Charlotte, N.C. – SnapAV has
expanded its Episode home speaker selection with the shipment of the brand’s first
soundbars and first on-wall LCR speakers.
The speakers, manufactured and marketed by
SnapAV, join other Episode-branded in-room, in-wall, in-ceiling, and outdoor
speakers as well as Episode-branded amplifiers and acoustic treatments. SnapAV
markets a total of more than 1,000 installer-oriented products under its own
brands for the custom A/V channel.
Two Episode three-channel passive
soundbars are available in 30- and 40-inch widths at a suggested $499 and $599,
respectively. The soundbars are timvre-matched for use with the Episode 300-series
on-wall LCRs, which can be used for front- or surround-channel applications.
They’re sized for medium- and large-sized TVs and are priced at a suggested
$199 and $299, respectively.
The new speakers feature
0.75-inch Ferro-fluid-cooled silk- dome tweeters, 3-inch polypropylene woofers
with Nomex spiders and high-temperature voice coils, and a 3-inch passive
radiator per woofer. The cabinets are
finished in a high-gloss piano black and feature black-mesh grills.
Features include an integrated
knock-out behind the speaker grills to conceal an IR receiver, brackets for
wall-mounting, and a “kickstand” for shelf placement. SnapAV also
offers an optional bracket to attach the soundbars directly to flat-panel TVs.
When a TV is mounted to an articulating wall mount, the attached soundbar moves
with the TV.