Monitor Audio Launches All-Weather Custom Series Monitor Audio has launched the new "All-Weather Custom" Series of in-wall/ceiling speakers, bringing the brand's quality into garden, pool and marine areas.By RS Staff Published: October 24, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Monitor Audio has launched the new “All-Weather Custom” (AWC) Series of in-wall/ceiling speakers, bringing the brand’s quality into garden, pool and marine areas. The line includes four models with flush-fitting designs, including a heightened level of water, dust, corrosion, UV, and temperature protection, providing custom installations with long-term reliability in challenging conditions. Developed using all-C-CAM driver systems derived from Monitor Audio’s hi-fi speakers, the new AWC series comprises two-way 6.5- and 8-inch models (AWC265 and AWC280) with single-speaker stereo (T2) variants, the AWC265-T2 and AWC280-T2. Anodized black for discreet in-wall/ceiling integration, the C-CAM bass drivers combine coaxially with Monitor Audio’s 1-inch C-CAM tweeters, which are twinned and angled on the T2 versions to deliver high-performance stereo sound from a single unit where space is limited. Protecting the drive systems are low-profile trimless grilles engineered from high-grade stainless steel and fixed using special non-corroding rare-earth magnets for easy utility. The rear of each model is polymer encased to prevent the ingress of dirt and moisture. Where it meets the wall or ceiling, a layer of specially formulated EPDM barrier material provides a long-lasting waterproof seal. Also at the back, silicon guard-protected push terminals are joined by high-frequency level-adjustment controls, designed to optimize response in a range of environments from wide open spaces to tiled pool areas. Easy and secure installation is offered through Monitor Audio’s Tri-Grip fixing system, which is easier to install than conventional dog-ear fixings and provides three times the clamping surface area for a better surface seal, maximizing bass response and mid-range clarity, according to the company. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.