Definitive Technology Reference UIW RCS-II Ceiling Mounted Home Theater Speaker - Each
In-Ceiling Home Theater Collections
Enjoy impressive sound everywhere in your home without the visual intrusion of freestanding speakers Engineered to be practically invisible with smaller diameters, hidden flange designs and micro-perf grilles, our in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers vanish into any room to reveal powerful performance hidden beneath the surface.
REMARKABLE AUDIO RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EARS.....
High performance home audio is an experience to savor. With the RCS II, great sound that all but disappears is what makes these in-ceiling speakers so special. The technologies involved with producing the amazing audio took decades to perfect, but will only take you milliseconds to appreciate.
Down-Angled Driver Array
RCS II speakers have a D’Appolito driver array aimed at the listening area, which includes two cast-basket bass/midrange drivers and a pure aluminum tweeter.
High Praise for the Low End
The active driver/bass radiator combination achieves a deep, dynamic low-frequency response that blends with a subwoofer for a quality other in-ceiling systems haven’t seen.
Uniquely Effective Acoustic Treatment
Precisely configured dual angled baffles, a computer-optimized ribbed surface and dampening panels achieve linear uncolored sound that seems to float in space.
Easily Installed High Performance
Non-resonant sealed medite enclosures are inert and free of vibrations, with six rotating dogleg clamps and beefy wood screws for easy, secure installation.
Reference In-Ceiling Home Cinema Loudspeaker
- Wave Launch™ technology makes your ears think the in-ceiling speakers are right in front of you
- Two cast basket drivers and pressure-coupled Low Bass radiators bring deep bass and high punch
- Pure aluminum dome tweeter produces pristine high frequencies
Minimized visibility puts the focus on sound quality rather than the speaker
Total Frequency Response22 Hz → 30 Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)92 dB
(1) Wall Mounting Template
(1) Paint Mask
(1) Paintable Grille
(1) Self Adhering Foam Gasket
Cabinet Warranty 3 years
Drivers Warranty 3 years
Carton 119.5" (49.53 cm) h x 18.63" (47.32 cm) w x 12" (30.48 cm) d - 22 lbs (9.98 kg)
(1) 1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) Tweeter - Tweeter
(2) 5.25" (13.34 cm) d (Round) Midrange - Tweeter
(2) 6.5" (16.51 cm) d (Round) Bass Radiator - Tweeter
Grille Dimensions15.5" (39.37 cm) h x 15.5" (39.37 cm) w
Patented Wave Launch technology creates the illusion that the speakers are in front of you, not above you
Two 5-1/4 inch cast basket drivers and 6-1/2 inch pressure-coupled Low Bass radiators for impressive deep bass with high impact punch
Integrated wood enclosure ensures consistent high performance every time
One 1 inch Pure aluminum dome tweeter
Installs in either new or existing construction applications
Definitive Reference Architectural Speakers are perfect for bringing spectacular-sounding, high-performance "invisible" home theater systems into every room in your house.
The Reference Ceiling Speaker II (RCS II) is intended for use as an in-ceiling front main left, center or right channel speaker in custom installed home theater systems of the highest quality. In addition, it can be used as a superb left or right speaker in a high quality stereo music system.
The RCS II features a non-resonant sealed medite (a dense wood product) enclosure to deliver the tight, detailed bass and uncolored midrange of audiophile free-standing speakers in every installation. The performance of open back built-in speakers will vary depending on the nature of the wall/ceiling cavity behind the speaker. But Definitive Reference speakers with integrated enclosures sound superb every time. Six rotating dogleg clamps and beefy wood screws make the RCS II easy to install in either new or existing construction and provide secure, non-resonant mounting for ultimate audiophile performance free of vibrations and buzzes.
The RCS II features a D'Appolito driver array angled down and aimed at the listening area (two 5-1/4" cast-basket bass/midrange drivers and a 1" pure aluminum tweeter) as well as two 6-1/2" pressure-coupled planar low bass radiators. Proprietary Wave Launch (patent pending) baffle geometry and acoustic treatment materials serve to create the illusion that the speakers are directly in front of the listener rather than up in the ceiling. The precisely configured dual angled baffles incorporate a uniquely effective acoustic treatment which combines a computer-optimized ribbed surface with special dampening panels in order to achieve a linear uncolored sound combined with boxless three-dimensional imaging in which acoustic events seem to effortlessly float in space. In fact, the overall sonic performance of the RCS II is truly remarkable, combining breath-taking dynamics, engrossing musical subtlety and amazingly spacious imaging that totally belies its in-ceiling configuration.
In addition, the RCS II with its active driver/bass radiator combination achieves an extended low-frequency response, which is deep and dynamic with a smooth and controlled roll-off that allows it to seamlessly blend with a subwoofer with a quality that has never been previously achieved in an in-ceiling system. Of course, the in-wall IWSub 10/10 or UIW Sub Reference are perfect complements to the RCS II for unmatched performance in a stealth home theater.