Boston Acoustics CS280
Our take on the Boston Acoustics CS280 by Crutchfield's Marshall Chase
Boston Acoustics extends the quality you expect to their in-ceiling speakers. You can have home theater sound or music throughout the house without sacrificing fidelity. This speaker installs directly in your ceiling, making them a great choice for rooms without lots of space to spare. Pick up a pair for great stereo sound in the kitchen, laundry room, or den. Plus, you can paint the frame and grille to blend in with your décor.
An NCBR8 in-ceiling bracket is recommended for installing this speaker in a new home under construction or in a room that's undergoing major renovation. (Brackets sold as a pair.)
- sold individually
- 3/4" dome tweeter
- 8" woofer
- handles up to 100 watts
- frequency response 50-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity 90 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- paintable speaker grille
- cutout dimensions: 10-7/8" diameter
- mounting depth: 4-3/8"
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 1 Ceiling-mount speaker
- 1 White aluminum grille
- Plastic paint mask
- Instruction booklet (English/ Spanish/ French/ German)
- Product registration card
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Features and Specs
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Woofer Composition||Laminate Film|
|Power Range (Watts)||10-100|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Installation: After a 10-7/8" diameter cutout is made the speaker is installed into the opening and held into place with four integral plastic mounting ears. The required depth to install the speaker is 4-3/8" from the mounting surface (this includes the thickness of the drywall). Behind the opening there must be a 1" clearance around the speaker to accommodate the ears. The mounting wall material must be at least 1/4" thick for the mounting ears to work.
Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match the ceiling. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being painted as well.
Inputs: The speaker clips will accept bare wire up to 14 gauge.
Optional Bracket: The NCBR8 new-construction bracket (sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.
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1 question already asked
I had the same problem. The fix: I applied 2" strips of double sided tape to the edge of the grill on four sides and then re-installed as normal. So far, so good. [ James May 18, 2015 ]