Origin Acoustics, the architectural loudspeaker brand led by Jeremy Burkhardt, has begun shipping its Seasons outdoor audio collection. Origin completely rethought the category and has developed speakers that offer greater output and deeper bass.
“Considering the input from dealers and consumers alike, we built the Seasons collection with a greater attention to sound quality,” stated Dave Donald, Origin’s VP of marketing. ”These are not simply background speakers, they are setting a new standard for what can be expected from exterior sound systems.”
The Collection currently features six models in either single- or dual-channel versions. The 50 Series uses a 5.25-inch woofer whereas the 60 Series utilizes a 4×8-inch woofer. Both series feature aluminum dome tweeters. The model OS56 and all three of the 60 Series models utilize dual passive radiators for increased bass response while maintaining a sealed enclosure to increase protection from the elements.
The dual passive radiators create a far more balanced sonic impression, according to the company.
The collection features an adjustable, integrated Conceal Bracket System (CBS) bracket that secures the speaker to any surface. The bracket attaches to the speaker after which two end caps snap into place and a hand tightened nob screws down locking the speaker in place while sitting flush with end cap. The result is a cleaner installation that allows the speaker to be pointed at the listening area, the company says. These speakers are made from durable injection-molded ABS plastic that has been shaped into acoustically tuned cabinets to complement the hand-selected drivers.
Three powerful outdoor subwoofers designed to be buried in the landscape round out the collection with deep bass and musical thunder.
The OS series price range from $200 to $490 each at retail and have recently begun shipping in the past two weeks.