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SoundTube CM690i

6-1/2" high-output commercial in-ceiling speaker (White)

Item # 298CM69W

This powerful speaker produces high-SPL (sound pressure level) output for clearly audible music and announcements.

This powerful speaker produces high-SPL (sound pressure level) output for clearly audible music and announcements.

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$417.00 each

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About the SoundTube CM690i

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In-ceiling speakers with a little extra "oomph"

A room with high ceilings can be an excellent space for your business, but standard in-ceiling speakers aren't always loud enough to be heard clearly. That's where the SoundTube CM690i comes into play. This powerful speaker produces high-SPL (sound pressure level) output — up to 111.5 decibels. You can rest assured that customers and employees alike will be able to hear music and announcements clearly.

A built-in transformer tap lets you use one amplifier to drive several speakers in an efficient distributed audio system. Convenient mounting arms make installation easier.

Rated for outdoor use

This speaker carries SoundTube's weather-resistant WX rating. A dual layer of hydrophobic material inside the powder-coated steel grille keeps water from the drivers and internal electronics in extreme weather conditions, so you can mount it in a covered outdoor seating area.

If your job requires a tile bridge please let your advisor know and we will include one free of charge.

Product highlights:

  • 6-1/2" treated fiber woofer and 1" compression driver
  • weather-resistant WX-rated design allows outdoor use
  • 100° horizontal coverage area
  • cast aluminum baffle with heat sink
  • drawn aluminum back enclosure
  • built-in transformer for use with 70-volt commercial systems
    • power taps at 5, 10, 19, 35 and 66 watts
    • 8-ohm transformer bypass
  • power handling: 200 watts continuous program power (when using transformer bypass)
  • frequency response: 73-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • maximum SPL: 111.5 dB
  • conduit clamp, Euroblock connector and paint shield included
  • steel grille with powder-coated finish
  • fixed-wing mounting hardware makes installation easier
  • cutout diameter: 12-3/4"
  • depth: 8"
  • weight: 12.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CM690I-WH

What's in the box:

  • One in-ceiling speaker
  • Grill (white) w/attached safety line
  • 4-Pin Euroblock connector
  • Styrofoam paint-guard
  • Cover plate
  • 10' Safety cable w/attached snap-hook
  • 1 Gripple SpeedClamp
  • 1mm Allen key
  • Five 4" wire ties
  • Installation instructions

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Features & specs

Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.42
System Frequency response 73-22k
Maximum SPL 111.5
Power Handling
Power rating 100
Peak Power rating ---
Width (inches) 14-7/8
Height (inches) 8-3/4
Depth (inches) 8
Weight 12.8 lbs

Product Research


Overview: The Soundtube CM690i is a 2-way, blind-mount, in-ceiling speaker featuring a coaxially mounted 6.5" woofer and a 1.42" compression driver in a drawn aluminum backcan and ABS baffle. The speaker features transformer tap settings for 25, 70, and 100 volt operation, and also includes an 8Ω bypass. Designed specifically for high-SPLs and long-throw applications, the CM690i is ideal for nightclubs, gyms, arenas, theme parks, shipping centers, and similar applications.

Drivers: The CM690i features a 6.5" treated fiber cone woofer with a cloth surround along with a 1.42" titanium compression driver with waveguide, all mounted in a ported aluminum backcan enclosure. This combination delivers high efficiency and performance across the operating bandwidth with a frequency response of 73 Hz to 22 kHz (-3db). Able to handle up to 100 watts RMS (200 watts Program power) and with a sensitivity of 91.5 dB, the CM690i can provide clear powerful sound with a coverage angle of up to100˚ (averaged from 2 - 10kHz).

Enclosure: The CM690i is housed in a cast aluminum backcan with a ported ABS plastic front baffle providing added musicality with a bass response down to 62 Hz (-10 dB). Soundtube's BroadBeamHP waveguide technology delivers a consistent dispersion pattern for maximum intelligibility and edge-to-edge coverage. The speaker includes a powder-coated steel-mesh grill that can be painted to match the room color and includes an attached safety restraint lanyard. The grill is magnetically held in place on the speaker, making installation and removal easy. The CM690i enclosure carries both UL1480 and UL2043 UL certifications and is CE and RoHS approved.

Mounting: Installation of the speaker is done blind-mount using a constant-tension fixed-wing mounting system. Two winged assemblies come pre-mounted to each side the speaker. Once the speaker is slid into the ceiling opening 2 Phillips-head screws on the front of the speaker are tightened. This expands out the mounting arms providing tension on the backside of the mounting surface. The CM690i can be mounted to ceilings ranging in thickness from 0.25 to 1.91 inches, including drop-ceilings using the optional Tile Bridge. A secondary attachment point is provided on the back of the speaker for the provided safety cable.

25/70/100 Volt: The CM690i can be used in 25, 70, and 100 volt applications and includes a built-in 66 watt transformer along with an 8Ω bypass selection. A tap selection dial on the front of the speaker allows for easy configuration without having to remove the speaker from the ceiling. The following tap settings are available:

  • 25 Volt: 1.1W, 2.3W, 4.5W, and 9W
  • 70 Volt: 5W, 10W, 19W, 35W, and 66W
  • 100 Volt: 10W, 19W, 35W, and 66W
  • 8Ω

Terminals: A 4-teriminal Euroblock connector on top of the speaker is provided for wiring connections. One set of terminals provides the signal input while the other set provides a pass-thru for daisy-chaining multiple speakers. Each terminal can accommodate speaker wire up to 12 gauge in size and includes a set-screw to hold the wire firmly in place.


  • Speaker Type: 6.5", coaxial, in-ceiling
  • Woofer: 6.5" Treated fiber cone with cloth surround
  • Tweeter: 1.42" Titanium compression driver with waveguide
  • Impedance (nominal): 8Ω
  • Sensitivity (1W @ 1M): 91.5dB
  • Frequency Response (-3 dB): 73Hz - 22kHz
  • Frequency Response (-10 dB): 62Hz - 22kHz
  • Maximum Program Power: 200W
  • Maximum Continuous Power: 100W
  • Maximum SPL: 111.5dB
  • Coverage Angle (-6dB @ 2kHz): 170˚
  • Coverage Angle (-6dB @ 10kHz): 95˚
  • Coverage Angle (Avg. 2 to 10kHz): 100˚
  • Crossover Frequency: 3.0kHz
  • Tap Settings:
    • 25 Volt: 1.1W, 2.3W, 4.5W, and 9W
    • 70 Volt: 5W, 10W, 19W, 35W and 66W
    • 100 Volt: 10W, 19W, 35W, and 66W
    • 8Ω
  • Enclosure Material: Ported drawn-aluminum backcan, ABS front baffle
  • Grill: Powder-coated steel-mesh
  • Inputs: 4-Terminal Euroblock
  • Dimensions (incl. grill): Diameter - 14.875", Height - 8.750"
  • Dimensions (w/o grill): Diameter - 13.875", Height - 8.50"
  • Mounting Depth: 8.0"
  • Cutout Diameter: 12.40"
  • Maximum Ceiling Thickness: 0.25" to 1.91"
  • Weight: 12.8 lbs.

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