Newmarket, N.H. - Russound designed two new compact speakers in its Acclaim 7 custom-install series to maximize placement options, simplify retrofits and discreetly add front-height speakers in home theaters.
The Acclaim 7W52FT left-right speaker and the single-point stereo 7W51SFT feature square frames requiring only 7.25 inches by 7.25 inches of cutout space on a wall. Both also feature 15-degree fixed-tilt baffle that lets installer direct sound in any of four directions to a desired location. The left-right speaker adds a pivoting tweeter. Both feature 88dB efficiency.
"The size, combined with a fixed-tilt chassis, makes them a great problem solver for installations where ideal speaker placement isn't possible due to size or location limitations," the company said. The speakers' small dimensions also enable installation within a single stud bay along with an amplified keypad, reducing the work involved in running wires in retrofit installations, it added. The speakers also lend themselves to in-ceiling applications where larger speakers wouldn't fit or would look ungainly.
The 7W51SFT will be sold in single units, and the 7W52FT will be sold in pairs, at prices to be disclosed by CEDIA Expo time.