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How IP wall mount speakers work in Integrated Systems.

Before setting out to use IP Wallmount speakers in your projects, systems integrators (SI) should have a clear idea of how these devices work. An IP speaker is made up of several components. There are some areas that are similar to traditional speakers, but many are not. Understanding how they are made and how they work is essential for a successful installation. At its core, IP Wallmount speakers have built-in amplifiers that are powered by PoE. This enables them to function without the need for an additional power connection and simplifies installation compared to their traditional counterparts.

Parts and Components

The major components of a network speaker and how they interact in an integrated system setting. The network-connected speakers have an amplifier built-in, a microcomputer, a D to A converter, and a network connection. You can add a microphone to these speakers if you want to use them as intercoms. A network interface with a specialized microcomputer is built into the amplifier module inside the speaker. The analog audio signal is amplified by the D to A converter (digital to analog converter). The amplifier raises the level of sound power so that it can drive the speaker. Because everything is contained within the speaker, installation is a breeze." The powered wall mount speakers are a component of the overall network announcement system. In addition to these IP-powered speakers, you can choose individual IP amplifiers that drive multiple speakers or intercoms to build a complete audio system.

Sound quality and range

The output capacity of the speakers becomes a factor to consider depending on the type of environment in which they are installed. At a 1-meter distance, wall mount speakers have a maximum sensitivity of 99dB. This noise is similar to that of a jackhammer or a lawnmower. Naturally, the lower the sound, the greater the distance. To put this into context, the sound level used for paging in a typical classroom should be less than 70dB. By adjusting the power to the speaker, you can increase or decrease the volume. "Outdoor applications typically require a separate amplifier." By selecting higher power IP amplifiers, the sound level can be dramatically increased. Higher-quality speakers allow you to project sound over a larger area. Sound levels above 85 decibels (dB) can be harmful. The danger is proportional to how close you are to the speaker and how frequently you are exposed to this sound level. Extremely loudspeakers are typically mounted high up, on a pole, or in the ceiling.

Software/App to use with IP speakers

Announcements can be made through IP speakers using a computer or other input devices. When used with a computer, it is critical to have compatible software or an app. A perfect software or app would allow the user to select the audience to whom an announcement must be made. This could be a single individual or a group of individuals. In a school, for example, this could mean making an announcement to a single classroom or staffroom, a building, or the entire school. IP speakers may be even more useful when combined with surveillance cameras. When a camera detects an unwanted situation, such as the entry of an unauthorized person, the operators can communicate with them via the speaker. With the right software or App, operators can choose specific cameras and speakers associated with them to make announcements or notifications.

Things You Need To Know About wall mount Speakers - A Simple Guide


There are two options available when asking how to wall mount speakers are powered and controlled.' Active' speakers offer a more 'plug and play solution. These have an integrated amplifier and only require a main connection to the speaker. These speakers can be controlled directly from your device via Bluetooth or WiFi (depending on the model).

'Passive' speakers are much more common and must be powered by an external amplifier via speaker cable. This allows you to control your wall mount speakers using WiFi through the IP Nerve App on your device - you can even group speakers into ‘zones’ if you have multiple amplifiers.


16/2 (16 gauge, 2 core) speaker cable is the industry standard and will work well in most applications. If you need more than 25 meters of cable to connect a speaker (for example, because it is far away from the amplifier), you should consider using a thicker cable because audio quality can degrade over this distance. We also have a weather-resistant speaker cable available for speakers in high moisture or outdoor zones and a 16/4 (16 gauge, 4 core) speaker cable which is recommended for single stereo speakers.


Outdoor speakers have been popular for some time, these usually take the form of wall-mounted cabinet speakers and those disguised as rocks that are hidden among plant pots or within borders. However, you can now install wall mount speakers into outdoor areas with the advent of dedicated models designed to resist the elements. Whilst these are designed to be fully exposed to driving rain or snow, if installed into suitable locations such as soffits or other protected areas these can give great results and a much more discrete installation. If you are looking for advice on outdoor speakers check out our Best Outdoor Speakers.


You can play your TV audio through wall mount speakers, although you can’t connect them directly to one another as TVs do not have any dedicated speaker outputs. What you'll need to do is take the audio from the TV and route it through an optical digital audio output or HDMI with ARC. (Audio Return Channel, available through most recent TVs) to an amplifier with the appropriate input - something the new IP Nerves can do. This, in turn, would power passive wall mount speakers via standard speaker cable.


A selection of our amplifiers is able to be controlled using one of Amazon’s ‘Echo’ devices by simply locating one in the desired room and setting it up to control the amplifier. Please contact us to learn which of our products are capable of this method of control.

As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our products or about planning an IP PA system for your commercials, official or industrial purposes. You can email us at pawan@urdistree.com or just give us a ring at +919871612485.

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Feb / 08 /2022