Stealth Acoustics has announced the company has partnered with Harman Luxury Audio to co-develop and launch a new series of high-performance, concealed loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications.
The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine patented Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design to deliver the high-performance invisible loudspeakers.
The JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers utilize Stealth’s patented transducer implementation into a rigid compression molded baffle that is skinned with seventh generation Fidelity Glass acoustic panels. They feature JBL premium acoustic crossover networks and spring-loaded connections, as well as an integrated back box enclosure. The design results in a loudspeaker that installs like a drywall patch. The surface can be painted to match the wall, or custom finished for blending into any creative decor.
The JBL Conceal Series offers three full-range loudspeakers and a subwoofer. The flagship C86 model features a dual panel, six-element design with a 1-inch HF transducer, 4 x 1.2-inch MF transducers, and an 8-inch woofer with 1.5-inch voice coil. The dual panel configuration of the C86 separates the critical mid- and high-frequencies onto their own dedicated panel to optimize acoustic performance.
The C83 is a three-element design that features a 1-inch HF transducer, a 1.2-inch MF transducer, and an 8-inch woofer with 1.5-inch voice coil. The smallest of the full-range models, the C62 two-element design loudspeaker includes a 1.2-inch HF transducer and 6.5-inch woofer with 1.5-inch voice coil. The C82W passive subwoofer is a single panel with 2 x 8-inch woofers with 1.5-inch voice coils. The C82W is intended to be used in pairs and is packaged as such. For the JBL Conceal Series, the C82W is designed to be paired with the Crown CDi 2|300 DriveCore amplifier as a complete subwoofer system solution.
All full-range loudspeaker systems feature an integrated back box enclosure (one per panel), gold-plated spring-loaded binding post terminals, self-resetting protection circuitry on all drivers, and a 180×180-degree ultra-wide dispersion pattern.
The flagship dual-panel 6-element C86 has a retail price of $2000/each, the single panel 3-element C83 has a retail price of $1000/each, the single panel 2-element C62 has a retail price of $600/each, and the C82W passive subwoofer has a retail price of $1200/pair. To complete the C82W subwoofer system, the Crown CDi 2|300 DriveCore power amplifier has a retail price of $1224/each. The JBL Conceal Series is projected to be shipping in the first quarter of 2020.