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Woofer: The Boston Acoustics VSi 5830 uses an 8" DCD
(Deep Channel Design) copolymer woofer with a die-cast aluminum basket. The DCD
woofer uses a deeply grooved pole plate that enables the voice coil to travel
farther for greater output without bottoming.
Directional Midrange and Tweeter: The 3-1/2" copolymer
midrange and 1" VR aluminum dome tweeter are mounted on an angled cast
aluminum baffle, designed to face the listening area. The entire speaker will
rotate almost 360° within the frame so the mid/tweeter baffle can be turned in
any direction, even after the speaker is mounted.
Moisture Resistant: The VSi 5830 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 5830 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.
Installation: After a 10-7/8" diameter cutout is made
the speaker is installed into the opening and held in place with four integral
plastic mounting ears. The required depth to install the speaker is 6" from
the mounting surface (this includes the thickness of the drywall). Behind the
opening there must be a 1" clearance around the speaker to accommodate the
ears. The mounting wall material must be at least 3/8" thick for the mounting
ears to work.
Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy
Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match
the ceiling. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being
painted as well.
Optional Bracket: The NCBR8 new-construction bracket (sold
separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.