Huntington Beach, Calif. --
is following through on plans to increase its focus on multi-room-audio products with the launch of new speakers designed for in-wall and in-ceiling installation.
The new speakers are designed to bring the company's high-output performance to lower price points, the company said. Like other Pro speakers, the new in-wall SCRS-5iw and in-ceiling SCRS-25iw are designed to be driven by DSP-equipped amplifiers that include digital crossover filters, speakers, digital boundary compensation, and digital equalization. The speakers can be driven in biamp mode.
A new in-wall subwoofer, and freestanding subwoofer, round out the product launches.
The company previously focused on large floor-standing and shelf-mount speakers designed for placement behind acoustically transparent screens and stretched-fabric walls. However, the company also offered two bezel-less in-wall speakers and an in-wall sub, all of which dealers have used for home theater and multi-room installs, the company said.
The new speakers were shown as prototypes at the CEDIA Expo and their designs have been finalized. The company is now taking orders.
The speakers include the two-way SCRS-5iw in-wall speaker with integrated metal back-box and paintable bezel-less metal grille. It features 0.75-inch compression driver, which is mounted in an elliptical horn for broad high- frequency dispersion, and a 5-inch woofer with ferrite magnet and an oversized voice coil. The high-sensitivity design delivers output levels of 110dB and a dynamic range typically associated with larger floorstanding speakers, the company said. It's only 3.88 inches deep for installation in a standard 2x4 stud bay.
The SCRS-25iw in-ceiling speaker is the company's first in-ceiling speaker with an angled baffle to deliver sound to the listener's seating position in a home theater and in a multi-room-audio application. It also features paintable bezel-less metal grille and incorporates two 5-inch woofers and the 0.75-inch horn-loaded compression tweeter. Output is 115dB. The included back box fits between 12-inch on-center joists.
A new compact in-wall sub, designed for retrofit installation in a traditional 2x4 stud bay, is the LFC-12im. It features 12-inch driver, neodymium motor and 5-inch voice coil to deliver 115dB max output. It's also bezel-less.
The new compact in-room sub, the LFC-14sm, features long-throw 15-inch driver in a black textured-paint finish or a wood-veneer finish. It's designed for in-room placement, whereas the company's previously available enclosed subwoofers have been intended for placement behind a display screen.
The company changed its name last year from Professional Home Cinema to align its name with plans for more multi-room-audio products.