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Product CDS6 S3 
Manufacturer B&W 
Category Speakers In Wall 
Price POA 
Notes The CDS6 S3 is a dedicated surround speaker and is an in-wall version of the on-wall DS6 S3. Surround speakers generally fall into two main types – those that one might describe as 'normal' speakers - so-called monopoles, where the sound comes from a set of drive units mounted on the front of the enclosure - and those that give a more diffuse sound field, such as dipoles. Each type has its advantages. Most multi-channel music is recorded with home entertainment in mind and is monitored using two, three or four monopole surround speakers. This enables good location of side and rear images. Conversely, most films are originally balanced for cinemas, where a large number of speakers spread around the auditorium are used to create the surround sound field. With more surround speakers than discrete channels of information, a less precise image is created that gives an all-enveloping effect. Dipoles, rather than monopoles are better at recreating this type of sound field in the home, while using fewer speakers to do it. Dipoles do not image as precisely as monopoles, but they make it easier to balance the whole system for a larger listening area. The CDS6 S3 offers a choice of both monopole and dipole operation, so you may choose whichever type of operation best suits the conditions of the listening room, the size of audience and the type of programme being played. Indeed, you may use different modes for side and rear speakers, or change the characteristic for different types of programme. The CDS6 S3, with its swing-out clamps, is easy to install in either new construction or retrofit situations and gives minimal intrusion into the living space. A pre-mount kit (PMK CDS6) is available to aid installation in new construction Description 2-way in-wall dipole/monopole surround speaker Dimensions Height: 285mm (11.2 in) Width: 373mm (14.7 in) Depth: 89.5mm (3.52 in) back from wall surface 70.5mm (1.78 in) protrusion from wall surface Net Weight 3.9kg (8.6 lb) Freq. Response 85Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis (monopole mode) 85Hz – 10kHz ±3dB power averaged over front hemisphere (dipole mode) Freq. Range -6dB at 63Hz and 42kHz (monopole mode) -6dB at 63Hz and 15kHz (dipole mode) Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83V, 1m) Normal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.3Ω) Power Handling 25W – 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme Drive Units Unit 1: ø25mm (1 in) alloy dome high-frequency Unit 2: 2x ø80mm (3 in) midrange / high frequency Unit 3: ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange Finish Frame: White primer Grille: White cloth Dispersion Description: Dipole mode: horizontal figure of eight Effective null zone ±20º (250Hz – 15kHz) Monopole mode: within 2dB of reference response Horizontal: over 40º arc Vertical: over 10º arc Harmonic Distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <1% 130Hz – 20kHz Crossover Frequency 250Hz (dipole mode) 4kHz (monopole mode) Max. Recommended Cable Impedance 0.1Ω Cut-out size (without pre-mount) Height: 247mm (9.75 in) Width: 335mm (13.25 in) Cut-out size (with pre-mount) Height: 254mm (10.0 in) Width: 343mm (13.5 in)  
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