Polk Audio, the Speaker Specialists, has introduced Vanishing Series, a line of in-wall speakers featuring low-profile cosmetics that are nearly invisible once installed.
“The promise of whole-house sound that you can only hear and not see has been finally realized with our new Vanishing Series,” Polk product line manager, Al Baron, said. “In-wall speakers are often a compromise not only for the ears, but for the eyes. We’ve designed Vanishing Series to be almost imperceptible to they eye once installed, but with tremendous sonic output. Consumers will love hearing this kind of sound without having to look at the speaker.”
The speaker’s minimized bezel appears flush with the wall, and Polk’s Miniature Perf grilles blend with the wall. Magnetic grilles are designed to make installations fast and hassle-free, and are paintable.
Other technology changes for the Vanishing Series speakers are incorporated into new tweeters, crossovers, and driver designs employed throughout the lineup. Many models will also incorporate a newly designed Polk PowerPort for better bass response and higher overall speaker efficiency. Vanishing Series in-wall speakers will be available in the same cutout sizes as Polk’s current models, making for an easy upgrade path for consumers and an easy transition for installers.
The Vanishing Series speakers, and all new Polk in-wall and in-ceiling models, are now covered by a new limited lifetime warranty.
Prices for Vanishing Series in-wall speakers will ship in Q1 of 2010, ranging in price from $169.95 each to $619.95 each (SRP). A follow-up selection of in-ceiling models will be announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show.