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    Manufacturer: Picture for manufacturer Episode Speakers
    SKU: ES-CORE-16-IC
    Richmond : 54
    Next ETA: 2024-03-08 QTY: 3

    Mississauga : 60
    Next ETA: 2024-03-29 QTY: 10
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    Episode® CORE 1 Series In-Ceiling Speaker (Pair)

    The all-new Episode CORE Series delivers stunning sound at a great price without sacrificing performance. With a comprehensive line of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, including all-weather and dual voice coil/surround hybrid models, you can deliver an immersive audio experience and excellent value. Our competitive pricing combined with our award-winning programs, service & support, plus online and local shopping experience make the Episode CORE Series the perfect choice for your business.

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    Sound Backed by Science

    We designed the CORE Series based on NRC (National Research Council) scientific principles that adhere to three philosophies for true and accurate sound: low distortion, wide dispersion, and flat frequency response. These design goals combined with the excellent value of the CORE series let you install an immersive soundstage for more customers than ever before, transforming their listening experience at an excellent price.

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    A Comprehensive Product Line

    The CORE Series offers a comprehensive line of speaker options, providing plenty of solutions for every install. With three different individual series, in-wall and in-ceiling options, and even all-weather solutions, the Episode CORE Series is a great line for expanding your audio business.

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    High-Value Performance

    Episode is an integrator-driven speaker brand aimed at making you profitable without sacrificing quality. Episode CORE speakers reinforce this goal by providing outstanding sound with proven scientific engineering at a price point that protects your margins with integrity.

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    Polypropylene Woofer

    The CORE 1 series features a vacuum-formed polypropylene woofer that delivers impeccable clarity and punchy bass for high-performance sound in any room.

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    Mylar Dome Tweeter

    This dome tweeter provides efficient and reliable performance with perfect sound placement.

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    Tweeter Bridge Handle

    The tweeter bridge doubles as a handle to help installations go smoothly.

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    Bezel-Less Grille

    This speaker features a bezel-less grille to provide a smooth, clean finish when installed. Episode also offers a wide variety of other grille options to give you a seamless solution for any install.

    View Episode Grille Compatibility Sheet
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    New Construction Brackets

    All Episode speakers share the same cut out dimensions and new-construction brackets, allowing you to reserve your spot in the ceiling or wall for trouble-free installs. They also work with all Signature by Episode speakers, giving you the option to upgrade your customers at any time!

    View Episode Bracket Compatibility Sheet


    • Polypropylene woofer
    • Mylar dome tweeter
    • Available in 6" or 8" sizes


      ES-CORE-16-IC ES-CORE-18-IC
    Connector Type Spring Loaded Push Terminals Spring Loaded Push Terminals
    Frequency Response 54Hz - 20kHz 48Hz - 20kHz
    Adjustments None None
    Mounting Depth 3.8" 4.5"
    Crossover Frequency 2.7kHz 2.7kHz
    Impedance 8 Ω Nom
    4.5 Ω Min
    8 Ω Nom
    4.5 Ω Min
    Power RMS 5-100W 10-120W
    Power Peak 75W 100W
    Sensitivity 87dB 89dB
    Tweeter 3/4" Mylar 3/4" Mylar
    Woofer 6.5" Polypropylene 8" Polypropylene
    Dimensions (H x D) 9.2" x 3.8" 10.6" x 4.5"
    Cutout Diameter 8.2" 9.6"
    Dog Ear Clamping Range 0.25" to 1.25" 0.25" to 1.25"
    Speaker Grille Powder Coated Micro-perf Steel Powder Coated Micro-perf Steel
    Weight 2.41 lbs 3.81 lbs
    Speaker Dispersion Angle 110˚ 100˚
    Weather Resistance N/A N/A
    Products specifications
    Driver Size 6.5"
    Color Black
    Sold Per Pair
    Impedance 8 Ohm
    Speaker Type 2-Way
    Type In-Ceiling
    Series Core 1
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