PSB CW80R 8″ In-Ceiling Speaker – Pair
PSB CW80R 8″ In-Ceiling Speaker Is Priced And Sold As A Pair.
PSB CW80R 8″ In-Ceiling Speaker. The CW80R from PSB Speakers is a pair of high-performance ceiling-mount speakers. The CustomSound CW Series of in-wall/in-ceiling speakers incorporate the same speaker arrays as found in PSB’s highly acclaimed Platinum-series speakers for true audiophile performance.
The CW80Rs have 4 toggle-style mounting clamps for installing the speakers in the wall or ceiling. When a Phillips-head screwdriver is first applied to the mounting screws, the clamps “toggle” out from a rest position (out of the way for easy insertion), turning 90 degrees and into a position to clamp firmly against the wall.
For new construction, the optional CK80R pre-construction bracket (760CK80R, sold separately) is recommended. The bracket is designed to be a “hole-saver” to indicate where the speaker should be installed before the drywall goes up. In addition, an optional BBX-88 Performance Enclosure (available from the manufacturer) defines the optimal enclosure volume for the CustomSound series speakers, and mounts between two studs behind drywall.
The CW80R is weather resistant to enable installation in moist environments, such as bathrooms or indoor pool areas, or outdoors in porch ceilings or under eaves. The polypropylene cones with rubber surrounds, stainless steel fasteners, aluminum grilles and ABS plastic frames can withstand moisture, but the back of the speaker should be protected. The speakers should not be installed in an area that is totally exposed to the weather.
The CW80R speakers employ an 8″ fiberglass-textured polypropylene woofer, which has a higher cone mass and enhanced motor strength for higher power handling. The rubber surround damps resonance and provides exceptional durability. The low-resonance 1″ aluminum dome tweeter delivers exceptional clarity in the high frequencies. The tweeter has a pivoting mount, allowing it to be aimed towards the listening area for best response.
The white ABS plastic frames extend approximately 3/4″ beyond the grilles on the finished side. The frames also extend about 5/8″ beyond the rough opening cutout. The speaker requires a 9-11/16″ cutout in the ceiling or wall for mounting the speaker.
The speakers are equipped with flush-mount aluminum grilles for a clean and unobtrusive look. The grilles have hundreds of precisely-sized perforations to make them acoustically transparent. The grilles and frames are paintable to match any decor. Self-adhesive “PSB Speakers” logo badges are also included.