The HD-R65AIM-E is designed around a 6.5" aluminum cone woofer
mounted at an 18 degree angle. It includes upgraded components for
rooms where sound is at a premium.
The 18 degree mounting angle
makes this speaker ideal for rooms where the speakers need to be mounted
in the ceiling and near a wall but where the sound needs to project
into the room. This is often the case with the front three speakers in a
surround sound installation where the layout or aesthetics require an
in-ceiling versus in-wall installation.
tweeter, which can pivot an additional 15 degrees, provides excellent
clarity and detail and is hidden behind the grille for a professional,
flush-mount appearance. The +/-3dB switches on both the tweeter and
woofer offer acoustical control to compensate for speaker positioning
and room anamolies. Both the grille and frame can be painted to match
The HD-R65AIM-E is an exceptional in-ceiling speaker. Sold here as a single speaker, it is often used as in the center channel position for surround sound setups where the front three speakers are installed in the ceiling.
It is ideal for use in most mid-sized rooms, both for home theater and for high quality whole-house audio. The 6.5" aluminum woofer produces warm mid and low frequencies and the aluminum/ceramic tweeter blends nicely to produce a clear and crisp sound. Aluminum is an ideal material because it is lightweight and yet extremely rigid. A light cone means the speaker is fast which is important for accuracy and detail; the more rigid the cone membrane the less the cone warps during movement, again resulting in a more accurate performance. The tweeter is specially bonded with a thin layer of ceramic which helps eliminate ringing and harshness often associated with other metal dome tweeters.
Like all of the speakers in our High Definition line, the HD-R65AIM-E includes an aimable tweeter that is recessed behind the grille. This allows the highest, most directional frequencies to be aimed at the primary listening area while allowing the speaker to maintain its flush-mount appearance. Tone is controlled through separate +/-3dB switches for both the high and low frequencies. This feature (normally found only on much more expensive speakers) allows you to customize the sound to your room and personal taste.
All of the speakers in our High Definition line are suitable for use in high moisture areas, such as bathrooms with showers and outdoors as long as the speaker is installed where it is not hit directly by rain. In addition to the rust-proof aluminum woofer and tweeter, the moisture-resistant design includes stainless steel screws, coated crossover parts, and a powder-coated aluminum grille that will not rust.
The speaker is easy to install and includes all mounting hardware, a template for cutting the hole, and an Owner's Manual with an installation guide and tips to ensure your speakers look and sound great for years to come. The grille and frame can be painted to match your decor.