Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the introduction and immediate availability of the new SoundField SF 228T, a two-way ceiling tile speaker for 70 volt/100 volt systems. This Extron exclusive design features a low profile, 2′ x 2′ (61 cm x 61 cm) by 5.3″ (13.5 cm) deep enclosure that is UL 2043 plenum rated, weighs less than 20 pounds (9 kg), and drops directly into standard suspended ceilings, providing quicker installations. The two-way ported design includes an 8″ (165 mm) woofer and a 1″ (2.5 mm) silk dome tweeter that provides a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz for high fidelity music and speech reproduction. The SF 228T offers 60 watts continuous pink noise and 120 watts continuous program output. This speaker is sold in pairs and is designed for fast and easy installation into sound systems requiring high quality, wide bandwidth audio playback.
“The SF 228T delivers extended frequency response with high quality audio performance in a design optimized for easy installation into suspended ceilings,” says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “There’s no cutting involved when you replace a ceiling tile with this fast-installing 2′ x 2′ plenum-rated speaker. End users get better-sounding audio and integrators get quicker installations.”
The SF 228T provides extended low frequency response with deeper, more authoritative bass output than from competitive ceiling speakers. This low frequency extension is achieved through a long-throw woofer mated to a tuned-port enclosure, plus a large transformer for distortion-free low frequency output. An MDF front baffle for the woofer provides the rigidity and stiffness to minimize enclosure vibrations that would otherwise compromise sound quality. The mass of the MDF baffle is offset by an aluminized composite housing to create a lightweight hybrid enclosure that balances improved acoustic performance with installation safety, allowing the speaker to meet ceiling-mounting codes without additional permits when installed in classrooms.
For easy installation, the SF 228T drops into the same space as a standard 2’ x 2’ tile, and includes a T-bar for 2’ x 4’ ceilings. It also provides theft deterrence with a neutral white, perforated steel grille that matches the appearance of standard air conditioning vents and grid ceilings.
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