About the Bowers & Wilkins Performance Series CCM682
The Performance Series flagship
The Performance Series flagship
Have you decided to invest in an elite pair of overhead speakers as part of your next music or home theater system? Then consider the Bowers & Wilkins CCM682 — the flagship model in the British hi-fi company's impressive Performance Series lineup of in-ceiling speakers.
Each one combines an 8" aramid fiber woofer with a 1" Nautilus™ swirl-loaded aluminum dome tweeter. This specially designed tweeter has a built-in spiral diffuser based on technology from Bowers & Wilkins' Nautilus Series speakers. It helps absorb unwanted energy from the rear of the diaphragm for clearer, more natural-sounding highs with your favorite music playlists or movie soundtracks.
Install a pair of the CCM682 in-ceiling speakers for high-fidelity music playback in your bedroom.
Tailor the sound to your room
Instead of the CCM682s' tweeters being fixed in one position, each one can be tilted up to 30 degrees to aim the sound toward you. A three-position EQ switch optimizes off-axis response for different tweeter angles.
A rich history of audio excellence
Founded in England in the 1960s, Bowers & Wilkins is known worldwide for their innovative hi-fi speaker designs and their premium headphones. Crutchfield is proud to offer a diverse selection of products from this legendary audio brand.
If this is a do-it-yourself install, check out my guide to installing in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire. You can paint the included magnetic grilles to have your speakers blend in with your décor.
- ideal for an elite in-ceiling music system, or as overhead sound effects channels in a Bowers & Wilkins home theater system
- 8" aramid fiber woofer
- 1" Nautilus™ swirl-loaded aluminum dome tweeter
- tweeter is aimable to direct high-frequency details towards you
- three-position EQ switch optimizes off-axis response for different tweeter angles
- frequency response: 35-50,000 Hz (-6 dB)
- recommended amplifier power: 25 to 150 watts
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- magnetic grille is paintable to match your décor
- speaker cutout diameter: 9-13/16"
- overall diameter: 11-7/16"
- mounting depth: 5-1/4"
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # FP29629
What's in the box:
- 2 In-ceiling loudspeakers
- 2 Mounting frames
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Paint masks
- 2 Cutout templates
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Information
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Features & specs
|Quantity in Package||Pair|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
|Power Range (Watts)||25-150|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Two-Way Driver Design: The Bowers & Wilkins CCM682 in-ceiling loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design featuring a 1" aluminum dome tweeter, an 8" Kevlar cone woofer with rubber surround, a die-cast chassis for both the tweeter and woofer, plus an advanced crossover network for clear high frequencies, natural midrange, deep bass, and high power handling.
Aimable Tweeter with EQ: The tweeter can be tilted towards your listening area and the corresponding equalization options offer better off-axis response. The tweeter can be tilted up to 30 degrees. The 3-way EQ switch can be set to 0, 15, or 30 degrees. "Dots" on the tweeter housing and the EQ switch indicate the angle and EQ setting. Make sure to match up the "Dots" on the the tweeter housing with the corresponding "Dots" on the EQ switch.
- 1 Dot = 0 degrees
- 2 Dots = 15 degrees
- 3 Dots = 30 degrees
Gold-Plated Spring-Post Terminals: The B&W CCM682 in-ceiling loudspeaker is outfitted with gold-plated, spring-post terminals that will accommodate bare speaker wire (up to 12AWG), pin connectors, and banana plugs (single only). The gold-plated terminals provide excellent audio signal transfer and resists corrosion.
Magnetic & Paintable Grilles: The Bowers & Wilkins CCM682 in-ceiling loudspeaker includes easy-to-install magnetic grilles that are also paintable. The grille protrudes 0.25" from the ceiling.
In-Ceiling Installation: The B&W CCM682 requires a round cutout and is secured in the ceiling via the included mounting frame with integrated "QuickDogs" spring-loaded clamps that tighten using phillips-head screws. The cutout will need to measure 9.8125" (diameter) x 5.25" (depth). Make sure there is a least 0.75" of clearance around the cutout opening for the integrated "QuickDogs" clamps. The mounting clamps will accommodate 0.25" to 1" thick drywall.
Note: Before installing CCM6 Series in-ceiling speakers you should ensure that the ceiling locations chosen are free of obstructions such as pipe work, ducting or wiring that will interfere with the installation. In existing drywall construction, use a stud-finding tool to help you map the ceiling construction and a pipe detector to scan the proposed installation locations.
Applications: The Bowers & Wilkins CCM6 Series in-ceiling loudspeakers are suited for distributed audio, 2-channel stereo, and multi-channel home theater applications.
- Distributed Audio: For applications where single CCM6 Series speakers are required to operate independently to provide background audio, they can be mounted as installation convenience and architecture dictate. The only acoustic constraint to bear in mind is that corner locations will result in significantly emphasized low frequencies and should be avoided.
- 2-Channel Stereo: For applications where a pair of CCM6 Series speakers is to be used for conventional stereo reproduction, they should be located between 10' and 16.5' apart and a similar distance in front of the listening area.
- Home Theater: For applications where multiple CCM6 Series speakers are to be used for multi-channel home theater system, the left and right front speakers should be located either side of the screen approximately 20" away. The center channel speaker should be located either directly above or below the screen or, in the case of an acoustically transparent screen, directly behind. Surround channel CCM6 Series speakers should be located just behind and either side of the listening position.
- Try to avoid corner locations for any of the speakers and to ensure that the acoustic environment around each speaker is similar.
- The nature of the installation of in-ceiling speakers means that it is sometimes impractical to locate them in the acoustically ideal positions. In these cases they should be located as close as is practical to the ideal positions.