SA Small Aperture® Series
High Output Small Aperture Ceiling Speaker
Unlike anything you have seen or heard, James Loudspeaker has raised industry standards once again. The James Small Aperture® ceiling/in-wall speaker features a 8.5” round or 7”x 7” square sound aperture, yet packs a full 3-way system experience for deep bass and wide frequency response. A seamless edge detail keeps 853 looking smart and modern yet discreet. The SA853Q-9 includes a mini 8” PowerPipe subwoofer, 5.25” midrange, and ¾” dome tweeter in quad array for wide 30Hz to 20kHz response. Having a real subwoofer allows the system to play at loud levels. The deep bass and high SPL produced causes a second take!
The all aircraft-grade aluminum construction and modular design provide long life, easy service, and high reliability. The SA853Q-9 is bi-amped and has a small footprint with a 9” depth, best suited for in-ceiling mounting.
Order woofer enclosure, mid-range module, and grille kits separately. Custom and wood trim kits available and quoted individually.
This model of Small Aperture ships with a 16″ stud bay bracket as standard. The 16″ stud bay bracket can collapse down to 10” and expand to 16”. An optional 24″ stud bay bracket can be ordered (range of 14″- 24″). If the 24″ bracket is required, please specify at the time of order.
This speaker can be ordered in 70V which will include a 50W transformer on the mid/high and a 100W transformer for the subwoofer section. Bi-ampling still required.
8 ohms (mid/high) / 8 ohms (sub)
90dB 2.83V /1m
Recommended Power Range
Mid/High section 50W-150W Subwoofer section 100W-300W
Yes, electronic/DSP crossover required at 80 Hz
If ordered as 70V, 50W mid/high, 100W subwoofer
(1) 8″ (204mm) Aluminum
(1) 5.25″ (133mm) Aluminum
(4) 0.75″ (19mm) Aluminum Tweeter Quad Array
See Trim Kit Options
10 in (254.00 mm)
9 in (228.60 mm)
20 in (508.00 mm)
Sub 29 lbs, module 5 lbs, 34 lbs total
Sub 31 lbs, module 6 lbs
SA853Q-9 ENC Enclosure Drawing (PDF)
SA853Q-9 ENC Enclosure Drawing (DWG)
SA853Q-6 Enclosure Drawing (DWG)
SA853Q-9 Mid-high module preset – Sonance DSP-750
SA853Q-9 Subwoofer preset – Sonance DSP-750
Installation Guides and Info
Press Release July 16, 2019 – Microperf Grilles
Case Study – Mode Green Airstream (CS1009)
Case Study – Nashville The 505 (CS1008)
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