Two-Way Driver Design: The Monitor Audio CS180 in-ceiling speaker utilizes a two-way
driver design, featuring a pivoting 1" C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter and a proprietary
8" MMP II woofer. Engineered for excellent detail resolution and full-range
sound, the CS180 will
deliver great sound for distributed audio, home theater, and stereo
- Pivoting 1" C-CAM Gold Dome Tweeter: The gold dome tweeter is
formed from a ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy, gold anodized to a
specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new
profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modeling
tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The
new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a
linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency
bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is
thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made
from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
- 8" MMP II Cone Woofer: The 8" MMP II (Metal Matrix Polymer) cone
woofer has a polypropylene base loaded with metallic particles to offer a
rigid and responsive structure. It is manufactured using a sophisticated
high-pressure injection process, which modulates cone thickness at critical
points to optimize stiffness and consistency, resulting in a superior sonic
Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio CS180 is outfitted
with two gold-plated spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The
spring-post terminals which accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), banana plugs
(sing/dual), and angled
"Trimless" Magnetic Grille: The CS180 in-ceiling speaker
features a steel-mesh grille that is held in place by high strength Neodymium
magnets covering the entire speaker for a true "trimless", stealth look. The
grille is paintable to blend with the living environment; additional scrim
material is provided for trouble free painting.
Note: The CS180 is available with a square or round grille (does not come
Slim Design: Integrating the bass driver basket with the frame,
monitor Audio engineers have reduced the overall speaker size by 25% over
conventional in-ceiling speakers without any reduction in performance. Requiring
only a 8.375" (diameter) cutout and having a mounting depth of only 4", the
CS180 is ideal for ceiling installations where depth is restricted.
Tri-Grip Fixing System: Monitor Audio's innovative Tri-Grip
fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes and
provides 3x the surface area and a better surface seal, maximizing bass response
and midrange clarity. The Tri-Grip fixings are made from a tough re-enforced
polymer, giving a secure installation.
Note: The CS180 speaker can only be fixed into drywall
and suspended ceilings with a thickness of up to 1.75".
Protective Covers: The Monitor Audio CS180 features a dust
protection cover that is designed to prevent the ingress of dirt or dust into
the driver and crossover.
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