Definitive Technology UIW RCS III Overview
UIW RCS III is a type of in-ceiling speaker that was developed after six years of rigorous research and development. It is designed to be mounted flush in the ceiling and offers the best level of construction quality and sonic performance. The aluminum dome tweeter delivers a clear high-frequency response, while the active driver/bass radiator combination provides smooth roll-off and surround sound. It can also play significantly higher frequencies than most of us can hear. The RCS III is ideal for invisible home theatre systems.
The RCS III is also available as a floor-standing model. It is the same height as a standard floor-standing speaker but has a much larger driver area. It contains the equivalent of two three-way speakers, but they are mounted in a sealed enclosure that provides nearly identical performance regardless of available air space. The D'Appolito driver array includes two 5.25-inch bass/midrange drivers and a one-inch pure aluminum tweeter. These drivers are enclosed in a dense wood cabinet that prevents vibrational interference and delivers uncolored midrange and tight bass.
Definitive Technology UIW RCS III Features
Definitive Technology has recently introduced two new Architectural Speaker Series models. The RCS II and RSS II are designed for use as rear surround speakers or as side surround speakers in a stereo music system. Both models are suitable for use in new construction or as an upgrade to existing home theater systems. The RCS II has an impressive outer size of 15.5 inches by 15.5 inches and weighs in at about 5 7/8 inches. It is designed to provide three-dimensional imaging in a wide range of applications. It has an impressive number of features, including dual-angled baffles and special dampening panels. The RCS III uses an aluminum dome tweeter that can play significantly higher frequencies than most of us can notice. The RCS III also has a patent pending Wave Launch system that uses dual-angled baffles. The RCS III is also designed to blend seamlessly with the Sub Reference. It has a small footprint and takes up little floor space. These speakers are available at a projected retail price of $599. They are expected to ship this fall.
The RCS III features a proprietary baffle geometry that improves dispersion into the room. The RCS III also features a patent-pending Wave Launch system that reshapes sound waves. The UIW RCS III is a great option for those who want a high-quality home theatre speaker without the cost of a full-blown home theater system.
The RCS III also features an active driver/bass radiator combination, which provides smooth roll-off and surround sound. The aluminum dome tweeter is also ultralight and delivers superior midrange and bass performance. The RCS III also features two 5-1/4" x 4-1/4" pressure-coupled planar low bass radiators. The RCS III is the most advanced in-wall speaker available today. It features a non-resonant sealed Medite enclosure that produces a smooth roll-off and provides uncolored midrange and tight bass.
Definitive Technology UIW RCS III Specifications
|Driver Complement||• (1) 1" (2.54 cm) d (Round) - Tweeter
• (2) 4.5" (11.43 cm) d (Round) - Mid/Woofer
• (2) 5.25" (13.34 cm) d (Round) - Bass Radiator
|Weight||13 lbs (5.9 kg)|
|Grille Dimensions||11.5" (29.21 cm) h x 11.5" (29.21 cm) w|
|Dimensions||10.38" (26.37 cm) h x 10.38" (26.37 cm) w|
|Speaker Inputs||(1) Pair of Heavy Duty, Spring Loaded - na|
|Total Frequency Response||30 Hz → 30,000 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||8 ohms|
|Max Sensitivity (1 watt @ 1 meter)||92 dB|
|Peak Power Handling||250 watts|
|A/V Receiver Crossover Settings||Small (60 Hz)|