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3906Funk
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« on: September 19, 2011, 01:16:54 PM »

I am a big fan of music and want to listen in the steam room.  I noticed there are several choices for speakers and wondered what difference was between the stealth and the MS Speaker?  My room is not yet built and I see in the wall speakers that go behind the tiles.  Do you really get a better sound from behind the wall than in the ceiling?  Does the ceiling speaker get damaged from the heat?
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 03:26:57 PM »

Both are fine speakers.
The MS-Speakers are visible and are 5-1/2" in diameter flush-mount two-way marine-grade speakers, polypropylene cones, 60 Watt Peak power with full range sound.  20 watts RMS and 8 ohm impedance.

The MS-Stealth mounts behind the tile and access to these speakers on the other side of the wall (front side on speakers to tile, backside of speakers to outer wall) is highly recommended.
These speakers in essence turn the wall they are mounted to into the speaker.
Frequency response of  20-20,000Hz depending on mounting surface.  Typical 400-29KHz with impedance 8 ohms, max power 50watts.
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3906Funk
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 12:02:41 PM »

Does anyone know what the sound is like from these speakers?  Does it provide a good accoustical environment to listen to music?

I noticed there are several manufactureres that have speakers for steam rooms, is one better than others? 
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 12:30:29 PM »

Since steam rooms are on a smaller scale just about any speaker is going to sound good in a steam room.
True audiophiles will look to watts and ohms to make there decision while others may shop by price.
It is difficult to describe the sound but I'd say in general, less expensive ones sound sort of like an old transistor radio while more expensive ones will be rich with sound.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 04:21:02 PM »

There is a difference in steam room sound bathing speakers. 

The acoustics of tile and stone rooms require robust base which is available in speakers with a minimum 6" cone woofer.  A 7" cone is preferred as base is difficult to produce in bathing environments.

Also look for a steam room speaker that has directional woofers and tweeters.  This allows the speakers to be situated most anywhere within the ceiling and to direct the sound at the bather.  Movable woofers and tweeters are also ideal to compensate for installation within the sloped ceiling in most steam showers.

For installations where only one ceiling cutout is possible, consider the Bathology Acoustics 420 steam shower speaker.  This single speaker has a 7" directional glass fiber woofer cone and two directional tweeters.  This means that this single speaker will produce both the left and right channels.  Acoustics 420 is two steam shower speakers in one housing and requires only one cutout.

   
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