Coaxial Speaker Design: The PSB CW160R high-performance
square in-ceiling speaker utilizes a coaxial driver design with a 0.75" metal dome
tweeter mated to a 6.5" polypropylene cone woofer. Coaxial speakers are very
popular due to their small footprint making them ideal for space restricted in-ceiling installations.
SonicGuide: The PSB CW160R in-ceiling speaker uses a unique high
frequency, constant directivity SonicGuide. The SonicGuide is a proprietary
extensively adjustable and aimable, multipart flare attached to the in-ceiling
speaker's 3/4" metal dome tweeter. Its contours and dimensions are designed such
that it provides very even response with little variation both on and off axis.
It also increases the directivity of the tweeter so that the listener hears
transparent, naturally focused sound. Equally important, the SonicGuide reduces
"backwards" tweeter energy that otherwise reflects from the woofer cone, thus
eliminating a serious response error that plagues virtually every other "coax"
speaker. The SonicGuide can be tilted 30°
left or right and the SonicGuide assembly is mounted on a click-indexing turning
yoke that turns a full 180°.
Treble/Midrange Level Switches: Two response tailoring switches provide a
3dB adjustment to midrange and tweeter levels.
Basket/Frame: The CW160R has a sturdy ABS basket and frame.
The frame can be painted to match any decor (a clear paint mask is supplied to
protect the drivers from overspray). The aluminum mesh grille is also paintable.
Speaker Terminals: The PSB CW160R in-ceiling speaker is fitted with
spring-load post speaker terminals to connect your in-ceiling speaker wire. The
spring-post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and
banana plugs (single or dual).
Mounting Options: The PSB CW160R uses an effective mounting technique
with toggle-style mounting clamps. These four "dog-leg" style mounting clips
insure quick, easy, and secure mounting in the ceiling. A template is provided for
marking the speaker cutout. It has a series of slots for tracing the cutout and
also an outline of the speaker to confirm that the flange won't interfere with
any ceiling features. The CW160R requires a cut-out diameter of 8.3125" with a
mounting dept of 3.8125". There needs to be at least 0.625" of space around the
cut-out to accommodate the in-ceiling speaker's overall frame. The speaker's frame
and grille will sit 0.5625" away from the ceiling.
Note: For the new construction application, PSB offers Performance
Enclosure and Preconstruction Bracket solutions (both sold separately by
manufacture). The Performance Enclosure provides optimal low frequency
response and is mounted between two studs behind drywall. The
Pre-construction Brackets simplify installation in new construction
application and can be used with or without the Performance Enclosure.
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