Niles Audio DS6.5 In-Ceiling Speaker
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Niles Audio DS6.5 In-Ceiling Speaker Details

Niles new DS Directed Soundfield loudspeakers feature a fully adjustable, independently pivoting, woofer and tweeter that enables the loudspeakers to accurately recreate high fidelity sound regardless of where they are located in the ceiling — preserving interior design integrity and delivering life-like sonic quality that is not available from conventional ceiling speakers.

Fully pivoting woofer and tweeter
A pivoting woofer assembly can adjust up to 15° focusing bass and midrange tones directly at the listening area for superb imaging and unparalleled clarity. Within the woofer assembly, the tweeter is housed in its own low-diffraction pivoting assembly that can adjust up to 17° in any direction to create direct or diffused sound fields.

No-Strip Speaker Terminal
Niles patented No-Strip terminal enables speakers to be connected without stripping the speaker wire. No-Strip terminals eliminate fumbling with wire strippers and input terminals. They are color coded and plug into the crossover circuit boards on the back of Niles speakers, resulting in positive in-phase connections every time.

Moisture and UV Resistant Construction
The DS6.3, DS6.5 and DS6.7 loudspeakers are suitable for use in high moisture environments. The drivers are resistant to moisture and UV exposure; the grille is made of powder-coated aluminum. However, the speakers are not waterproof and direct contact with water should be avoided.

Engineered for Ceiling Placement
The increased popularity of cathedral and vaulted ceilings pose a distinct sonic challenge for conventional ceiling loudspeakers. That is because conventional ceiling speakers radiate sound perpendicular to their mounting surface, which usually is not where the listening area is. DS Directed Soundfield Loudspeakers overcome this challenge and allow sound to be directed into the listening area regardless of ceiling angle.

Installer Selectable Acoustic Fine Tuning
Installers can select to fine tune the bass or treble to accommodate reflective surfaces and corner loading. This selection is accomplished via the baffle-mounted treble control (-1.5dB, flat and +1.5dB) and PC board mounted bass jumper (flat, -1dB, and -2dB).

4 or 8 ohm Selectable Impedance
The DS6.3, DS6.5 and DS6.7 give the installer flexibility to select the speaker’s impedance — 4 ohms for systems where maximum current transfer and output level is desired; 8 ohms for systems utilizing multiple speaker pairs where amplifier loading is a consideration.

MicroPerf™ Grilles
The DS6.3, DS6.5 and DS6.7 employ Niles exclusive MicroPerf grille construction. The exceptionally tight hole pattern provides acoustic transparency at all audio frequencies and enables the speaker elements to remain invisible. MicroPerf grilles can also be painted to blend seemlessly with the surrounding decor.

Easy Installation
The DS6.3, DS6.5 and DS6.7 employ a bracketless mounting system in existing ceilings. Simply cut a hole in the mounting surface, install the frame by tighten the four mounting “dogs” via the front panel screws. The dogs first swivel 90°, then clamp the speaker frame to the drywall as you tighten the screws.

Twist & Lock Baffle
Patent-pending two-piece twist and lock baffle and frame mechanism facilitates quick installations. Moreover, it allows trouble-free upgrades or repairs.

Hole Saving Bracket
Available as an optional accessory, DS6 Series New Construction Brackets can be installed as a “hole-saver” before the drywall goes up. The drywall contractor cuts the holes as the drywall is installed, reducing installation time and minimizing the chance for lost wires.

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Niles Audio DS6.5 In-Ceiling Speaker Specifications

  • Injection molded graphite reinforced polypropylene woofer with butyl rubber surround in an integrated patent pending pivoting mount, (15° pivot angle)
  • 1" fluid-cooled ultra-wide dispersion tri-laminate Teteron dome tweeter in a patent pending low diffraction pivoting mount, (17° pivot angle)

Recommended Amplifier Power

  • 10 to 150 watts per channel

Tone Controls

  • Bass jumper: flat, -1dB and -2dB
  • Baffle-mounted Treble controls: -1.5dB, flat and +1.5dB

Nominal Impedance

  • 4 or 8 ohm selectable

Frequency Response

  • 50Hz to 22kHz, +/- 3dB (on axis)


  • 88dB for 2.83 volts of Pink Noise

Overall Exterior Frame Dimensions

  • 9-7/8" diameter

Depth Behind Wall

  • 6" deep (based on 1/2" drywall)

Hole Cut-Out Dimensions

  • 8-5/8" diameter

Wiring Requirements

  • Patented two-piece, no strip speaker wire terminal, accommodates 12–18 gauge wire. We recommend 16–18 gauge stranded wire for up to 80 feet, 14 gauge stranded wire for up to 200 feet.


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I just received 3 Nile ds6.5 in ceciling speakers from my friend. I have no clue on how to hook them up. What do I need to run these speakers?
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