FreeSpace Surface-Mount Loudspeaker, Indoor, Multi-Tap Transformer, 70V, 16W @ 8 Ohms, Black

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The FreeSpace® DS 16S and DS 16SE loudspeakers enhance the guest experience in commercial environments by providing background music solutions with clarity and presence. These surface-mount loudspeakers are designed for a wide range of commercial applications including retail, restaurant and hospitality establishments.

These 16-watt loudspeakers provide coverage both indoors (DS 16S) and outdoors (DS 16SE). The FreeSpace DS 16S and DS 16SE loudspeakers are engineered for installation on walls or other solid surfaces using a simple 1?2?3 installation system:

  • 1. Wire and attach the wall bracket;
  • 2. Secure the loudspeaker to the wall bracket with one screw;
  • 3. Snap the wire connector into the wall bracket.

With an innovative thumb wheel under the front end cap of the loudspeaker, it is convenient and easy to adjust the integrated transformer tap settings. Horizontal or vertical mounting options offer installation flexibility, and the sleek, contemporary styling adds elegance to your environment. Pitch or yaw adjustment directs the sound to where your customers are.

The FreeSpace DS 16S and DS 16SE loudspeakers are acoustically compatible with the FreeSpace Model 16 flush-mount loudspeakers and can be integrated on the same loudspeaker line. The DS 16S and DS 16SE meet numerous standards for combination music and evacuation systems around the world when used with the optional junction boxes. They are engineered and tested for demanding business environments and backed by a five-year transferable limited warranty.


  • Retail stores
  • Transportation facilities
  • Hospitality venues
  • Concourses
  • Restaurants
  • Houses of worship


  • Clear, intelligible music and speech reproduction
  • Full-range response from 90Hz-16kHz
  • 170°H x 160°V coverage pattern (loudspeakers mounted horizontally)
  • Single 2.25" full-range driver
  • Simple 1-2-3 installation
  • Mounting hardware allows for horizontal and vertical orientation with adjustable pitch or yaw (up to 30°)
  • Indoor (DS 16S) and outdoor (DS 16SE) versions
  • Integrated multi-tap transformer provides easy-to-change tap settings without tools:
    • 70V - 1W, 2W, 4W, 8W, 16W
    • 100V - 2W, 4W, 8W, 16W
  • Can be used as an 8 ohm, 16W loudspeaker
  • Can be combined with the FreeSpace Model 16 ceiling-mount loudspeaker in the same line
  • Contemporary styling; available in black or white and can be painted
  • Listed to ANSI/UL 1480-2005
  • CE mark


  • Power Handling: 16W
  • Nominal Impedance (transformer bypass): 8 ohm
  • Sensitivity (at 1W @ 1m): 84 dB-SPL
  • Maximum SPL (pink noise @ 1m @ rated power): 86dB-SPL; 102 dB-SPL (Peak)
  • Frequency Range (-3dB): 90Hz-16kHz
  • Beamwidth (-6dB point, average 1-4kHz) 170°H x 160°V
  • Driver Complement: One 2.25" driver
  • Construction Features
    • Enclosure: Injection-molded polypropylene
    • Grille: Powder-coated steel
  • Dimensions (D x W x H):
    • Loudspeaker only: 4.6" x 9.9" x 4.9"
    • Loudspeaker with bracket: 6.4" x 9.9" x 4.9"
  • Weight: 4 lbs; 5.1 lbs shipping
  • Package Contents: Loudspeaker, mounting bracket and installation guide
  • Finish: Textured black finish with a contoured, powder-coated steel grille. Both the enclosure and grille can be painted.
  • Connectors: The included mounting bracket features a three-terminal barrier strip. Optional junction boxes include a ceramic connector and a thermal fuse for use when required.

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