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63SA-7

3" Grille Small Aperture® Speaker (Use 63SA-7HO)

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NOTE: This has been replaced by the 63SA-7HO high output version.

The 63SA-7 is part of the new Small Aperture® collection of in-ceiling and in-wall systems that provide high volume levels, deep bass and wide coverage from a small 3” flush and seamless round or square opening. James SA® Series models are essentially hidden, yet provide the complete musical experience. Each unit has been engineered to integrate a multitude of designer demands, the no compromise design solution for the meticulously artful and audio enthusiast alike. Each system is a true full range, 3-way design with a 0.75” (19mm) aluminum dome tweeter, 2” (50mm) aluminum midrange driver and a 6.5” (165mm) aluminum mini PowerPipe® subwoofer, all concentrically mounted. Designed for whole-house audio installations, the 63SA-7 is especially suited for high end homes where critical listening is paramount and aesthetics are equally as vital. The point source mid/high module provides excellent off-axis response and the hidden mini PowerPipe® woofer generates bass down to 38Hz for a truly full-range music experience, yet the user only sees a 3” round or square seamless flush opening. The grille configuration also accepts industry standard mounting and accepts high-end lighting trim kits to allow the speaker to match lighting fixtures in the same installation.

The 63SA-7 conforms to UL2043 and UL1480 standards for fire safety and plenum use.

Specifications
Frequency Response

38Hz-22kHz +/-3dB

Nominal Impedance

4 ohms

Sensitivity

85dB 2.83V/1m

Crossover

3-Way

Recommended Power Range

25 - 50W (protection limited)

Woofer

(1) 6.5" (165mm) Aluminum

Mid

(1) 2" (50mm) Aluminum

Tweeter

(1) .75" (19mm) Aluminum

Enclosure

Aircraft Marine Grade Aluminum

Finishes

See Trim Kit Options

Height

13.62 in (345.95 mm)

Width

9.75 in (247.65 mm)

Depth

6.375 in (161.92 mm)

Required Mounting Depth

7 in (177.80 mm)

Grille Height

3 in (76.20 mm)

Grille Width

3 in (76.20 mm)

Net Weight

14 lbs (6.35 kg)

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Small Aperture - Sheetrock Trim Kit Installation

A short installation video on how to install a James Loudspeaker sheetrock trim kit for the Small Aperture® series. For demonstrational purposes half of the trim kit is left exposed.


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63SAS-7 Subwoofer Installation Video

63SAS-7 Subwoofer Installation Video


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63SAM-7 Mid/High Module Installation Video

63SAM-7 Mid/High Module Installation Video


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CEDIA 2013-Ted Telesky 63SA-7 Video

CEDIA 2013-Ted Telesky 63SA-7 Video


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CEPro Interview with Realm about Small Aperture speakers

"David D'Onofrio of custom integration company Realm in Norwalk, Connecticut, explains to CE Pro why 90% of its projects include James Loudspeaker small aperture speakers."


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Sound Waves Discusses Why They Love James Loudspeaker's Outdoor Tech

Joe DeMarco says he was so impressed by James' outdoor technology that he went out to visit the company to learn more.


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Professional Audio Video Engineering Uses James Loudspeaker products in Nashville Penthouse

Professional Audio Video Engineering (PAVE) in Nashville works with James Loudspeaker to outfit a luxury penthouse with 20 Small Aperture speakers, subwoofer and a 1.5" tall custom SoundBar.

"Our relationship with James Loudspeaker is an integral part of our business," says Stafford. "They don't know the word 'no.' At times I have actually told them that I wish they could train others."

"I can't tell you how many custom products I have done in the last 10 or 15 years with James," says Stafford. "Every time I throw something at them, they throw it back, and it outperforms what we really wanted. If other manufacturers could follow that pattern, I would be very happy."


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Use the existing 1/2" tall trim rings and calculate the additional thickness you need to make up for the wall thickness. Purchase the SA-SP-0.125 1/8" thick spacer rings to make up this thickness and install with the trim ring. NOTE: you will also need longer screws. James stocks some lengths up to 2.5" - call to check stock.

Answer:
The 63SA-4 and 63SA-7 include a overload protection circuit. If you exceed the power limits of the circuit, it will reduce the volume substantially. You need to turn down the volume to allow the circuit to reset and play at a lower level in the future.
 
The power level at which the protection activates can be adjusted by changing the value of the circuit protector which is accessible by removing the mid/high module. Different rated protectors can be purchased from James. However, bear in mind that increasing the power handling also reduces the protection afforded by the circuit in the first place. So if your speaker is unaccessible behind the ceiling material, you need to maintain a good level of protection.  You should discuss these options before changing the protection level.
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