Bogen HFCS1 HFCS1 HFCS1 User Manual
Installation and Use Manual
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
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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
A variety of speaker power levels are easily selected via a front panel rotary switch. Settings for both 70V and 100V
The HFCS1 features a removable
The HFCS1 is not an outdoor speaker. Do not expose the speaker to rain or moisture.The HFCS1 should be installed by qualified personnel.
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
HFCS1 Rear Drawing
6. Metal Back Can
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
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. Begin by cutting a
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.
7.Tighten the clamps by turning the clamping screws clockwise. Do not
All wiring should be done prior to installation and then plugged into the rear of the HFCS1. Wiring is terminated at a
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.
•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
for your system. Using a small,
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
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.
65 Hz to 19 kHz
20 mm (3/4") Polycarbonate Dome
89 dBspl (Average 100 Hz - 10 kHz)
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
Back Can Material
Minimum 11" (From front of Mounting Surface)
Input Terminal Cover (2 Halves); (4) Screws;
Tile Bridge Support Ring (TBCR); Cable Kit (CK10)
Baffle Ring Finish & Color
† Front panel,
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
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.
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Products that are out of warranty will also be repaired by the Bogen Factory Service Department
50 Spring Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446, U.S.A.