Mar 18, 2014 10:06 AM, By Bennett Liles
The three-way design of the Renkus-Heinz CS99R provides even response from 65Hz to 17kHz, and the quad source directivity of the four 6.5in. LF cones offer control in the horizontal and vertical planes. Additional directivity control is accomplished by the unit’s complex conic horns. The CS99R can be installed in a system with the CS66R. The CS99R handles 120dB program power using Neutrik four-pin SpeakOn connectors or screw terminals and both products use a multi-ply hardwood, perforated metal grille.
The ECS-200-70V-2x2-TR from SnapAV is a complete 2x2 ceiling-tile-replacement unit with 8in. hard-fiber paper-cone speaker and a 70V switch. The rotary tap allows power selection between 1/4W, 1/2W, 1W, 2W, and 4W settings. UL-listed and compliant with UL-1480 and UL-2043 standards, the Episode 200 Commercial series can handle program power of 12W with a dispersion angle of 100 degrees. It uses a 3/8in conduit and includes a 1/2in. knockout in its access plate. The small front perforations provide a good blend with suspended ceilings.
Available as a kit with a three-piece tile bridge, the Episode 650 Commercial series in-ceiling 70V speaker from SnapAV has front-mounted tap settings, a mica-filled polypropylene woofer and 1in. silk dome tweeter with neodymium magnet, plus a 1.2in. over-sized voice coil. The included a steel C-shaped mounting ring and two removable arms make installation very quick and easy. The taps provide a variety wattage settings and a bypass for low impedance operation. The high-temperature, UV-stabilized baffle toughens the unit for long lasting service.
Soundsphere intended the Q-CA speaker to be quick and easy to install with its integral aluminum backcan and its capability to mount two-gang NEMA boxes directly on top of the can. The whole enclosure mounts in a standard 8in. speaker tile bridge and the Eurostyle connectors are easy for pre-wiring jobs. The 6.5in. LF driver and the 0.5in. dome handle 35W RMS at 4Ω, 30W RMS at 100V, and 15W RMS at 70V while delivering a 70Hz-17kHz (±4dB) frequency response.
The CM600i is a ceiling speaker system that uses a 6.5in. polypropylene cone with a butyl rubber surround and a 1in. convex titanium tweeter with waveguide to make a coverage angle of 135 degrees (-6dB @ 2kHz). SoundTube Entertainment provided a six-position rotary switch with power settings and a transformer bypass in addition to a fast and secure constant-tension, fixed-wing mounting system. The unit’s maximum continuous power handling capability is 90W, and for extended bass applications, it can be installed with SoundTube’s CM1001d-T 10in. subwoofer.
The SpeakerCraft SC Pro Commercial 8 features the patented WavePlane tweeter baffle on which is mounted a pivoting polyamide dome tweeter. It pairs with the 8in. polypropylene cone woofer for a 56Hz - 20kHz frequency response and a power handling capacity of 5W to 100W. The front face includes a rotary power tap switch capable of several power level settings including a transformer bypass for 8Ω operation. The SC Pro Commercial 8 fits a cutout of 11.5in., and the connection terminals are protected in a rear-mounted J-box.
For Speco Technologies, infinite customization was a primary aim in designing the G86TCG. Available in 10 mounting styles, the Speco ceiling speaker line allows users to select among different sizes and shapes of grilles and features. The G86TCG includes an 8in. paper speaker cone, 5oz. magnet, and a 5W dual 70/25V transformer with five settings and an 8Ω bypass position. All of the models in the line have a local volume control knob. The system delivers 85Hz-20kHz and handles 10W RMS power.
Tannoy’s CMS801 DC with an 8in. point source, dual concentric transducer mounted in an injection molded front-ported baffle offers big sound in a small package. With a 100-degree coverage angle, the unit can handle average power of 90W while operating in either 70/100V or low impedance mode. Tannoy included a titanium dome HF driver with a neodymium magnet system. The zinc-plated steel backcan has a safety ring to serve as a load-bearing safety bond, and the grille is steel with a weather-resistant coating.
The PC580R and PC580RV from TOA are especially suited to high-quality paging installations. Using a standard mount template, the system is good for retrofits and it can be fitted with the HY-BC-580U stackable backcan to meet UL requirements for speakers used in emergency signaling and notification. Equipped with 25V and 70V transformer taps up to 5W, these models are sold in quantities of 10. The PC580RV adds a volume control potentiometer on the center of the grille.
Available in ceiling- and surface-mount options, the new VXC line of speakers from Yamaha Commercial Audio can be painted to match any room. The VXC8 handles 180W program power and delivers a maximum 116dB at 1 meter. Like the other models in the line, the VXC8 includes full-range power limiting for protection, anti-drop grasping tab, O-rings, and tile rails to aid in installation. The enclosure consists of a 1mm steel backcan and a powder-coated, perforated steel grille.
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