Bogen HFCS1 HFCS1 HFCS1 User Manual

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Ceiling Speaker


Installation and Use Manual

© 2003 Bogen Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Specifications subject to change without notice. 54-2091-01B0406

Product Description

Thank you for choosing Bogen’s High-FidelityCeiling Loudspeaker. Please familiarize yourself with this product by reading and reviewing the descriptions and diagrams in this manual.

Bogen’s coaxial 2-wayhi-ficeiling speakers deliver unsurpassed performance and value.A large steel back can and dual front exit ports allow for deep bass response, enhancing the quality and intelligibility of both speech and music.

The Bogen HFCS1 can be installed in either suspended ceiling structures or hard surfaces such as sheetrock. It comes ready to install with integral swinging arm clamps. An optional mounting bracket (TBCR) is available for additional support (recommended for all suspended ceiling applications).The bracket can also be used for new construction ceilings, providing a cutout guide behind the sheetrock surface and as a C-ringto stiffen the edges of the cutout opening.

A variety of speaker power levels are easily selected via a front panel rotary switch. Settings for both 70V and 100V high-impedancesystems, as well as alow-impedance(16-ohm)position, are provided.

The HFCS1 features a removable snap-lockinput connector, providing easy wire connection for input as well asloop-throughto the next speaker.


The HFCS1 is not an outdoor speaker. Do not expose the speaker to rain or moisture.The HFCS1 should be installed by qualified personnel.

Product Diagrams

HFCS1 Front Drawing (grille removed)

1. Coaxial Driver Assembly

2. Dual Bass Tuning Vents (x2)

3. Grille Retention Groove

4. Power Tap Selection Switch

5. Mounting Clamp Screws (x4)

HFCS1 Front Drawing

(grille removed)

HFCS1 Rear Drawing

6. Metal Back Can

7. Snap-LockInput Connector

8. Mounting Clamps (x4)

HFCS1 Rear Drawing

HFCS1 Rear Drawing (terminal cover)

9.Terminal Covers (2 identical halves)

10. Eyelets (x2)

11. Mounting Screws (x4)

12.Wire Exit Slot

13. Conduit Knockout (x2)

HFCS1 Rear Drawing

(terminal cover)



The HFCS1 can be installed in a variety of ceiling environments.The use of the TBCR (Tile Bridge Support Ring) accessory may be desired for many of these environments.

For suspended ceilings, the use of a TBCR is strongly recommended to help support and distribute the weight of the speaker.

In new construction installations, the TBCR, installed before sheetrock, acts as a routing template that ensures an accurate and neat hole for installation. The TBCR can also be used as a support ring in retrofit applications to better distribute the speaker’s clamping forces.


There must be a minimum of 11" of vertical clearance between the FRONT of the mounting surface and any other structure for the speaker to fit. Before cutting the full hole, use a smaller exploratory hole to determine if there are any obstructions.

The edge of the hole must be a minimum of 1-¼"away from any side obstructions to ensure that they will not interfere with the action of the clamps.

1. Begin by cutting a 10-¾"circular hole where the HFCS1 will be installed. If using aTBCR, then follow its installation instructions for the specific type of environment the HFCS1 is being installed in.

2.Make electrical connections to the pluggable terminal strip and plug it onto the HFCS1. See Speaker Wiring section.

3.Install terminal cover plates, if necessary or desired, using 4 screws. See the Terminal Covers section if using conduit or if it is required to secure the speaker directly to the structure (typically for suspended ceilings).

4.Remove the speaker’s grille. See Speaker Grille Installation & Removal section.

5.Set the power level using the rotary selector switch on the front panel. Refer to the Selecting Power Levels section for instructions on selecting the power level.

6.Position the swing-outclamps so that they are against the body of the speaker and insert the speaker into its opening in the ceiling.

7.Tighten the clamps by turning the clamping screws clockwise. Do not over-tightenthe clamps - only tighten until the speaker is fairly snug in the mounting hole. If using an electric driver, set the clutch on the driver to the lowest setting.

8.Re-installthe speaker’s grille. SeeSpeaker Grille Installation & Removal section.


Speaker Wiring

All wiring should be done prior to installation and then plugged into the rear of the HFCS1. Wiring is terminated at a snap-lockinput connector. There are two positive and two negative terminals to accommodate daisychaining of speakers in a system.


The HFCS1’s snap-lockinput connector allows for easydaisy-chainingof speakers by providing a second terminal of each polarity. See the figures to the right and below for correct wiring fordaisy-chainingof terminals.

Speaker Phasing

Keep the same polarity terminals wired together to ensure correct phasing. In order to provide the best possible sound, all of the speakers in a system need to be pushing out and pulling in at the same time.

If the connections to one speaker in a system are reversed from the others, that speaker’s movement will be out of sync with the other speakers.This will result in a loss of low frequency response and will effect the overall performance of the system.

Terminal Covers

The two terminal cover halves are attached to the back of the speaker using 4

screws. It is important that all 4 screws be used to mount the covers.

A slot between the two halves allows the wire to exit the speaker while protecting the connections.The cover's eyelets can be used to anchor the wire using a wire tie if desired.

If local codes require the use of a conduit for connections or strain relief of the connections, a knockout can be removed and a proper fitting installed for the particular situation.

Eyelets are provided on the terminal covers to provide a means of securing the speaker to the structure when necessary. It is important that all 4 terminal cover attaching screws be installed in this application.


Selecting Power Levels

The front-mountedselector switch is used to set the appropriate power level or impedance

for your system. Using a small, flat-bladescrewdriver, turn the knob until the slot points to the power level you require.

70V/100V Systems

Both power setting scales for 70V and 100V systems are labeled on the speakers. On the

100V scale, the last position clockwise is marked with a symbol. Do not use this position in 100V systems.


The fully counterclockwise position of the setting switch is the 16-ohmposition.This setting is suitable for use withlow-impedanceamplifiers that typically support 4- or8-ohmspeakers.The speaker’s higher,16-ohmimpedance makes it easier to combine multiple speakers intoseries-parallelnetworks while keeping the total system impedance at a level suitable forlow-impedanceamplifiers.

Speaker Grille Installation & Removal


The speaker grille fits tightly! Push the speaker grille in until it can go no further. Then, slap around the edge of the grille to seat the grille.The grille is properly seated when it is flush with the edge of the bezel.


Insert a pocketknife blade between the grille and the bezel about a 1/4" deep and then gently pry the grille upwards. Do this in multiple places around the circumference of the grille to free the grille.





Frequency Response (-10dB)*

65 Hz to 19 kHz

LF Driver


HF Driver

20 mm (3/4") Polycarbonate Dome

Sensitivity (1W/1M)

89 dBspl (Average 100 Hz - 10 kHz)







Impedance Ratings

Low (16 ohms) / High (70V/100V)



Power Input (Max.)

75W @ 16 ohms; 32W @ 70V/100V



Power Settings (in watts)

70V: 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1W & 16 ohms

100V: 32, 16, 8, 4, 2W & 16 ohms


Baffle Material

Fire-rated(94VO) ABS



Back Can Material

Heavy-GaugePlated Steel




4 Terminal Snap-LockInput Connector



Product Weight

9 lb.



Speaker Dimensions

12-5/16"dia. x 12" D

Vertical Clearance

Minimum 11" (From front of Mounting Surface)



Included Accessories

Input Terminal Cover (2 Halves); (4) Screws;

(1) Snap-LockInput Connector


Optional Accessories

Tile Bridge Support Ring (TBCR); Cable Kit (CK10)



Baffle Ring Finish & Color

Textured White




CSA/UL Listed




† Front panel, switch-selected.



TBCR (Tile Bridge Support Ring)

The TBCR is a combination tile bridge and support ring that assists in securing the HFCS1 and in distributing the weight of the HFCS1 in various types of installations.

CK10 (Cable Kit, 10')

The CK10 is a 10-footcable with one looped end and an adjustable cable clamp. It is suitable for use as a safety cable.The CK10 is available in black, white, or silver.

Limited Warranty

The High Fidelity Ceiling Speaker, model HFCS1, is warranted to be free from defects in material or workmanship for three (3) years from the date of sale to the original purchaser. Any part of the product covered by this warranty that, with normal installation and use, becomes defective will be repaired or replaced by Bogen, at our option, provided the product is shipped insured and prepaid to: Bogen Factory Service Department, 50 Spring Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA. The product will be returned to you freight prepaid. This warranty does not extend to any of our products that have been subjected to abuse, misuse, improper storage, neglect, accident, improper installation or have been modified or repaired or altered in any manner whatsoever, or where the serial number or date code has been removed or defaced.

THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS BOGEN’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY AND THE PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. BOGEN MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW. Bogen's liability arising out of the manufacture, sale or supplying of products or their use or disposition, whether based upon warranty, contract, tort or otherwise, shall be limited to the price of the product. In no event shall Bogen be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of use damages) arising out of the manufacture, sale or supplying of products, even if Bogen has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State.

Products that are out of warranty will also be repaired by the Bogen Factory Service Department --same address as above or call201-934-8500.The parts and labor involved in these repairs are warranted for 90 days when repaired by the Bogen Factory Service Department. All shipping charges in addition to parts and labor charges will be at the owner's expense. All returns require a Return Authorization number.

50 Spring Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446, U.S.A.

Tel. 201-934-8500,Fax:201-934-9832,