Episode Speakers is now shipping its first Soundbars and On-Wall LCRs.
Episode Speaker's new 300 On-Wall LCR.
Shown for the first time at 2011 CEDIA EXPO, the models are the newest additions to a second generation lineup of home theater and 2-channel loudspeakers (presently totaling 73 models), that have steadily come to market these past 24 months.
Containing 3-front-channels-in-1 for positioning underneath the flat-panel TV in entertainment room and bedroom settings, the Episode 300 Series Soundbars are available in 30- and 40-inch widths at $499 and $599 MSRP respectively. For use as either individual front channel or surround sound speakers, also new are Episode 300 Series On-Wall LCRs for medium and large-sized TVs at $199 and $299 MSRP respectively.
Both the Soundbars and On-Wall LCRs are timbre-matched; components include .75-inch Ferro-fluid cooled silk dome tweeters, 3-inch polypropylene woofers with Nomex Spiders and high-temperature voice coils, and a 3-inch passive radiator per woofer. All are finished in a high-gloss piano black outfitted with black mesh grills.
Included installation conveniences are an integrated “knock-out” located behind the speaker grill to conceal the IR receiver; brackets for wall-mounting and a "kickstand" for shelf placement. SnapAV's mount line offers a bracket (not included) that enables the Soundbars to attach directly to flat-panel TVs. When used with articulating wall-mounts, the Soundbars move in tandem with the TV.