Woofers: The DSi495 uses an 8" DCD
(Deep Channel Design) copolymer woofer. The DCD woofer uses a deeply grooved
pole plate that enables the voice coil to travel farther for greater output
To maintain a compact footprint, the
woofer is offset behind the mid/tweeter baffle but is allowed to breath amply
through a crescent-shaped vent.
Midrange Tweeter Baffle:
DSi495 presents a perfect sonic image by positioning the midrange and tweeter on
an angled baffle that faces down towards the listener. Once the speaker is
mounted, the angled mid/tweeter baffle can be rotated to best suit the speaker location.
The DSi495 has a 1" Kortec soft dome tweeter. Kortec is a silky
fabric saturated on the underside with a proprietary stiffening agent. Because
the inside surface of the dome is ultra stiff, the tweeter tracks the signal
with ease and produces an excellent transient attack. Simultaneously, the soft,
self-dampening top layer eliminates unwanted resonance. So the sound is smooth
Surround: When using the DSi495
as a surround speaker, it can be positioned for direct or diffuse operation.
When the mid/tweeter baffle is facing the listening area the sound radiated is
direct, when facing a wall or corner, the sound is diffuse.
loaded posts will accept banana plugs or bare wire up to 12
Paintable: Both the frame and
grill can be painted to match the ceiling or wall. A paint shield is included to protect
the speaker from being painted as well.
The DSi495 is well suited for humid environments like the kitchen or bathroom.
Installation: After a 10.667" diameter cutout is made, the speaker is installed in the hole and
held in place by 4 attached clamps. The only tool required (after the hole is
cut) is a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to tighten the clamps. The clamps spread from 0.259" to
1.342", so they should cover almost any application (most drywall is
1/2" thick). The required depth to install this speaker is 5.834".
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.