jbl logo

Stage 2 Architectural LoudspeakersInstallation Guide

1.0 | 20220407
©2022 Harman International

Overview

Supported Products
The following products are supported within this document.

In-Wall Models
Stage 250WL 2-way Dual 5.25″ In-Wall
Stage 260W 2-way 6.25″ In-Wall
Stage 280W 2-way 8″ In-Wall
In-Ceiling Models
Stage 260C 2-way 6.25″ In-Ceiling
Stage 260CDT 2-way 6.25″ Dual Tweeter In-Ceiling
Stage 260CSA 2-way 6.25″ Angled In-Ceiling
Stage 280C 2-way 8″ In-Ceiling
Stage 280CSA 2-way 8″ Angled In-Ceiling

Associated Accessories

There are several accessories available for new construction installations as well as square grille kits to change the appearance of the in-ceiling speakers.
Preconstruction Brackets

WB81 Pre-Construction Bracket for 8″ In-Wall
WB61 Pre-Construction Bracket for 6″ In-Wall
CB6SA Pre-Construction Bracket for 6″ Angled In-Ceiling
CB8SA Pre-Construction Bracket for 8″ Angled In-Ceiling
Square Grille Kits
SGK6 Square Grille Kit for 6″ In-Ceiling
SGK8 Square Grille Kit for 8″ In-Ceiling

Box Contents
1x Stage Architectural Loudspeaker
1x Zero Bezel Grille
1x Cutout Template
1x Quick Start Guide (This Document)

Safety Warnings

Warning IMPORTANT! HARMAN International assumes no responsibility for improper installation of hardware or for any personal injuries or product damages resulting from improper installation or a fallen loudspeaker. Read through this document in its entirety and heed all warning before proceeding with the installation of these product(s).

Warning IMPORTANT! Installation Precautions
Due to the nature of this product, there are several precautions to follow before installation can begin.

  1. Allow sufficient clearance between the speaker and any insulation that may be in the wall cavity to avoid ignition should overheating occur.
    1″ (26mm) for Non-Flammable Materials 3″ (78mm) for Flammable Materials
  2. Ensure that all wire run inside of walls and ceiling meets or exceeds local fire codes for hidden wiring.
  3. Determine wire lengths and select the proper gauge speaker wire to use based on the table under Wire Gauge by Distance.
  4. Do NOT overtighten the dog legs when securing the speaker to surfaces as this may cause the speaker to come loose. If using a power screwdriver set it to the lowest settings.
  5. Do NOT connect the speakers to an amplifier rated above the recommended amplifier power. Overdriving the speaker can cause an overheating condition increasing the risk of injury.
  6. Do NOT connect the amplifier end of the wire until all speakers are wired and installed.
  7. Determine and purchase any accessories such as preconstruction brackets before beginning the installation process. Refer to Associated Accessories for a list of available
    brackets.
  8. Ensure that wall and ceiling board material is between ½” (13mm) and 2″ (51mm) thick and capable of supporting the weight of the speaker.

Installation

Before proceeding with the installation be sure and read through these instructions carefully and in full to ensure that the installation will be complete and accurate. Should at  any time these instructions seem unclear, contact your dealer or customer support for assistance.
Preinstallation Preparations
While these architectural speakers have been designed to perform in a variety of environments, there are some guidelines to follow to ensure that you will be getting the best out of the speakers.

  1. Read through the IMPORTANT! Installation Precautions  before proceeding to ensure that all safety precautionshave been met.
  2. Determine a location for the speakers within the room and position on the wall and/or ceiling. Note that positioning them near boundaries such as other walls, ceilings, or floors with increase reflection that may have an adverse affect on the sound.
  3. Determine wire lengths and select the proper gauge speaker wire to use based on the table under Wire Gauge by Distance.
  4. Run all wires from the amplifier location to the speaker location so that they are available when the speaker is installed. Ensure that wires are not connected at the amplifier at this time.
    Wire Gauge by Distance
    Distance/Length Wire Gauge
    < 50ft (15m) 16-gauge
    50ft (15m) ~ 100ft (30m) 12-gauge
    > 100ft (30m) 10-gauge
  5. For new construction ensure that all brackets are on hand and installed in the walls before installing the speakers. Install Pre-Construction brackets per instructions included with the brackets.
  6. For existing walls and ceilings position the included cutout template onto the wall or ceiling and trace an outline onto the wall. Ensure that the template is equal distance from studs to allow for the XL-2 legs to fully extend. Use a stud finder if needed.JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - fig
  7. Using a Drywall saw, cutout a section of the wall/ceiling in the confines of the trace for the cutout.

Installing the Speakers

  1. Follow the steps under Preinstallation Preparations that apply to the installation.
  2. Set the XL-2 legs on the speaker to the installation position. Must be inside the frame of the speaker in order to install speaker into cutout.JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - speaker
  3. Attach the included safety wire to a stud inside the wall/ ceiling near the side of the speaker with the safety ring eyelet.
  4. Pull wire through pre-construction bracket or hole in wall/ ceiling.
  5. Strip ¼” (6.5mm) of insulation off each wire.
  6. Starting with the negative terminal (black), gently press down on each terminal, insert the wire, and release.
    Repeat for the positive (red) terminal.
  7. Install the speaker into the cutout/bracket, hold firmly to wall, and tighten the screws for the XL-2 legs.
    CAUTION!Do NOT over tighten the screws as this can strip the legs and cause the speaker to come loose from the wall/ceiling.
  8. Install the grille onto the speaker by gently placing it over the speaker until the magnets click and pull the grille onto speaker.

Specifications

In-Walls

Stage 260W

Stage 280W

Stage 250WL

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box 1

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box 2

 High Frequency Transducer 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn
Low Frequency Transducer 6.5″ (165mm) Polycellulose cone woofer 8″ (200mm) Polycellulose cone woofer Dual 5.25″ (130mm) Polycellulose cone woofer
Recommended Amplifier Power  20-100W RMS  20-120W RMS  20-120W RMS
Frequency Response 50Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis) 42Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis) 52Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis)
Sensitivity ([email protected]) 87dB 90dB 90dB
Nominal Impedance 8ohm 8ohm 8ohm
Crossover Frequency 1900Hz 1700Hz 2100Hz
 Inputs Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors
 Grille Dimensions H: 13.3in (339mm) x W 8.5in (217mm) H: 15.7in (400mm) x W 10.5in (266mm) H: 19.5in (496mm) x W 7.6in (194mm)
 Cutout Dimensions H: 12.2in (311mm) x W: 7.2in (184mm) H: 14.6in (372mm) x W: 9.4in (238mm) H: 18.1in (460mm) x W: 6.4in (162mm)
Mounting Depth 3.3in (85mm) 3.9in (99mm) 3.2in (81mm)

In-Ceiling (Standard)

Stage 260C

Stage 280C

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box4

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box5

 High Frequency Transducer 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with Acoustic Lens 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with Acoustic Lens
Low Frequency Transducer 6.5″ (165mm) Polycellulose cone woofer 8″ (200mm) Polycellulose cone woofer
Recommended Amplifier Power 20-100W RMS 20-120W RMS
Frequency Response 50Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis) 42Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis)
Sensitivity ([email protected]) 87dB 90dB
Nominal Impedance 8ohm 8ohm
Crossover Frequency 3000Hz 3400Hz
Inputs Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors
Grille Dimensions Dia: 9.4in (239mm) Dia: 11in (280mm)
Cutout Dimensions Dia: 8in (203mm) Dia: 9.6in (244mm)
Mounting Depth 3.9in (98mm) 4.3in (110mm)

In-Ceiling (Special Use)

Stage 260CDT Stage 280CSA

Stage 250CSA

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box6

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box7

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box8

 High Frequency Transducer Dual 3/4″ (20mm) Aluminum dome with Acoustic Lens 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with Acoustic Lens 1″ (25mm) Aluminum dome with Acoustic Lens
 Low Frequency Transducer Dual VC 6.5″ (165mm)

Polycellulose cone woofer

6.5″ (165mm) Polycellulose cone woofer 8″ (200mm) Polycellulose cone woofer
Recommended Amplifier Power 20-75W RMS 20-100W RMS 20-120W RMS
Frequency Response 50Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis) 50Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis) 42Hz-25kHz (-6dB on-axis)
Sensitivity ([email protected]) 90dB 87dB 90dB
Nominal Impedance 8ohm 8ohm 8ohm
Crossover Frequency 2900Hz 2800Hz 2900Hz
 Inputs Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors Nickel-plated spring-loaded connectors
 Grille Dimensions  Dia: 9.4in (239mm) H: 9.8in (248mm) x W 9.8in (248mm) H: 11.4in (289mm) x W 11.4in (289mm)
 Cutout Dimensions  Dia: 8in (203mm) H: 8.6in (219mm) x W: 8.6in (219mm) H: 10.2in (260mm) x W: 10.2in (260mm)

Installation Tools

Pre-Construction Brackets

JBLWB52 JBLWB61 (New) JBLWB81 (New) JBLCB6SA JBLCB8SA

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box9

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box10

Description  Rough-In Bracket for 5″ In-Wall  Rough-In Bracket for 6″ In-Wall  Rough-In Bracket for 8″ In-Wall Rough-In Bracket for Angled 6″ In- Ceiling Rough-In Bracket for Angled 8″ In- Ceiling
Products Supported 250WL  260W 280W  260CSA  280CSA

 

JBLSGK6 JBLSGK8

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers - box111

 

Description

Square White Paintable Grille for 6″ In-Ceiling Square White Paintable Grille for 8″ In-Ceiling
Products Supported 260C / 260CDT  280C

jbl logo 1 Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
8500 Balboa Blvd, Northridge CA 91329 United States.
European Representative: Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
EMEA Liaison Office, Danzigerkade 16G, 1013 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
UK Business Address: Ground Floor, Westside 2, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead,
Hertfordshire, HP3 9TD, United Kingdom.
© 2022 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
JBL is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated registered in the United States and other countries.
Features, Specifications, and Appearance subject to change without notice.

JBL SGK6 Stage Architectural Loudspeakers - iconPart No. 950-0618-001Stage 2
Architectural Loudspeakers Installation Guide | ©2022 Harman International

Documents / Resources

JBL 20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers [pdf] Installation Guide
20220407 Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers, 20220407, Stage 2 Architectural Loudspeakers, Architectural Loudspeakers, Loudspeakers

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *