Saros® Express Low-Profile 8” 2-Way In-Ceiling Speaker, Black Textured, Single (must be ordered in multiples of 2)
Complete your installation with Crestron speakers. Saros® Express low-profile speakers offer an alternative to full-sized Saros Express models, affording high-quality, affordable speech and music reproduction that fits in tight ceiling spaces.
Saros® Express speakers by Crestron® deliver easy installation and excellent performance in a range of popular sizes for cost-sensitive commercial applications. Ideal for use in background music, paging, and sound reinforcement systems, Saros Express speakers are engineered to achieve full, even coverage and clear sound quality at a very affordable cost.
The Saros Express ICE8LPT model is a 2-way in-ceiling speaker featuring an 8 inch woofer and wide-dispersion, horn-loaded 1 inch dome tweeter. Its low-profile enclosure allows for installation in constricted ceiling spaces as shallow as 5-1/8 inches (130 mm). A built-in 30 Watt multi-tap transformer allows for use with 70 and 100 Volt distributed speaker systems. Power handling at 8 Ohms is 60 Watts (program), with a frequency response from 80 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB).
Like its more expensive sibling, the Saros IC8LPT, the Saros Express ICE8LPT is smartly designed for quick and easy installation and 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 speaker enclosure simplifies specification and installation for use in new and existing ceilings. Mounting the speaker 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 is adjustable to enable off-center speaker positioning, and can be folded to fit through the speaker cutout in blind-mount situations. Two rigging points are also provided on the side of the speaker 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. Wiring enters through a side-mounted cable clamp attached to the cover panel. 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 Express ICE8LPT speakers are available in white or black, and can be painted to blend with the ceiling surface. They are priced individually, but must be ordered in pairs.
- Low-profile 2-way in-ceiling speaker
- Requires only 5-1/8” (130 mm) mounting depth
- 8" woofer with damped cloth surround
- Dual front ports for enhanced low-frequency response
- Wide-dispersion, horn-loaded dome tweeter
- Built-in 30 Watt 70/100V multi-tap transformer
- “Zero-bezel” frameless grille for a clean, contemporary appearance
- Integral metal back can with side-entry cable clamp
- Two-step toggle clamps for fast, easy installation
- Includes tile bridge for installation in a drop-tile ceiling
- Meets the requirements for installation in an environmental air-handling space
- 60 Watts program power handling at 8 Ohms
- 80Hz-20kHz frequency response
- 95° nominal coverage pattern
- Available in black or white
- Paintable to blend with surroundings
|Features & Performance |
| ||Woofer ||8 inch (203 mm) treated paper w/ring mode decoupled cloth surround & steel basket |
| ||Tweeter ||0.98 inch (25 mm) treated cloth dome, horn loaded |
| ||Crossover Frequency ||2.5 kHz |
| ||Impedance ||8 Ohms nominal with transformer set to "8Ω" |
| ||Transformer Taps ||3.75W/7.5W/15W/30WW at 70V; |
7.5W/15W/30W at 100V
| ||Frequency Response ||80 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB) |
| ||Frequency Range ||65 Hz to 20 kHz (-10 dB) |
| ||Power Handling ||60 Watts program (8 Ohms) |
| ||Sensitivity ||89 dB @ 1W/1m |
| ||Coverage ||95° conical (nominal) |
| ||Input ||(1) 4-pin 5mm detachable terminal block with screw-down flanges; |
Speaker input with parallel pass-thru;
Maximum Wire Size: 12 AWG
| ||Transformer Tap ||(1) Recessed screwdriver-adjustable rotary switch on baffle; |
Used to select 70/100V tap or 8 Ohms (bypass)
| ||Temperature ||-2° to 120°F (-19° to 49°C) |
| ||Humidity ||5% to 95% RH (non-condensing) |
| ||Enclosure ||Zinc-plated steel, plenum-rated, side-entry cable clamp |
| ||Baffle ||ABS UL94V-0 plastic |
| ||Grille ||Steel with white or black textured finish, paintable, magnetically-held “zero-bezel” frameless design, safety tether included |
| ||Mounting ||Flush ceiling mount using 4 integral 2-step toggle clamps, 2.4 in (61 mm) maximum surface thickness, 5.2 in (130 mm) minimum mounting depth, 11.2 in (285 mm) diameter recommended cutout, tile bridge included, (2) rigging points for safety tether (SPKA-ST-15 sold separately) |
| ||Diameter ||12.13 in (308 mm) not including toggles |
| ||Depth ||5.30 in (135 mm) |
| ||10.8 lb (4.9 kg) |