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Niles To Upgrade 2 Series Of In-ceiling Speakers

9/16/2010 09:07:38 AM Eastern

Atlanta
- Niles will head to the CEDIA Expo here to upgrade its Directed Soundfield
(DS) and step-up ICS series of in-ceiling speakers with narrow-bezel,
low-profile, magnetically attached grilles to look as unobtrusive as possible.

 Niles

To the ICS series, the brand is also adding integrated
custom-tuned Rear Wave Control (RWC) enclosures to deliver predictable audio
performance and reduce unwanted sound from entering adjacent rooms. On the DS
series, the enclosures are available for the first time as an option.

Each
speaker in both series are said to feature a unique shape to fit easily through
a cut out to simplify installation, particularly in retrofit applications. The
speakers also include a new spring-tensioned mounting clamp system said to be unaffected
by heat and high humidity, giving installer the flexibility to mount the
speakers in a variety of areas. The grilles are also rust-resistant, making
them suitable for placement in moisture-prone areas such as saunas, bathrooms
and under outdoor eaves.

  Like before, the two-way speakers in both
series feature a woofer and tweeter that pivot together and independently up to
15 degrees in any direction. The three-way models feature woofer, midrange and
tweeter that pivot.

The
ICS speakers are part of the Niles IntelliControl ICS line, which is exclusive to
select pre-authorized dealers.

 The eight SKUs in the DS series consist of 7-
and 8-inch models, including:

*
the DS7MP LCR with 7-inch glass fiber woofer cone, 1-inch soft dome tweeter, dialog
switch for center-channel applications, and tweeter-level switch;

*
the DS7PR LCR with 7-inch glass fiber woofer cone, 1-inch fluid-cooled dome
tweeter, dialog switch and tweeter-level control;

*
the DS7HD LCR with 7-inch IMPACT (Improved Aluminum Ceramic Technology) woofer
cone, 1-inch titanium-nano-coated IMPACT tweeter, Kapton non-conductive voice
coil former and copper shorting caps, dialog switch, and tweeter-level switch;

*
DS7FX surround speaker with 7-inch glass fiber woofer cone, dual 1-inch
fluid-cooled dome tweeters, bipole/dipole switch, and multi-axis tweeter array to
position tweeters at an opposing angle;

 * DS7SI 7-inch single-speaker stereo model
with 7-inch glass fiber woofer cone and two bridge-mounted 1-inch soft dome
tweeters at opposing angles;

*
DS8PR LCR three-way with 8-inch glass fiber woofer cone, 1-inch fluid-cooled
dome tweeter, 1.5-inch fluid-cooled dome midrange, dialog switch, and
tweeter-level switch;

*
the DS8HD LCR with 8-inch IMPACT woofer cone, 1-inch nano-coated IMPACT tweeter,
and 1.5-inch nano-coated IMPACT dome midrange; it also features Kapton
non-conductive voice coil former, dialog switch and tweeter-level switch; and

*
DS8FX surround speaker with 8-inch IMPACT woofer cone, dual 1-inch nano-coated
IMPACT dome tweeters at opposing angles, and bipole/dipole switch.

 Prices were unavailable.

 The eight-SKU ICS series consists of the
following:

  * RWC7.3 LCR with 7-inch glass fiber woofer
cone, 1-inch soft dome tweeter, dialog switch, and center-channel switch;

*
RWC7.5 LCR with 7-inch woofer, 1-inch fluid-cooled dome tweeter, dialog switch
and tweeter-level switch;

 * RWC7.7 Elite Performance with 7-inch IMPACT
woofer cone and extended pole, 1-inch nano-coated IMPACT dome tweeter, Kapton
non-conductive voice coil former, dialog switch, and tweeter-level switch;

*
RWC7FX surround speaker with 7-inch glass fiber woofer cone, dual 1-inch
fluid-cooled dome tweeters at opposing angles, and bipole/dipole switch;

*
RWC7SI single-speaker-stereo model with 7-inch glass fiber woofer cone, two
bridge-mounted 1-inch soft dome tweeters;

*
RWC8.5 LCR with 8-inch glass fiber woofer, 1-inch fluid-cooled dome tweeter,
dialog switch and tweeter-level switch;

*
RWC8.7 LCR with 8-inch IMPACT woofer with extended pole, 1-inch nano-coated
IMPACT dome tweeter, 1.5-inch nano-coated IMPACT dome midrange, Kapton
non-conductive voice coil former, dialog switch, ands tweeter-level switch; and

*
RWC8FX surround speaker with 8-inch IMPACT woofer and extended pole, dual 1-inch
nano-coated IMPACT dome tweeters at opposing angles, and bipole/dipole switch.

 Prices were unavailable.

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