Overview: The CW80R from PSB Speakers is a pair of
high-performance ceiling-mount 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.
Drivers: The CW80R speakers employ an 8"
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 low-resonance 1" aluminum dome tweeter delivers
exceptional clarity in the high frequencies. The tweeter has a pivoting mount,
allowing it to be aimed towards the listening area for best response.
Frames: The white ABS plastic frames extend approximately
3/4" beyond the grilles on the finished side. The frames also extend about 5/8"
beyond the rough opening cutout. The speaker requires a 9-11/16" cutout in the
ceiling or wall for mounting the speaker.
Grilles: The speakers are equipped with flush-mount aluminum
grilles for a clean and unobtrusive look. The grilles have hundreds of
precisely-sized perforations to make them acoustically transparent. The grilles
and frames are paintable to match any decor. Self-adhesive "PSB Speakers" logo
badges are also included.
Mounting Clamps: The CW80Rs have 4 toggle-style mounting
clamps for installing the speakers in the wall or ceiling. 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 (760CK80R, sold separately) is recommended. 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.
Weather Resistant: The CW80R is weather resistant to
enable installation in moist environments, such as bathrooms or indoor pool
areas, or outdoors in porch ceilings or under eaves. The polypropylene cones
with rubber surrounds, stainless steel fasteners, aluminum grilles and ABS
can withstand moisture, but the back of the speaker should be protected. The
speakers should not be installed in an area that is totally exposed to the
- Frame Diameter: 11.003"
- Hole Cutout Diameter: 9.6875"
- Depth Behind Mounting Surface: 3.75"
- Height Above Mounting Surface (incl. grilles): 0.625"
- Frequency Response: 45Hz to 20kHz (-6dB)
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 20 to 100 Watts
- Sensitivity: 87dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
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