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Boston Acoustics CS280

In-ceiling speaker

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Item #: 065CS280

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Boston Acoustics CS280

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Boston Acoustics extends the quality you expect to their in-ceiling speakers. You can have home theater sound or music throughout the house without sacrificing fidelity. This speaker installs directly in your ceiling, making them 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.

Boston Acoustics extends the quality you expect to their in-ceiling speakers. You can have home theater sound or music throughout the house without sacrificing fidelity. This speaker installs directly in your ceiling, making them 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 NCBR8 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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What's in the Box:

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

Product Highlights:

  • sold individually
  • 3/4" dome tweeter
  • 8" woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • frequency response 50-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • paintable speaker grille
  • cutout dimensions: 10-7/8" diameter
  • mounting depth: 4-3/8"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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What's in the box?

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

Features and Specs

Enclosure Type In-ceiling
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 8
Woofer Composition Laminate Film
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 10-100
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 50-20kHz
Connector Type Clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Installation: After a 10-7/8" 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 4-3/8" 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 NCBR8 new-construction bracket (sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.

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I had the same problem. The fix: I applied 2" strips of double sided tape to the edge of the grill on four sides and then re-installed as normal. So far, so good. [ James  May 18, 2015 ]
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