The easy to install CS series Dipole/Bipole FastLoc™ speakers are a full range ceiling loudspeaker that incorporates high tech woofer materials with a butyl rubber surround and two fixed angle state-of-theart Ferrofluid cooled dome tweeters.
The FastLoc™ grill patent no. 8,422,722, is a feature found only at Current Audio. Our design has allowed for the smallest exposed plastic bezel in the industry, truly making it disappear into the mounting surface. The FastLoc™ grill's unique patent pending mechanism allows for a quick installation and removal of the grill while securely fastening it in place to all types of mounting surfaces. Due to the unique design the grill will conform to uneven surfaces including popcorn, heavy textured and uneven ceilings. While our competitors have chosen to utilize magnets in their
designs thus requiring the use of a steel grill that will rust our design allows us to use corrosion and rust resistant aluminum.
This revolutionary combination provides superior and more natural wider big sound close to what you would experience in a movie theater that has multiple surround speakers. The dual purpose speaker is the perfect choice for both Side Surround and Surround Back applications in one package.
A simple switch on the Tweeter Bridge allows you to choose either Dipole for Side Surround or Bipole for the Surround Back function. In the Dipole function the tweeters are purposely out of phase to create a Null around the listening area that detunes the localization for ambience. When set to Bipole the tweeters are in phase to enhance localization for Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES and THX EX. The Infinite Baffle design makes it the ideal choice for typical applications in open beam attic or enclosed ceilings.
Driver Material: Woven Carbon Fiber
• Without a doubt this is my favorite material. Woven carbon fiber is used in aerospace and Formula 1 race cars. Five years of research through trial and error has resulted in a superior state of the art material.
• Woven carbon fiber has a very low moving mass. The lowest moving mass of any cone material. It also has the highest stiffness of any of the materials available. The ideal driver cone has no moving mass is stiff to allow a perfectly linear, pistonic movement of the driver cone / voice coil assembly.
• The midrange articulation is amazing with this material. Neutral, uncolored midrange. One of toughest challenge in midrange performance is reproduction of a female vocal. You listen to this driver versus other materials and manufactures you can really hear the difference. The woven carbon fiber allows for extremely detailed vocals. There are no "muddy" overtones.
• The other outstanding characteristic is transient response. The speed at which a driver cone can move forward and backwards in a linear fashion. Low moving mass allows for the driver cone to react quickly while the stiffness of the cone allows for a linear motion that won't allow for distortion in the low frequency range. This gets rid of the boomy bass or muddy bass associated with inferior designs. Many manufacturers try to get more bass by using loose and floppy mechanical suspension instead of using high stiffness low mass assemblies.
Tweeter Material: Ceramic Coated Aluminum Dome Tweeter
• We take our 2 series aluminum dome tweeter material and add a sputtered ceramic coating to the dome. The sputtering process is a coating of ceramic at a molecular level. It is not "painted on" or dipped in ceramic. If it were, the coating would be too thick, too heavy and inconsistent.
• Our ceramic coating imparts a stiffness on the center of the dome to prevent high frequency distortion caused by dome deformation at high power levels in high frequencies.
• We make adjustments in the voice coil materials to offset the small additional mass that the ceramic coating adds. This allows for the efficiency of the tweeter to be maintained and the high frequencies to be extended.