|Suited For||Ceiling||Ceiling - Inddor/Outdoor||Ceiling|
|Description||8" 2 Way||6.5" 2 Way with Dispersion Horn||8" 2 Way|
|Tweeter Size||28 mm silk Dome||28 mm Silk Dome||28 mm Silk Dome|
|Power Handling||2x 140 Watt RMS||2x 110 Watt RMS||2x 140 Watt RMS|
|Nom. Impedance||6 Ohms||6 Ohms||6 Ohms|
|Frequency Resp.||35Hz - 21kHz||40Hz - 21kHz||35Hz - 21kHz|
|Tweeter Boost Switch||No||No||No|
|Outer Dimension (Grille)||287.5 mm||240 mm||256 mm|
|Cut-out Dimension||256 mm||208 mm||256 mm|
|Warranty||5 Years Parts & Labour||5 Years Parts & Labour||5 Years Parts & Labour|
|SPL @ 1 w/m||90 db||90 db||90 db|
|Min. Mounting Depth||140 mm||130 mm||140 mm|
Ceiling Speaker Placement
Why is In-ceiling placement extremely Important? Speaker placement is essential because the audio which is produced enables an accurate portrayal of the sound. If the speakers are to close or too far, some sounds may get reflected into the room. Those sounds get exaggerated and don't represent what the artist wanted your audio to sound like. Two typical ways were used to determine placement. Those ways are called the "golden triangle" and "toe-in". The golden triangle states that the listener's seat should be equal distance from all speakers. That works well for just having two in-wall speakers next to your tv, for instance, but a 5.1 system in a small room will be hard to get all speakers equal distance apart. Toeing in refers to placing speakers with directional tweeters aimed at the listening position for a more spacious sound. Neither of these systems works well with a ceiling speaker. Ceiling speakers have distributed audio placement, and music disperses from a speaker in a circular pattern. It is far more critical to understand where that sound is dispersing and making sure that the speakers are placed the proper distance apart to overlap slightly but create no sound gaps. Ceiling speakers will generally be set up in front and behind the seated position to cover all areas. It would help if you also ensured that the center channel is wide enough to cover the entire listening area.
In-ceiling Speaker System
A complete ceiling speaker system most likely includes at least five speakers if no other speakers are used. I would recommend three speakers in the front, above the tv and two speakers in the back of the listening area. For a real surround sound experience, seven ceiling speakers would be incredible. The set up would be three in front then two more to the side of your seated position and finally two behind your listening spot. If you use this system, you will have an in-ceiling surround sound system that looks clean and sounds great!
Ceiling Mount Speakers
Why would someone choose a ceiling-mounted speaker? First and foremost, ceiling speakers are not messy. If you have a small room or can't have speakers sitting on the floor, in-ceiling is a great way to clean the place up. You have the flexibility to mount them wherever you want based on your room and what you already have. That means if you have a couple of previous speakers, ceiling speakers can fit right in with an existing system. Another fantastic reason for ceiling speakers is the total immersion they provide. Every spot in the room can be covered with sound from above, leading to complete audio immersion. Finally, ceiling speakers work well with any type of media so if you switch between music and movies this might be the way to go.