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        VECTOR CD896

        Vector™ Performance Loudspeaker – Dual 8” 2-Way Coaxial 90° x 60°

        A professional, high-output sound reinforcement loudspeaker designed to deliver accurate, highly-intelligible audio for moderate to large sized indoor spaces. Works integrally with Crestron Avia™ Digital Signal Processing to produce exceptional results quickly. Advanced integrated coaxial transducer technology affords very high performance in less space.
         

        The Vector CD896 offers a very compact solution ideal for front fill, delay fill, under-balcony, small front of house, and foreground music applications.

         

        Crestron® Vector™ Performance Loudspeakers provide a professional sound reinforcement speaker solution for large indoor spaces and venues. Featuring a revolutionary coaxial transducer design complemented by advanced Avia™ digital signal processing, Vector loudspeakers deliver exceptional intelligibility and natural sound quality for speech reinforcement, foreground music, and multimedia presentation applications. Compact, aesthetically-pleasing enclosures afford remarkable performance in less space. A choice of sizes and coverage patterns is offered to address the varying applications and room geometries found in auditoriums, theaters, lecture halls, houses of worship, convention centers, hotel ballrooms, sports facilities, night clubs, and public spaces.


        The Vector CD896 is a very compact speaker enclosure loaded with one 2-way coaxial transducer plus a second dedicated low-frequency transducer. The coaxial transducer is composed of an 8” (203 mm) LF driver and a 90° x 60° HF horn with 1.7” (43 mm) diaphragm compression driver. The second LF transducer is another 8” driver. Advanced engineering and construction of the complete speaker achieves a space-efficient design with high output capability and consistent pattern control.

        Its integrated coaxial transducer aligns the low-frequency and high-frequency elements to produce precise transient response and uniform directionality across the entire frequency range. The two 8” LF drivers work together to achieve an increase in overall output and improved mid-bass impact. The coaxial transducer can be rotated in 45° increments to tailor high-frequency coverage to the space and allow for horizontal or vertical orientation of the enclosure.

        Advanced Coaxial Transducer
        The LF/HF transducer in the Vector CD896 represents a revolutionary advancement in coaxial speaker design. Its high-frequency horn features a large 1.7 inch (43 mm) titanium diaphragm compression driver, which operates at frequencies lower than typical, allowing the high-frequency horn to smooth the response of the low frequency section to reduce shadowing of the woofer by the horn. The woofer’s large radiating surface works in conjunction with the high-frequency horn to improve directional control at the lower end of the horn’s frequency range resulting in better pattern control. The large diaphragm also allows the compression driver to produce higher sound pressure levels without distortion to deliver incredibly clear and dynamic sound quality for both speech and program material.

        The complete coaxial transducer assembly employs a single neodymium magnet with dual-gap geometry, which minimizes the spacing between the compression driver and woofer voice coils. This integrated approach virtually eliminates the delay between the two drivers, allowing a passive crossover to be used to seamlessly blend the horn and woofer into a single point source. The reduced demand on the internal crossover helps to maximize efficiency and damping, and the use of a single neodymium magnet reduces the speaker’s weight, size, and cost.

        Dual Low-Frequency Drivers
        The Vector CD896 employs two mutually-coupled 8” LF transducers to achieve its high efficiency and impactful performance in a relatively small enclosure.

        Avia™ Digital Signal Processing
        Every aspect of the Vector CD896 is designed to take advantage of the signal refining abilities of a Crestron Avia DSP. Vector loudspeakers and Avia processing work synergistically to produce a superior speaker system tuned for accurate, uncolored reproduction of voice and program signals. Precision signal processing is employed to accomplish what can’t be done physically, strategically eliminating harsh-sounding resonances caused by horn reflections while retaining every nuance of the original signal.

        Further refinements are employed to maximize transient response and deliver smooth bandwidth performance both within and beyond the speaker’s nominal coverage pattern. The result is an extremely natural sounding speaker system with superior pattern control, improved intelligibility, reduced listener fatigue, and higher gain before feedback.

        Versatile Installation
        The Vector CD896 is particularly effective in applications where compact dimensions and targeted pattern control are desirable. Such applications include front fill, delay fill, under-balcony, small front of house, and foreground music, especially when mated with a subwoofer. Its clean appearance facilitates acceptance by architects and interior designers, and its 25° beveled rear corners allow it to be mounted close to walls or ceilings without obstructing sight lines. Concealed M6 mounting points are included to accommodate either an optional yoke bracket or forged shoulder eyebolts (each sold separately).

         
        Key Features
        • A compact, professional performance loudspeaker for smaller sound-reinforcement and fill applications
        • Dual 8” (203 mm) LF transducers for increased efficiency and output
        • Advanced coaxial transducer with 90° x 60° HF horn
        • Integrated HF compression driver with 1.7 inch (43 mm) titanium diaphragm
        • Delivers superior performance in combination with an Avia™ DSP
        • Precisely tuned for accurate, uncolored sound reproduction
        • Produces high intelligibility and natural sound quality for speech and program material
        • Achieves smooth bandwidth performance both within and beyond the specified coverage pattern
        • Uniform directionality affords consistent, targeted pattern control
        • Capable of high SPLs without coloration or distortion
        • Provides excellent cost-benefit compared to more conventional designs
        • 25° rear-beveled enclosure affords a clean, unimposing appearance in tight spaces
        • Rugged yet light construction for easy, reliable installation
        • Concealed M6 mounting points
        • Yoke bracket or forged shoulder eyebolts available separately
        • Coaxial transducer rotates in 45° increments to accommodate different coverage and orientation requirements
        • Neutrik® speakON® input and pass-through connections

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, Avia, and Vector are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Neutrik and speakON are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Neutrik AG in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2017 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        Performance
          LF Transducer 8 inch (203 mm) woofer with 2 inch (51 mm) voice coil and ceramic magnet
          LF/HF Transducers 8 inch (203 mm) woofer with 2 inch (51 mm) voice coil, coaxial horn with 1.7 inch (43 mm) titanium diaphragm compression driver, single neodymium magnet
          Beamwidth 90° x 60° nominal, rotatable in 45° increments
          Impedance 8 Ohms nominal
          Frequency Range 72 Hz to 20 kHz (+3/-10 dB)
          Power Handling 500 Watts based on the AES power handling of the transducers
          Nominal Sensitivity 100 dB at 1W/1m whole space using band limited pink noise without processing
          Nominal Maximum SPL 133 dB peak, 127 dB continuous, at 500W/1m without processing
          Equalized Sensitivity 97 dB at 1W/1m using an EIA-426-B signal with processing
          Equalized Maximum SPL 130 dB peak, 124 dB continuous, at 500W/1m with processing
        Processing & Amplification
          Digital Signal Processing Requires processing using one output channel of a Crestron Avia DSP, settings provided via model-specific "Speaker Profiles" in the Avia Audio Tool software (SW-AAT)
          Amplification Requires a single channel of amplification
          Recommended Amplifier Power 500 to 1000 Watts at 8 Ohms
        Connections
          Input (2) Neutrik NL4 speakON 4-pole chassis connectors;
        Pins 1 +/–: Speaker input and pass-through;
        Pins 2 +/–: Pass-through only
        Environmental
          For indoor use only
        Construction
          Enclosure Void-free, exterior grade Baltic Birch plywood; black painted finish
          Grille Steel, black powder coat finish
          Yoke Mounting (2) M6 yoke points (yoke bracket sold separately)
          Suspension (12) M6 eyebolt angle points and (1) M6 pull back point (eyebolts sold separately)
        Dimensions
          Height 19.75 in (502 mm)
          Width 11.75 in (298 mm)
          Depth 11.03 in (280 mm)
        Weight
          31.0 lb (14.1 kg)

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at: patents.crestron.com.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, Avia, and Vector are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Neutrik and speakON are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Neutrik AG in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2017 Crestron Electronics, Inc.