What is the FreeSpace 3 system?
The FreeSpace 3 system offers superb flexibility and value in a high-quality, full-range, Virtually Invisible loudspeaker system. The FreeSpace 3 business mixes flush-mount and surface-mount satellite speakers with a flush or surface Acoustimass bass module for ceiling, pendant or wall installation.
What is new about the FreeSpace 3 system?
The system adds a flush-mount Acoustimass bass module to the original surface components for easy installation in a hard or tile ceiling, or on a wall. The new flush-mount satellite speaker provides the best solution for customers who cannot accommodate a surface-mount solution. Projects can mix and match surface and/or flush speakers as needed to meet each customer's requirements.
What is unchanged about the FreeSpace 3 system?
It still provides the best business music system solution for many customers. The acoustic performance of the flush-mount Acoustimass bass module is the same as the surface FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module. The acoustic performance of the flush-mount satellite is equal to the surface-mount satellite speakers.
Tell me about the new flush-mount FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module.
Adding low-end bass performance to any business music system application is now simple and affordable. The Acoustimass bass module in an all-ceiling package adds the deep, rich experience of full-range sound to any project. Install the Acoustimass module anywhere in the room: in the ceiling; inside a wall; pendant-mounted; or surface-mounted on the wall.
Can I use the FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module with other speakers?
Whenever you want a ceiling bass unit in a constant voltage system, you can use the FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module. You can also use the surface-mount kit to attach it to any wall.
Tell me about the new flush satellite.
The FreeSpace 3 flush satellite is the acoustic equivalent of the surface-mount satellites in a simple, easy-to-use, flush-mount package. It can also be pendant-mounted from a solid conduit in an open ceiling, using the optional cosmetic cover.
What is the difference between the new surface-mount cubes and the old ones?
There is no difference; they are the same product. The acoustic performance is identical. There is a spatial acoustic difference between flush-mount speakers facing straight down at the floor and surface-mount speakers on the walls of the room.
What are the differences between the flush-mount and surface-mount satellite speakers?
The surface-mount satellites have guillotine connectors and include wall-mount brackets in the box. The flush-mount satellites have two-position terminal block connectors and include integral mounting arms. They have built-in mounting points to be hung from a solid conduit and/or used with the optional pendant-mounting cover. They can be used in plenum (air-handling) spaces when used with plenum covers.
What is the difference between the FreeSpace 3 Series I and Series II Acoustimass bass modules?
The surface-mount FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module and the flush-mount FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module have identical acoustic performance.
Can I mix flush- and surface-mount FreeSpace 3 elements?
Yes. You can mix and match freely. You can use the flush-mount FreeSpace 3 satellites or Acoustimass bass module with the surface-mount FreeSpace 3 satellites or Acoustimass bass module. You can also build up installations with two or more FreeSpace 3 systems by daisy-chaining the Acoustimass bass modules together.
What brackets and hardware come in the box?
The surface-mount satellites come two to a box with two wall- or ceiling-mount brackets.
The flush-mount satellites come two to a box. They can be mounted in a tile or solid ceiling with an optional tile bridge or rough-in pan, depending on the installer's preference or local building codes.
The Acoustimass bass module ships one to a box and requires accessories to mount to any hard or tile ceiling or wall.
How do I attach the round FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module to a ceiling?
Use the optional pendant-mount accessory kit for open ceilings. For tile ceilings, use the tile bridge and quick-install integrated mounting arms. For plenum spaces, use the plenum cover in addition to the integrated mounting arms. The rough-in kit is for hard deck ceilings.
How do I attach the round FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module to a wall?
Use the optional surface-mount accessory kit. Mount the bracket to the surface, securing it to a wall stud. Mount the tabs to the Acoustimass bass module, slide on the outer sleeve and hook the Acoustimass bass module onto the bracket. The bracket swings down to aid in Acoustimass bass module wiring connections.
What accessories are available for the FreeSpace 3 Series II system?
- PC 029832: FreeSpace 3 flush satellite tile bridge, packages of 6. This option is for use with tile ceiling installations to meet some local installation standards.
- PC 029853: FreeSpace 3 flush satellite rough-in pan, packages of 6. This option is for hard ceiling installations, as needed.
- PC 030097 FreeSpace 3 flush cosmetic covers; pair, black
- PC 030098 FreeSpace 3 flush cosmetic covers; pair, white
- PC 031145 FreeSpace 3 flush plenum kit packages of 6
Acoustimass bass module:
- PC 029854 Tile bridge for bass module, packages of 6. This option is required for tile ceiling installations to meet some local installation standards.
- PC 029855 Rough-in pan for bass module, packages of 6. This option is required for hard ceiling installations.
- PC 029829 Surface-mount kit for bass module. Box of 1. White
- PC 029828 Surface-mount kit for bass module. Box of 1. Black
- PC 030099 Pendant-mount kit, each contains a cable, eyebolts and a cosmetic cover. Black
- PC 030100 Pendant-mount kit, each contains a cable, eyebolts and a cosmetic cover. White
- PC 031146 FS3B plenum kit for air handling spaces
What are the benefits of the 2.25-inch driver?
The Bose proprietary 2.25-inch driver design delivers high-fidelity reliability and output with wide 170-degree conical dispersion.
What are the tap settings available?
The new round FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module has these tap settings: 200W, 100W, 50W and 25W (the same as the rectangular bass unit). Remove the front grille and the cover to the tap settings. Move the jumper wire that is preset at the 200-watt setting. Using a screwdriver, move the wire to the tap setting connection you wish and screw the wire into place. Replace the tap cover and front grille.
Is the FreeSpace 3 system actively equalized?
No. No controller or equalizer modules are needed to operate this system. The Acoustimass bass module provides an internal crossover for the satellites.
What colors are available for the FreeSpace 3 system?
All elements are available in black or white, except the tile bridges and rough-in kit,which are unpainted metal.
Is the FreeSpace 3 system paintable?
The Acoustimass bass modules and flush-mount cubes are paintable with Krylon paint or similar products. The flush-mount cube grilles are not paintable
Can I install a FreeSpace 3 system in a plenum space?
Yes. The FreeSpace 3 flush-mount satellites and Acoustimass bass module can both be installed in a plenum space when used with a plenum cover.
Do FreeSpace 3 systems meet the local codes for fire and evacuation loudspeakers?
No. We recommend the Model 16 for these applications, with a FreeSpace 3 Acoustimass bass module on a separate amplifier channel.
What is the warranty?
This product is covered by a five-year limited warranty that is fully transferable.