How many speakers per room?
Of course, it depends on the size of the room and its ceiling height.
For stereo, obviously you'll need at least two speakers (can be a "master"/"slave" set). Other than that, we typically recommend one speaker in the middle of every 4m x 4m, or a pair for every 7m x 5m.
If you have a space with a more complex layout, like a shop or restaurant, please feel free to contact us
for a consultation.
How to install the speakers in the ceiling?
It's really easy:
Make sure the depth behind your ceiling comfortably supports the depth of the speaker.
Cut the required hole into the ceiling.
(If required, next install a fire protection or acoustic hood.)
Wire the speaker.
Insert the speaker into the hole, secure it with its four dog leg fixings, snap on the grille, and you're ready to go.
We provide an instruction manual and a cutting template with every speaker, which you can also view at www.litheaudio.com
How about the electrical and other wiring?
AC mains power:
If you're having a standard mains power socket in reach, it's as simple as plugging in the power adapter supplied with the speaker.
If instead you're about to hardwire it e.g. to the lighting circuit, you may indeed do so.
If you are unsure how, please seek help from a professional electrician or AV installer!
You may need standard speaker wire to connect a "slave" speaker to a "master".
Depending on the speaker type and your setup, other wiring relies on ready-to-use confectioned cables with plugs (e.g. line or Ethernet cables). So, no problem there.
Is the installation and use in a bathroom safe?
If you're using the IP44-rated versions of Lithe Audio ceiling speakers: absolutely yes!
Of course, you want to take all necessary precautions to make the mains power connection safe as well. If you are unsure how, please seek help from a professional electrician or AV installer!
Then there's nothing in the way of singing along to your favourite tracks even while taking steaming hot showers!
How to change the colour of the grille?
You may paint the speaker grille to perfectly blend in with your decor. Or, if you prefer, make it stand out!
Do not paint the speaker grilles whilst attached to the speaker. Lithe Audio recommends spray-painting by using 5 parts of thinning agent to 1 part of paint. Spray thinly to ensure speaker grille holes are not reduced in size or even blocked as this will effect the sound quality of the speakers.
What if fire protection hoods are required?
Lithe Audio supplies fire protection and acoustic hoods as accessories perfectly matching its ceiling speakers.
Please consult your Lithe Audio dealer or contact us
Are other accessories needed?
For single "master" ceiling speakers of any type:
No, not a single accessory is "needed" for installation and to make it play audio loud & clear. After all, it's All-In-One, and all you need is inside the box!
For setups involving "slave" speakers:
You'll only need standard speaker wire. (It doesn't come with the speakers as we don't know the length you may need.)
For setups involving linking speakers:
Depending on your setup and the speaker types you chose, you may need some line and/or Ethernet cables. Any of these are easily and widely available in the market.
For setups involving the Pro Series Ceiling Speakers:
If you wish or require, these can be extended with "bolt-on" modules for PoE or WiSA functionality. Please ask your Lithe Audio dealer for them.
Can the Bluetooth 5.0 Ceiling Speakers be used with Bluetooth 4.x devices?
Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 is backward-compatible. If you're using a device with 4.2 or older, you will just not be able to enjoy the additional benefits of extended range, lower latency and HD sound.
Can the speakers be installed and used other than in the ceiling?
For unobtrusive positioning and appearance while getting sound where you want it in the room or, eventually with multiple speakers, evenly across an entire room, in-ceiling installation is ideal, without doubt.
If that's not possible, but you still want Lithe Audio sound and the All-In-One benefits, your inventive spirit will come in helpful. Perhaps you have, or have built, a cabinet suiting the purpose? Or you figure that now is the time for getting that recessed ceiling for sound and lighting, at least partially covering the room?