Portland, Ore. - Invisible in-wall and in-ceiling
speakers appeared in the Triad Speakers
portfolio for the first time.
The Designer Series invisible speakers, intended for
distributed-audio and surround-sound speaker applications, fit flush into a drywall
or plaster-wall opening, then are covered in a thin coat of mud or plaster to
disappear from view. The speakers, designed to fit between wall studs and ceiling
joists, consist of multiple transducers attached to an aluminum honeycomb core,
which vibrates to generate sound waves. A paper-skin
surface covering the honeycomb provides a high-bond surface that adheres to mud
or plaster skim coats, which can be painted over or wallpapered. The panels, which
require a 25.5mm mounting depth, are also intended for wet or humid areas such
as pools or bathrooms.
They're designed to deliver wide off-axis response to allow for
flexibility in mounting locations, said sales and marketing director Paul
The speakers just began shipping at suggested retails of $550 to
$1,050 per speaker.
The series consists of three monaural
and two stereo speakers. They use one, two or four electromechanical
transducers depending on room size to deliver 95dB, 99dB and 105dB SPLs,
respectively. All deliver 100Hz-20kHz frequency response. Three monaural
versions for different size rooms are $550, $750 and $1,050 each. Stereo
versions for small and medium rooms are $740 and $1,040 each.
All measure 17 3/4 by 13 5/8 by 1 5/8
inches. Back boxes for solid plaster walls and drywall construction are