David Frangioni, professional musician and founder of Audio One, has launched his own line of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers specifically designed for the distributed audio market. Seeing the large void of mid-range priced speakers with great sound, Frangioni was inspired to create Frangioni Systems Speakers.
Frangioni's in-ceiling speaker design
“I decided to make my own speakers because I just couldn't find a distributed audio in-wall or in-ceiling speakers that sounded great in the mid-price range,” Frangioni said. “There were numerous choices at the low and high points of the market, but not in the middle.
Frangioni designed what he calls a high-performance, musical-sounding speaker that can play loud without distortion. The speakers have high sensitivity and broad off-axis dispersion (-6 dB at 45 degrees), he says. Also, all exposed components are weather resistant and therefore can be placed in high humidity areas, like kitchens, bathrooms, and protected outdoor settings.
According to Frangioni, these speakers sound excellent at all listening volumes and have incredible imaging detail with accurate bass response. He strongly believes these are the most important qualities you need when playing back audio as background music or in small-to-medium sized theaters.
“These speakers reinforce my commitment to personalizing the audio experience that my clients expect from Audio One,” Frangioni stated. “They represent that next level of ‘custom’ sound and, for now, are only available from Audio One.”
The in-ceiling speakers cost $1,200 for a pair and the in-wall speakers cost $950 each.
For more information about Audio One, visit www.audio-one.com.