Cost to Install Ceiling Speakers – 2021

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 460

$ 175

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 62% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install Ceiling Speakers noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost of ceiling speakers installed? The contractor cost to install ceiling speakers is $460 vs. doing it yourself for $175 and saving 62 percent.

If space is at a premium or if you prefer a streamlined look in your room décor, consider adding hi-fi ceiling speakers to replace traditional box units. In the past, these speakers were high-end items for the serious audiophile and usually part of a custom system, but today you’ll find them designed for a handy homeowner to install.

The speakers come with a connector that links a typical stereo receiver or amplifier and a wall volume control. You’ll barely notice the speakers once they’re installed because they’re designed to look like any flush recessed light fixture, so they will be heard, but not seen.

A stereo system pro will charge $460 to install two speakers with a connector and wall control in a 10-by-12 room. That includes labor and material. You can buy the equipment and do it yourself for $175 and save 62 percent. To do the job you’ll need a keyhole or drywall saw, Phillips head screwdriver, level, fish tape, wire strippers, and a drill with bits. You’ll find information about installing the speakers at

Now you know the average cost to install ceiling speakers, which includes the labor and material, and what’s involved, so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a contractor. 

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