Definitive Plans Array Of New Speakers At CEDIA Expo
By Joseph Palenchar On Aug 22 2011 - 4:01am
plans at the CEDIA Expo to show
a completely new bookshelf-speaker
series, its first two wireless-ready subwoofers,
and the first passive multichannel
soundbars in the company’s
XTR series of ultra-thin on-wall speakers
for use with ultra-thin flat-panel
The previously announced XTR
soundbars just began shipping. The
bookshelf speakers ship in the fourth
quarter. And the subs will surface in
The new bookshelf series, which
keeps the StudioMonitor name, represent
the company’s first new bookshelf
speakers in 10 years. With the launch,
the series goes to three SKUs from
two at a suggested $399, $599, and
$899/pair. All ship in the fourth quarter.
The bookshelf series has been redesigned
from the ground up to improve
appearance and performance,
the company said. The bookshelf series
consists of the $399/pair SM45,
$599/pair SM55 and $899/pair
In launching two new SuperCubeseries
compact powered subs, the
company is offering wireless technology
for the first. The wireless option
is available for the $799 1,200-watt
SuperCube 4000 and 1,500-watt
$999-suggested SuperCube 6000.
The subs ship in September.
The two SuperCubes join the $599
SuperCube 2000 launched earlier this
year without wireless option. All three
replace models in the previous three-
SKU SuperCube lineup.
The SC4000 occupies just less
than one cubic foot of space, and the
SC6000 occupies just more than a
cubic foot. The subs “go deeper and
louder with better musicality and detail”
in enclosures that are about the
same sizes as their predecessors, said
senior VP Paul DiComo.
In other SuperCube changes, the
company added a digital display hidden
under the grille and a wireless remote.
The 1.61-inch-deep five-channel and
three-channel soundbars began shipping
in July to expand the Mythos XTR
series to six models.