Definitive Technology In-Wall/In-Ceiling RSS III Speaker (single)
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Definitive Technology Ultimate In-Wall/In-Ceiling RSS III Speaker (single)

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Reference In-ceiling and In-wall Bipolar Loudspeaker from the Definitive Reference Architectural Speaker Series.

Intended as a rear or side surround speaker for home theater systems of the highest quality.

Sold as single speakers

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Description

  • Bipolar arrays spread surround effects evenly over a broad area
  • Two 3-1/2 inch cast basket drivers and two 3-1/2 inch pressure-coupled Low Bass radiators for high dynamic impact
  • Integrated wood enclosure ensures consistent high performance every time
  • Two 1 inch Pure aluminum dome tweeters
  • Installs in either new or existing construction applications
  • Available individuallyDefinitive Reference Architectural Speakers are perfect for bringing spectacular-sounding, high-performance “invisible” home theater systems into every room in your house. The Reference Surround Speaker III (RSS III) is intended for use as an in-ceiling or in-wall rear or side surround speaker in custom installed home theater systems of the highest quality.

    The RSS III 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 series speakers with integrated enclosures sound superb every time. Rotating dogleg clamps and beefy wood screws make the RSS III easy to install in either new or existing construction and provide secure, non-resonant mounting for ultimate audiophile performance free of vibrations and buzzes.

    It features a curved angle bipolar array, which is perfect for movie and music surround use because it provides an ideal combination of direct sound for specificity and localization and ambient sound for enhanced spaciousness. The RSS III delivers uniquely enveloping surround performance totally immersing the listeners in a complete 360-degree soundstage. Walls seem to disappear and the listening room will be almost magically transformed into the location of the original sonic event. The curved aspect of the bipolar array further improves dispersion into the room. When installed in the ceiling, the direction in which the driver arrays face can be rotated 90 degrees in order to optimize the performance depending on the specific location of the speakers in relation to the seating area.

    Each RSS III bipolar surround speaker contains two complete 3-way full-range systems each with a 3-1/2 inch cast-basket bass/midrange driver pressure coupled to a 3-1/2 inch planar Bass Radiator and a 1″ pure aluminum tweeter, for a total of 6 driver/radiators in each speaker. The RSS II’s dynamic, spacious and uncolored sonic signature has been specifically engineered to blend perfectly with any of Definitive’s loudspeakers whether freestanding, in-wall or in-ceiling for an amazing lifelike sonic experience.

Additional information

Weight 20 kg
Specifications

Driver Complement

Tweeter

Quantity

Diameter
1″ (2.54cm) 

Type
Pure Aluminum Dome 

Mid / Woofer

Quantity

Diameter
3 1/2″ (8.89cm) 

Type
High Definition Bass/Midrange Driver 

Tweeter/Mid Array

Type
Bipolar Configuration 

Bass Radiator

Quantity

Diameter
3 1/2″ (8.89cm) 

Type
Planar Bass Radiator 

Electrical

Audio Inputs

Speaker Level
1 Pair (Heavy Duty Spring Loaded) 

Maximum Sensitivity

1 watt @ 1 Meter
90 dB

Total Frequency Response

Overall
40 Hz – 30 kHz 

Nominal Impedance

Compatible with
8 ohm

Crossover

A/V Receiver Crossover Setting
Small (100 Hz) 

Power Handling
10 – 200 watts per channel

Installation

Cut Out Dimensions

Height
9 7/8″ (25.08cm) 

Width
8 5/16″ (21.11cm) 

Mounting Depth
3 7/8″ (9.84cm) 

Outer Flange

Height
11″ (27.94cm) 

Width
9 7/16″ (23.97cm) 

Placement

Orientation
In Wall or In Ceiling 

Cabinet Type

Speaker Enclosure
Sealed Medite 

Product Weight

Out of Box
7.5 lbs

Shipping

Accessories

Included Accessories
Wall Template; Paint Mask; Paintable Grill; Self Adhering Foam Gasket 

Optional Accessories
Rough-In-Kit (Available Separately) 

Carton Size

Height
13 1/2″ (34.29cm) 

Width
13 1/2″ (34.29cm) 

Depth
7 1/4″ (18.41cm) 

Shipping Weight

One per Carton
9 lbs

Warranty

Drivers and Cabinet

Parts and Labor

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So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

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