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Sonance Showcases Host of New Products

Adds new amplifiers and James Loudspeaker architectural speakers to its product lineup.

The Sonance booth at CEDIA Expo 2022 revealed several new products from the manufacturer.

Sonance Amplifier - Front

Sonance has introduced two new digital amplifiers, revealing an 8-channel and a 16-channel solution, each with a new faceplate featuring an illuminated “Sonance Beam,” a play on the brand’s logo. The new models, named 8-50 and 16-50, boast power from a full-width 1U housing with the familiar assortment of DIP switches, Auto Sensing, and bridging ability.

Sonance Amplifier - Rear

The Sonance family of brands also showcased a new piece for IPORT CONNECT PRO, the PoE+ Upgrade, which transforms any docked IPORT CONNECT PRO device to a hardwired network connection. The hardware will make it easy for integrators to leverage IPORT and dedicated tablets as reliable control interfaces during a time when native control hardware availability is unreliable.

James Loudspeaker In-Wall Enclosure

The areas of the Sonance booth that were heavy on James Loudspeaker solutions also had new products to show, introducing new models in the SPL SoundBar series, On Wall series, and Ultra-High Output Small Aperture. Since the James Loudspeaker line is manufactured in its U.S.-based facility in Minden, Nev., the James Loudspeaker solutions are quick to develop and respond to input from the industry. This led to their new, smaller form factor SPL2 SoundBar, which is 3 inches tall, a whole inch shorter than the previously petite SPL3 Bar. The new SPL2 is expected to begin shipping in Q1.

The On Wall models gained a new OW64Q to the existing assortment of sizes and performance levels. The OW64Q brings a full range configuration to the mix to solve the need for low frequency when a separate sub is less appropriate for the space. Like most James Loudspeaker products, the model can be made marine-grade and can be finished in Satin Black, Gloss White, or completely bespoke color. The OW64Q is available and shipping now.

With the popularity and growth of the James Loudspeaker Small Aperture series solutions, the brand added a new shallow depth option in the Ultra-High Output SA853 style. The standard SA853Q-9 has a 9-inch mounting depth, so the new SA853Q-6 accomplishes a comparable experience with less mounting space at just 5.4 inches.

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