Origin Acoustics® Explorer 10" In-Ceiling Speaker
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Origin Acoustics® Explorer 10" In-Ceiling Speaker

Model #: D105EX
Origin Acoustics
At a Glance
These loudspeakers are complete updates to our award-winning Director & Composer Collections. Designed for saltwater and sea spray from the beginning, these speakers will hold up in wet rooms, water-front patios, and of course luxury sea-craft.

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With an IPX6 rating, all stainless steel hardware, extra gaskets, and water-sealed crossovers the entire Explorer Collection is at the top of the class. These features ensure that high-performance that is safe from the corrosion and internal damage commonly posed by exposure to ocean water and rainstorms--backed by a lifetime warranty.

Bass Desires

Moving the maximum amount of air is the key to great bass. The woofer cone is made of injection-molded graphite which offers low mass while consistently holding the driver‘s shape.

Director Technology

The ability to point or "direct" the sound toward a specific area in the room is critical when the speakers are mounted in the ceiling. The Explorer D105EX features an assembly that can be adjusted to focus the sound from both the woofer and tweeter toward the listening area regardless of the speaker‘s position in the ceiling. This allows for the speakers to be used in many applications. One example is a home theater where the soundstage, relative to the screen, is crucial. The seating area can be off axis and still remain in the "sweet-spot."

X-Wave Woofer Surround

While in motion, frequencies between 700-1,400 Hz typically run up the cone of a woofer and are reflected back and forth from the center of the driver. This creates unwanted harmonic distortion. The X-Wave surround found in Origin woofers absorbs these frequencies reducing distortion and maintaining driver stability. This design also maximizes cone area by reducing the width of the surround.

Progressive Suspension

As the driver travels to the limits of its excursion, the suspension, made up of the spider and the surround, becomes more rigid, exerting more control on the movement of the cone. The result is increased, clean power output throughout the driver‘s frequency range.

Compression Molded Woofer Baskets

Utilizing the latest techniques and materials in plastic fabrication, Origin is able to create basket designs with superior stability and acoustic neutrality. These baskets combine with the driver suspension to increase linearity and improve overall performance.

Tool-Less Installation

It is important when installing a loudspeaker in the ceiling that it be stable and secure, restricting the vibration of the assembly and limiting transfer of energy into the wall. The revolutionary Tool-Less Installation (Patent #9591390) spreads the weight of the speaker over a larger area than typical mounting systems accomplishing this result with minimal effort. Spring-loaded clips also create more uniform pressure against the drywall eliminating any warping or distortion of the speaker baffle.

EQ Adjustments

A switch on the speaker baffle, behind the grille, allows the installer to fine-tune the speaker‘s performance through treble adjustment. This is essential as the speaker‘s proximity to adjacent walls and soffits can dramatically affect frequency response.

Magnetic Grille

An IP6X rated, mirco perforated grille with a micro bezel covers the entire speaker assembly and leaves a discreet finished appearance. Its magnetic attachment makes removing or replacing the grille fast and easy.

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Model NumberD105EX
Part NumberSCD100500EX
Tweeter Diameter1" (25mm)
Tweeter DomeAluminum
Woofer Diameter10" (254mm)
Woofer ConeIMG
Frequency Response28Hz-20kHz
Recommended Amplifier Power50 watts - 150 watts
Sensitivity92dB +/- 3dB
Depth6.22" (158mm)
Diameter11.26" (286mm)
Cutout Diameter10.375" (264mm)
Speaker SeriesThinFit/Explorer
Nominal Impedance6 ohm minimum

Misc. Specs

Cut Out Width10.38
Cut Out Height10.38
Frequency Response28Hz-20kHz
Color Finish NameBlack
Impedance6 ohms
Speaker TypeIn-Ceiling Speakers
Depth (in.)6.22
Height (in.)11.26
Width (in.)11.26
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