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Boston Acoustics VSi-575
Item # 065VSI575 | MFR # VSi575
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Boston Acoustics VSi-575 by Crutchfield's Marshall Chase
Remarkable custom sound without the clutter
Boston Acoustics' VSi series of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers prove that speakers can be outstanding, without standing out in the room. If you appreciate great music, prepare to be delighted by these speakers. Movie buffs, you'll feel your heart beat faster along with the action on-screen. The '575 has a pivoting tweeter to make placement easy. 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. Precision designed tweeters can pivot to direct sound right where you want it. And Deep Channel® Design woofers wring bass efficiently from every drop of power that comes their way. There's even a boundary compensation switch to adjust for proximity to room corners.
An in wall 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 In-wall speaker
- 1 White metal grille
- Plastic paint mask (speaker)
- Wax paper paint shield (grille)
- Cardboard template
- 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: 10"H x 7-3/8"W
- mounting depth: 3-5/8"
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Quantity in Package||Single|
|Cutout Size||7.375 x 10|
|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 575 uses a 6-1/2" copolymer woofer with a die-cast aluminum basket. It also features a cast aluminum front baffle that adds rigidity and ensures precise alignment of the driver components.
Tweeter: The VSi 575 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 575 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-wall speakers almost anywhere. For optimum results, place the speakers 6 to 10 feet apart so they form a triangle with the listening area. The speakers should be mounted at least 12" away from a tube-TV to avoid interference with the picture. The VSi 575 can be mounted either vertically or horizontally.
Installation: After a 10" x 7-3/8" cutout is made (either vertically or horizontally) the speaker is installed into the opening and held in place with the integral plastic bracket. The required depth to install the speaker is 3-5/8" from the mounting surface (this includes the thickness of the drywall). Behind the mounting surface there must be a 1-1/2" clearance on both ends of the speaker (along the short sides). The mounting wall material must be at least 3/8" thick for the integral mounting bracket to work.
Magnetic Grille: The grille is magnetically mounted for easy installation.
Paintable: Both the frame and grille can be painted to match the wall. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker from being painted as well.
IR Sensor Knockout: The speaker has a knockout molded into the speaker baffle that will accommodate a standard 1/2" diameter infrared (IR) sensor for an optional remote IR remote control system.
Optional Bracket: The NCB6 new-construction bracket (sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.
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