Infinity Speakers Target OEM Replacement

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Las Vegas - Infinity plans an International CES unveiling of its new Reference X series of 10 car speakers, which use a variety of technologies to play loud when connected to factory head units or to low-power aftermarket head units.

All feature 3-ohm voice coils to compensate for the increased impedance caused by thin-gauge factory speaker wires running to factory head units, a spokesman said. In addition, when connected to a low-power aftermarket head unit, the speakers' reduced impedance will yield higher output compared to a standard 4-ohm speaker, he noted.

In both applications, the speakers' woofer cones are likewise designed to boost output as well as bass response. Their PlusOne woofer cones offer a larger radiating area than conventional speakers of the same size to play louder with smaller amps and increase bass output to help offset road noise, the company said.

"Typically, when an aftermarket speaker is simply bolted into a factory location, the overall output and ability to deliver bass are reduced. That's not the case with Reference," he said.

All but two models feature adjustable tweeter levels to compensate for high-frequency loss caused by mounting location or by road noise. And pivoting tweeters in four models can be aimed toward listeners to increase speaker-mounting-location options.

Nine models are two-way speakers, including one two-way component system, and one model is a three-way speaker with a super tweeter.

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