CSS230

CSS230


The CSS230 is a brilliantly innovative back-box design with an impressively shallow 50mm (2”) mounting depth, custom built to offer hi-fi levels of performance in spaces where no high quality speaker has gone before.

Applications

Between 2" stud frames or where pipework or cabling reduces mounting depth, the hybrid back-box construction and proprietary full-range driver array combine to deliver consistent audio quality with exceptional installation versatility.

The hybrid back-box provides the best of all worlds for installer and customer. Combined, the three proprietary 3" mid-bass units achieve the bass output of a 6 1/2" driver, all from a super-stealthy flush-fitted profile. 

In keeping with Monitor Audio’s renowned design rigour, the crossover comprises high quality film capacitors and low loss inductors - selected for signal integrity - ensuring peerless audio detail and dynamics from a speaker of its size and application. When the CSS230 is in ‘ported’ mode, a fine gauze protects the acoustic system from dust ingress.

This product is now available to use with home theatre design software, The Cinema Designer. Read more.


Technology

  • Super-slim mounting depth 50mm (2”) designed to fit within 2” stud walls or where space is restricted
  • Hybrid CP ‘Controlled Performance’ style, enclosed or open back-box option provides flexible high performance options and sound isolation in one (pictured right)
  • Driver configuration of three 3” C-CAM bass/mid-range drivers in a radial array around a 19mm C-CAM gold dome tweeter (fixed position) and high quality crossover design offers Monitor Audio’s award-winning signature sound quality
  • Gold plated sprung push terminals are reliable and easy to connect
  • Magnetically attached ‘Trim-less’ round and square grille options for discreet, reliable and easy servicing, flexible in-wall/ceiling installation, paintable to blend with décor
  • Patented Tri-Grip dog leg fixings – Reliable, robust and quick to install
  • Existing pre-construction bracket for easier system design and planning
Frequency Response (-6 dB)

100 Hz – 30 KHz sealed ‘CP’ (85 Hz – 30 KHz –open back)

Nominal Impedance

8 ohms

Sensitivity (1W@1M)

86 dB

Maximum SPL

103.8 dBA

Power Handling (RMS)

40 Watts – Full range (60 watts with crossover set to 100Hz @ 12dB/Octave)

Recommended Amplifier Requirements

10 - 60 W

Drive Unit Complement

3 x 3” C-CAM cone bass-mid drivers
1 x 19 mm (3/4”) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter

Crossover Recommendation

100 Hz at a minimum of 12 dB/Octave (24 dB/Octave optimum)

Connection

Gold Plated Sprung push terminals – for bare wire connection up to 4mm(2)

Overall Diameter (Including Grille)

250 mm (9 13/16”)

Overall Depth (Including Grille)

54 mm (2 1/8”)

Cut-Out Hole Diameter

210 mm (8 5/16”)

Mounting Depth

50 mm (2”)

Fixing Type

3 position Tri-Grip dog leg fixings

Construction Material

ABS (UL94 rated, RoHS2 Compliant) – Painted steel grille

Pre-Construction Bracket

CB6 Pre-Construction Bracket (Purple)