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Boston Acoustics CS270

In-ceiling speaker

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by Marshall Chase
Boston Acoustics

Boston Acoustics extends the quality you expect to their in-ceiling speakers. You can enjoy home theater sound or music throughout the house without sacrificing fidelity. This speaker installs directly in your ceiling, making it a great choice for rooms without lots of space to spare. Pick up a pair for great stereo sound in the kitchen, laundry room, or den. Plus, you can paint the frame and grille to blend in with your décor.

An NCBR6 in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing this speaker in a new home under construction or in a room that's undergoing major renovation. (Brackets sold as a pair.)

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Highlights:

  • sold individually
  • 3/4" dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" woofer
  • handles up to 90 watts
  • frequency response 65-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable speaker grille
  • cutout dimensions: 8-7/8" diameter
  • mounting depth: 4"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Type
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In-ceiling
Video Shielded
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No
Tweeter
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Dome
Midrange Size
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Woofer Size
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6.5
Woofer Composition
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Laminate Film
Woofer Surround
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Rubber
Power Range (Watts)
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10-90
Sensitivity
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90 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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65-20kHz
Connector Type
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Clip
Bi-Amp Inputs
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No
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 1 Ceiling-mount speaker
  • 1 White aluminum grille
  • Plastic paint mask
  • Instruction booklet (English/ Spanish/ French/ German)
  • Product registration card

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Features

Installation: After an 8-7/8" diameter cutout is made the speaker is installed into the opening and held into place with four integral plastic mounting ears. The required depth to install the speaker is 4" from the mounting surface (this includes the thickness of the drywall). Behind the opening there must be a 1" clearance around the speaker to accommodate the ears. The mounting wall material must be at least 1/4" thick for the mounting ears to work.

Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match the ceiling. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being painted as well.

Inputs: The speaker clips will accept bare wire up to 14 gauge.

Optional Bracket: The NCBR6 new-construction bracket (sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.

 
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Boston Acoustics CS270

Written By skygremlin, SoCal on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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I have only owned Boston acoustic speakers so I really cant say they are (pick your number) times better than say Yamaha, Polk, or Klipsch.. But I am very happy with these. I have them set up in a 7.1 config. These are my surrounds and rear surrounds. Bottom line is the speaker install was very easy and they sound great.
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