s 8" Signature in-ceiling speaker is a notable contender in this market, promising a combination of robust performance and discreet elegance.



The Proficient C895s speaker sports a thin-bezel grille design, which is almost flush with the ceiling, reducing visual clutter and making it an ideal match for contemporary and minimalist interiors. The use of Neo Magnets for securing the grilles allows for a tool-free installation and easy access, should any adjustments or maintenance be required.

Build Quality

Constructed with an 8" Kevlar® woofer and a 1" aluminum dome tweeter, the C895s is built for durability and performance. Kevlar® is renowned for its strength-to-weight ratio, offering a balance between rigidity and lightweight properties, which is crucial for responsive and dynamic sound reproduction. The dark brown color scheme is tastefully chosen to blend with most decors, and the materials are selected not just for aesthetic appeal but also for their acoustic properties.


The C895s is designed to be retrofitted into existing C851 speaker cutouts, easing the upgrade path for users. However, the in-ceiling installation could be a hurdle for some, potentially requiring professional help to ensure proper placement and secure mounting, which is vital for optimal acoustics and safety.


Audio Components

The core of the C895s's acoustic performance is its 8" Kevlar® woofer, which ensures a robust bass response and clear midrange. The 1" pivoting aluminum dome tweeter can be directed towards the listening area, allowing for a more precise soundstage and improved high-frequency dispersion.

Sound Customization

With the inclusion of bass and treble contour switches, the C895s allows listeners to tailor the sound to their preferences or to compensate for the acoustics of the room. This level of customization is a significant advantage for audiophiles and casual listeners alike, providing flexibility in shaping the audio experience.

Connectivity and Compatibility

With an impedance of 8 ohms and power handling up to 175 watts, the C895s is compatible with a wide range of amplifiers and receivers. These specifications suggest that the speaker can handle high volumes without distortion, making it suitable for various home theater setups.


Sound Quality

The frequency response of 28Hz – 22kHz indicates that the C895s is capable of delivering full-range sound, from deep bass to sparkling highs. The sensitivity of 92dB 1W/1m is relatively high, which means the speaker can produce ample volume without requiring a lot of power, making it an efficient choice.

Power and Clarity

The high power handling capability suggests that the C895s can cope with dynamic soundtracks and high volume levels without strain. The use of high-quality materials like Kevlar® and aluminum, along with the speaker's design, minimizes distortion, ensuring that the audio remains clear and detailed even at high volumes.

In-Room Experience

In-ceiling speakers present unique challenges and opportunities in terms of acoustics. The C895s's performance will vary depending on the room's size, shape, and furnishings. However, with the pivoting tweeters and customizable audio settings, it's possible to achieve a balanced sound profile suitable for most environments.

Practical Considerations

Installation Requirements

The prospect of cutting into a ceiling might deter some DIY enthusiasts, which is why professional installation is recommended for the C895s. This not only ensures optimal performance but also maintains the integrity of the home's structure and aesthetics. Additionally, integrating these speakers into smart home systems may require additional planning and equipment.

Warranty and Support

A 10-year warranty is a strong statement of confidence in the product's quality and longevity. This extended warranty period provides peace of mind and adds significant value to the purchase. The 30-day hassle-free returns policy is a testament to the company's commitment to customer satisfaction, allowing users to test the speakers in their own homes without risk.

Final Thoughts

The Proficient C895s 8" Signature in-ceiling speaker is a compelling option for those seeking high-quality audio in a discreet package. Its durable construction, wide frequency response, and power handling capabilities make it a robust choice for home theaters or multi-room audio systems. While the requirement for professional installation might add to the overall cost, the speaker's design and performance justify the investment. The C895s is particularly well-suited for users looking to upgrade from the C851 model or for new installations where audio quality and interior design are priorities. With its ability to deliver a personalized audio experience and its strong warranty, the Proficient C895s stands out as a high-quality in-ceiling speaker that deserves serious consideration.


Audio Specifications

  • Woofer Size: 8 inches
  • Woofer Material: Kevlar
  • Tweeter Size: 1 inch
  • Tweeter Material: Aluminum
  • Tweeter Type: Pivoting
  • Frequency Response: 28Hz - 22kHz
  • Sensitivity: 92dB 1W/1m
  • Power Handling: 175 watts
  • Impedance: 8 ohms

Design & Installation

  • Speaker Type: In-Ceiling
  • Grille Type: Thin-Bezel
  • Grille Attachment: Magnetic, held by Neo Magnets
  • Woofer Basket: Cast Magnesium
  • Mounting Depth: 4-1/4 inches
  • Ceiling Cut Out: 9-3/4 inches
  • Overall Diameter: 11-1/8 inches

Performance Features

  • Bass Contour Switch: ±3db
  • Treble Contour Switch: ±3db
  • Power Efficiency: High efficiency, requires about one-third the power of typical speakers

Construction & Durability

  • Woofer Frame: Non-resonant cast magnesium
  • Recommended Use: High-power, long-duration use
  • Construction Quality: Audiophile-grade

Compatibility & Accessories

  • Replaces Model: C851 Ceiling Speakers
  • Pre-Construction Bracket: PCB11800 Proficient Audio PCB-C800
  • Ceiling Tile Bracket: CTB11801 Proficient Audio CTB-C800
  • Metal Back Box: PAS01800 Proficient Audio BB-C800
  • Replacement Speaker Grille: 1001-11801 Proficient Audio Protege 8 inch Ceiling

Physical Specifications

  • Length: 13.7 inches
  • Width: 13 inches
  • Height: 13 inches
  • Weight: 6.85 lbs
  • Unit of Measure: Pair
  • UPC: 664254999765
  • Master Pack Quantity: 4

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