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Woofer: The Boston Acoustics VSi 5835 uses an 8"
copolymer woofer with a die-cast aluminum basket. It also features a cast
aluminum front baffle that adds rigidity and ensures precise alignment of
the driver components.
Midrange: The 3-1/2" copolymer midrange (along with
the tweeter) is mounted on the cast aluminum tweeter/midrange sub-baffle. When
mounting the speaker horizontally the sub-baffle is rotated to maintain the
proper tweeter/midrange alignment.
Tweeter: The VSi 5835 uses Boston's 1" VR aluminum
dome tweeter. Compared to a soft dome, aluminum is equally light, yet more
rigid. Compared to other hard dome materials, aluminum is better able to
accurately track the input signal. There is a unique pivoting tweeter cup
offering placement flexibility; the aluminum tweeter cup also acts as a heat
Moisture Resistant: The VSi 5835 is well suited for humid
environments like the kitchen or bathroom. Make sure they are positioned so
that moisture cannot collect inside them. They are not designed for locations
where they will be submerged.
Boundary Compensation: The boundary compensation circuit shapes
the sound to counteract the effect of placement too close to an adjacent wall (or
ceiling, floor, or corner). The switch should be turned on if the speaker is mounted
closer than 18 inches from the junction of two surfaces or closer than 24 inches
from a corner.
Inputs: Spring loaded posts will accept banana plugs (single
or dual) or bare wire up to 12 gauge.
Bi-amp: The VSi 5835 has two sets of inputs and can be bi-wired
or bi-amped; if using both inputs a jumper on the back of the speaker must be moved
from the Normal to the Bi-amp position.
Placement: Because you can control the direction of the high
frequencies with the pivoting tweeter, you can mount these in-wall speakers almost
anywhere. There is also an angled adapter included, with which you can angle the
entire tweeter/midrange baffle. For optimum results, place the speakers 6 to 10
feet apart so they form a triangle with the listening area. The speakers should
be mounted at least 12" away from a tube-TV to avoid interference with the
picture. The VSi 5835 can be mounted either vertically or horizontally (when
mounting horizontally the tweeter/midrange baffle should be rotated 90° to
maintain the proper alignment; also be aware that when mounted horizontally,
the speaker is wider than the space between standard 16" wall studs).
Installation: After a 19-7/16" x 11" cutout is made
(either vertically or horizontally) the speaker is installed into the opening and
held in place with the integral plastic bracket. The required depth to install the
speaker is 3-3/4" from the mounting surface (this includes the thickness of
the drywall). Behind the mounting surface there must be a 1-1/2" clearance
on both sides of the speaker (along the long sides). The mounting wall material
must be at least 3/8" thick for the integral mounting bracket to work.
Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy
Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match
the wall. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being
painted as well.
IR Sensor Knockout: The speaker has a knockout molded into the
speaker baffle that will accommodate a standard 1/2" diameter infrared (IR)
sensor for an optional remote IR remote control system.
Optional Bracket: The NCBTL8 new-construction bracket (sold
separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.