8" commercial in-ceiling speakers (Black)
Our take on the Yamaha VXC8 by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
Hideaway full-range speaker with big bass
Yamaha VXC8 speakers give your background music some real bass, thanks to their big 8" woofers. And they hide away in the ceiling so they won't ruin your decor. Their 2-way design provides wide coverage and exceptional voice clarity for announcements. These speakers feature multi-tap transformers for use with 70-volt or 100-volt audio systems, while an 8-ohm bypass setting allows use with regular home audio receivers and amps.
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- in-ceiling speaker with 8" woofer and 1" soft dome tweeter
- 180-watt program/380-watt peak power rating
- frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz
- maximum SPL: 116 dB
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- multi-tap transformer for 70V or 100V systems
- 70-volt taps at 7.5, 15, 30, and 60 watts
- 100-volt taps at 15, 30, and 60 watts
- 8-ohm bypass setting for use with regular home audio receivers and amps
- anti-drop tab frees your hands for safer, easier installation
- steel back can enclosure
- paintable steel grille
- O-ring, tile rails and cutout for ceiling tile installation included
- 11-1/4" cutout recommended
- 12-13/16" diameter x 10-1/4" depth
- weight: 14.6 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 In-ceiling loudspeaker
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Euroblock connectors (pre-installed)
- 2 O-rings
- 2 Tile rails
- 4 Screws
- Cutout Template
- Owner's Manual
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Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||8|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|System Frequency response||55-20k|
|Peak Power rating||0|
VXC Series: Yamaha developed the VXC series in-ceiling speakers to accommodate a growing list of applications in the installation market. While these speakers deliver quintessential Yamaha sound quality, they have also been carefully designed for safe and easy installation. From the networking components and the materials used for wiring and soldering, right down to the optimal placement of acoustic absorption material, a great deal of attention has been paid to even the smallest details of the VXC series' design.
Two-Way Driver Design: The VXC series in-ceiling loudspeaker features a newly customized 1" soft dome tweeter and a 8" cone woofer capable of providing superb music reproduction as well as crystal clear announcements for public address applications.
Bass Flex Tuned Cabinet: The in-ceiling speakers' cabinets are built tough to meet the demands of a wide variety of commercial environments, constructed from a carefully selected plastic with just the right tensile strength, and designed with optimized bass-reflex tuning to offer a firm, tight low-end.
Paintable Speaker Grilles: The VXC series in-ceiling loudspeaker is available in black or white. In situations where the speakers are to be painted to match existing décor, it is only necessary to paint the grilles. The painted grilles then easily attach to the previously installed speaker, notably improving installation efficiency. VXC Series grilles simply twist into place.
Euroblock Connectors: Input connection is conveniently provided by a removable euroblock connector (4-pin), providing secure connection via screw-down terminals and allowing a system to be pre-wired before installing the speaker for fast snap-on convenience. Separate connector terminals are available for the input and for the loop-through wires, making it easy to jumper the speaker signal to additional speakers. The input terminal plate provides strain relief for bare wire (up to 12 AWG) and conduit tube (up to 0.5"). The terminal box is securely enclosed to meet safety codes. You will need to remove a philips-head screw to access connector terminals.
- Input Terminals: Terminals 2 (+) and 3 (-) are the input terminals of the loudspeaker.
- Loop-Thru Terminals: Terminals 1 (+) and 4 (-) are the loop-thru terminals to output connection to other speakers.
70V/100V Compatible: The VXC series in-ceiling speakers include a 60W multi-tap transformer for use in either 70V or 100V distributed-line systems. Taps are selected with a rotary switch conveniently located on the front panel, but protected under the grille, so that the speaker does not have to be removed to adjust tap settings.
- 70V Taps: 60W, 30W, 15W, 7.5W
- 100V Taps: 60W, 30W, 15W
Note: The speaker is also switchable for 8-ohm voice-coil direct operation.
Safe & Seamless Installation: The VXC series in-ceiling speakers' Anti-Drop tab allows them to be mounted temporarily in the ceiling, freeing your hands for better safety and ease of installation. Double threaded screws used for the speaker clamp mechanism allow the clamps to be tightened twice as fast as conventional screws. Additionally, VXC Series speakers also come complete with O-rings and tile rails for a safer, smoother installation.
- Cutout Diameter: Requires a round cutout that measures11" in diameter
- Mounting Depth: Requires a mounting depth above the ceiling of 9.5".
Built-In Carry Band: An attached, flexible carrying band also makes the speakers very portable, allowing you to carry multiple speakers at once safely.
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Why did you buy this?
I needed a great sounding ceiling speaker that could produce high SPL's. The JBL Control 226's I specified originally were on a 30 day back order and my customer can't wait. These VXC8's appeared to be a comparable replacement... we shall see. [ ADAM Oct 25, 2017 ]
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