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    Bass Desires

    Moving the maximum amount of air is the key to great bass. The woofer in the Director D68 is carefully crafted from layers of Kevlar® fibers chosen for their lightweight and remarkable strength.

    Dual Plane Stabilized Diaphragm (DPSD™)

    A patented innovation that dramatically improves high-frequency performance, the DPSD™ radiator uses a unique suspension design that maintains the tweeters alignment throughout a larger frequency range. The suspension is attached at both the voice-coil and the peak of the dome allowing the driver to be crossed over at a much lower frequency. This results in improved dispersion and decreased distortion.

    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 Director D68 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."

    Dual Plane Stabilized Diaphragm (DPSD™)

    A patented innovation that dramatically improves high-frequency performance, the DPSD™ radiator uses a unique suspension design that maintains the tweeters alignment throughout a larger frequency range. The suspension is attached at both the voice-coil and the peak of the dome allowing the driver to be crossed over at a much lower frequency. This results in improved dispersion and decreased distortion.

    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

    Switches on the speaker baffle, behind the grille, allow the installer to fine-tune the speaker‘s performance through independent bass and treble adjustments. This is essential as the speaker‘s proximity to adjacent walls and soffits can dramatically affect frequency response.

    Magnetic Grille

    A paintable, 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.

  • Specs
    Specifications
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    Model NumberD68
    Part NumberSCD60800
    Tweeter DomeSilk DPSD
    Tweeter Diameter1" (25mm)
    Woofer ConeKevlar
    Woofer Diameter6.5" (165mm)
    Frequency Response40Hz-20kHz
    Impedance8 ohm
    Recommended Amplifier Power25 watts - 160 watts
    Sensitivity90dB +/- 3dB
    Depth5.30" (135mm)
    Diameter9.61" (244mm)
    Cutout Diameter8.75" (222mm)
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