James Loudspeaker just announced a high-output in-ceiling speaker to its Small Aperture (SA) line of architectural speakers that are designed to be modular for easy servicing.
And they come with power limiting circuitry, to boot.
Built to accommodate tight spaces and those narrow 8-inch beam widths that are now prevalent in newer ceiling constructions, the 63SA-7HO.8 is a full-range three-way system, retailing for $1,400 each.
In the words of James Loudspeaker CEO Mark Schafle:
“We have expanded the Small Aperture lineup to solve the problem of narrow beam widths that our integrators have encountered in the field.”
The configuration consists of a 6.5-inch woofer, 2-inch midrange, and 0.75-inch tweeter that produce deep bass and high SPL with what the company claims is superb off-axis performance from a discreet opening in the ceiling.
A 17 x 8 x 7.5-inch aircraft aluminum enclosure houses the drivers, and buyers get the choice of a 3-inch round or 3 x 3-inch square opening and matching grille. According to James Loudspeaker, the system can be seamlessly integrated with standard 3-inch and 4-inch lighting trim kits.
Nominal impedance is 4 ohms and rated frequency response 38 Hz–22 kHz ±3dB.
More details on this in-ceiling speaker system is available here.