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 each.
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.