The Audio Tailor Voted #1 Australian Hi Fi Store 2021 + 2022
Monitor Audio - CP-CT260 - In-Ceiling Speaker
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Monitor Audio the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
The CP-CT260's pivoting C-CAM tweeter is joined by a 6" C-CAM bass driver - and high frequency level adjustment by a boundary compensation control for optimum bass tuning when positioned near room corners.
- Pivoting C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter and C-CAM bass driver.
- High overall efficiency.
- High frequency level adjustment (+/-3 dB).
- Boundary compensation controls.
- The innovative Tri-Grip fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping schemes but provides three times the surface area and a better surface seal, maximising bass response and mid-range clarity.
- Magnetic and easily removable steel grille.
- Paint-able surface to blend with the living environment.
- Additional scrim material is provided for trouble free painting.
- Airtight enclosure design, which protects each precision-engineered driver system against the damaging ingress of dust and dirt.
Ultra-discreet high performance sound for every room.
Given the choice, most home owners would favour great sound from ‘invisible’ speakers over traditional box designs. But as every custom installer will confirm, fitting drivers flush with room surfaces is only part of the solution. They know that sound quality relies as much on the acoustics of the void behind the walls and ceilings, as the size and shape of the room in front of them. This is why the challenge of achieving the wide, detailed, dynamic sound of box speakers - in a room without boxes - is made so much easier with Monitor Audio’s ‘Controlled Performance’ range. Unlike open-backed architectural speakers, the CP range is fitted with fully-sealed back-boxes. They are, in fact, brilliant miniature cabinet speakers optimised for in-wall/in-ceiling locations. From no fewer than ten CP models you’ll enjoy the performance of a genuine Monitor Audio cabinet speaker, and the super-discreet qualities of near-invisible installation combined.
Award-winning speaker engineering, designed to disappear
By adapting our world-famous driver technologies for the architectural speaker environment across four performance levels, we’ve ensured that the potency of a Monitor Audio CP system is as breath-taking as it is from its cabinet counterparts. You’ll experience naturally fluid dynamics generated by precision engineered co-axial configurations of MMP®II or C-CAM® bass mid drivers and our signature 25mm C-CAM dome tweeter. In each case the tweeter pivots to direct high frequencies for perfect imaging. To the range-topping models we’ve added the pivoting IDC® module, which houses both a midrange driver and tweeter to allow you to focus more frequencies toward the listening area. Fine-tune the sound for room acoustics with the high frequency control on each CP model and use the boundary controls on the higher performance models to remove any chance of bass boom. With the breadth of choice available from CP, you’ll have all the control you need to design stunningly involving, immersive audio for music and home cinema more easily and discreetly than ever before. And because of the enclosed nature of CP design, you’ll enjoy a superior level of sound isolation between rooms and floors as well.
Easy, discreet, reliable installation
Not only can audio be controlled for optimum results, trimless bezels and super-discreet, paintable magnetic grilles allow the latest CP range to blend almost invisibly with walls and ceilings for a near-seamless integration with décor. Once easily and securely installed via Monitor Audio’s patented Tri-Grip® mounting, high reliability is assured by CP’s airtight enclosure design, which protects each precision-engineered driver system against the damaging ingress of dust and dirt.
A ‘stealthy’ super-narrow bezel and paintable grille ensure a near-invisible blend with décor. The grilles attach magnetically to the speaker frame, allowing removal and re-fixing in seconds
Pivoting C-CAM tweeters: all models excluding IDC
Created originally by aerospace engineers for jet-engine blades, Ceramic-Coated Aluminium/Magnesium exhibits the ideal properties for accurate sound reproduction, being extremely strong but very light. Advanced software simulation has allowed us to optimise our C-CAM tweeter design, bringing higher sensitivity and a wider bandwidth to reveal the finest high frequency detail up to 25kHz at entry-level and 30kHz in the flagship CP models. The CP tweeter is able to pivot through 15 degrees in all directions for optimum imaging
Tri-Grip Mounting System
Our innovative Tri-Grip system has three clamping points per dog-leg providing three times the surface area and a better surface seal maximising bass response and mid-range clarity. This design also features a cam allowing the clamp to move smoothly as the installer tightens the mounting screw
Pre Construction Brackets
Pre Construction Brackets are available for all models as an accessory to help mark speaker placement during framing and prior to sheetrock application. The brackets will span up to 24-inch stud spacing. Pre Construction Brackets are not required for retrofit applications.
Adjustable Response Controls
Optimum imaging and set-up are established via pivoting tweeters, pivoting IDC driver modules, high-frequency, midrange-frequency, and/or boundary compensation controls (depending on model). The boundary compensation control provides a gentle midrange roll-off response, while preserving extreme low frequency output when the speaker is placed close to ceiling and wall boundaries
- Frequency Response - 66 Hz - 25 kHz
- Nominal Impedance - 6 ohms
- Sensitivity (1W@1M) - 88 dB
- Maximum SPL - 106.9 dBA
- Power Handling (RMS) - 65 W
- Recommended Amplifier Requirements - 20 - 65 W
- Crossover Frequency - 2.6 kHz @ 12 dB / Octave
- Drive Unit Complement - 2-Way 6" C-CAM cone bass driver, 1" C-CAM pivoting Gold Dome tweeter
- Adjustment Controls - HF Level Switch (+3 dB / 0 dB / -3 dB), Boundary Compensation Switch
- Overall Diameter (Including Grille) - 285 mm (111/4")
- Overall Depth (Including Grille) - 155 mm (61/8")
- Cut-Out Hole Diameter - 244 mm (95/8")
- Mounting Depth - 151 mm (515/16")
- Optional Square Grille - Outer Dimensions - 285 x 285 mm (111/4")
- Fixing Type - 3 position Tri-Grip dog leg fixings
- Construction Material - Mineral Filled ABS Plastic (RoHS2 Compliant)
- Weight - 2 kg (6 lb 2 oz)
- Connection - Gold plated 'push' type terminals
- Pre-Construction Bracket - CB8 Pre-Construction Bracket (Green)
- Back Box - CCBOX-L
- Sold as: individually