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Woofers: The DSi495 uses an 8" DCD
(Deep Channel Design) copolymer woofer. The DCD woofer uses a deeply grooved
pole plate that enables the voice coil to travel farther for greater output
To maintain a compact footprint, the
woofer is offset behind the mid/tweeter baffle but is allowed to breath amply
through a crescent-shaped vent.
Midrange Tweeter Baffle:
DSi495 presents a perfect sonic image by positioning the midrange and tweeter on
an angled baffle that faces down towards the listener. Once the speaker is
mounted, the angled mid/tweeter baffle can be rotated to best suit the speaker location.
The DSi495 has a 1" Kortec soft dome tweeter. Kortec is a silky
fabric saturated on the underside with a proprietary stiffening agent. Because
the inside surface of the dome is ultra stiff, the tweeter tracks the signal
with ease and produces an excellent transient attack. Simultaneously, the soft,
self-dampening top layer eliminates unwanted resonance. So the sound is smooth
Surround: When using the DSi495
as a surround speaker, it can be positioned for direct or diffuse operation.
When the mid/tweeter baffle is facing the listening area the sound radiated is
direct, when facing a wall or corner, the sound is diffuse.
loaded posts will accept banana plugs or bare wire up to 12
Paintable: Both the frame and
grill can be painted to match the ceiling or wall. A paint shield is included to protect
the speaker from being painted as well.
The DSi495 is well suited for humid environments like the kitchen or bathroom.
Installation: After a 10.667" diameter cutout is made, the speaker is installed in the hole and
held in place by 4 attached clamps. The only tool required (after the hole is
cut) is a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the clamps. The clamps spread from 0.259" to
1.342", so they should cover almost any application (most drywall is
1/2" thick). The required depth to install this speaker is 5.834".