Benicia, Calif. - NHT went to the CEDIA Expo with the first on-wall speaker in its Absolute series of in-room speakers.
The 4-inch-deep Absolute wall speaker, shipping in November at $199 each, is also the first on-wall speaker in the company's line in about 10 years.
The two-way speaker is tuned to perform best when up against the wall in applications in which floor or tabletop mounting of speakers isn't an option, the company said.
They're also shallow enough to be used with flat-panel TVs, and with 13-inch height and 5.75-inch width, they can be pressed into service as front-height and front-wide speakers as well as multi-room-audio speakers when in-wall and in-ceiling locations aren't available, said marketing head John Johnsen.
He also called the speaker "quite compelling" in upscale light-commercial applications.
It installs with a single screw and comes with integrated hardware for mounting. It can be can be flipped vertically to optimize tweeter performance for different installation heights.
Frequency response of 85Hz to 21kHZ +/- 3dB is "nearly identical to that of the Absolute Zero in-room speaker. It will be available in both black- and white-gloss hand-rubbed finishes.