Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of the SpeedMount Ceiling Speaker System, a patented low-profile, plenum-rated, two-piece ceiling tile loudspeaker system for division-of-labor installations.
The CS 1226T SpeedMount offers a unique design that simplifies ceiling loudspeaker installation and delivers significant time and cost savings.
The two-piece system consists of the CS 120P plenum rated enclosure and a CS 26T two-way loudspeaker cartridge. A low-voltage contractor places the CS 120P enclosure directly on the ceiling grid without the need for a tile bridge, C-ring, or tile rails. Signal wiring is then routed to the enclosure.
Later, an AV technician can quickly complete installation by connecting the CS 26T loudspeaker cartridge to the wiring and securing it into the enclosure.
“Extron continues to lead the AV industry with exclusive innovations in speaker technologies that deliver tangible cost-saving benefits for AV integrators, from a growing product family that includes our Flat Field ceiling tile speakers, the SM 3 SpeedMount surface mount speaker, and the new CS 1226T SpeedMount ceiling speaker system,” says Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “Installing ceiling speakers is often a laborious and time-consuming process involving several parts – the CS 1226T includes just two pieces, which makes installation much quicker and simpler.”
The CS 1226T is available as a complete assembly including a pair of CS 120P enclosures and a pair of CS 26T loudspeaker 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 quickly into 2 x 2 foot (or metric 600 mm x 600 mm) suspended ceiling grids. It has a shallow 5-in (12.7 cm) profile, which simplifies 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 26T loudspeaker cartridge. This avoids the need to assemble V-rails and C-rings, greatly reducing the number of installation steps and the chances of losing installation hardware.
The CS 26T loudspeaker cartridge has a 6.5-in (16.5 cm) woofer and a 3/4-in (1.9 cm) tweeter in a coaxial design, and can be used in 70/100 volt or 8 ohm operation.
It installs quickly and easily into the CS 120P enclosure, and delivers high performance, full-range audio reproduction with a frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz, and is optimized for a wide range of audio presentation applications for music, program, and voice.
The CS 26T has a power rating of 30 watts continuous pink noise and 60 watts continuous program capacity, and offers both direct 8 ohm or 70/100 volt operation with a behind-the-grille, six position power selector switch.
It comes with a magnetically attached grille and a thin-edged bezel for a refined appearance on the ceiling.