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PSB CS850

In-ceiling speaker

Item # 760CS850

The PSB CS850 makes sure you hear all the sonic nuances of your favorite music, movies, and shows.

The PSB CS850 makes sure you hear all the sonic nuances of your favorite music, movies, and shows.

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Item # 760CS850

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$549.99 each

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About the PSB CS850

An adjustable in-ceiling speaker

The PSB CS850 makes sure you hear all the sonic nuances of your favorite music, movies, and shows. The speaker's 8-inch woofer takes care of the low notes, and the speaker's adjustable tweeter lets you aim high-frequency output toward your seating area. And it hides away in the ceiling behind a round or square paintable grille — both are included — so you can make sure it matches your decor.

An adjustable in-ceiling speaker

The PSB CS850 makes sure you hear all the sonic nuances of your favorite music, movies, and shows. The speaker's 8-inch woofer takes care of the low notes, and the speaker's adjustable tweeter lets you aim high-frequency output toward your seating area. And it hides away in the ceiling behind a round or square paintable grille — both are included — so you can make sure it matches your decor.

The CS850 features two EQ switches: one to adjust output level from the tweeter and another for the woofer.

DIY installation

PSB's rotating-cam doglegs make your in-ceiling installation straightforward. Once you have the CS850 in place, use a screwdriver to tighten each cam for a secure grip against the back of the ceiling.

If this is a do-it-yourself install, check out our guide to installing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" 2-way in-ceiling speaker
  • proprietary Imagine carbon-filled polypropylene cone with cast steel basket
  • 1" titanium dome tweeter with waveguide
    • adjustable tweeter lets you aim sound toward your listening position
  • two built-in dual-position switches for adjusting output levels from tweeter and woofer
  • frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz (±3 dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 10-100 watts
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • nominal impedance: 6 ohms
  • includes both round and square magnetic paintable grilles
  • high-strength doglegs simplify installation and removal
  • speaker cutout diameter: 9-3/4"
  • circular grille diameter: 10-3/4"
  • square grille dimensions: 10-3/4"W x 10-3/4"H
  • mounting depth: 5"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # PSBCS850

What's in the box:

  • In-Ceiling loudspeaker
  • Round grille
  • Square grille
  • Cutout Template
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Limited Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Aimable Tweeter Yes
Woofer Composition Carbon-filled polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant No
Connector Type Spring-posts
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1.0
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 8.0
Cutout Size 9.75
Power Range (Watts) 10-100
Sensitivity 88 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 45-20kHz
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

CustomSound Series: PSB's CustomSound series of high performance architectural loudspeakers offer superior stereo and home theatre sound in residential and commercial applications. Designed inside the anechoic chamber at Canada's National Research Council, the CustomSound series speakers are engineered with PSB's unparallel driver technology and expertise.

8" Carbon-Filled Polypropylene Woofer: Featuring PSB's trademark carbon-filled polypropylene 8" woofer with rubber surround, this speaker has a warm and balanced sound with plenty of power handling thanks to the high temperature voice coil.

Aimable 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter: The 1" titanium dome tweeter, another proprietary PSB driver, is concentrically mounted and features a carefully engineered Wave Guide and ball-joint pivot mount assembly. This allows the tweeter to go lower in frequency, creating a perfect blend with the woofer in the crossover region, and allows the tweeter to be aimed toward the listening position for enhanced musical imaging.

Tweeter & Woofer Level: Adjustment for the level of the tweeter and woofer allow you to "dial-in" the best blend of high and low frequency response for the speaker and its acoustic environment after installation to achieve the most musical balance for every room. The tweeter and woofer level switches are located on the front of the speaker and can be set to +3dB or 0dB.

Precision Crossover Network: The PSB CustomSound series in-ceiling loudspeaker utilizes a precision crossover network between the woofer and concentrically mounted tweeter for a smooth wide-band response.

Spring-Post Terminals: The PSB CustomSound series in-ceiling speaker is outfitted with spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and banana-plugs (single only).

In-Ceiling Installation: The CustomSound series in-ceiling loudspeaker features a slim and discrete profile that practically disappears in the room thanks to its low-profile perforated grille and frameless design, making the speaker easy to install and conceal in all types of rooms. The in-ceiling speaker employs four high strength doglegs for easy installation and removal. In part to their wide dispersion characteristics and other aspects of their superb sonic performance, mounting position in your room is very flexible.

  • Cutout Size: 9.75"
  • Mounting Depth: 5.125" (including drywall)
  • Mounting Height: 0.1875"
  • Speaker Frame Diameter: 10.625"
  • Grille Frame Dimensions: 10.75" (w) x 10.75" (h)

Paintable Steel Grille (Round & Square): The CustomSound series in-ceiling speaker comes with both round and square magnetic frameless grilles. The grilles use high-strength magnets for easy installation of the grilles to the speaker. The grille is constructed of painted steel and can be re-painted to match your ceiling following standard painting practices and techniques (spraying, not rolling or brushing, will yield best results).

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