Two-Way Speaker Design: Alongside a pivoting 1" C-CAM
pivoting tweeter, the
CP-CT380 in-ceiling speaker incorporates a powerful 8" C-CAM woofer featuring
the Rigid Surface Technology (RST).
C-CAM Technology: C-CAM drivers are used throughout the
CP-CT380 in-ceiling loudspeaker, providing coherent tonal balance and sonic
signature across the entering audio frequency spectrum.
- C-CAM Gold-Dome Tweeter: The gold dome tweeter is
formed from a ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy, gold anodized to a
specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new
profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modeling
tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The
new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a
linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency
bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is
thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made
from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
- C-CAM Cone Woofer: Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium is
a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine
components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely
rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture,
aluminum/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to
remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy
cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a
layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50
microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating
ceramic material. Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in
operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones
have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much
greater fidelity over their entire operating range.
RST (Rigid Surface Technology): The CP-CT380 in-ceiling
speaker combines Rigid Surface Technology (RST) with C-CAM cone woofer design for
a stronger, lighter weight cone. The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile
was inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light
material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small
and precise folds on it surface. Developed and perfect using sophisticated
computer modeling (Finite Element Analysis), the Silver series midbass drivers
have been strengthened by a pattern of dimples. RST significantly increases cone
rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces,
which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted
sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that Monitor Audio can use thinner,
lighter and more responsive C-CM cones which provide speed and accuracy while
offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace
standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
Tweeter Control: The 1" C-CAM tweeter is able to pivot
(+/-15°) to direct the sound to your desired
listening area. A tweeter level adjustment (+3/0/-3 dB) and boundary
compensation control (on/off) also aid in high frequency performance.
Sealed Design: The Monitor Audio CP-CT380's airtight enclosure design
protects each precision-engineered driver system against the accumulation of
damaging dirt and dust.
Trimless Grille: The CP-CT380 in-ceiling speaker features a
"Trimless" steel-mesh grille that is held in place by high strength Neodymium
magnets covering the entire speaker for a true trimless, stealth look. The
grille is paintable to blend with the living environment; additional scrim
material is provided for trouble free painting.
Tri-Grip Fixing System: Monitor Audio's innovative Tri-Grip
fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes but
provides three times the surface area and a better surface seal, maximizing bass
response and midrange clarity. The Tri-Grip fixings are made from a tough
re-enforced polymer, giving a secure installation.
Note: This Controlled Performance series loudspeaker can only be
fixed into drywall and suspended ceilings with a thickness of up to 1.75".
Spring-Post Terminals: The Monitor Audio CP-CT380 is fitted
with two spring-post terminals to connect your speaker wire. The spring-post
terminals which accept bare wire (up to 10AWG) and angled pin-connectors.
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