Northridge, Calif. – Revel, part of the Harman High
Performance AV (HPAV) group, has begun rolling out its new Architectural series
of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with bezel-less designs and with patented
one-handed install process that requires no tools to clamp them to drywall.
The products, shown
at last September’s CEDIA Expo, incorporates
technologies, such as low-distortion tweeter design and waveguides that
appear in Revel’s high-end in-room speakers. Prices range from $200 to $1,749
Of the 21 models in
the Architectural Series, 11 are in-wall models ranging from a 6.5-inch-woofer
two-way to a 9-inch three-way speaker. Ten in-ceiling models range from a
4-inch two-way to a three-way LCR speaker. All are designed to voice match the
brand’s Ultima2, Performa and Concerta floorstanding speakers and in-room
center channel speakers.
All but one
in-ceiling model is shipping. The in-wall models will be available in June.
All of the speakers are the brand’s first with RollerLock
mounting mechanism that enables tool-less clamping to drywall. All are also
Revels first with bezel-less grilles, which mount magnetically. In addition, the
in-ceiling models come with both round and square grilles to match any ceiling
fixture and lighting. The grilles are also paintable.
The speakers’ aluminum-dome
tweeters are mounted in a waveguide to provide a more seamless blend between
the tweeter and woofer, thus yielding more natural sound, the company said. In
addition, the in-ceiling waveguides are mounted in an offset position to reduce
the acoustic anomalies often caused by in-ceiling speaker placement.
The woofers use Micro
Ceramic Composite (MCC) cone material, said to combine strength and stiffness
with light weight to enhance resolution, accuracy, and transient response. The
material is created by deep-anodizing both sides of an aluminum core.