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Overview: The Boston Acoustics Voyager RK8T2 is a two-way
acoustic suspension loudspeaker with two tweeters, a single 8" woofer, and
stereo input. The cabinet is styled to look like a rock and designed and built
to withstand the environmental stresses placed on an outdoor loudspeaker. The
speaker is "voiced" for outdoor use, they sound best in an open air environment.
They also sonically match the other speakers in the Voyager series.
Driver Placement: Both tweeters and the woofer are angled up
20°, aimed at the listener and not at the ground, to bring the sound up to ear
Woofer: The RK8T2 uses an 8" dual voice coil woofer with a
mica-filled copolymer cone and butyl rubber surround. The dual voice coil
accommodates a stereo input. The basket sets the driver forward to prevent any
tunnel effect and maintain a natural midrange sound.
Tweeters: The RK8T2 uses two 1" soft dome tweeters for a
stereo output from the single speaker.
Styling: The RK8T2's enclosure is styled to look like a rock
and blend into your outdoor decor. This New England Granite model is light gray
with jagged edges. The speaker grilles are designed to blend into the cabinet.
Finish: The cabinet construction has three layers; a fiber
weave material sandwiched between two poly fiberglass resin layers. Each speaker
is matched to actual rocks and hand finished in a multi step process. First a
base color is applied, then multicolor accents are added to match actual rocks.
A series of brush's are used to add shading to both the cabinet and the grille.
As a result, each speaker will have variations in color and size.
Weatherproof: The cabinet, grilles, and drivers are weather
and rust proof. They are also UV protected and will stand up to outdoor
Speaker Cable Connection: The RK8T2 has a two-foot cable
attached, rated for burial underground. Wire nuts filled with a waterproof
sealant are also included.
Wiring Requirements: Direct burial cable is recommended, 14
gauge up to 50 feet and 12 gauge over 50 feet.
Power Rating: An amplifier rated between 20 and 200 watts is
recommended to power the RK8T2.
Transformer: There are internal mounting posts for an
optional 70/100 volt transformer for use in commercial applications or when a
long wire run is necessary. (transformer available from Boston Acoustics)