30.07.14

Extron introduces SpeedMount speaker system for suspended ceilings

Extron Electronics has introduced the CS 123T SpeedMount ceiling speaker system, a patented low profile, plenum rated two-piece speaker system.

It provides 165° conical dispersion for flexibility in speaker spacing. The system is designed for applications where high intelligibility and maximum coverage is desired in paging applications and low ceiling installations.

The system consists of the CS 120P plenum rated enclosure and a CS 3T full-range speaker cartridge. The enclosure installs into 2' x 2' (61 cm x 61 cm) or 600 mm x 600 mm suspended ceilings.

The speaker cartridge features a 3in (7.6 cm) full-range driver, and can be used in 70/100 volt or 8 ohm operation. The CS 123T is available as a complete assembly, or the CS 120P and CS 3T can be purchased separately to accommodate division-of-labour installations.

The CS 123T is available as a complete assembly including a pair of CS 120P enclosures and a pair of CS 3T full-range speaker cartridges. The enclosures and speaker cartridges can also be purchased in pairs separately, so they can be delivered to low-voltage and AV system contractors.

The CS 120P plenum enclosure installs into 2' x 2' or metric 600 mm x 600 mm suspended ceiling grids. It features a 5in (12.7 cm) profile, which helps installation into congested ceiling spaces around piping and ducts. The integrated tile bridge of the enclosure rests on the ceiling tile above the grid, evenly distributing the weight of the CS 120P and the CS 3T speaker cartridge. This avoids the need to assemble V-rails and C-rings, reducing the number of installation steps and the chances of losing installation hardware.

The CS 3T speaker cartridge features a 3in (7.6 cm) full-range driver, and can be used in 70/100 volt or 8 ohm operation with a behind-the-grille, six position power selector switch. The cartridge installs into the CS 120P enclosure. The CS 3T delivers full-range audio reproduction and a wide conical dispersion of 165 degrees for vocal clarity and broad coverage. The CS 3T is optimised for voice reproduction and paging applications. It features a power rating of 16 watts continuous pink noise and 32 watts continuous program capacity. The CS 3T features a magnetically attached grille and a thin-edged bezel for a refined appearance on the ceiling.