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Preference 8" Frameless Speaker (Pair)


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No Framing, No Distractions

Designed for uniquely flush, clean installations, the Preference 8 In. In-Wall/Ceiling Frameless Speakers (Pair) offer homeowners a crisp listening experience through equipment that doesn't make a big deal out of itself. These frameless speakers blend into the background of any decor. With linear woven Kevlar woofers, butyl rubber surrounds, high-grade crossovers, and high temperature Polyimide voice coils, they're the perfect addition to any prized home theater.

  • Frameless speakers for clean, flush installations
  • Woven Kevlar woofers with butyl rubber surrounds
  • Tetoron soft dome pivoting tweeters
  • Timbre-matching ensures a consistent tonal balance
  • Mid/high frequency acoustic compensation/EQ switches

Every Preference model loudspeaker is "timbre-matched" ensuring sonic uniformity throughout the line. This means all models have been carefully engineered to have a family sound; this is also referred to as "voice matching."

As special effects from movie soundtracks move about the room, timbre-matching ensures a consistent tonal balance throughout the sound space. This creates that convincingly realistic three-dimensional spatial image, which completely absorbs the viewers into the cinematic experience. A home theater system may now consist of various loudspeaker sizes and shapes as dictated by room decor and layout, all the while delivering a seamless, transparent and coherent sound space.

Preference Standard Loudspeakers

OEM Systems Company is a manufacturer of Architectural Audio Products and accessories for residential, commercial and institutional applications, including loudspeakers, electronics and decorator-style multi-media jack plates. Preference is the most successful product launch in OEM history.


  • Frequency Response: 35Hz to 21kHz, ± 3 dB
  • Power Handling: 60 watts nom., 120 max.
  • Sensitivity: 91dB 1 watt/1 meter
  • Tweeter: Tetoron soft dome pivoting tweeters
  • Frameless Grille: Magnetically attached. Perforated Stainless Steel Frameless Grille. (Round in-ceiling grille included. Optional square grille for in-wall installations sold separately.)
  • Impedance: 8 Ohm nominal
  • Pre-Construction Bracket: RIR-8
  • Vapor Dome/Pre-Con Bracket: VPD-8
  • Plenum Dome: PE-8
  • Overall Dimensions: 9-3/4" Diameter
  • Cutout Dimensions: 8-5/8" Diameter x 3-3/8" Deep

Tetoron Soft Dome Tweeters

Tetoron soft dome tweeters deliver natural, uncolored high frequency audio evenly over a wide dispersion pattern. Ferro Fluid is used in the voice coil gap to lubricate and cool it. This significantly increases power handling and improves transient response. The pivoting feature allows the already wide dispersion pattern to be aimed directly at the central seating/listening area delivering a seamless, transparent and coherent sound space.

Kevlar Woofers

The strength of Kevlar helps the cone retain its shape at very high energy levels and its low mass assures quick, accurate response. The cone's woven surface delivers smooth, uncolored mids. The kapton voice coil former and butyl rubber surround ensure that these woofers will provide years of consistent, reliable performance.

Baffle Mounted MF & HF EQ switches

Numerous factors affect loudspeaker sonic performance, such as placement and proximity to corners. Midrange and high frequency equalizer controls placed conveniently on the front of the loudspeaker baffle allow the user to adjust the high and middle frequency response of each loudspeaker to compensate for differences in environment and placement.

Phase Plug Technology

In any conventional loudspeaker, the highest frequencies of audio emanate from the area aRound the center of the cone and the lower frequencies are produced by the area of the cone that is farther from the center. In fact, the distance from the center at which a sound wave will come off a loudspeaker cone is directly related to its frequency. This helps explain why larger cone loudspeakers are usually capable of producing more bass.

Due to the shape of the conventional loudspeaker cone, the higher frequency sound waves tend to collide at a focal point. This causes phase distortion and a loss in clarity. As a result, accuracy and transparency suffer. This also has detrimental effects on the realism of the sound environments created by today's high fidelity digital audio and surround sound systems.

The phase plug pole piece extension improves driver performance and clarity by deflecting delicate midrange audio out into the sound space and minimizing distortion producing collisions.

Fine Mesh Grilles

The grilles are factory finished in satin white, which will stand as a finish on its own or serve nicely as a primer base if painted to match or complement wall finish or room decor without the need for any additional preparation.

Spun cellulose grille inserts provide sonic transparency yet visual opacity so the individual driver components are not visible through the grille.