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Contracting Speakers – Sept 2008

Buyer's Guide

Yorkville CA1T 70V Amp/Tuner

Features: 180W (mono); drives 4 ohm load or four separate 70-volt systems; preamp output for aux amp, active subwoofer or A/V recording; multiple mic/source inputs; voice-activated paging from one mic or telephone; XLR/TRS balanced combi-jack or attenuated RCA unbalanced inputs; AM/FM tuner.

Price: $419

Contact: Yorkville at 716-297-2920,

Architectural Acoustics by Peavey PHR 890

Features: 8-inch woofer with 1.2-inch VC, PP cone and rubber surround with a 3/4-inch soft-dome tweeter; high-impact polystyrene enclosure with a formed-steel back can; removable locking installation arms; conduit-capable clamp for wiring; 90W Thru Mode (70V, 100V capable); Transformer Taps 60W, 30W, 15W, and 7.5W.

Price: POA

Contact: Architectural Acoustics at 601-483-5376,

Community CLOUD12 Ceiling Loudspeaker

Features: Two-way; 50Hz – 16kHz; 12-inch woofer; 1-inch compression driver; 200W RMS; 500W PGM; 8 ohm; 60- X 60- or 90- X 90-degree coverage; optional 70/100 volt autoformers with watt selection, bypass switch; Air Gap Technology; metal enclosure.

Price: $548

Contact: Community at 610-876-3400,

EAW CIS400 Ceiling Loudspeaker

Features: 2-way; 6.5-inch woofer; 1-inch neodymium tweeter; waveguide integrates HF and LF driver; 70V/100V line transformer; power adjustable (40W, 20W, 10W, 5W taps) via recessed front bezel rotary switch.

Price: $148

Contact: EAW at 425-892-6500,

Electro-Voice EVID 4.2 Surface Mount Speaker System

Features: Dual 4-inch woofers; 1-inch waveguide coupled titanium tweeter; 65Hz – 20kHz; 115dB SPL; 120-degrees horizontal, 80-degrees vertical coverage; spring terminal connections; full system protection; Strong-Arm Mount; transformer taps version available.

Price: $325

Contact: Electro-Voice at 952-736-4069,

JBL Professional 8100 Series Ceiling Speakers

Features: Full-range; 4-inch and 8-inch (8124 and 8128); low-saturation transformers with taps as low as 0.75W for 70V/100V use; open-back design with pre-attached dog-ears; sculpted grille

Price: POA

Contact: JBL Professional at 800-852-5776,

Klein + Hummel IS-122, IS-123 and IS-153 Loudspeakers

Features: 2-way, 12-inch (IS-122, IS-123), 3-way, 15-inch (IS-153) designs; Mathematically Modeled Dispersion; rotatable horn patterns in 80 x 50 and 50 x 40 formats; passive crossover, direct wiring for external biamplification or fully active, self-powered version with DSP tunings versions available

Price: POA

Contact: Klein + Hummel at 860-434-9190,

Meyer Sound MM4-XP Miniature Loudspeaker

Features: Single 4-inch Meyer Sound cone; wide, flat frequency response; high output; very low distortion; flat phase response; self-powered; requires MPS-488 power supply.

Price: POA

Contact: Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. at 510-486-1166,

QSC Audio AD-CI52T, AD-CI52ST AcousticDesign Ceiling Speakers

Features: 5.25-inch fiberglass woofer; 1-inch titanium dome tweeter; wide, even dispersion; ported (AD-CI52T); weather-resistant; sealed (AD-CI52ST).

Price: $168

Contact: QSC Audio at 714-754-6175,

Tannoy CMS 801 DC Ceiling Monitor

Features: 8-inch Dual Concentric drivers; extended frequency response; very low distortion; wide controlled constant directivity dispersion; tile rails, c-rings for easy installation; blind mount options.

Price: POA

Contact: Tannoy USA at 303-339-0162,

TOA Electronics F-122CU Ceiling Speaker

Features: 5-inch full-range driver; UL1480/2043-listed; wide-dispersion 180-degrees; 30W (xmfr)/120W (8 ohms); optimized EQ E-03R, AC-120 units.

Price: $208

Contact: TOA Electronics at 800-733-7088,

Yorkville C165W Ceiling Speaker

Features: Coaxial 6.5-inch woofer; ?-inch titanium-coated tweeter; 70V taps at 7.5, 15, 30, 60-watt; 100V taps at 15, 30, 60-watts; Virtually any 70V amp or paging system, including the Coliseum CA1/CA1T, can drive.

Price: $85

Contact: Yorkville at 716-297-2920,