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4" commercial in-ceiling speaker (White)

Item # 978FAP42T

Designed for maximum flexibility and ease of install and operation.

Designed for maximum flexibility and ease of install and operation.

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About the AtlasIED FAP42T

Clear sound and installation flexibility for your commercial audio system

For clear voice reproduction in announcements and background music, the FAP42T is an excellent addition to your distributed audio installation plan.

Clear sound and installation flexibility for your commercial audio system

For clear voice reproduction in announcements and background music, the FAP42T is an excellent addition to your distributed audio installation plan.

The speaker features a 4" woofer and coaxially mounted tweeter, and there's mounting gear for tile and sheetrock ceilings included. The speaker is designed for maximum flexibility in a 70- or 100-volt distributed audio system, thanks to 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16-watt selectable taps that are easily accessible on the face of the unit. Included Phoenix-style Euroblock connectors allow for easy daisy-chain wiring for multi-speaker installations. See what our satisfied customers have to say.

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Product highlights:

  • 25-watt power handling
  • 4" woofer with coaxially mounted PEI (polyetherimide) dome tweeter
  • 88 dB sensitivity
  • 130° distribution pattern
  • built-in 70V/100V transformers with selectable 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 watt power taps
  • 8-ohm bypass allows use with consumer audio receivers and amplifiers
  • ported steel back enclosure
  • compatible with a wide selection of Atlas sound baffles
  • detachable Phoenix-style Euroblock connector allows easy pre-wiring and daisy-chaining additional speakers or subwoofer
  • mounting gear for installation in drop tile or sheetrock ceilings included
  • not rated for in-ceiling installation in air-handling (true plenum) spaces
  • cutout diameter: 9"
  • 10-1/2" diameter x 8-7/8" depth
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # FAP42T

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Nice Speakers

Tim from Eldersburg, MD on 12/24/2017

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These speakers are the real deal. I had installed cheap speakers in my dental office a long time ago but when I was ready for an upgrade I asked Crutchfield to design and recommend a new system. I ordered 14 of these and when they arrived was pleasantly surprised. They looked good and they are heavy, which in my mind means solid construction and durability. Installation was not all fun and games, as I found the 4 screws that allow the speaker to clamp to the bridge that supports it on a suspended ceiling grid to be temperamental. The screw is similar to a drywall screw and threads through a plastic sleeve. On several of the speakers 1 screw would invariably not want to thread. It made it very difficult to get all 4 screws to clamp down. One head even got stripped. Their installation instructions are adequate, a cut-out template is provided, and a support number is easily reached. Their support team is easy to reach, but not as friendly as the people at Crutchfield. Once installed, they sound great!

Pros: Great sound, look good, solid construction

Cons: Screws that clamp speaker to bridge strip easily

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Good quality sound

Ametsala from Knoxville, TN. on 3/21/2016

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We have a few of these throughout our office and they sound great!

Pros: Quality sound


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Sounds great

Crutchfield customer from Kentucky on 1/13/2016

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Used these in a med size conference room, for web ex training. Works great, clean looking, easy install. Will definitely order again.


Cons: Hanger brackets make removing adjcent tiles difficult.

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Features & specs

Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 4
Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75
System Frequency response 75-20k
Maximum SPL ---
Power Handling
Power rating 25 watts
Peak Power rating N/A
Width (inches) 10-1/2
Height (inches) 8-7/8
Depth (inches) ---
Weight ---

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Overview: Atlas Sound Strategy Series II in-ceiling speakers are designed for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications. They are known for highly detailed voice, music, and signal reproduction. The speakers feature a white frame, and can be easily installed in drop-tile or drywall ceilings using a number of mounting options. The included 24-gauge perforated steel grille has a white epoxy finish, and simply press-fits into the speaker.

Drivers: The Atlas Sound FAP42T is equipped with a 4" polypropylene woofer with a 1" voice coil, and a Butyl Rubber surround. The 19mm (3/4") PEI dome tweeter is coaxially-mounted over the woofer. The drivers are housed in a low-profile 285 in³ optimally tuned and ported, deep drawn, galvanized metal enclosure.

Wiring Options: The FAP42T has a removable 4-pole Phoenix style / Euro connector for 70.7V, 100V, or 8Ω applications. This type of connector allows you to conveniently pre-wire the speaker connections, then simply plug them in when installing the speakers. The connector can accept bare wire up to 14-gauge speaker wire. The speaker is equipped with line matching transformers, requiring an amplifier capable of driving a 70.7V/100V line. Depending upon the amplifier's wattage rating and the number of speakers being driven by the amplifier, you can select a 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16-watt tap at 70.7V/100V. The tap selector is conveniently located on the front of the speaker, allowing you to set or change the taps without removing the speaker. You can also bypass the line transformers and connect the speaker to a consumer amplifier (the speaker has an 8Ω impedance).

Speaker Placement: The Strategy Series II in-ceiling speaker mounts easily into existing construction drop ceiling or drywall with the provided tile bridge assembly. The tile bridge assembly consists of two V-shaped mounting rails and a C-ring assembly. "Dog Leg" tabs hold the speaker securely in place. For new construction drywall applications, the optional FAP42-TR trim ring may be used to mark the location for drywall installers to cut around. Mounting holes in the trim ring accommodate 16" or 24" on-center joist mounting. The top of the FAP42T enclosure includes a support ring for attaching the mandatory auxiliary support cable for drop ceiling installations for safety and seismic considerations.


  • Frequency Response: 75Hz - 20kHz (±7dB)
  • Power Handling:
    • 70.7V / 100V Systems: 1 - 16 watts
    • 8Ω Systems: 25 watts RMS
  • Sensitivity (1W/1M): 88dB
  • Dispersion: 130°
  • Dimensions: Diameter=10.5" Height=8.875" Cutout Diameter=9"

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