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Boston Acoustics HSi-250

In-ceiling speaker

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Item #: 065HSI250
 
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Expected: 10/13/2014
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by Marshall Chase
Boston Acoustics

Boston Acoustics builds their HSi-series for people who love great sound but not the clutter of speakers. Movie dialogue sounds clear and the notes of woodwinds, strings and brass have a natural tone. Boston Acoustics also designs all their in-wall and in-ceiling speakers for simple do-it-yourself installation. The HSi-250 mounts flush in the ceiling and comes with a magnetic grille that's paintable to blend seamlessly into your home.

An NCBR5 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" tweeter
  • 5-1/4" woofer
  • handles up to 90 watts
  • frequency response 75-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity 90 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • magnetic, paintable speaker grille
  • cutout dimensions: 6-3/4" diameter
  • mounting depth: 3-1/16"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Type In-ceiling
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size ---
Woofer Size 5.25
Woofer Composition Laminate Film
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 10-90
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 75-20kHz
Connector Type Clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 1 Ceiling-mount speaker
  • 1 White metal grille
  • Cardboard template
  • Plastic paint mask (speaker)
  • Wax paper paint shield (grille)
  • Installation instructions (English/ Spanish/ French/ German)
  • Product registration card
  • Disposal note

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Features

Installation: After a 6-3/4" 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 3-1/16" 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.

Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy installation.

Optional Bracket: The NCBR5 new-construction bracket (sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.

 
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