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PRODUCT
C ATA L O G
2011
A Redefining Moment
Table of Contents
When Niles presented the first Directed Soundfield™ (DS) loudspeakers in 2001 at CEDIA
Introduction..........................................................................................2
Expo in Indianapolis, everyone was astounded by the performance and versatility they
provided. People quickly agreed that the unique design with fully adjustable, independent
Anatomy of a Loudspeaker...................................................................6
pivoting woofer and tweeter enabled DS loudspeakers to recreate high-fidelity sound
accurately, regardless of where in the ceiling they were located. Ever since then, tens
of thousands of DS loudspeakers have been delighting customers in distributed
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audio and home theater systems around the world. But it was bound to happen—
we have created a new version of DS that does even more!
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The result is our third generation of Directed Soundfieldloudspeakers—they ingeniously
combine design aesthetics, advanced technology, and installation versatility to address the
challenges professional system integrators face today. These challenges include seamless
integration with high-design décor, containing unwanted sound from bleeding into other
rooms, and lifelike sonic quality not available from conventional loudspeakers. To do this, we
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Quick Reference.................................................................................14
took the best ideas from the original DS design architecture and infused it with significant and
Additional Information.........................................................................15
innovative new features.
The new features include magnetically attached MicroThin™ speaker grilles for a clean,
designer appearance, and an optional Rear Wave Control enclosure that significantly reduces the
sound bleed into adjacent rooms. Also new is a spring-tensioned mounting clamp system that
tightly secures the loudspeaker—even if the mounting surface expands or contracts.
I am proud to say that these new Directed Soundfield loudspeakers are the most advanced in Niles’ 32-year
history. As you browse through this catalog, I’m sure you will come to the same conclusion.
Michael A. Detmer
President, Niles Audio Corporation
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Designer Aesthetics
Interior design professionals will appreciate the low-profile, magnetically attached MicroThin™ grilles,
which blend unobtrusively with the room’s décor. Paintable grilles and an optional square form factor
provide the designer with the freedom to match room treatments and colors.
With DS loudspeakers, it’s easy to create a great sounding audio system that’s
also easy to live with.
Audiophile Performance
DS Directed Soundfield™ loudspeakers have the ability to adapt to any room environment. The patented*
pivoting driver assembly with a new patent-pending, smooth-action mechanism enables independent
adjustment of the tweeter and woofer so sound is directed to the optimum location.
In addition, advanced driver materials, high-quality crossovers, and pivoting
woofers and tweeters work in concert to provide a listening experience that
sets the standard for ceiling-mount loudspeakers.
Installation Ease
New, patent-pending spring-tensioned mounting clamps adjust for uneven mounting surfaces and
automatically compensate for the expansion and contraction of building materials. DS loudspeakers are
weather-resistant and can be installed in moist areas such as saunas, bathrooms, and outdoor patios
under eaves. Backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty, DS loudspeakers
Designer MicroThin™ grilles attach
magnetically and provide a clean,
virtually invisible look. Optional
square grilles provide even
more design flexibility.
install securely and provide years of listening pleasure.
*US Patent No. 6,070,694
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The Anatomy of Innovation...
The Benefits of Good Design...
Create the Ideal Listening Environment
Patented Directed Soundfield™
technology directs the sound
to the listening area, regardless
of where in the ceiling the
loudspeaker is located.
Patented Directed Soundfield™ technology directs the sound to the listening area, regardless of where
the loudspeakers are installed.
Unobtrusive Appearance
Rustproof MicroThin™ loudspeaker grilles mount flush to the ceiling or wall to seamlessly blend with the
room’s décor.
Superb Sound Quality
IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) woofers and tweeters and other advanced materials
ensure superb sound resolution.
Match Room Colors and Aesthetics
MicroThin speaker grilles can be painted to coordinate with any décor. Choose from round (included) or
square (optional) grilles.
Patent-pending pivot
assembly ensures that the
woofer rotates smoothly
and then stays securely
in place.
Higher Output, Lower Distortion
Precision crossover networks, copper shorting caps, and Kapton voice coil formers easily handle the
demands of digital music and home theater.
Install With Confidence
Patent-pending spring-tensioned mounting clamps simplify installation and compensate for expanding
and contracting mounting surfaces.
The optional Rear Wave
enclosure improves sound
performance while reducing
unwanted sound from
bleeding into adjacent rooms.
MicroThin™ grilles attach
magnetically for a clean,
unobstrusive look. Optional
square grilles provide added
design flexibility.
Rear Wave Enclosure Sound Isolation*
50 - 500 Hz ........................ -16dB
500 - 2,000 Hz ................... -37dB
2,000 - 20,000 Hz .............. -25dB
*In typical installations.
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A Loudspeaker for Every Application…
…And Every Installation.
MultiZone Applications
Application-Specific Design
DS7MP, DS7PR, DS8PR
Niles Directed Soundfield Loudspeakers are organized into logical groupings based on application
Directed Soundfield™ MP and PR loudspeakers are great for stereo sound and home theater applications.
For basic background listening, we recommend the DS7MP. With glass fiber woofer cones, UltraSilk®
tweeters, and Directed Soundfield pivoting woofer technology, the DS7MP provides smooth, lifelike
sound reproduction, even when installed in vaulted
or cathedral ceilings. For even better sound, step up
and function, making DS loudspeakers easy to specify, while delivering optimum performance for
every installation.
MP – MULTIPURPOSE
A versatile ceiling-mount loudspeaker that performs well for
background music and home theater.
Applications include:
• Blending with light can fixtures
• Distributed audio
• Left/center/right channel for family room, home theaters
• Outdoors on the patio
to the DS7PR and the DS8PR. An upgraded Teteron®
tweeter and computer-optimized 3rd and 4th order
Linkwitz-Riley crossover reproduce every musical detail
DS7MP
with exceptional accuracy.
PR - PERFORMANCE
The perfect blend between value and performance, these loudspeakers
deliver high-performance sound in a wide variety of applications.
Home Theater Applications
DS7HD & DS7FX, DS8HD & DS8FX
Directed Soundfield HD and FX loudspeakers are the front-row ticket for the ultimate home theater. We
recommend the DS7HD or DS8HD for the left/center/right channels because their advanced IMPACT
drivers, oversized voice coils, and premium crossovers
Applications include:
• Blending with light can fixtures
• Secondary or primary listening rooms
• Family rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms
• Left/center/right channel for home theaters
DS7PR
DS8PR
DS7HD
DS8HD
DS7FX
DS8FX
have the guts to handle the dynamics of home theater.
HD - HIGH DEFINTION
Provide superior sound quality and longevity by utilizing advanced
components, materials, and circuit design.
A Dialogue Compensation Switch is also provided for
midrange emphasis when used for the center channel.
FX surround effects models feature a Diffuse / Direct
Applications include:
• Left/center/right channel for advanced home theaters
• Primary listening rooms
Switch to create spacious surround sound that optimally
“envelops” the listener.
FX – SURROUND EFFECTS
Ceiling-mount loudspeakers for the surround effects (rear, side)
channel in a wide variety of home theater and multi-channel
music applications.
Single LoudSpeaker Applications
DS7SI
Applications include:
• 5.1 and 7.1-channel home theater systems
• Multi-channel music systems
Trying to fit two loudspeakers into a small area for stereo
sound is sometimes not practical. In small kitchens, foyers,
bathrooms, and other tight spaces we recommend the
DS7SI stereo input loudspeaker. When located close
SI – STEREO INPUT
Provides stereo sound from a single, unobtrusive loudspeaker—
ideal for locations that cannot support more than one loudspeaker.
to the center of the room, the DS7SI reproduces a
convincing “stereo” sound from a single, easy-to-install
Applications include:
• Hallways, foyers, kitchens
• Commercial applications such as
restaurant bathrooms and small dining areas
loudspeaker.
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DS7SI
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7" Directed Soundfield™ Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers
DS7MP
Features
DS7FX
7" Directed Soundfield™ Left/
Center/Right Loudspeaker
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For distributed audio, background
music, and home theater applications
Integrated baffle/frame assembly
7" glass fiber woofer cone with curvilinear profile
1" UltraSilk® soft dome tweeter
Dialogue switch for center channel applications
Tweeter level switch
Weather-resistant construction
Features
7" Directed Soundfield™
Surround Effects Loudspeaker
For surround effects in multi-channel
home theater applications
Specifications
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■ Integrated baffle/frame assembly
■ 7" glass fiber woofer cone with curvilinear profile
■ Dual 1" fluid-cooled Teteron® dome tweeters
■ Multi-axis tweeter array positions tweeters at an opposing angle
■ Bipole/Dipole switch for room matching
■ Weather-resistant construction
Specifications
Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 130 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 55 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 9-7/8" (25.15 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
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Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 140 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 52 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 9-7/8" (25.15 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Stock Number Packaged Individually with
Round MicroThin™ Grille
FG01614
Shipping weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg)
Stock Number Packaged in Pairs with
Round MicroThin™ Grilles
FG01618
Shipping weight: 12 lbs. (5.44 kg)
DS7PR
Features
DS7SI
Features
7" Directed Soundfield™ Left/
Center/Right Loudspeaker
For primary and secondary listening
rooms and home theater applications
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Integrated baffle/frame assembly
7" glass fiber woofer cone with curvilinear profile
1" fluid-cooled Teteron® dome tweeter
Dialogue switch for center channel applications
Tweeter level switch
Weather-resistant construction
7” Directed Soundfield™
Stereo Input Loudspeaker
For multipurpose single speaker
stereo applications
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DS7HD
Features
7" Directed Soundfield™ Left/
Center/Right Loudspeaker
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For advanced home theaters and
primary listening rooms
Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 130 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 55 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 9-7/8" (25.15 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Shipping weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg)
sounds from the left and right channels at opposing angles
Specifications
Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 130 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 52 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 9-7/8" (25.15 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
Stock Number Packaged Individually with
Round MicroThin™ Grille
FG01617
■ Integrated baffle/frame assembly
■ 7" glass fiber woofer cone with a curvilinear profile
■ Dual 1" UltraSilk® soft dome tweeters
■ Bridge-mounted Stereo Imaging (SI) tweeter array directs the high-frequency
■ Weather-resistant construction
Specifications
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7" DS Directed Soundfield™ Loudspeakers
7" DS Directed Soundfield™ Loudspeakers
7" Directed Soundfield™ Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers
Stock Number
FG01616
Packaged Individually with
Round MicroThin™ Grille
Shipping weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg)
7" Directed Soundfield™ Ceiling-Mount Loudspeaker Accessories
Integrated baffle/frame assembly
7" IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) woofer cone
1" nano-coated IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) tweeter
Kapton non-conductive voice coil former and copper shorting caps
Dialogue switch for center-channel applications
Tweeter level switch
Weather-resistant construction
RWE7C
SG7C
NCB7C
7" Rear Wave Control Enclosure
7" Square MicroThin™ Grilles
7" New Construction Bracket
■ Provides superior-quality predictable sound
■ Reduces sound transfer into adjacent
■ Corrosion-resistant MicroPerf™ grille
■ Arms with center
Specifications
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Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 160 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 48 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 9-7/8" (25.15 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 8-1/2" (21.6 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Stock Number Packaged Individually with
Round MicroThin™ Grille
FG01621
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rooms or spaces
■ Not for use with the DS7SI
Stock Number
FG01643
Master Carton
2 Individual
material
■ Can be painted to match room color
■ Packaged in Pairs
Stock Number
FG01645
Master Carton
4 Pairs
marking lines to allow
visual adjustment to stud
■ Packaged in Pairs
Stock Number
FG01647
Easily stapled or
screwed into place
Master Carton
4 Pairs
Shipping weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg)
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8" DS Directed Soundfield™ Loudspeakers
8" Directed Soundfield™ Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers
DS8PR
Features
Features
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DS8FX
8" Directed Soundfield™ Left/
Center/Right Loudspeaker
8” Directed Soundfield™
Surround Effects Loudspeaker
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For primary and secondary listening
rooms and home theater applications.
Integrated baffle/frame assembly
8" glass fiber woofer cone with curvilinear profile
1" fluid-cooled Teteron® dome tweeter
1-1/2" fluid-cooled Teteron® dome midrange
Dialogue switch for home theater applications
Tweeter level switch
Weather-resistant construction
For surround effects in multi-channel
home theater applications
Specifications
Specifications
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Shipping weight: 7 lbs. (3.17 kg)
DS8HD
Features
8" Directed Soundfield™ Left/
Center/Right Loudspeaker
For advanced home theaters and
primary listening rooms.
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Stock Number Packaged Individually with
Round MicroThin™ Grille
FG01623
Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 160 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 48 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 11-1/4" (28.52 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 9-3/4" (24.76 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Stock Number Packaged in Pairs with
Round MicroThin™ Grilles
FG01624
Shipping weight: 14 lbs. (6.34 kg)
8" Directed Soundfield™ Ceiling-Mount Loudspeaker Accessories
Integrated baffle/frame assembly
8" IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) woofer cone
1" nano-coated IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) tweeter
1-1/2" nano-coated IMPACT dome midrange
Kapton non-conductive voice coil former and copper shorting caps
Dialogue switch for center channel applications
Tweeter level switch
Weather-resistant construction
Specifications
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Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 140 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 48 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 11-1/4" (28.52 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 9-3/4" (24.76 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
Stock Number Packaged Individually with
Round MicroThin™ Grille
FG01619
Integrated baffle/frame assembly
8" IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) woofer cone
Dual 1" nano-coated IMPACT dome tweeters
Multi-axis tweeter array positions tweeters at an opposing angle
Bipole/Dipole switch for room matching
Weather-resistant construction
Recommended amplifier power: 10 - 160 watts
Impedance: 8 ohm nominal; 6 ohm minimum
Frequency response: 48 Hz to 21 kHz +/ -3 dB
Frame dimensions (with grille): 11-1/4" (28.52 cm) diameter
Hole cutout dimensions: 9-3/4" (24.76 cm) diameter
Depth behind ceiling (5/8" drywall): 5-5/16" (13.6 cm)
RWE8C
SG8C
NCB8C
8" Rear Wave Control Enclosure
8" Square MicroThin™ Grille Cover
8" New Construction Bracket
■ Provides superior-quality predictable sound
■ Reduces sound transfer into adjacent
■ Corrosion-resistant MicroPerf™ grille
■ Arms with center
rooms or spaces
Stock Number
FG01644
Master Carton
2 Individual
material
■ Can be painted to match room color
■ Packaged in Pairs
Stock Number
FG01646
Master Carton
4 Pairs
marking lines to allow
visual adjustment to stud
■ Packaged in Pairs
Stock Number
FG01648
8" DS Directed Soundfield™ Loudspeakers
8" Directed Soundfield™ Ceiling-Mount Loudspeakers
Easily stapled or
screwed into place
Master Carton
4 Pairs
Warranty: Lifetime Limited
Shipping weight: 7 lbs. (3.17 kg)
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Additional Information
Quick Reference Guide
Stock No.
Part Description
Unit
Mstr. Carton
Pg No.
Directed soundfield™ ceiling-mount loudspeakers
Warranty
Niles passive loudspeakers are protected by a lifetime limited warranty to the
original purchaser, offering the ultimate in peace of mind.
For details, see warranty statement included with each product.
FG01614
DS7MP 7" Directed Soundfield™ Left/Center/Right Loudspeaker
ea
4 Individual
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FG01617
DS7PR 7" Directed Soundfield™ Left/Center/Right Loudspeaker
ea
4 Individual
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FG01621
DS7HD 7" Directed Soundfield™ Left/Center/Right Loudspeaker
ea
4 Individual
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FG01618
DS7FX 7" Directed Soundfield™ Surround Effects Loudspeaker
pr
2 Pairs
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FG01616
DS7SI 7" Directed Soundfield™ Stereo Input Loudspeaker
ea
4 Individual
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Please e-mail your suggestions to: [email protected]
FG01619
DS8PR 8" Directed Soundfield™ Left/Center/Right Loudspeaker
ea
4 Individual
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FG01623
DS8HD 8" Directed Soundfield™ Left/Center/Right Loudspeaker
ea
4 Individual
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Niles strives to constantly improve our products,
all specifications may change without notice.
FG01624
DS8FX 8" Directed Soundfield™ Surround Effects Loudspeaker
pr
2 Pairs
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We are eager to hear your product suggestions.
Customer Service - Technical Support:
Directed soundfield™ ceiling-mount loudspeaker Accessories
FG01643
RWE7C 7" Rear Wave Control Enclosure
ea
2 Individual
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FG01645
SG7C 7" Square MicroThin™ Grille
pr
4 Pairs
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FG01647
NCB7C 7" New Construction Bracket
pr
4 Pairs
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FG01644
RWE8C 8" Rear Wave Control Enclosure
ea
2 Individual
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FG01646
SG8C 8" Square MicroThin™ Grille
pr
4 Pairs
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FG01648
NCB8C 8" New Construction Bracket
pr
4 Pairs
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