Crestron is now shipping its new Essence and Aspire speakers, the latest addition to its easy-to-install speaker line.
Featuring a toggle clamp mounting system, the speakers are designed to make installations quick and easy so dealers can get in and out of their jobs faster. According to Crestron, interior designers will also love the minimalist zero-bezel grille design that lets these decibel carriers remain virtually invisible in ceilings or on walls.
Aspire features woven poly-glass composite woofers which produce a rich low end, while the 1-inch synthetic polymer dome tweeters create crisp highs and stacattos. Offset post-mounted tweeters reduce midrange frequency response anomalies for undistorted sound and punch.
Essence speakers take over where Aspire leaves off, the company says. Adding top shelf components like woven Kevlar woofers to deliver deep, defined low end, as the large 1.1 inch advanced synthetic polymer dome tweeters accentuate crisp, fluent highs, articulate midrange, and provide consistent coverage across a wider listening area. Premium cast aluminum woofer baskets assure pure, uncolored bass response. In-ceiling models include both round and square zero-bezel grilles to match light fixtures or décor.
Precisely tuned 4th order crossovers ensure a full, warm response across the spectrum and professional quality sound. The speakers handle 100-175 watts of power (depending on model and size) with a wide frequency response.
Essence and Aspire are sold in pairs and available in both in-ceiling (round) and in-wall (rectangular) models. Choose from three sizes: 5.25-inch, 6.5-inch and 8-inch. The Aspire 8-inch 2-Way Single-Point Stereo In-Ceiling Speaker is sold individually.
In preparation for speaker installation during the building or renovation phase, Crestron's speaker bracket templates are designed for attaching to framed walls and ceilings prior to installing drywall.