NORTHRIDGE, California – HARMAN’s Revel today announced the introduction of the C383XC and C363XC extreme climate flush-mount loudspeakers, two competitively-priced models designed to deliver true high-performance Revel sound in any location that is hot, cold, damp, humid or wet. The XC series is perfect for indoor locations such as showers and saunas as well as outdoor locations including decks and screened porches. Both models are resistant to corrosion from salt water and can be deployed in marine applications such as high-end yachts. The two XC series models are the first in a new range of extreme climate loudspeakers from Revel.
The C383XC 8-inch and C363XC 6-1/2-inch flush-mount loudspeakers can fit into a space less than 2.8 inches deep. Both models feature weatherized drivers and construction. Revel’s XC Series meet IP (International Protection Rating) 65 durability, meaning they are fully protected against dust and can be exposed to spray and low-pressure jets of water from all directions.
“We created the C383XC and C363XC to deliver the exceptional sound Revel is known for to extreme climates where up until now high quality audio hasn’t been attainable,” said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Management, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “The XC Series is designed to meet the demands of the harshest environments and provide consistent performance while also providing an attractive design that will blend into any environment.”
The Revel XC Series loudspeakers feature black aluminum-cone, cast-polymer-frame woofers, 1-inch black aluminum dome tweeters and high-order crossover networks for clear, detailed sound, with a smooth tonal balance and extremely low distortion and coloration over a wide dynamic range. The C383XC and C363XC are designed for easy installation. Both feature zero-bezel magnetic grilles for a modern design that provides an elegant and unobtrusive appearance.
In order to provide a consistent aesthetic, the Revel XC Series 8-inch and 6-1/2-inch round extreme climate grilles appear identical to those in the rest of the Revel Architectural Series and will also be available for use with any of Revel’s existing in-ceiling models of those two sizes.
The Revel C383XC and C363XC extreme climate flush-mount loudspeakers are covered by Revel’s Limited Lifetime Warranty in the US and Canada. They will be available in August 2015 at suggested retail prices of $500/ea and $350/ea.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015.