4" shallow-mount in-ceiling 2-way speaker for distributed audio systems
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Clear sound and installation flexibility for your commercial audio system
The FAP42TC is a life-saver for tight spaces where a full-sized in-ceiling speaker won't fit. This shallow-mount speaker features a 4" woofer and coaxially mounted tweeter, and mounting gear for tile and sheetrock ceilings is included. The speaker is designed for maximum flexibility in a 70- or 100-volt distributed audio system, thanks to 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16-watt selectable taps that are easily accessible on the face of the unit. Included Phoenix-style Euroblock connectors allow for easy daisy-chain wiring for multi-speaker installations.
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- 25-watt power handling
- shallow-mount 4" woofer with coaxially mounted PEI (polyetherimide) dome tweeter
- 88 dB sensitivity
- 130° distribution pattern
- built-in 70V/100V transformers with selectable 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 watt power taps
- 8-ohm bypass allows use with consumer audio receivers and amplifiers
- compatible with a wide selection of Atlas sound baffles
- ported steel back enclosure
- detachable Phoenix-style Euroblock connector allows easy pre-wiring and daisy-chaining additional speakers or subwoofer
- mounting gear for installation in drop tile or sheetrock ceilings included
- not rated for in-ceiling installation in air-handling (true plenum) spaces
- cutout diameter: 9"
- 10-1/2" diameter x 4-1/4" depth
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||4|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||0.75|
|System Frequency response||83-20k|
|Power rating||25 watts|
|Peak Power rating||N/A|
Overview: Atlas Sound Strategy Series II in-ceiling speakers are designed for commercial, industrial, and institutional applications. They are known for highly detailed voice, music, and signal reproduction. The speakers feature a white frame, and can be easily installed in drop-tile or drywall ceilings using a number of mounting options. The included 24-gauge perforated steel grille (8.49" diameter) has a white epoxy finish, and simply press-fits into the speaker.
Drivers: The Atlas Sound FAP42TC shallow-mount speaker is equipped with a 4" polypropylene woofer with a 1" voice coil, and a Butyl Rubber surround. The 19mm (3/4") PEI dome tweeter is coaxially-mounted over the woofer. The drivers are housed in a low-profile 134 in³ optimally tuned and ported, deep drawn, galvanized metal enclosure. The overall height of the enclosure is 4-1/4" to fit where space above the plenum is limited.
Wiring Options: The FAP42TC has a removable 4-pole Phoenix style / Euro connector for 70.7V, 100V, or 8Ω applications. This type of connector allows you to conveniently pre-wire the speaker connections, then simply plug them in when installing the speakers. The connector can accept bare wire up to 14-gauge speaker wire. The speaker is equipped with line matching transformers, requiring an amplifier capable of driving a 70.7V/100V line. Depending upon the amplifier's wattage rating and the number of speakers being driven by the amplifier, you can select a 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16-watt tap at 70.7V/100V. The tap selector is conveniently located on the front of the speaker, allowing you to set or change the taps without removing the speaker. You can also bypass the line transformers and connect the speaker to a consumer amplifier (the speaker has an 8Ω impedance).
Speaker Placement: The Strategy Series II in-ceiling speaker mounts easily into existing construction drop ceiling or drywall with the provided tile bridge assembly. The tile bridge assembly consists of two V-shaped mounting rails and a C-ring assembly. "Dog Leg" tabs hold the speaker securely in place. For new construction drywall applications, the optional FAP42-TR trim ring may be used to mark the location for drywall installers to cut around. Mounting holes in the trim ring accommodate 16" or 24" on-center joist mounting. The top of the FAP42TC enclosure includes a support ring for attaching the mandatory auxiliary support cable for drop ceiling installations for safety and seismic considerations.
- Frequency Response: 83Hz - 20kHz (±7dB)
- Power Handling:
- 70.7V / 100V Systems: 1 - 16 watts
- 8Ω Systems: 25 watts RMS
- Sensitivity (1W/1M): 88dB
- Dispersion: 130°
- Dimensions: Diameter=10.5" Height=4.25" Cutout Diameter=9"
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