The HD-R80-E includes upgraded components for rooms where sound is it a premium. The aimable aluminum/ ceramic tweeter 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 your decor.
The HD-R80-E is an exceptional in-ceiling speaker. Sold here as a single speaker, it is perfect for completing your surround sound system and for use in rooms where only one speaker can be installed.
In home theater, it is often used for the 6th (back center) channel and occasionally is necessary as a front center channel speaker when cables have been run for a ceiling installation (in most cases, we recommend that the center channel speaker be as close to the screen as possible and on the same plane).
When using a single HD-R80-E in a room for whole-house audio, you will have to choose between listening to the left channel of a stereo recording or the right channel, unless you have an amplifier that will "sum" these two channels before sending the signal to the speaker. Our whole-house multi-channel amplifier includes this feature. If your amplifier does not include this feature and you can only fit one speaker into the room, it is possible to combine the left and right channel at the speaker BUT you must use a special speaker (not the HD-R80-E) AND you must run 4-conductor cable (or two 2-conductor cables) to the speaker, i.e. run your cable as if two separate speakers are being installed at the same location. Click here for more information.
The large 8" woofer produces deep, punchy bass and the aluminum/ceramic tweeter blends nicely to produce a clear and crisp sound. Like all of the speakers in our High Definition line, the HD-R80-E includes an aimable tweeter that is recessed behind the grille so the most directional frequencies can be "aimed" at the primary listening area and yet the speaker maintains a 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 speaker looks and sounds great for years to come. The grille and frame can be painted to match your decor.
8" treated aluminum cone with butyl rubber surround for long lif
1" ferrofluid cooled aluminum tweeter with ceramic coating
"Ball and Socket" tweeter can be aimed at listening area
Power handling: 110 watts RMS; 165 watts program
Frequency response: 40 Hz - 22 kHz
Quick-turn "dog ear" brackets for easy installation (no rough-in kit required)
Flush-mount grille and frame provides clean, professional appearance
+/- 3dB tweeter switch and +/- 3dB woofer switch help fine tune the speaker to your room and personal taste
Reinforced resonant-absorbing ABS polymer frame
Moisture-resistant design includes stainless steel screws, coated crossover parts, and a powder-coated aluminum grille that will not rust
Grille and frame can be painted to match any decor
Impedance: 8 ohms
Dimensions: 10 5/8" diameter x 3 1/2" depth
Hole Cutout (diameter): 9 3/8" template included with speakers
Minimum install depth: 3 1/4"; Maximum wall thickness: 1 3/8"