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JBL Stage 280CSA In-ceiling speaker with angled baffle

Item # 109SG280CA

This in-ceiling speaker has an angled baffle that directs its sound towards your listening position.

This in-ceiling speaker has an angled baffle that directs its sound towards your listening position.

Item # 109SG280CA

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$225.00 each

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About the JBL Stage 280CSA

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Directional overhead sound from JBL

JBL's new Stage 280CSA in-ceiling speaker was made to deliver focused, impactful sound where you need it most. The speaker uses an angled baffle that lets you point its sound towards your listening area even if it's positioned off-axis. It delivers exceptional performance and works well in both two-channel music systems and home theater setups.

Directional overhead sound from JBL

JBL's new Stage 280CSA in-ceiling speaker was made to deliver focused, impactful sound where you need it most. The speaker uses an angled baffle that lets you point its sound towards your listening area even if it's positioned off-axis. It delivers exceptional performance and works well in both two-channel music systems and home theater setups.

High-performance drivers

The 280CSA has a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with an acoustic lens that dishes out sparkly, clear highs. An 8" polycellulose woofer delivers smooth mids and bass. The drivers are set inside an angled, acoustically optimized baffle that aims the speaker's sound and reduces diffraction and other types of sound-muddying distortion.

Designed for easier installation in your ceiling

This speaker uses JBL's XL-2 installation system. The rear legs can attach to ceilings up to 2" thick, giving you plenty of versatility when it comes to placement. Once installed, the included metal, zero-bezel grille seamlessly hides the speaker inside your ceiling.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" polycellulose woofer
  • 1" aluminum dome tweeter with acoustic lens and waveguide
  • angled, acoustically optimized baffle
  • frequency response: 42-25,000 Hz (-6dB)
  • power handling: up to 120 watts RMS
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
Dimensions:
  • cutout size: 10-1/4"W x 10-1/4"H
  • overall size with grille: 11-7/16"W x 11-7/16"H
  • mounting depth: 5-1/4"
Other info:
  • discreet, zero-bezel grille
  • nickel-plated spring-loaded speaker wire connectors
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # JBL280CSA

What's in the box:

  • In-ceiling loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Cut-Out Template
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Aimable Tweeter No
Woofer Composition Polycellulose
Woofer Surround Rubber
Connector Type Spring clip
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Moisture Resistance
Indoor (Moisture-resistant) No
Outdoor (Partial Exposure) No
Outdoor (Full Exposure) No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Speaker Shape Square
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Width 10.25
Cutout Height 10.25
Mounting Depth 5.25
Power Range (Watts) 20-120
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 42-25kHz
Parts Warranty 5 years
Labor Warranty 5 years

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Features

Angled Baffle Design: The angled design (approximately 30˚ down from horizontal) of the JBL Stage 2 Series 280CSA in-ceiling loudspeaker allows for accurate aiming of it 8" polycellulose cone woofer and 1" aluminum dome tweeter towards the listening area for a more accurate soundstage.

2-Way Driver Configuration: The JBL Stage 2 Series 280CSA in-ceiling loudspeaker employs a 2-way driver design featuring a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with an acoustic lens and HDI waveguide, plus a 8" ribbed polycellulose woofer with rubber surround for dynamic, full-range sound.

  • 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter with Acoustic Lens & Waveguide: The JBL Stage 280CSA in-ceiling speaker features a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with an acoustic lens and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide for lifelike high frequencies with clarity & accuracy.
  • 8" Polycellulose Woofer with Rubber Surround: The JBL Stage 2 Series in-ceiling loudspeaker houses a 8" ribbed polycellulose woofer with rubber surround that deliver deep, signature JBL bass performance. The polycellulose woofer is ribbed for improved strength that delivers more accurate bass with less distortion.

High-Quality Crossover Network: The JBL Stage 2 Series 280CSA incorporates a high-quality crossover network that features premium air-core inductors and mylar cap capacitor crossover network components to ensure that sound remains dynamic at all listening levels.

Spring Post Terminals: The JBL Stage 2 Series in-ceiling loudspeaker is outfitted with a set of nickel-plate spring-post terminals to attach your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals will accommodate bare wire (up to 12AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual).

  • 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.

Zero-Bezel Profile: The JBL Stage 2 280CSA in-ceiling speaker features a visually discrete zero-bezel profile that blends into almost any room. The included square grille attaches magnetically and is paintable. The grille only protrudes 0.3125" from the ceiling.

In-Ceiling Installation: The Stage 2 Series in-ceiling speaker utilizes JBL's XL-2 bracket system that is suitable for installation in drywall, plywood, and other ceiling material that is 0.5" to 1.75" thick. The XL-2 bracket system's special mechanical grip design minimizes vibration and improves sound reproduction.

  • The Stage 2 in-ceiling speaker requires a square cutout that measures 10.25" (w) x 10.25" (h) x 5.25" (d). The outer dimensions of the speaker 11.4375" (w) x 11.4375" (w) x 0.3125" (d).
  • Make sure to allow at least 0.75" between the edge of the cutout and any obstructions behind the ceiling, so the speaker's locking mechanism will have room to engage fully.
  • Perform an obstruction survey to 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.

Applications & Placement: The JBL Stage 2 Series 280CSA in-ceiling loudspeaker is the perfect choice for whole-house audio, 2ch music, and home theater applications. The Stage 2 280CSA can act as a Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, or Top speaker in a home theater setup. Follow these guideline for placement -

  • Distributed Audio: Since distributed sound is general sound throughout an area, place the loudspeakers as uniformly as possible for even sound coverage throughout the area. Place the left and right loudspeakers roughly the same distance from the primary listener locations. To avoid "hot spots" where the sound is too loud, plan to use more loudspeakers, with each set to play at a lower volume.
  • 2Ch Stereo: Place the left and right loudspeakers the same distance from the primary listening area (or as close to the same distance as possible). The distance from each speaker to its nearest side ceiling should also be as close to the same distance as possible. Ideally, the distance between the left and right loudspeakers should be slightly less than their distance from the primary listening area.
  • Home Theater: The front left and front right loudspeakers should be located on either side of the video display. The center loudspeaker should be aligned with the center of the video display. The surround left and surround right loudspeakers should be located to the sides of the main listening area, while the the surround back left and surround back right loudspeakers should be located behind the listening area. Top speakers can be located overhead in the front, middle, or rear of main listening area.

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