Through the L-Acoustics Creations division dedicated to residential, marine, and other architectural applications, L-Acoustics has seen a growing demand for high-performance systems that integrate into luxury immersive environments. To complement the existing range of products designed to meet the demands of the installation market, L-Acoustics has introduced Soka and its companion subwoofer SB6i. Inspired by the success and design principles of its Syva loudspeakers, Soka combines line source technology with a sleek aesthetic for discerning technology integrators and projects where a smaller, more discreet solution is required.
Soka and SB6i are ultra-shallow at 3.9 inches/99 millimeters, designed to be enclosed in-wall or discreetly mounted on-wall. Soka comprises nine 3.5-inch mid-range drivers and three 1-inch high-frequency transducers to impart wide 140-degree horizontal coverage for an ample sweet spot coupled with a highly controlled 26-degree vertical directivity to focus sound on the listening area instead of the ceiling or walls. The SB6i subwoofer features two 6.5-inch neodymium low-frequency drivers and the L-Acoustics laminar vent technology found in its concert-grade reference sub.
Despite its small footprint, Soka delivers 124 dB. When accompanied by its companion SB6i subwoofer, Soka extends down to 29 Hz with a full range preset. “Colinear source technology gives Soka all the benefits of line source technology: high output, extended throw, and razor-sharp control,” explains Germain Simon, head of product and technology marketing at L-Acoustics. “Soka will be prized for its ability to provide astonishing impact and clarity in spaces that require ultimate discretion to allow the design space to shine.”
The introduction of Soka and SB6i, complements the existing installation range of products from L-Acoustics (X4i, SB10i, and LA2Xi) and reaffirms a commitment to the residential, marine, and architectural installation markets, not only for stereo or home cinema applications, but also for immersive sound spaces.
Like all recent installation products from L-Acoustics, Soka hides its technical features from sight. The rear face holds all the mounting points and speaker connectors, leaving the visible face sleek and elegant. The same mounting options presented with X4i are also available for Soka, which can be mounted on a wall in any orientation with Pan, Tilt, and PanTilt accessories, or integrated into the walls.
Soka and SB6i come in the L-Acoustics signature traditional dark grey, brown, and white colors and can be custom-colored with the RAL program to fit any visual aesthetic. Both Soka and SB6i are rated IP55 for indoor or outdoor applications.
For more information, visit www.l-acoustics-creations.com.