Pickering, Ontario – Kevro
International has begun shipping the first trim-less custom-install speakers
from British speaker maker Monitor Audio, and Kevro plans to expand the
selection later this year.
The new CWT series of in-wall and
in-ceiling speakers combine trim-less design and low-profile grilles for
unobtrusive installs, the company said.
Three two-way models are
available with 4-, 6-, and 8-inch woofers, and each can be used with a square
or round grille for in-wall or in-ceiling installs. They’re priced at $160,
$200, and $270 each, respectively.
All CWT models are less than 4-inches-deep for
mounting in walls and ceilings with restricted depth, and their size has been
reduced 25 percent compared to other models with the same-size drivers by integrating
the bass driver basket and frame, the company said. Grilles are held in place
by neodymium magnets.
All models feature technologies from Monitor’s
high-end in-room speakers, which are voice-matched to their custom
counterparts. Technologies included from the in-room speakers include C-CAM
gold dome tweeters, which boost frequency response beyond 20kHz. The tweeters
also pivot up to 15 degrees in all directions towards the listening space to
provide ideal imaging and reduce unwanted reflections when installed close to
corners or wall boundaries.
All offer paintable grilles, and all are splash-
and humidity-proof for installation in shower rooms or pool areas. They also feature
dust-protection covers to prevent loose building materials or dust from
reaching the driver and crossover network.
The speakers come with dedicated
pre-construction (rough-in) brackets and a three-position dog-style mounting
configuration said to provide greater contact surface area than other types of mounting
configurations while reducing installation time.