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SoundTube SM500i-II

Weather-resistant 5-1/4" 2-way surface-mount speaker for commercial sound systems (White)

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Overview

Our take on the SoundTube SM500i-II

The SoundTube SM500i-II is a weather-resistant speaker that can be mounted horizontally or vertically, indoors or out. It features a 5-1/4" poly woofer and a 1" ferrofluid-cooled titanium tweeter that make background music and announcements easy to hear. A built-in transformer tap lets you use one amplifier to drive several speakers in an efficient distributed audio system.

A versatile indoor/outdoor speaker

The SoundTube SM500i-II is a weather-resistant speaker that can be mounted horizontally or vertically, indoors or out. It features a 5-1/4" poly woofer and a 1" ferrofluid-cooled titanium tweeter that make background music and announcements easy to hear. A built-in transformer tap lets you use one amplifier to drive several speakers in an efficient distributed audio system.

Proprietary SM500i-II Stealth™ mounting hardware is included. It allows the speaker to be rotated 360° radially and 90° horizontally, so you can aim it precisely.


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Product Highlights:

  • weather-resistant 5-1/4" poly woofer and ferrofluid-cooled 1" convex titanium tweeter
  • BroadBeam® waveguide technology disperses sound over a wide area
  • built-in transformer for use with 70-volt commercial systems
    • power taps at 4, 8, 16, 32 and 64 watts
    • 4-ohm transformer bypass
  • power handling: 150 watts continuous program power (when using transformer bypass)
  • frequency response: 86-22,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • maximum SPL: 102 dB
  • proprietary SM500i-II Stealth™ bracket mounting system included
  • powder-coated aluminum grille
  • 8-3/8"W x 11-7/16"H x 10-1/2"D
  • weight: 9.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • One surface-mount speaker
  • Mounting bracket
  • Terminal weather boot
  • 4-pin euroblock (Phoenix) connector
  • Two 5/8" Phillips-head screws
  • 5mm Allen key
  • Rubber tap switch cover (installed on front of speaker)
  • 10" Safety cable
  • Installation instructions
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Features and Specs

General
Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.0
System Frequency response 86-22k
Maximum SPL 102
Power Handling
Power rating 75
Peak Power rating ---
Specs
Width (inches) 11-1/2
Height (inches) 8-1/2
Depth (inches) 8-1/4
Weight 9.5 lbs

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Features

Overview: The Soundtube SM500i-II is a commercial 25/70/100 volt, surface mount speaker featuring a 5.25" coaxial driver mounted in a ported enclosure. Designed for both indoor and damp outdoor applications, the speaker features the new Stealth bracket mounting system, full frequency dispersion pattern, and a high driver sensitivity, making it ideal for music and paging in retail, amusement parks, airports, hotels, schools, and many other applications.

Two-Way Driver Design: The SM500i-II features a 5.25" woofer, with polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround, and a coaxially mounted 1" convex titanium tweeter. Utilizing Soundtube's BroadBeam Ring technology, the speaker offers a consistent dispersion pattern up to 10 kHz for maximum coverage area per speaker.

Enclosure: Available in black or white, the speaker features Soundtube's patented ZeroReflection enclosure technology for optimal sound reproduction and cabinet rigidity. The ported enclosure is constructed of  injection-molded, glass-reinforced ABS along with a powder-coated aluminum grill.

Multi-tap Transformer: The SM500i-II includes a 64 watt multi-tap transformer for 25-, 70-, or 100-volt installations. There is also a bypass position that allows normal 4 ohm operation for installations that do not require a transformer. Tap settings are done from a front-mounted rotary switch that's recessed behind the grill and hidden with a rubber plug. Tap settings include the following:

  • 25 Volt: 0.5W, 1W, 2W, 4W, and 8W
  • 70 Volt : 4W, 8W, 16W, 32W, and 64W
  • 100 Volt: 16W, 32W, and 64W
  • Bypass Setting: 4 Ohm nominal

Terminal Strip: A 4-position Euroblock (Phoenix) connector is provided for wiring connections. One set of terminals provides the signal input while the other set provides a paralleled pass-thru for daisy-chaining multiple speakers. Each terminal can accommodate speaker wire up to 12 gauge in size and includes a set-screw to hold the wire firmly in place.

Mounting Bracket: The SM500i-II utilizes Soundtube's new Stealth bracket mounting system which allows the speaker to pivot vertically and horizontally. This includes a mounting bracket that, once attached to the wall, allows the speaker's spring-loaded attachment piece to simply slide into the mounting bracket and lock in place by twisting the speaker. This low profile design keeps the speaker close to the wall and allows it to be easily adjusted without the need for tools. A 10" safety cable that attaches to the rear of the speaker is included.

Specifications:

  • Speaker Type: 5.25", coaxial, surface-mount, ported
  • Woofer: 5.25" Polypropylene cone with butyl rubber surround
  • Tweeter: 1" Convex titanium with Waveguide
  • Impedance (nominal): 4Ω
  • Sensitivity (1W @ 1M): 83dB
  • Frequency Response (-3 dB): 86Hz - 22kHz
  • Frequency Response (-10 dB): 60Hz - 22kHz
  • Maximum Program Power: 150W
  • Maximum Continuous Power: 75W
  • Maximum SPL: 102dB
  • Coverage Angle (-6dB @ 2kHz): 75˚ horizontal / 90˚ vertical
  • Coverage Angle (-6dB @ 10kHz): 120˚ horizontal / 125˚ vertical
  • Coverage Angle (Avg. 2 to 10kHz): 100˚ horizontal / 100˚ vertical
  • Crossover Frequency: 3kHz
  • Tap Settings:
    • 25 Volt: 0.5W, 1W, 2W, 4W, and 8W
    • 70 Volt: 4W, 8W, 16W, 32W, and 64W
    • 100 Volt: 16W, 32W, and 64W
    • 4Ω
  • Enclosure Material: Injection-molded ABS, glass fiber reinforced
  • Grill: Aluminum with powder-coat finish
  • Inputs: 4-Position Euroblock
  • Dimensions: Width - 11.50", Height - 8.50", Depth - 6.250"
  • Weight: 9.4 lbs.

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