SpeakerCraft will go to next month's CEDIA EXPO with an expanded selection of flangeless (or bezel-less) in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with magnet-mount grilles to deliver a less-obtrusive look.
Profile speakers feature a flange-less design and choice of round or square grilles.
The first eight models in the Profile selection were shown at last year's CEDIA, and another 14 will ship before CEDIA, the company said. By the end of the fourth quarter, the company expects to ship most of its core speakers, or 43 models, with the flangeless design at prices ranging from $370-$2,000/pair.
The Profile series adopts the audio technologies of the company's AIM and CRS speaker series. AIM speakers feature pivoting tweeters and woofers to direct sound to the main listening position. CRS speakers feature pivoting tweeters and WavePlane baffle to broaden high-frequency dispersion. The Profile versions of the speakers feature driver complements that match their corresponding flanged models to deliver identical performance characteristics, the company said.
For the Profile speakers, the company offers a choice of square and round grilles so that installers have the option of offering round speakers with square grilles, reducing inventories. Profile grille options "reduce the cost of doing business as you only stock one product and then attach the grille," said company president Jeremy Burkhardt.
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