Klipsch ME-800-C Fire Rated Metal Enclosure for 8" In-Ceiling Speaker

Model: 1001184 UPC: 743878017274 Item: 162916


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Klipsch ME-800-C Fire Rated Metal Enclosure for 8" In-Ceiling Speaker

Designed to fit all Reference Series in-ceiling speakers with 8-inch woofers, the ME-800-C allows residential contractors to meet building codes as well as diminish the undesirable transfer of sound from one room to the other.

The Klipsch ME-800-C is manufactured from high-grade cold-rolled steel and features a layer of insulation. It exceeds the one-hour fire-rating requirements and is designed to meet UL2043 requirements for installation in plenum spaces. This metal device has also been tested to meet UL 263, ASTM E119-98, NFPA 251, UBC 7-1 and ULC CAN/ULC-S101 - M89 standards.

The Klipsch ME-800-C fits 16- or 24-inch stud spans. It also comes with all of the hardware needed for most installation applications, and provisions for standard conduit connections. Pre-drilled holes simplify the installation process and ensure that all safety requirements are met.

The optimized enclosure volume provides consistent acoustic performance regardless of construction variations. While the insulation exceeds fire requirements, it also reduces the sound transmission into adjacent spaces by at least 10dB.

The inside edge of the Klipsch ME-800-C's mounting ring is color coded to match up with the corresponding Klipsch installation kit size code.


Klipsch ME-800-C Fire Rated Metal Enclosure Features:

  • Designed for in-ceiling speakers with 8-inch woofers
  • Manufactured from high-grade cold-rolled steel
  • Exceeds the one-hour fire-rating requirements
  • Fits 16- or 24-inch stud spans


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These are the only way to pre-wired a home with speakers as they provide an effective enclosure that exceeds fire requirements and electrical codes. They also allow the ability to keep the vapor barrier intake insuring protection from mold and moisture problems. More importantly, acoustics are improved significantly. I would like to see them more expandable for 20" and 24" centered joists, but added for 2X4 between isn't that difficult. WELL WORTH THE MONEY - DON"T THINK TWICE!!
July 29, 2013
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