Saros® speakers by Crestron® deliver professional grade performance and flexible installation in a range of popular sizes for demanding commercial applications. Solid construction, easy installation, and high-end components are hallmarks of the Saros speaker line. Ideal for use in background or foreground music, paging, and sound reinforcement systems, Saros speakers are engineered to achieve smooth, even coverage, high output, and clear, natural sound quality.
The Saros ICS8T model is an 8 inch in-ceiling subwoofer designed to provide extended low-frequency response for music and sound reinforcement applications. Power handling is 100 Watts (program) at 8 Ohms, with a tailored frequency response of 45 Hz to 125 Hz (±3 dB) and a usable range down to 35 Hz. A built-in transformer allows for use with 70 and 100 Volt distributed speaker systems.
Its built-in low-pass filter allows the Saros ICS8T to sound great alongside Saros 4, 6, and 8 inch full-range speakers without requiring a separate crossover. Optimum performance and sound quality is achieved using a biamplified sound system such as the Sonnex® Multiroom Audio System, which can be configured to employ a dedicated subwoofer amplifier channel with active 2-way crossover.
The Saros ICS8T is smartly designed for quick and easy installation and years of reliable performance. Its "zero-bezel" frameless grille achieves an unobtrusive and contemporary appearance well-suited for use in restaurants and night clubs, retail spaces, houses of worship, convention facilities, universities, and office buildings. Installing the grille requires no hardware or tools, utilizing powerful magnets to hold it in place. A safety tether is included to prevent the grille from ever falling from the ceiling.
Unitized construction of the subwoofer enclosure simplifies specification and installation for use in new and existing ceilings. Mounting the subwoofer is facilitated using rugged, 2-step toggle clamps integrated into the enclosure. Each toggle clamp offers two positions to accommodate standard and extra thick surfaces up to 2.4 inches (61 mm). A tile bridge is included to provide proper support when installed in a typical drop-tile ceiling. The tile bridge can be folded to fit through the speaker cutout in blind-mount situations. Two rigging points are also provided on the top of the subwoofer enclosure for securing to the building structure using the optional safety tether kit (SPKA-ST-15).
An integral metal back can is employed to meet the requirements for installation in an environmental air-handling (plenum) space. The wiring connection is accessible behind a rear cover panel by removing a single screw. Top and side knockouts are provided on the cover panel to accommodate 1/2" or 3/4" flexible conduit. A cable clamp is also provided. Connecting the wiring behind the cover panel is facilitated using a detachable screw terminal block with provisions for easy parallel wiring in a multi-speaker application. Setting the 70/100V transformer tap is performed via a screwdriver-adjustable control located on the front baffle behind the grille.
Saros ICS8T subwoofers can be painted to blend with the ceiling surface. They are priced individually, but must be ordered in pairs.