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T E C H N I C A L D A T A S H E E T

SW800

S U B W O O F E R

®

SW SUBWOOFER — Designed for low frequency enhancement.

SW-800WOOFER SPECIFICATIONS

FREQUENCY

RESPONSE

35 Hz to 150Hz +/- 3 dB

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER

10 to 150 watts

SENSITIVITY

88 dB 2.83V @ 1 meter.

IMPEDANCE

6 Ohm nominal

HEIGHT X WIDTH

(With frame)

14-1/4"Hx 10- 3/16" W

HOLE CUTOUT

13-1/8"H x9-1/8"W

DEPTH BEHIND WALL

(Assumes 1/2” drywall ) Without In-WallEnclosure

SW-8003-1/8"

CONNECTIONS

Accommodates up to 12 gauge wire

B L E N D I N GH I G HF I D E L I T Y

A N D A R C H I T E C T U R E®

SW-800Subwoofer

SW-800In-wall

INTRODUCTION

 

Enclosure

 

 

The SW-800/SA-100/SW-800Enclosure,

 

 

together comprise an in-wallpowered

 

 

subwoofer system. This system is ideal

 

 

anywhere additional bass response is

 

 

desired, but bulky traditional floor stand-

 

 

ing subwoofer enclosures just won't

 

 

work. Because of it’s modular design the

 

 

system can be configured for the exact

 

 

requirements of your application.

 

 

SA-100Subwoofer Amplifier

 

 

FRONT

 

 

REAR

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

 

 

Component System Design

A system can consist of up to four SW-800in-wallsubwoofers, each withSW-800in wall enclosures, and oneSA-100subwoofer amplifier. Vary the number ofSW-800’sto the size of the room. For example, in a large Home Theater you would place three or fourSW-800’sand one amplifier. In a small room like a den you would place one SW800, controlled by oneSA-100amplifier.

Mica-FilledPolypropylene Woofer

The mica-filledpolypropylene cone achieves new standards in transient speed and dynamic range because of its phenomenal rigidity and high stiffness to mass ratio. The inverted butyl surround, the BumpBackTM magnet and the rigid steel basket are all optimized for large excursions of

the cone. In this way, an SW-800delivers exceptionally deep and detailed bass at realistic sound pressure levels, without the mechanically induced limiting and distortion of typical designs.

X-Matrix Reinforced

Baffle

The X-Matrixbaffle design uses specially molded ribs to add rigidity to the baffle. Rigidity reduces resonance and coloration, resulting in more detail and more realism at high volume levels.

Absolutely Flush to the Wall Appearance

The unique mounting system of the SW loudspeakers powerfully clamps the frame to the bracket, sandwiching the wall material between them. Because the clamping action is totally uniform around the frame, there are no shadows or gaps between the wall and the frame.

Weather-Proof

Construction

The subwoofer, the frame and the baffle are all weather-proof.The MicroPerfaluminum grille is rust proof and the mounting screws are all stainless steel.

Three Stage Installation System Prevents Theft and Simplifies Painting

You install only the parts you need for a particular stage of construction. When the framing and wiring are finished, you install the SW-800in-wall enclosure and bracket. After the drywall is up, but before the painter begins to paint, you install theframe and provide the rustproof aluminumgrilles to the painter so that they can be painted to match the surroundings. Only when construction is completely finished do you put the valuableSW-800 subwoofer in the wall.

CONTINUED OTHER SIDE

SW-800 In-WallSubwoofer System

FEATURESAND BENEFITS (CONTINUED)

Infrared Sensor Mount

The speaker baffle has a locator designed for the Niles MS-1MicroSensor,™ a miniature infrared sensor. TheMS-1installs discreetly behind the aluminum grille and therefore minimizes wall clutter in your home. When you want to control your equipment, you simply point your remote control at the speaker with theMS-1installed from up to 15 feet away.

Low Diffraction,

Paintable Aluminum

acoustically transparent grille. It is rustproof and can be repainted to match your walls.

SA-100Subwoofer Amplifier

The SA-100incorporates an electronic crossover which divides the signal into deep bass (for the SA-100/SW-800)and the midrange and treble (for your main amplifier and speakers). Your existing amplifier and speakers will no longer attempt to reproduce deep bass tones. As a result, there will be a huge (approximately 6dB) increase in their dynamic capability. Your system will sound much better (in the highs and lows) at higher volumes!

There are level, phase and bypass controls enabling you to calibrate the system to any room configuration. With built in music sense circuitry, it turns itself on when you start playing the music, and it shuts itself off when you’re through listening.

Up to four SW-800sare powered by a singleSA-100power amplifier. TheSA-100delivers over 140 watts to two subwoofers connected in parallel. Additional subwoofers can be added by combining series and parallel connections to maintain a nominal four Ohm load impedance. The SA100 has thermal, DC offset and overload protection.

SW-800In-WallEnclosure

In developing the Subwoofer system, Niles targeted a problem inherent in conventional in-wallsubwoofers_ they radiate as much as 50% of their bass output into the surrounding wall. But that’s not all. This wayward bass is out of phase with the bass projected forward. When the two waveforms combine, some cancellation occurs, which translates to weakened and unbalanced bass. With theSW-800enclosure, Niles solves this problem.

APPLICATION NOTES

SA-100

FREQUENCY

RESPONSE 20 Hz to

POWER

100 watts Ohms at THD. 140 into 4 0.1% THD

SIGNAL

Greater

CROSSOVER

FREQUENCY

100Hz @ octave

OVERALL

17" Wide

12" Deep

SW-800Subwoofer System Connected to a

 

Receiver with a Pre-Out/Main-Inloop.

SW-800IN-WALL

 

 

 

 

ENCLOSURE

 

From the Front Main

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

Speaker Outputs

 

Receiver

 

of the Receiver

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN

 

 

 

 

Acoustic Suspension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

From the Pre-Outsof

To the Main-Ins

Glued and internally

 

the Receiver

of the Receiver

 

 

 

SA-100

braced 1/2” medium

 

 

 

density fiber board,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vinyl wrapped

 

 

 

 

MOUNTING

 

 

 

 

Supplied screws are

 

 

 

 

driven through adjoining

 

 

 

 

studs into the enclosure.

 

 

 

 

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

14-1/4"widex42-1/4"high

 

 

 

 

x 3-1/4"deep

 

Left Main

 

Right Main

(mounts in a standard

 

 

stud wall)

 

Speaker

 

Speaker

 

 

 

 

SW-800#1

SW-800#2

 

 

NILES AUDIO CORPORATION, INC.

 

®

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FAX: (305) 238-0185

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