Earthquake Sound’s ECS-SS82 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Delivers Controlled Directivity

The company developed the in-ceiling speaker with the ability to focus sound into specific locations to allow dealers to create broad and balanced listening positions.


The Hayward, Calif.-based audio company Earthquake Sound has earned a reputation for delivering products that live up to its name. Through products like its powerful amplifiers and subwoofers that produce high power levels and sound pressure levels (SPLs) the diverse manufacturer has been able to help its dealers deliver a variety of home theater and two-channel system installs for more than 30 years.  

Adding to its selection of architectural speakers, Earthquake Sound has introduced the new ECS-SS82 in-ceiling loudspeaker. The newest addition to its SweetSpot series provides dealers with the ability to angle the speaker's dispersion towards the listening area to create an enveloping “sweet spot.”

Earthquake explains the speaker's polypropylene woofer can be angled up to 20 degrees, and dealers can also angle the speaker's silk-dome 1-inch Neodymium tweeter. Controlling unwanted sound, the speaker also incorporates R435 echo-dampening material, and “in-depth tonal control center” to further tailor the speaker's sound.

Helping dealers, the ECS-SS82 features the company's Turn-N-Lock installation mechanism, and an edgeless, magnetic paintable grill to allow dealers to blend the speaker into home settings without standing out. 

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Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.