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Dayton Audio CS620W 6-1/2" 2-Way In-Wall Speaker Pair
I am putting these in my ceiling. Can they be in direct contact with insulation?
yes the insulation should be no problem later unless the cone can touch the fiberglass and get into the backside of the woofer frame
Date published: 2011-10-31
Is there an optimal volume of space that should be behind these speakers? In other words, should the volume of space iint he wall be thought of as a "sealed cabinet" of a specific volume for best bass perfomance?
These (and other) in-wall speakers will typically use a woofer with a high "Qts" parameter, which means they're suited to large enclosures, or no enclosure at all. To my knowledge, there really isn't an "optimum" sized cavity for them, however, one could test fairly easily with a couple pieces of scrap wood or foam insulation board or some such.
Date published: 2011-06-06
i have my ceiling pre wired for speakers. will these be a good fit? what would you recommend around the same price point
As for being a good fit, these are designed to fit into a 7-14" x 10-3/4" cutout. At the price point, these are far and away the most popular in-wall speaker we sell. We do carry a few other brands, however, audio is completely subject to the interpretation and opinion of the observer. That being the case, I cannot say what might sound better to you among the brands we carry. You may prefer one, I might prefer another, and your neighbor may not be able to distinguish a difference between the two. At any rate, the Daytons are the top seller in their category.
Date published: 2011-07-07
Can you paint the grills (covers)?
Yes, the metal grills can be painted.
Date published: 2011-08-13
I know you don't like to state a sound preference, especially among competing brands, however... I will be installing a pair of ceiling-mounted speakers for myself, not a customer. I need your advice regarding overall sound quality because once they're installed it's a done deal. My two options are QM650C or CS620W. In my experience speakers with separated tweeters vs coaxially mounted ones are generally better sounding, especially regarding bass response. These however are going in the ceiling where the round design would be much less noticeable. The conundrum is sound quality vs aesthetics. Please, please give me your thoughts on these two products. I have no other point of reference.
In that situation I always go for sound quality.Although the QM650C co-axial speaker is designed in such a way as to remove most of the limitations of the standard coaxial speaker types, it has a bit less power handling and is less efficient than the CS620W. The CS650W also has a better crossover circuit. All these things point toward the CS650W as being the better choice in my opinion, and is the one I would choose were I doing this install.
Date published: 2011-08-25
Can these speakers be quick mounted?
They are designed to work with the included "sandwich" type mounting system, however, the resourceful individual could likely devise any number of alternative mounting arrangements. I should mention that doing so will void the warranty if any modifications are made to the structure.
Date published: 2011-08-30