Sonance parent Dana Innovations will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the CEDIA Expo launch of small speakers in Sonance’s Architectural series of custom-installed speakers and the brand’s first two passive on-wall soundbars, which are three-channel three-way models.
Sonance’s three-way, three-channel passive soundbars feature widths that can be adjusted on site.
The Architectural Series gets small speakers that match the shape and size of new high-end “zero-sight-line,” flush-mounted in-ceiling downlights to deliver a consistent aesthetic, said Simon Wehr, marketing director for Sonance parent Dana Innovations. The Architectural Series consists of speakers that lack bezels and feature grilles that are mounted flush to the plane of a wall or ceiling for a near-invisible look.
The small Architectural speakers consist of two two-way satellite speakers and their companion subwoofers. One satellite, the AS38SAT, consists of a 3.5-inch carbon-fiber and Rohacell woofer and a 0.75-inch ceramic- dome tweeter behind a 4-inch round or square grille. The matching subwoofer uses a dual-voice-coil carbon-fiber and Rohacell 6.5-inch driver ported through a 4-inch round or square grille.
The series also adds a medium-size AS68SAT satellite consisting of a 6.5-inch version of the carbon-fiber/ Rohacell woofer paired with a 1-inch ceramic-dome tweeter. The speaker fires through an 8-inch square or round grille. The matching subwoofer features an 8-inch dual-voice-coil carbon-fiber/Rohacell driver ported through the same-size grille.
Wehr recommends four satellites be paired with a sub.
Pricing and ship dates weren’t available.
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