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Theory Debuts First Landscape Loudspeakers

The ic6-Bollard loudspeaker and iws12-Bollard subwoofer make their debut at InfoComm 2024.

Theory Audio Design is featuring multiple new product introductions at InfoComm 2024. Not yet released but being previewed for at the show are Theory’s new high-performance landscape loudspeakers. The ic6-Bollard 6.5-inch full-range landscape loudspeaker and iws12-Bollard 12-inch landscape subwoofer are on display in booth C9901 and Audio Demo Room N118.

Theory Audio Design ic6-Bollard 6.5-inch full-range landscape loudspeaker and iws12-Bollard 12-inch landscape subwoofer

ic6-Bollard – 6.5-inch

Theory made its official debut at InfoComm 2023 with its small but highly capable ic6 6.5-inch in-ceiling loudspeaker. Via careful processing and computer-optimized tuned ports, the ic6 delivers exceptional low-frequency bandwidth, punch, and resolution, plus wide dispersion. Up until now the ic6 could be paired with Theory’s optional all-weather grille or installed in open-ceiling and exposed environments when integrated into one of Theory’s ic6 pendant housings.

Building on Theory’s ic6 Acoustic Core platform, the new ic6-Bollard is the ic6 loudspeaker installed into a Dark Chocolate (and paintable) stainless steel Bollard housing. Once integrated, the ic6-Bollard becomes a full-range landscape loudspeaker that provides 360-degrees of uniform coverage. Pair it with the new iws12-Bollard subwoofer and you can reach sound reinforcement levels in your landscape.

For large, distributed installs, you can use hundreds of ic6-Bollard loudspeakers. The ic6 includes a switch-selectable 70V/100v transformer that can be driven direct by Theory’s DLC-250.4d 4-channel loudspeaker controller. The DLC-250.4d can drive up to 16 Theory 16-ohm loudspeakers in Lo-Z mode, or up to 64 in Hi-Z mode — all from a half rack chassis.

iws12-Bollard – 12-inch Landscape Subwoofer

Theory has also become known for deep bass from surprisingly compact enclosures. The Theory iws12-SPKR model speaker assembly includes a 12-inch, 1400-watt, 4-inch voice coil long throw woofer that can be integrated into the popular Theory iws12-6 in-wall subwoofer and the highly flexible Theory iws12-9 architectural subwoofer. With the introduction of the iws12-Bollard, now that iws12-SPKR performance can be enjoyed outdoors. When mounted inside the new iws12-Bollard housing and installed outdoors you get high-energy low frequencies in your landscape.

“Theory is disrupting the status quo with a small stable of highly capable and flexible audio products, and the ic6 and iws12 are perfect examples of that,” says Paul Hales, CEO and product designer for Theory Audio Design. “Those two Theory loudspeakers can be used for in-ceiling, pendant, high-moisture, in-wall, surface-mount, and now landscape installations, all while providing premium levels of audio performance and design.”

The Theory ic6-Bollard and iws12-Bollard will be available in Q4 2024. To see and hear the new landscape loudspeakers, visit InfoComm 2024 Booth: C-9901 and Audio Demo Room: N118.

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