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Crestron® Vector™ 8" 2-Way Performance Loudspeaker

Model #: VECTOR CD896-RH
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Crestron® Vector™ 8" 2-Way Performance Loudspeaker with advanced coaxial transducer and dual low-frequency drivers
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A professional, high-output sound reinforcement loudspeaker designed to deliver accurate, highly-intelligible audio for moderate to large sized indoor spaces. Works integrally with Crestron Avia™ Digital Signal Processing to produce exceptional results quickly. Advanced integrated coaxial transducer technology affords very high performance in less space.

The Vector CD896 offers a very compact solution ideal for front fill, delay fill, under-balcony, small front of house, and foreground music applications. Available with optional rotated horn for horizontal orientation.
Crestron® Vector™ Performance Loudspeakers provide a professional sound reinforcement speaker solution for large indoor spaces and venues. Featuring a revolutionary coaxial transducer design complemented by advanced Crestron Avia™ digital signal processing, Vector loudspeakers deliver exceptional intelligibility and natural sound quality for speech reinforcement, foreground music, and multimedia presentation applications. Compact, aesthetically-pleasing enclosures afford remarkable performance in less space. A choice of sizes and coverage patterns is offered to address the varying applications and room geometries found in auditoriums, theaters, lecture halls, houses of worship, convention centers, hotel ballrooms, sports facilities, night clubs, and public spaces.

The Vector CD896 is a very compact speaker enclosure loaded with one 2-way coaxial transducer plus a second dedicated low-frequency transducer. The coaxial transducer is composed of an 8” (203 mm) LF driver and a 90° x 60° HF horn with 1.7” (43 mm) diaphragm compression driver. The second LF transducer is another 8” driver. Advanced engineering and construction of the complete speaker achieves a space-efficient design with high output capability and consistent pattern control.

Its integrated coaxial transducer aligns the low-frequency and high-frequency elements to produce precise transient response and uniform directionality across the entire frequency range. The two 8” LF drivers work together to achieve an increase in overall output and improved mid-bass impact.

Note: Specify model VECTOR CD896-RH for applications requiring the enclosure to be installed in a horizontal orientation. The VECTOR CD896-RH is assembled with its high-frequency horn rotated 90°.

Advanced Coaxial Transducer

  • The LF/HF transducer in the Vector CD896 represents a revolutionary advancement in coaxial speaker design. Its high-frequency horn features a large 1.7 inch (43 mm) titanium diaphragm compression driver, which operates at frequencies lower than typical, allowing the high-frequency horn to smooth the response of the low frequency section to reduce shadowing of the woofer by the horn. The woofer’s large radiating surface works in conjunction with the high-frequency horn to improve directional control at the lower end of the horn’s frequency range resulting in better pattern control. The large diaphragm also allows the compression driver to produce higher sound pressure levels without distortion to deliver incredibly clear and dynamic sound quality for both speech and program material.
  • The complete coaxial transducer assembly employs a single neodymium magnet with dual-gap geometry, which minimizes the spacing between the compression driver and woofer voice coils. This integrated approach virtually eliminates the delay between the two drivers, allowing a passive crossover to be used to seamlessly blend the horn and woofer into a single point source. The reduced demand on the internal crossover helps to maximize efficiency and damping, and the use of a single neodymium magnet reduces the speaker’s weight, size, and cost.

Dual Low-Frequency Drivers

  • The Vector CD896 employs two mutually-coupled 8” LF transducers to achieve its high efficiency and impactful performance in a relatively small enclosure.

Crestron Avia™ Digital Signal Processing

  • Every aspect of the Vector CD896 is designed to take advantage of the signal refining abilities of a Crestron Avia DSP. Vector loudspeakers and Crestron Avia processing work synergistically to produce a superior speaker system tuned for accurate, uncolored reproduction of voice and program signals. Precision signal processing is employed to accomplish what can’t be done physically, strategically eliminating harsh-sounding resonances caused by horn reflections while retaining every nuance of the original signal.
  • Further refinements are employed to maximize transient response and deliver smooth bandwidth performance both within and beyond the speaker’s nominal coverage pattern. The result is an extremely natural sounding speaker system with superior pattern control, improved intelligibility, reduced listener fatigue, and higher gain before feedback.

Versatile Installation

  • The Vector CD896 is particularly effective in applications where compact dimensions and targeted pattern control are desirable. Such applications include front fill, delay fill, under-balcony, small front of house, and foreground music, especially when mated with a subwoofer. Its clean appearance facilitates acceptance by architects and interior designers, and its 25° beveled rear corners allow it to be mounted close to walls or ceilings without obstructing sight lines. Concealed M6 mounting points are included to accommodate either an optional yoke bracket or forged shoulder eyebolts (each sold separately).
  • Note: Specify model VECTOR CD896-RH for applications requiring the enclosure to be installed in a horizontal orientation. The VECTOR CD896-RH is assembled with its high-frequency horn rotated 90°. 

Key Features

  • A compact, professional performance loudspeaker for smaller sound-reinforcement and fill applications
  • Dual 8” (203 mm) LF transducers for increased efficiency and output
  • Advanced coaxial transducer with 90° x 60° HF horn
  • Available with HF horn rotated 90° for horizontal orientation (model VECTOR CD896-RH)
  • Integrated HF compression driver with 1.7 inch (43 mm) titanium diaphragm
  • Delivers superior performance in combination with a Crestron Avia™ DSP
  • Precisely tuned for accurate, uncolored sound reproduction
  • Produces high intelligibility and natural sound quality for speech and program material
  • Achieves smooth bandwidth performance both within and beyond the specified coverage pattern
  • Uniform directionality affords consistent, targeted pattern control
  • Capable of high SPLs without coloration or distortion
  • Provides excellent cost-benefit compared to more conventional designs
  • 25° rear-beveled enclosure affords a clean, unimposing appearance in tight spaces
  • Rugged yet light construction for easy, reliable installation
  • Concealed M6 mounting points
  • Yoke bracket or forged shoulder eyebolts available separately
  • Neutrik® speakON® input and pass-through connections


Driver Component Size:1.7"


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Misc. Specs

Product Weight (lbs.)31
Depth (in.)11.03
Width (in.)11.73
Height (in.)19.75
Impedance8 ohms
Woofer Size8"
Number of Speakers1
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