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RBH Sound Adds “Hidden” Model to Signature Series

Designed specifically to be integrated into baffle-walls and other custom-finished locations.

RBH Sound has introduced the SI-831R, the newest member of the company’s Signature Series In-wall lineup. The new speaker is designed specifically to be integrated into baffle-walls and other custom-finished locations in medium to large home theaters and 2-channel listening environments. The company claims the SI-831R combines the high performance of conventional freestanding speakers with the ability to be hidden away, allowing both custom integrators and interior designers greater design flexibility for their clients.

A spinoff of the company’s flagship SVTR freestanding tower monitor, the SI-831R features the same speaker components as the SVTR’s top-half SI-831R module. Three 8-inch aluminum cone woofers are used to provide bass and midrange frequencies, and an Aurum Cantus AMT Aero Striction Tweeter is used for upper-midrange and high frequencies extending to 35 kHz, well beyond the capabilities of human hearing. The individual speaker components are arranged in a W-T-W-W line array, allowing the new model to be used for left, center, and right (LCR) effects channels, a feature explicitly requested by RBH’s dealers.

According to RBH, the SI-831R’s basic cabinet design and shallow 9-inch depth allows custom integrators to better adjust its position in the baffle wall. Integrators can now achieve reliable freestanding performance without the extra depth and bulk normally required to accommodate freestanding speakers. Additionally, the SI-831R does not feature any tuned vents to help keep installation simple and uncomplicated.

The SI-831R weighs in at 62 lbs. with dimensions of 13-1/2 inches W x 42 inches H x 9 inches D. It has a sensitivity of 93 dB (2.83 V @ 1M) and has a frequency response of 50 Hz–35 kHz (±3 dB). RBH’s suggested retail price for the SI-831R is $1989.95 each. It is shipping now through the company’s authorized dealer and distributor

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