Black Series 8" Reference 15° Angled In-Ceiling Speaker with 1" Aluminium Dome Tweeter
Premium quality flush-mount loudspeakers designed to serve discriminating homeowners and A/V integrators who demand the ultimate in aesthetic style and audio performance. BLACK products includes unique features and technologies that make them better looking, easier to install and more durable, while delivering lifelike sound quality more typically found in free-standing audiophile grade speakers.
BLACK in-wall and in-ceiling speakers perform a near miraculous disappearing act. Rather than a wide flange found on most built-in speakers, BLACK speakers feature flange-free Perfect Edge™ magnetic grilles that minimize the visible footprint of the speaker for a clean, elegant and unobtrusive appearance.
Talk to us about our unique OSD Black Custom Kit Bundles for 5 and 7 Speaker systems.
Square Options (Option)
BLACK round in-ceiling models offer a square grille option to match the aesthetic of rectangular architectural elements such as lighting fixtures and air registers. While other brands may offer that option, only BLACK does it right with a square mask that doesn’t “telegraph” the round speaker shadow behind the grille.
TPR Rubber Surround
For installs in tough environments such as indoor pool areas, outdoors under eaves and commercial settings, use BLACK Reference series models. Their woofer surrounds are fabricated from injection moulded Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) – a copolymer that has superior damping characteristics and greater resistance to chemicals, UV and pollutants.
Reference and Performance speakers offer a high frequency contour switch with -3dB, 0 (flat) and +3 dB settings to match speaker performance to the room acoustics. Highly reflective “live” rooms benefit from a -3dB HF reduction while fabric-heavy “dead” rooms will sound better with tweeters boosted +3dB.
BLACK Reference and Performance models feature audiophile-grade crossover components including Mylar bypass capacitors to enhance high frequency extension for exceptional clarity and “air.” Shields* protect the components from debris and suffocating insulation while integrated air vents keep things cool.
Installers will appreciate the BLACK mounting system for its ease and robust construction. BLACK’s rotating clamps have brass inserts to prevent thread stripping. The stainless steel machine bolts are thread-strip and rust resistant. Rubber damping pads on the mounting clamps minimize the likelihood of sheetrock blowout and damp resonance, vibration and buzzing. Better installs, better sound, it’s all better with BLACK.
We strongly recommend that a Fire or an Acoustic Fire hood is fitted to all ceiling speaker locations, but it is a requirement that hoods are fitted to all in-ceiling speakers that are installed where a ceiling is rated for 30 mins or more to ensure compliance.
Therefore we offer one of the best known hoods made and tested specifically for In-Ceiling Speakers
HOODY 8 Fire Speaker Hood for 8″ to 10″ Speakers (335 x 180mm) meets all UK and EU building and IEE Regulations. HOODY® is especially designed for in-ceiling speakers and features a fire rating of up to 90 minutes, Parts B,L,C and E compliant and covers all makes of speakers from 8″ to 10″ designs.
HOODY 2 Fire & Acoustic Speaker Hood for 8″ to 10″ Speakers (335 x 180mm) meets all UK and EU building and IEE Regulations. HOODY® is especially designed for in-ceiling speakers and features a fire rating of up to 90 minutes, Parts B,L,C and E compliant and covers all makes of speakers from 8″ to 10″ designs.
HOODY® is a range of Fire and Fire & Acoustic speaker hoods that will bring all your installations into conformity with the latest IEE and Building Regulations for Fire and Acoustic integrity of ceilings. The regulations state that once a hole has been made in the ceiling for a speaker, the integrity of its construction and its ability to perform in a fire is significantly reduced.
Due to its acoustic construction the HOODY2 will also stop a large amount of backwards sound leakage from the speakers to the rooms above its location, making in-ceiling speaker installation below a child’s bedroom, for example achievable.
Note: As a minimum, a standard two storey house will require all the ground floor speaker locations to have hoods fitted to retain the ceilings 30 minute fire integrity. If a house has three storeys you will need hoods fitted on the ground and first floor to correctly comply with the regulations.