For in-ceiling speakers
Item # 543CEILBOX | MFR # 3801-531286
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Our take on the Russound Flexbox by Crutchfield's Tara W.
Enjoy better sound from your in-ceiling speaker with Russound's Flexbox. Install one behind each speaker in your system to prevent sound from bleeding through walls, where it could muddy the sound of another room's speakers and distort the sound within your room. You'll get clearer, crisper audio throughout your home.
You can get the same improvement in sound for your in-wall speakers with the in-wall Flexbox. The Flexbox's sturdy-yet-flexible material allows for easy installation in new construction or existing homes.
- back box for compatible in-ceiling speakers
- flexible material for easy installation
- reduces sound leaking into adjoining rooms
- fire retardant material
- cutout dimensions: 5" diameter (speaker cutout must be equal to or smaller than this cutout to fit)
- overall dimensions: 14"W x 17-1/2"H x 6"D
- lifetime warranty
What's in the Box:
- FBC1-FR In-ceiling speaker back box
- Installation sheet
Overview: The Russound speaker back box is made of a proprietary composite material, and offers an innovative acoustic barrier that will reduce background noise, provide a moisture barrier, diffuse distortion, and improve sound quality for your in-ceiling speakers. It is flame retardant, and is sized to fit between the studs in 6" deep bays. It can be used for new construction, or rolled up and inserted through a hole for retrofit installations.
Speaker Wire: The back box does not provide a slot or hole for speaker wire. You must cut a small hole or slit in the material, and insert the wire.
Flame Retardant Standards: The speaker back box is flame retardant, and meets the ASTM E119 and UL 263/NFPA 251 (1-hour) and ASTM E84/NFPA70 standards. For fire rated installations, the hole where the speaker wire comes through should be sealed with fire-rated caulk (3M's Fire Barrier Sealant FD150+ or FD200+ is recommended.) Coating around the edge of the drywall side of the box is not required, but could be added to create a strong acoustic seal.
Dimensions: Width: 14", Height=17.5", Depth=6"
Material Thickness: 1" nominal thickness
Weight: 6.7 pounds
STC Rating: 32
Flame Spread: 23
Smoke Density: 30 (ASTM E84/NFPA 70)
Thermal Value: R4.2
Temperature Range: -40° F to 350° F
- Class 1 Fire Rated
- ASTM E119 / NFPA 251 and UL 263 for 1-hour fire rating
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Why did you buy this?
We needed a proven method of sound insulation for the ceiling speakers we are installing in our home theater. [ Stephen Nov 22, 2017 ]
3 questions already asked
It depends on depth and width of the bars and ceiling. It is designed to be installed by gluing it to the beams and drywall. So, not sure if your drop ceiling tiles will support the weight without the support from the sides. [ David Sep 15, 2017 ]
Yes, It's made specifically for in-ceiling speaker applications: "The Russound speaker back box is made of a proprietary composite material, and offers an innovative acoustic barrier that will reduce background noise, provide a moisture barrier, diffuse distortion, and improve sound quality for your in-ceiling speakers. It is flame retardant, and is sized to fit between the studs in 6" deep bays. It can be used for new construction, or rolled up and inserted through a hole for retrofit installations." You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the product's main webpage. I hope that helps! [ Ryan Nov 27, 2015 ] Staff