FreeSpace® DS 100F loudspeaker

FreeSpace DS 100F

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Overview

Premier high-performance, extended-range, flush-mount loudspeaker designed for foreground music and speech reproduction in a wide range of installed applications. High output and wide, 160° conical pattern with a frequency range down to 60 Hz.

For indoor applications only.

EN 54-24 compliant DS loudspeaker models are also available for use in Voice Alarm (VA) systems. Please contact your local Bose team for availability information.

Features

Extended-range, high output loudspeaker with a single 2.25" (57 mm) Twiddler® driver and 5.25" (133 mm) woofer in ported enclosure to deliver a 160° conical coverage pattern for flush-ceiling or pendant-mount applications in ceilings up to 32 ft (10 m) high

Integrated multi-tap transformer with innovative thumb wheel adjustment for easy-to-change tap setting from underneath the loudspeaker grille

Shared voicing across entire FreeSpace DS product family enables DS 16, DS 40 and DS 100 loudspeakers to be integrated on the same system and maintain consistent tonal quality

Supported by a suite of accessories, including ceiling-mount bracket, adjustable tile bridge, pendant-mount kit and square grille

Applications

  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Concourses
  • Transportation facilities
  • Resorts and hospitality venues
  • Houses of worship
  • Ballrooms

Specs

Technical Summary

Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
75 Hz - 18 kHz

Frequency Range (-10 dB)
60 Hz - 20 kHz

Nominal Dispersion
160° conical

Long-Term Power Handling
100 W (400 W peak)

Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
85 dB SPL

Maximum SPL @ 1 m
105 dB SPL (111 dB SPL peak)

Nominal Impedance
8 Ω (transformer bypassed)

Mechanical Diagrams

Front View

Rear View

Side View

Product Codes

Black
040804

White
040805

Accessories

FAQs

What is the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The FreeSpace DS 100F is a high-fidelity loudspeaker that delivers foreground music with full bass, notable presence and detail, and clear, natural-sounding speech reproduction. This 100-watt loudspeaker is designed to be flush-mounted at heights up to 32 feet (10 m). It can also be hung from open ceilings with an accessory pendant-mount kit. It meets numerous standards for combination music and evacuation systems around the world.

Why did Bose make the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The product goal was to make a loudspeaker that meets the requirements of foreground music and paging applications. This loudspeaker provides the audio performance, installation flexibility and contemporary styling needed for a wide range of business music installations.

The FreeSpace DS 100F flush-mount loudspeaker was also created to be the counterpart to the DS 100SE surface-mount loudspeaker.

How does the DS 100F loudspeaker fit into the FreeSpace DS loudspeaker family?

The FreeSpace DS loudspeaker family offers loudspeaker models that provide three distinct levels of audio performance appropriate for different business music system applications:

DS 16: Background music, paging
DS 40: Background and foreground music, paging
DS 100: Foreground music, paging
Detailed information about the FreeSpace DS loudspeaker family can be found on page one of the FreeSpace DS loudspeaker family comparison guide.

For what types of applications is the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker designed?

It is designed for indoor use in foreground music and speech reproduction sound systems. This loudspeaker is intended for applications that require easy flush-mount or pendant-mount installation. Engineered for mounting heights up to 23 ft (10 m), it is also designed for applications that require life safety compliance.

For what types of applications is the FreeSpace DS 16F loudspeaker designed?

t is designed for indoor use in background music and speech reproduction sound systems. It is intended for applications that require easy flush-mount or pendant-mount installation. Engineered for mounting heights up to 20 feet (6 m), the FreeSpace DS 16F is also designed for applications that require life safety compliance.

In addition, its diameter makes it well-suited for retrofits in which customers wish to update or upgrade existing sound systems. When needed, a retrofit kit accessory is available to disguise ragged ceiling edges and mount the loudspeaker in an oversized hole.

For what types of venues is the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker well-suited?

The FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker is well-suited for bars/nightclubs, restaurants, retail stores, houses of worship, hospitality venues, public spaces, entrance ways, lobbies and concourses.

Where can I install the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

It is designed for indoor installations in ceilings. It can be flush-mounted in solid or tile ceilings, and can be used in plenum (air-handling) spaces. It can also be suspended from open ceilings with an accessory pendant-mount kit. The loudspeaker is engineered for mounting heights up to 32 feet (10 m).

An optional square grille accessory is also available for installations in which a square grille complements the architecture and décor.

How do I install the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

Cut a 10.5-inch (267 mm) hole in the ceiling or ceiling tile using the included template. (Note: The hole must be slightly bigger than the actual product diameter to ensure proper fit.) The use of a tile bridge accessory is typically required for most tile ceiling applications in order to distribute the weight of the loudspeaker to the ceiling support structure. After the hole is cut, attach the input wires to the rear loudspeaker terminals. If necessary, fasten a safety cable to the seismic tab on the rear of enclosure. Put the loudspeaker in the hole and tighten the three anchors with a screwdriver by turning the three screws marked with triangular arrows on the front baffle. After the loudspeaker is secured in the ceiling, adjust the tap setting as needed, and attach the grille.

How do I install the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker using the pendant-mount kit?

The pendant-mount kit accessory is required. Insert the eye screws into the three inserts on the rear of the loudspeaker enclosure. Place the loudspeaker into the cosmetic cover and tighten the three loudspeaker anchors to secure the cover. Attach the suspension cables to the three eye screws and hang the entire assembly from the ceiling superstructure.

What comes in the box with the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The FreeSpace DS 100F comes with a detachable round grille, an installation guide and a cutting template.

What accessories are available for the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The FreeSpace DS 100F uses the same accessories as the DS 40F loudspeaker. It is compatible with the following optional accessories:

DS 100F/100F adjustable tile bridge: PC 323205-0010
DS 100F/DS 100F tile bridge: PC 041864
DS 100F/DS 100F rough-in pan: PC 041993
DS 100F/DS 100F pendant-mount kit (black): PC 041862
DS 100F/DS 100F pendant-mount kit (white): PC 041863
Square grille (white): PC 323207-0210
Ceramic terminal and thermal fuse kit: PC 326668-0010

Detailed information about the FreeSpace DS loudspeaker family accessories can be found on page two of the FreeSpace DS loudspeaker family comparison guide.

What are the connectors to the loudspeakers?

The FreeSpace DS 100F has a three-terminal barrier strip. These connectors are designed to work with 18 AWG (0.8 mm) to 14 AWG (2.0 mm) size wire only. An optional ceramic terminal and thermal fuse kit accessory is available for use as required.

What are the available tap settings?

The FreeSpace DS 100F features an integrated transformer that allows for 70/100V operation.

The tap settings at 70V are: 12.5W, 25W, 50W and 100W
The tap settings at 100V are: 25W, 50W and 100W

There is also a bypass setting that allows for 8Ω operation.

How do I change the tap setting for the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

Remove the grille. Adjust the thumb wheel to the desired setting. Press and secure the grille back into place. This can be accomplished before or after loudspeaker installation.

What other loudspeakers can I use with the FreeSpace DS 100F?

The FreeSpace DS 100F is designed to be used on the same loudspeaker line with the surface-mount FreeSpace DS 100SE loudspeaker.

The DS 100F loudspeaker also shares the same voicing, installation methods and contemporary styling as the other loudspeakers in the FreeSpace DS family (DS 16, DS 40). These shared qualities allow different DS loudspeaker models to be used throughout a facility to maintain consistent sound quality and overall appearance.

What colors are available for the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

It is available in black or white, and can be painted.

What are the construction features of the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The FreeSpace DS 100F features a polypropylene baffle, steel back can and three integrated mounting anchors. The grille is made of powder-coated steel.

What is the driver compliment for the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The FreeSpace DS 100F features one 2.25" (57 mm) Twiddler driver and one 5.25" (133 mm) driver.

What happens if I accidentally overdrive the loudspeaker?

This product is equipped with a protection circuit that will reduce the volume of the high frequencies to an audibly lower level when the loudspeaker is overdriven. If the protection circuit is activated, reduce the input level.

Does the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker require active equalization?

No. The FreeSpace DS 100F can be used without equalization. However, performance can be maximized by using the recommended Bose loudspeaker equalization resident in select Bose electronics, or by using other equipment with parametric equalization. A high-pass filter at 55 Hz is required for general use if the recommended equalization is not used.

What Bose electronics can provide the loudspeaker equalization Bose recommends for the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

The loudspeaker equalization Bose recommends for all the FreeSpace DS loudspeakers can be provided by the following Bose electronics:

  • FreeSpace 4400 business music system
  • FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer amplifier
  • ControlSpace systems engineered sound processors
    Panaray system digital controller II

What is the warranty for the FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker?

Bose Professional Systems loudspeakers and electronics are designed to deliver years of superb performance in demanding applications. Detailed information about our product warranty is available on our website.

What standards does FreeSpace DS 100F loudspeaker meet?

The FreeSpace DS 100F has passed extensive testing and complies with the following specifications and uses:

  • Fire protective signaling use—UL Category UUMW, File Number S 3241. Control number 42S9. Not for use with DC-supervised systems
  • General Purpose Use—UL Category UEAY, File Number S 5591 Control Number 3N89
  • Suitable for use indoors in damp locations
  • Suitable for installation using Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 wiring methods in accordance with NFPA 70, National Electric Code, 2002, Article 640
  • Suitable for use with fire alarm circuit wiring methods in accordance with NFPA 70, National Electric Code, 2002, Article 760
  • Suitable for use in air handling (plenum) spaces
  • UL-2043, Fire Test and Visible Smoke Release for Discrete Products and their Accessories Installed in Air Handling Spaces
  • NFPA 70, National Electric Code, 2002, Article 300-22 (c)
  • NFPA 90-A, 2002, Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems, Paragraph 4.3.10.2.6.5

EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and Article 10 (1) of the directive, EN50081-1 and EN50082-1 as signified by the CE mark.

The FreeSpace DS 100F has been designed to the requirements defined in the following European regulatory specification for combination systems:

British Standard Code of Practice BS 5839, Part 8
Tested to IEC60268-5