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AudioSource Performance Series AS61C Stereo-input in-ceiling speaker

Item # 021AS61C

This wallet-friendly in-ceiling speaker lets you enjoy music in stereo from a single overhead location.

This wallet-friendly in-ceiling speaker lets you enjoy music in stereo from a single overhead location.

Item # 021AS61C

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Product highlights:

  • stereo-input design plays both the left and right channels of a stereo mix
  • dual 1" polymer soft dome tweeters
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer
  • frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: up to 125 watts RMS
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • paintable grille for discreet installation
  • cutout diameter: 7-1/4"
  • overall diameter: 8-7/16"
  • mounting depth: 3-5/16"
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • MFR # AS61C

What's in the box:

  • In-ceiling speaker
  • Grille
  • Mounting-Hole Compass
  • Cutout Template
  • Installation Guide

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Soft-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Moisture Resistance
Indoor (Moisture-resistant) No
Outdoor (Partial Exposure) No
Outdoor (Full Exposure) No
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Speaker Shape Round
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Width 7.25
Cutout Height 7.25
Mounting Depth 3.3125
Power Range (Watts) 5-125
Sensitivity 91 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-20kHz
Parts Warranty Limited Lifetime
Labor Warranty Limited Lifetime

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Stereo Driver Design: The AudioSource AS61C in-ceiling loudspeaker employs a stereo driver design with two 1" soft-dome polymer tweeters and one 6.5" polypropylene cone woofer for room-filling stereo sound.

Stereo Input: The AS61C in-ceiling loudspeaker is outfitted with two sets of spring-post terminals to connect the left and right channels of your stereo amplifier. The spring-post terminals will accommodate bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only).

  • For wire lengths of less than 50', use at least 16-gauge speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths between 50' and 100', use at least 14-gauge speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths of greater than 100', use at least 12-gauge speaker wire.

Note: Your speaker wire must comply with all local building and safety codes for use in in-ceiling applications.

Applications: Because of its stereo design, the AudioSource AS61C is perfect for distributed audio applications where you want stereo sound, but only have room or the budget for a single loudspeaker.

Low-Profile Magnetic Grille: The AS61C in-ceiling speaker comes with a low-profile magnetic grille that sits only 0.25" from the ceiling. The grille is paintable.

In-Ceiling Installation: The AudioSource AS61C is designed for standard drywall ceilings and drop ceilings with at least 3/8" thick wall material. Standard "dog-leg" locking mechanisms are utilized to secure the speaker in the ceiling.

  • The AS61C requires a circular (round) cutout that measures 7.25" (diameter) x 3.3125" (depth) cutout. Its outer frame measures 8.4375" (diameter) x 0.25" (depth).
  • Make sure to leave at least 0.75" of open space (without obstruction) around the cutout above the ceiling, so the speaker's locking mechanisms will have room to engage fully.
  • Be sure that there are no studs, lengths of conduit, pipes, heating ducts or air returns in the ceiling cavity that will interfere with the speaker.

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