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Overview: The CW260 from PSB Speakers is a high-performance
wall-mount surround speaker. It is designed to be used as a surround speaker in
a 5.1- or 7.1-channel system. It has dual switchable radiation patterns to
provide a more diffuse soundfield than conventional speakers. The CustomSound CW Series of
in-wall/in-ceiling speakers incorporate the same speaker arrays as found in
PSB's highly acclaimed Platinum-series speakers for true audiophile performance.
Note: The CW260 is a single speaker.
Drivers: The CW260 speaker employs a 6-1/2"
fiberglass-textured polypropylene woofer, which has a higher cone mass and
enhanced motor strength for higher power handling. The rubber surround damps
resonance and provides exceptional durability. The speaker has dual 2"
wide-range cone drivers, cross-firing at 90 degrees to each other (one 45
degrees right and the other 45 degrees left). The drivers are mounted on a
contoured mounting plate to obtain a smooth response, and to allow their energy
to appropriately fire away from the listening area. The mounting plate can be
removed and rotated 90 degrees if the speaker is mounted horizontally on the
wall instead of vertically.
Soundfield Adjustment Switch: The CW260 has dual switchable
radiation patterns. With the switch in the "Dipole" position, a distinct null is
created straight out from the speaker. Sound will be very diffuse, and will
reach the listener only after several bounces off of the room's walls. With the
switch in the "Bipole" position, a very diffuse soundfield is created by sending
the majority of the sound away from the listening position. The effect is not as
great as in the "Dipole" position.
Treble Level Switch: Because in-wall speakers are surrounded
by hard surfaces that reflect the sound output, it may be necessary to adjust
the high frequencies. The speaker features a 2-way switch. The "Treble +"
position boosts the high frequencies, and will tend to flatten the power
response when used in the dipole setting. The "Treble -" position gives a more
flat direct soundfield, and may better suit the bipole setting. It may be
necessary to experiment with the switches to see which position best suits your
Frames: The white ABS plastic frame extends approximately
3/4" beyond the grille on the finished side. The frame also extends about 5/8"
beyond the rough opening cutout. The speaker requires a 8-1/2" x 14-3/8" wall
cutout for mounting the speaker.
Grille: The speaker is equipped with a flush-mount aluminum grille for a clean and unobtrusive look. The grille
hundreds of precisely-sized perforations to make them acoustically transparent.
The grille and frame are paintable to match any decor.
Mounting Clamps: The CW260 has 6 toggle-style mounting
clamps for installing the speaker in the wall. When a Phillips-head
screwdriver is first applied to the mounting screws, the clamps "toggle" out
from a rest position (out of the way for easy insertion), turning 90 degrees and
into a position to clamp firmly against the wall.
Pre-construction Bracket: For new construction, the optional
bracket is recommended (available from the manufacturer). The bracket is designed to be a
"hole-saver" to indicate where the speaker should be installed before the
drywall goes up. In addition, an optional BBX-88 Performance Enclosure
(available from the manufacturer) defines the optimal enclosure volume for the CustomSound series speakers, and mounts between two studs behind drywall.
- External Frame Dimensions: 9.498" W x 15.375" H
- Hole Cutout: 8-1/2" W x 14-3/8" H
- Depth Behind Mounting Surface: 3.4375"
- Height Above Mounting Surface (incl. grilles): 0.5"
- Frequency Response: 50Hz to 21kHz (-6dB)
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 20 to 100 Watts
- Sensitivity: 87dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms