Russound will debut a new speaker line at the upcoming CEDIA, featuring improved performance over prior models, with simplified options that are a direct result of dealer input.
“We listen when our dealers tell us they need new or updated products,” says Charlie Porritt, Russound’s CEO. “And what dealers wanted was for Russound to simplify the line while offering improvements across the board.”
The new ceiling speaker line updates all current models and adds a new commercial version of the company’s top-selling RSF-610. Also featured across the line are all-new frame and tweeter bridge designs touting a new look with no visible magnets, as well as wraparound PCBs.
The new entry-level ceiling speaker, IC-610, features a 6.5-inch polypropylene cone and 1-inch pivoting PEI tweeter. The mid-level IC-620 steps up to a 6.5-inch Kevlar cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter. The top-level options start with the IC-630, featuring a 6.5-inch carbon fiber cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter.
Russound’s new ceiling speaker line also includes two more residential models: the IC-820, boasting an 8-inch Kevlar cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter, and the IC-610T, that comes with a dual voice-coil, 6.5-inch polypropylene cone, just like the IC-610, but adds a second 1-inch PEI tweeter for stereo imaging from a single speaker.
The new commercial model, the IC-610-70V, features a 6.5-inch polypropylene cone and 1-inch pivoting PEI tweeter, and has been designed to be the flush-mount speaker of choice with the XZone70V. It comes with an integrated transformer, and is well-suited for any flush-mount jobs that don’t require UL.
Russound is also debuting a new in-wall LCR speaker at CEDIA that is sonically matched with its in-ceiling speakers. The new IW-LCR features a slim design, dual 4-inch Kevlar cones and a 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter. It touts a versatile design that enables it to be used as a left, center or right speaker. There’s a dialog enhancement adjustment when the speaker is used as a center channel, something critical for adding clarity to typical TV audio.
Also new from the company at CEDIA is the latest in-wall XTS Touchscreen that increases the size of the high-resolution display from the prior model’s 4.7 inches to 5 inches. The new XTSPlus also features a quad core processor for speedier response, a redesigned POE for more efficient operation, and open access to Russound Store apps for installers who want to expand its use beyond the MyRussound app, and a universal backplate.