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Monitor Audio CP-IW260X In-Wall Speaker

The luxury CP-IW260X in-wall speaker combines Monitor Audio’s latest drivers in compact three-way, five-driver configurations, built into closed-box designs to deliver optimum audio performance.

SKU
CPIW260X
£935.00

The CP-IW260X features Monitor Audio’s signature C-CAM® (Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium) cone material deployed in dual 6.5” bass drivers and twin 4” mids astride a gold dome tweeter in a symmetrical ‘B-M-T-M-B’ configuration. All within a cast polymer cabinet.

Technology

  • Dual 4” C-CAM® mid-range drivers – featuring underhung voice coil
  • 25mm (1”) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Integrated back-box to provide rear sound isolation resulting in ‘controlled performance’
  • Cast Polymer enclosure – designed to provide high degree of rigidity and acoustic damping properties
  • High overall efficiency and maximum SPL for powerful home theatre installations
  • High power handling
  • Three-way design in a symmetrical ‘B-M-T-M-B’ configuration
  • High-end crossover design – featuring low loss inductors and audiophile grade Polypropylene capacitors
  • Patented Tri-Grip® fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping systems providing three times the surface area and improved sealing
  • Trim-less, low profile magnetic grilles provide attractive, discreet visual aspect and easy installation and servicing
  • Paintable grille to blend with the living environment


C-CAM Drivers
Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium is a material originally developed by the aerospace industry for jet engine components. Its properties are ideal for loudspeaker cones being extremely rigid, yet light enough to yield high overall efficiency. In manufacture, aluminium/magnesium alloy undergoes a three-stage stress-relieving process to remove surface deformation and molecular weakness. Once formed, the alloy cone is subjected to a high temperature anodic coating process in which a layer of pure ceramic alumina is depleted onto its surfaces to a depth of 50 microns, producing a completely rigid sandwich of alloy and heat-dissipating ceramic material.

Conventional cones are liable to flex or twist in operation, producing a significant level of audible distortion. C-CAM cones have a much higher resistance to bending stress and therefore exhibit much greater fidelity over their entire operating range. C-CAM tweeters and woofers share an audible consistency producing a smooth transition of frequencies and a sense of realism and cohesion in the soundstage.

Gold Dome C-CAM
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats. The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.

Magnetic Grille Fixing
Ultra-powerful Neodymium magnets hold the speaker grilles in place, allowing for easier installation and access. In-ceiling models offer the opportunity to use square and circular grilles for the ideal aesthetic result.

Tri-Grip Dog Fixings
All models feature a unique Tri-Grip fixing design. This 3-position 'dog' style fixing provides a greater contact surface area than other types, whilst saving installation time. The Tri-Grip fixings are made from a tough re-enforced polymer, giving a secure fixing without the risk of over-tightening.

Monitor Audio CP-IW260X Specifications
Frequency Response 50Hz - 30KHz sealed (-6dB typical in room response)
Impedance (Nominal)
Sensitivity (1W@1M) 89dB
Maximum SPL (@1M.Installed/in room) 113.8 dBA
Power Handling (RMS) 150W
Recommended Amp Requirements 60-150w
Drive Unit Complement 2 x 6.5" C-CAM Bass mid drivers
2 x 4" C-CAM Mid range drivers
1 x 25mm (1") C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
Adjustment Control Boundary Compensation (On/Off) MF Level: +1/0/-1 (dB) HF Level: +1/0/-1 (dB)
Overall Dimensions (including grille - H x W) 907 x 257mm (35 3/4" x 10 1/8")
Overall Depth (including grille) 102mm (4")
Cut Out Dimensions (H x W) 880 x 230 mm (34 21/32" x 9")
Mounting Depth 96mm (3 3/4")
Fixing Type 10 x Tri-Grip Dog Leg Fixings
Construction Material Cast Polymer Enclosure (RoHS2 Compliant)
Weight 11.98 kg (26 lb, 6 oz)