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Boston Acoustics VSi-570
Item # 065VSI570 | MFR # VSi570
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Boston Acoustics VSi-570 by Crutchfield's Marshall Chase
Remarkable custom sound without the clutter
Boston Acoustics' VSi series of in-ceiling speakers deliver outstanding sound, without standing out in the room. If you love music, prepare to be delighted by these speakers. Movie buffs, you'll feel your heart beat faster along with the action on-screen. The '570 has a pivoting tweeter, which lets you aim the high frequencies for more balanced sound from a variety of locations. All of this from a speaker you'll forget is there until the system's turned on.
Clean finish, easy set-up
Boston Acoustics VSi is installation friendly, with a paint-ready, low-clearance bezel to make the speaker virtually invisible. There's even a boundary compensation switch to adjust for proximity to room corners.
An an in-ceiling mounting 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.)
What's in the Box:
- 1 Ceiling-mount speaker
- 1 White metal grille
- 3" Phillips head bit
- Cardboard template
- Plastic paint mask (speaker)
- Wax paper paint shield (grille)
- Instruction booklet (English/ Spanish/ French/ German)
- Product registration card
- Disposal note
- sold individually
- pivoting 1" dome tweeter
- 6-1/2" woofer
- handles up to 125 watts RMS
- frequency response 52-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity 89 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- moisture resistant for bath and kitchen applications
- magnetic, paintable speaker grille
- cutout dimensions: 8-7/8" diameter
- mounting depth: 4-3/4"
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Power Range (Watts)||10-125|
|Sensitivity||89 dB dB|
|Connector Type||Spring Posts|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Woofer: The Boston Acoustics VSi 570 uses a 6-1/2" DCD (Deep Channel Design) copolymer woofer with a die-cast aluminum basket. The DCD woofer uses a deeply grooved pole plate that enables the voice coil to travel farther for greater output without bottoming.
Tweeter: The VSi 570 uses Boston's 1" VR aluminum dome tweeter. Compared to a soft dome, aluminum is equally light, yet more rigid. Compared to other hard dome materials, aluminum is better able to accurately track the input signal. There is a unique pivoting tweeter cup offering placement flexibility; the aluminum tweeter cup also acts as a heat sink.
Moisture Resistant: The VSi 570 is well suited for humid environments like the kitchen or bathroom. Make sure they are positioned so that moisture cannot collect inside them. They are not designed for locations where they will be submerged.
Boundary Compensation: The boundary compensation circuit shapes the sound to counteract the effect of placement too close to an adjacent wall (or ceiling, floor, or corner). The switch should be turned on if the speaker is mounted closer than 18 inches from the junction of two surfaces or closer than 24 inches from a corner.
Inputs: Spring loaded posts will accept banana plugs (single or dual) or bare wire up to 12 gauge.
Placement: Because you can control the direction of the high frequencies with the pivoting tweeter, you can mount these in-ceiling speakers almost anywhere. For optimum results, place the speakers 8 to 12 feet apart so they form a triangle with the listening area.
Installation: After an 8-7/8" 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 4-3/4" 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.
Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy installation.
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.
Optional Bracket: The NCBR6 new-construction bracket (item number 065NCBR6, sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.
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