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AudioSource Performance Series AS65C

In-ceiling speakers

Item # 021AS65C

This pair of budget-friendly in-ceiling speakers is a great choice for use in a custom-installed music system.

This pair of budget-friendly in-ceiling speakers is a great choice for use in a custom-installed music system.

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$119.95 Sale: -$20.00 off Sale: ends today

$99.95 pair

Product highlights:

  • ideal for use in a custom-installed multi-room audio system
  • can be used as overhead effects channels as part of a home theater system
  • 1" polymer soft dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
  • frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: up to 125 watts RMS
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • paintable grille for discreet installation
  • cutout diameter: 7-1/4"
  • overall diameter: 8-7/16"
  • mounting depth: 3-5/16"
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AS65C

What's in the box:

  • 2 In-ceiling speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Mounting-Hole Compass
  • Cutout Template
  • Installation Guide

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Pair
Tweeter Soft-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant No
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Speaker Shape Round
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Width 7.25
Cutout Height 7.25
Power Range (Watts) 5-125
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-20kHz
Parts Warranty Limited Lifetime
Labor Warranty Limited Lifetime

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2-Way Driver Design: The AudioSource AS65C in-ceiling loudspeaker employs a 2-way driver design with a 1" soft-dome polymer tweeter coaxially mounted to a 6.5" polypropylene cone woofer for room-filling stereo sound.

Applications: The AudioSource AS65C is the perfect choice for whole-house audio and 2ch music applications. The AS65C can also serve as surround, surround back, and overhead speakers in a home theater setup.

Low-Profile Magnetic Grille: The AS65C in-ceiling speaker comes with a low-profile magnetic grille that sits only 0.25" from the ceiling. The grille is paintable.

In-Ceiling Installation: The AudioSource AS65C is designed for standard drywall ceilings and drop ceilings with at least 3/8" thick wall material. Standard "dog-leg" locking mechanisms are utilized to secure the speaker in the ceiling.

  • The AS65C requires a circular (round) cutout that measures 7.25" (diameter) x 3.3125" (depth) cutout. Its outer frame measures 8.4375" (diameter) x 0.25" (depth).
  • Make sure to leave at least 0.75" of open space (without obstruction) around the cutout above the ceiling, so the speaker's locking mechanisms will have room to engage fully.
  • Be sure that there are no studs, lengths of conduit, pipes, heating ducts or air returns in the ceiling cavity that will interfere with the speaker.

Spring Post Terminals: The AS65C in-ceiling loudspeaker is outfitted with a set of spring-post terminals to attach your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals will accommodate bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only).

  • For wire lengths of less than 50', use at least 16-gauge speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths between 50' and 100', use at least 14-gauge speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths of greater than 100', use at least 12-gauge speaker wire.

Note: Your speaker wire must comply with all local building and safety codes for use in in-ceiling applications.

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