Our Best-Selling Surround and Rear In-Wall

The GTL Sound Labs AE653 are our outstanding two way in wall speaker for use in whole house audio and our best selling in-wall for sides and rears in small to medium home theater applications. These speakers will supply you with exceptional sound quality with all kinds of music or movies.

This have been installed as rears and surrounds throughout the world to rave reviews because of their exceptional sound and clarity. Perform well in either hidden or display installation while offering outstanding performance and true audio excellence.

Each speaker has a 6 1/2" woven carbon fiber woofer with 1.5" voice coil, 25 oz. vented magnet and butyl rubber surrounds. The woven carbon cone allows the woofer to self-vent and results in dynamic bass response, superb midrange, and excellent thermal boundaries with natural top roll off. The 2 3/4" titanium silk dome tweeter has a 1" voice coil and 3.7 oz. magnet, which provides first class high frequency clarity.

2013 CEDIA Best Theater under 75,000 Winner
Installed 3 AE 963’s LCR’s and 4 AE 653’s for Sides and rears.  Theater installed by Zene Private Theater

Three AE 963 LCR’s, 4 AE 653 Sides and 2 AE 653 rears


Recommended Power: 15 to 100 watts
Normal Impedance: 8 Ohms, Sensitivity: 87dB (2.83V at 1 meter),
Frequency Response: 38Hz – 20kHz (+/- 3dB),
Crossover: 3.5kHz; 12 dB/Octave
Low Frequency Transducer: 6.5″ Woven Carbon Fiber Butyl with rubber surrounds 1.5″ VC and 25oz vented magnet
High Frequency Transducer: 2 3/4″ Pure Titanium Silk Dome Tweeter with 1″ Voice Coil and 3.7oz magnet
Construction: ABS Injected Plastic with Mesh Grill. Available in Black or White Color
Overall Dimensions: 9-7/16″ W x 13 9/16″ H x 3-1/8″ D, Cutout Dimensions: 7-3/4″ x 11-3/4H″
Weight: 5.5 lbs each, 11 lbs pair, 13.5 lbs SW 2.5 kg each, 5 kg pair, 6.1 kg SW
Warranty: 3 Years
MSRP: $650 USD Each

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