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Definitive Technology DI 6.5R-6.5STR Rough-in Brackets

Pre-construction brackets for Definitive Technology DI 6.5R and 6.5STR in-ceiling speakers

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These pre-construction brackets are designed for Definitive Technology DI 6.5R and DI 6.5STR in-ceiling speakers. Use the adjustable arms to attach the bracket to studs or joists before the drywall goes up.

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with Definitive Technology DI 6.5R and DI 6.5STR in-ceiling speakers
  • includes two brackets
  • arms are adjustable to allow for unusual stud or joist locations
  • can be attached with nails, dry-wall screws, or construction staples (not included)
  • requires 7-5/16" diameter drywall cutout
  • 9-5/16"W x 33-3/4"H
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Metal in-wall mounting rings
  • 4 Metal mesh arms

Definitive Technology DI 6.5R-6.5STR Rough-in Brackets Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(3 Reviews)

Definitive Technology DI 6.5R-6.5STR Rough-in Brackets

Anonymous from Flower Mound, TX on 12/3/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked very well in our new construction project.



DT rough-in brackets

Scott K. from Rapid City, SD on 5/15/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product

Pros: Have yet to install but in comparison to the Polk Audio rough-in brackets a much sturdier product. I will post more after install.


Rough-in Brackets

TomD from Jacksonville, FL on 6/8/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, but pricey. With the narrow bezel on the Def Tech 6.5Rs, I didn't want to take a chance on sawing the drywall myself. The brackets were foolproof guides for the drywall crew so I'm looking forward to installing the actual speakers when our house finally gets finished.

Pros: Easy to install. Will make speaker installation easy. Great guide for drywall crew.

Cons: Expensive, but they could save $ in the long run if you don't use them and cut the hole in the drywall too large.


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Overview: When planning speaker installations in new construction many installers find it useful to install rough-in brackets onto wall studs or ceiling joists so that the sheetrock contractor knows precisely where to cut the appropriate size holes. The DI Series rough-in brackets were custom designed from the ground up to be easy to install. The "arms" are metal mesh and can easily be attached to wood or metal studs using nails, dry-wall screws, or construction staples. The arms easily detach and can be positioned at various points around the bracket to accommodate unusual stud/joist locations. The center ring is heavy gauge steel that will not bend or break with rough handling and sloppy drywall cutting by subcontractors. The convenient wire tie loop is scored to allow easy snap off once the speaker is installed.

Compatibility: The DI 6.5R/STR rough in bracket is compatible with Definitive Technology's 6.5" Disappearing In-Wall Loudspeakers (DI 6.5R and DI 6.5STR).

Note: DI Rough-in Brackets are packaged two to a carton (2 mounting rings and 4 mounting arms). Mounting screws not supplied.

Metal Rings: The center rings are fabricated from heavy duty painted stamped steel. There are no sharp metal edges to cut an installer's hands and they are ultra rigid, so that when drywall is laid over and cut the brackets will not bend or break. The center ring requires a 7.3125" diameter cutout.

Mounting Arms:  The metal mesh mounting arms snap onto the center ring in a variety of positions to cover almost any installation. The wings can be attached with nails, staples or screws; and can be bent and easily trimmed with tin snips. They are also thin enough to make stud notching simple. The wire tie loop easily breaks away when the speaker is installed.


  • Metal Ring: Diameter = 9.3125", Depth = 0.75""
  • Mounting Arms: Width = 12.4375", Height = 1.9375", Depth = 0.5625"
  • Overall Dimension: Width = 33.75", Height = 9.3125", Depth = 0.75"
  • Cutout: Diameter = 7.3125", Depth = 0.4375"

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Why did you buy this?

Because the home theater technician that will install my speakers recommended it for new construction. [ JEROLD  Apr 06, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Yes. The 6.5R and 6.5STR are the same sizes. [ Michael  Jul 13, 2017 ]

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