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Monitor Audio CT180

"Trimless 100" Series in-ceiling speaker with 8" woofer

Item # 893CT180

Monitor Audio's CT180 delivers rich, detailed sound in a convenient, décor-friendly in-ceiling design.

Monitor Audio's CT180 delivers rich, detailed sound in a convenient, décor-friendly in-ceiling design.

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About the Monitor Audio CT180

Big sound from a hideaway in-ceiling speaker

Monitor Audio's CT180 delivers rich, detailed sound in a convenient, décor-friendly in-ceiling design. It features a high-tech ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy tweeter with an anodized layer of gold for controlled and accurate response. Plus, the tweeter pivots, so you can aim it toward your preferred listening spot for more direct sound. Solid, accurate mids and robust bass come courtesy of an 8" polymer woofer. The splash- and humidity-resistant design is a nice touch — that gives you the freedom to use this speaker in moist environments like bathrooms and kitchens.

Big sound from a hideaway in-ceiling speaker

Monitor Audio's CT180 delivers rich, detailed sound in a convenient, décor-friendly in-ceiling design. It features a high-tech ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy tweeter with an anodized layer of gold for controlled and accurate response. Plus, the tweeter pivots, so you can aim it toward your preferred listening spot for more direct sound. Solid, accurate mids and robust bass come courtesy of an 8" polymer woofer. The splash- and humidity-resistant design is a nice touch — that gives you the freedom to use this speaker in moist environments like bathrooms and kitchens.

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Product highlights:

  • pivoting 1" gold dome C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) tweeter for detailed sound
  • 8" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer
  • "Trimless" design features an unobtrusive frame and low-profile grille for discreet installation
  • splash-proof and humidity-proof for installation in bathrooms or pool areas
  • recommended amplifier power: 30-120 watts
  • frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • high-frequency level adjustment switch (+3dB, 0dB, -3dB)
  • patented Tri-Grip® mounting system ensures maximum surface seal for better bass and midrange clarity
  • paintable removable magnetic steel grille
  • overall size (including grille): 11-1/4" diameter
  • cutout diameter: 9-3/4"
  • mounting depth: 4-3/4"
  • weight: 6 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CT180

What's in the box:

  • In-ceiling speaker
  • Magnetic Grille
  • Paint skim
  • Installation Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • MountingTemplate

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant Yes
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Size 9.75
Power Range (Watts) 30-120
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 50-25kHz
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Monitor Audio Custom Install series CT180 in-ceiling speaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" C-CAM gold dome pivoting tweeter and a 8" MMP II midrange/midbass woofer.

  • 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.
  • MMP II Midrange/Midbass Woofer: The Metal Matrix Polymer (MMP II) driver cone has a polypropylene base loaded with metallic particles to offer a rigid and responsive structure. They are manufactured using a sophisticated high-pressure injection process, which modulates cone thickness at critical points to optimise stiffness and consistency, resulting in a superior sonic performance.

Tweeter Control: The 1" C-CAM tweeter is able to pivot (+/-15°) to direct the sound to your desired listening area. A tweeter level adjustment (+3/0/-3 dB) also aids in high frequency performance.

Trimless Grille: The CT180 in-ceiling speaker features a "Trimless" 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.

Tri-Grip Fixing System: Monitor Audio's innovative Tri-Grip fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes but provides three times 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: This Custom Install series loudspeaker can only be fixed into drywall with a thickness of up to 1.75".

Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio CT180 is fitted with two spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals which accept bare wire (up to 10AWG) and angled pin-connectors.

Protective Covers: The CT180 features dust protection covers that are designed to prevent the ingress of dirt or dust into the driver and crossover.

Moisture & Fire Resistant: The Custom Install series in-ceiling speaker is splash and humidity proof for installation in shower rooms or pool areas. It also uses fire retardant materials specified to UL-94 VO rating.

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by advise [ Srihari  Jun 29, 2016 ]

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do i need back box for instellation in plasterboard ceiling?
[ David  Mar 04, 2016 ]
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I have only recommended back boxes when the sound needs to stay in this room and not travel to a room above or when there is blown in insulation that you need to keep off the speaker. Feel free to call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personalized recommendation. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Mar 07, 2016 ]  Staff

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