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Overview: The Niles Audio Cynema Soundfield System is the first
in-wall soundbar that installs flush below your wall-mounted flat panel TV. The
CSF48p is a passive system that includes three self-contained speaker modules
(for left, center, and right channels). These speaker modules tuck down into the
wall cavity between the studs, and can be adjusted along the mounting rails for
best separation. The system comes with a flush-mount grille for a seamless look.
Speaker Modules: The three speaker modules are self-contained sealed
enclosures with dual 2" x 3" oval woofers and a 1" silk dome tweeter. The curved
rear wave enclosure tucks down into the wall, while the drivers fire out of a 9"
x 3" frame on the front. Only 3-1/2" depth behind the drywall and 3" of
clearance inside the wall below the cutout is required. The woofers are angled slightly upward toward the
listening area. Gold-plated spring posts are mounted to the bottom of the
enclosure to connect your in-wall speaker wire. Speaker module dimensions:
9-5/8" L x 4" D x 6-1/2" H.
Audio Performance: The speaker modules should be connected to the
left, right, and center channel outputs from your A/V receiver. Each module has
a nominal 6Ω impedance, and can handle up to
100 watts. Other speaker specifications include:
- Frequency Response: 65Hz - 25 kHz
- Sensitivity: 86dB, 1 kHz @ 1W/1m
- Max SPL: 105dB (LCR system)
Grille: The CSF48p comes with a white metal MicroPerf grille that
attaches magnetically to the in-wall mounting system's frame. The 48" x 5-1/4"
grille is only a 1/4" thick to give an unobtrusive appearance. The grille is
paintable to make it virtually disappear into the décor.
Installation: The Cynema Soundfield System is easy to install. The
flexible and unique In-wall Mounting System lets you install the system without
cutting or drilling into the wall studs. A cutout in the drywall of 45-1/4"
W x 3-3/4" H is required. (A cardboard template is included to assist you in making the cutout.)
Four screw-down brackets and two clamp-down end brackets are
included to hold the top and bottom rails in place. The three speaker modules
snap into place between the studs, with covers and joiners to fill in the gaps.
The modules can be adjusted laterally along the rails for optimum imaging.
Wiring: Since the speaker terminals will be inside the wall
cavity, in-wall speaker wire will be required. When running loudspeaker wire
inside walls or ceilings, you should use special jacketed cable (CL-2 or CL-3
rating) to protect the wire and to meet fire prevention and building codes.
Please consult your local building official for code compliance. The recommended
wire gauge depends upon the length of wire required from the amplifier to the
|Length of Wire
(Amplifier to Speaker)
|Less than 80 feet
|80 feet to 200 feet
|More than 200 feet