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Overview: The Niles Audio RWE7C Rear Wave Enclosure is an accessory
designed especially for the 7" Directed Soundfield series ceiling-mount
loudspeakers. The enclosure provides superior-quality predictable sound for
in-ceiling installations. It is manufactured to precise air volume
specifications for the compatible speakers for deeper bass response. The
enclosure also keeps sound waves from leaking into unwanted areas, such as
adjacent rooms or spaces. It comes with 24" of speaker wire, connected
internally to the enclosure's spring post terminals, and a batt of 100% Dacron
Compatible Speakers: The RWE7C is compatible with the
DS7PR, DS7HD, and DS7FX Directed Soundfield speakers. It is not for use with the
DS7SI Stereo Input speaker.
Installation: After connecting the enclosure's internal speaker wire
to the speaker's terminals, the speaker and enclosure easily fit together with
tabs and grooves. Once the speaker is in position, you can twist and lock it
into place. The supplied set screw keeps the speaker from working loose. You
will need an additional 2" of depth (on top of the required speaker mounting
depth) and 10" of clearance to one side of the speaker opening for installing
Enclosure Terminals: The RWE7C is equipped with a pair of
terminals, which can accept up to 12-gauge
speaker wire. For wire runs of less than 80 feet, 16-gauge wire is recommended.
You should use 14-gauge wire for runs of 80-200 feet, and 12-gauge wire for runs
over 200 feet.
Note: When running speaker wire inside walls or ceilings, special
jacketed cable (CL-2 or CL-3) should be used to protect the wire and for
fire prevention. If unsure, you should consult your local building
inspectors about code compliance requirements.