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Monitor Audio CP-CT150

Controlled Performance Series 2-way in-ceiling speaker with built-in back-box

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Overview

Our take on the Monitor Audio CP-CT150

Monitor Audio's Controlled Performance in-ceiling lineup starts with the compact CP-CT150. One of our favorite features of this series is the back-box that's built onto each model: a carefully designed enclosure on the back that helps it deliver consistently focused, well-balanced sound. This 5" 2-way speaker is sized to fit in smaller rooms, and you can count on it to give you good results no matter what kind of space is behind it in your ceiling.

High-performance sound for your custom-installed system

Monitor Audio's Controlled Performance in-ceiling lineup starts with the compact CP-CT150. One of our favorite features of this series is the back-box that's built onto each model: a carefully designed enclosure on the back that helps it deliver consistently focused, well-balanced sound. This 5" 2-way speaker is sized to fit in smaller rooms, and you can count on it to give you good results no matter what kind of space is behind it in your ceiling.

Aim the tweeter toward your favorite listening spot

The CP-CT150's tweeter is made of a high-tech ceramic-coated aluminum/magnesium alloy — a fantastic material for speakers, because it's so lightweight and rigid. The tweeter is further treated with an anodized layer of gold for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Plus, it pivots, so you can aim it toward your preferred listening spot for more direct sound. Solid, accurate mids and bass come courtesy of a 5" polymer woofer.

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Product Highlights:

  • built-in back-box ensures well-balanced sound in any installation and protects against dust and dirt
  • pivoting 1" gold dome C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminum/Magnesium) tweeter for detailed sound and extended high-frequency response
  • 5" MMP® II (Metal Matrix Polymer) woofer
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-50 watts
  • frequency response: 75-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • high-frequency level adjustment switch (+3dB, 0dB, -3dB)
  • patented Tri-Grip® mounting system ensures maximum surface seal for better bass and midrange clarity
  • paintable bezel and removable magnetic steel grille
  • overall diameter (including grille): 9-13/16"
  • cutout diameter: 8-3/8"
  • mounting depth: 5-15/16"
  • weight: 4-3/4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-Ceiling speaker
  • Magnetic grille
  • Paint skim
  • Installation Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty/Registration Card
  • MountingTemplate

With Crutchfield's assistance, I ws able ti design/configure my living room surround sound system and turn my lo ing room into an awesome home Theater. Using your instructions, i wired the ceiling during a renovation, then installed it all.

Malik, New York, NY

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Features and Specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 5
Cutout Size 8.375
Woofer Composition Polymer
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) 20-50
Sensitivity 85 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 75-25kHz
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Monitor Audio Controlled Performance series CP-CT150 in-ceiling speaker features a two-way driver design with a 1" C-CAM gold dome pivoting tweeter and a 4" MMP II midrange/midbass woofer.

  • 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.
  • MMP II Midrange/Midbass Woofer: The Metal Matrix Polymer (MMP II) driver cone has a polypropylene base loaded with metallic particles to offer a rigid and responsive structure. They are manufactured using a sophisticated high-pressure injection process, which modulates cone thickness at critical points to optimise stiffness and consistency, resulting in a superior sonic performance.

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) also aids in high frequency performance.

Sealed Design: The Monitor Audio CP-CT150's airtight enclosure design protects each precision-engineered driver system against the accumulation of damaging dirt and dust.

Trimless Grille: The CP-CT150 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-CT150 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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I picked these because they were the least expensive ceiling speaker with a built-in back box. i've had other ceiling speakers in the past that didn't have this, they were essentially just open-air drivers with no cabinet. The sound was hollow and lifeless. [ Carl  Apr 26, 2017 ]
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