Overview: The CW88R from PSB Speakers is a high-performance,
stereo ceiling-mount speaker. This special speaker is designed for placement in
areas, such as hallways or bathrooms, where separate left and right channel speakers are not possible. 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 CW88R is a single speaker.
Drivers: The CW88R speaker employs an 8"
dual voice coil, 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 dual 1" aluminum dome tweeters deliver
exceptional clarity in the high frequencies. The tweeters are mounted on an
angled array to direct the sound from the left and right channels towards the listening area for best response.
Terminals: The CW88R is equipped with two pairs of
gold-plated spring post speaker terminals, designed to accept speaker wire up to
12 AWG. One pair of terminals is provided for the left channel and the other
pair for the right channel.
Frame: 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 9-11/16" cutout in the
ceiling or wall for mounting the speaker.
Grille: The speaker is equipped with a flush-mount aluminum
grille for a clean and unobtrusive look. The grille has hundreds of
precisely-sized perforations to make it acoustically transparent. The grille and
frame are paintable to match any decor. A self-adhesive "PSB Speakers" logo
badge is also included.
Mounting Clamps: The CW88R has 4 toggle-style mounting
clamps for installing the speaker 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 CW88R 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 cone
with rubber surround, stainless steel fasteners, aluminum grille and ABS
can withstand moisture, but the back of the speaker should be protected. The
speaker 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: 86dB
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
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