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Speaker Type
In-Ceiling Speakers
Location
Outdoor
Features
Ceiling Mounted
Outdoor Rated
Stereo Input (Dual Voice Coil)
Wall Mounted
Water Resistant
Maximum Power Handling
160 Watts
Woofer Size
8" Woofer
Ease of Installation
Intermediate (Installs < 60 minutes)
Brand
Niles
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Niles Audio DS8FX 8-Inch Directed Soundfield Surround Effects In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speaker (Pair)
Niles Audio DS8FX 8-Inch Directed Soundfield Surround Effects In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speaker (Pair)
Niles Audio DS8FX 8-Inch Directed Soundfield Surround Effects In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speaker (Pair)
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Overview

  • Directed Soundfield (DS) technology is a pivot mechanism that aims sound to the ideal listening area
  • 8-inch IMPACT woofer and dual 1-inch nano-coated IMPACT dome Multi-axis tweeter array
  • Each speaker handles up to 160 Watts of power
  • Magnetically attached, rust-resistant grille with a low profile look
  • Deeper bass than competitive speakers of the same diameter
  • Quick installation mounting clamps also compensate for uneven mounting surfaces
  • Weather-resistant construction is perfect for indoor and outdoor applications

Essential Info

The Niles Audio DS8FX 8-inch Surround Effects In-Ceiling / In-Wall Speakers were designed for 5.1 and 7.1 channel home theater systems for the rear and side channels - or for multi-channel audio systems. The Directed Soundfield (DS) woofer pivot mechanism enables the speaker to direct the sound to optimum the listening area. The 8-inch IMPACT (IMProved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) woofer cone provides a natural, flat response and moves any ringing frequencies to an inaudible range. Each 1-inch nano-coated IMPACT dome tweeter utilizes a vapor deposited coating for ultra-detailed high frequencies and pivots independently of the woofer to provide additional control of the sound. The tweeters are positioned on a different axis, and at opposing angles, to provide ultra-realistic surround sound effects and pivot independently of the woofer to provide additional control of the sound, offering an ultra-wide dispersion and smooth high frequency response. The speakers also feature a Diffuse / Direct switch to create spacious surround sound that optimally envelopes the listener. Use the Diffuse setting for movies and general music listening since most films are mixed using non-localized surround effects and music is usually recorded in a favorable acoustic environment. Use the Direct setting for discrete multi-channel recordings that equally emphasize front and surround sounds. For 7.1-channel surround sound systems, use the Diffuse setting on the side effects loudspeakers and the Direct setting for the rear effects loudspeakers. To complete a 5.1 or 7.1 channel surround sound system, the DS8FX is designed for use with Niles DS8HD or, DS8PR left, center, right channel speakers.

Please Note: DS Series speakers from Niles Audio are designed for an in-ceiling (ceiling mount) installation as their primary application, but can be used for an in-wall (wall mount) application as well.

Installation options include the following corresponding products:
NCB8C Installation Bracket
RWE8C Rear Wave Enclosure - reduces unwanted sound from bleeding into adjacent rooms or spaces
SG8C Square Loudspeaker Grille

Manuals/Software

What's Included

  • 2x - Niles Audio DS loudspeakers
  • 2x - Magnetically attached round grilles
  • 2x - Hole templates with painting standoffs
  • 1x - Owner's manual with warranty information
  • More Info

    More about the Niles Audio Directed Soundfield (DS) Speaker Series
    Niles Audio 3rd generation Directed Soundfield (DS) speakers offer amazing performance and versatility. Using a truly unique design that offers a fully adjustable, independent pivoting woofer and tweeter you can create the ideal listening environment no matter where you have positioned your in-ceiling / in-wall speaker. The rust-proof MicoThin speaker grilles magnetically attach to the speakers for a flush mount to the ceiling or wall, leaving an unobtrusive, seamless blend, and can even be painted to match with any room decor. You can install with confidence and ease using the spring-tensioned mounting clamps that adjust to expanding and contracting surfaces. Weather-resistant construction enables installation in moist areas, such as bathrooms or outdoors under eaves.

    Installation
  • Side Surround Effects - Position surround effects loudspeakers to the sides of the listening area with the tweeters in-line with the listener. The tweeters should point to the front and rear of the room.
  • Rear Surround Effects - Position surround effects loudspeakers behind the listening area, to the inside of the front left and right speakers. The tweeters should point to the sides of the room.

  • Running Wire in Walls or Ceilings
    When running loudspeaker wire inside walls or ceilings, use special jacketed cable (CL-2 or CL-3 rating) to protect the wire and for fire prevention. In some municipalities, conduit is required. For a trouble-free installation, low voltage wire such as loudspeaker wire must be in accordance with the National Electrical Code and any applicable provisions of the local building code. If you are unsure of the correct installation techniques, wire jacket, or type of conduit to use, consult a professional audio/video installer, building contractor, or the local building and inspection department.

    Specifications

    Specifications
    ManufacturerNiles Audio
    Manufacturer Product No.DS8FX, FG01624
    UPC760514016248
    Construction7" IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) cone, dual 1" nano-coated IMPACT dome tweeters
    Recommended Amplifier Power10 - 160 Watt
    Impedance8 Ohm Nominal; 6 Ohm Minimum
    Frequency Response48 Hz To 21 KHz +/ -3 DB
    Maximum SPL115 DB
    Voice Coil Size1.25"
    Crossover TypeAsymmetric 2nd Order 2-way Computer Optimized Linkwitz Riley
    Crossover Frequency2.8 KHz
    Magnet Weight24.1 Oz
    Frame Dimensions (with Grille)11-1/4" (28.5 Cm) Diameter
    Hole Cutout Dimensions9-3/4" (24.8 Cm) Diameter
    Depth Behind Ceiling(5/8" Drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 Cm)
    WarrantyManufacturer Lifetime Limited


    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Niles Audio Corp, Tel: (305) 238-4373

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