SpeakerCraft has unveiled its first active speaker for flat TVs. The $599-suggested Protégé CS3 packs multiple drivers into a chassis that doubles as a TV pedestal. It also features stereo Bluetooth and simulated surround-sound processing.
The SpeakerCraft Protegé TV Speaker works with TVs mounted on stands or wall mounted.
It will be available in Magnolia Home Theater stores beginning August 19 on an exclusive basis for a period of time before being rolled out to other dealers.
The speaker features dual 5.25-inch subwoofers, four 2.5-inch midrange drivers and dual 1-inch silk-dome tweeters. Simulated surround-sound processing creates realistic 5.1-type effects, the company claimed.
The only connection needed is an audio cable from the TV to one of the Protege’s digital or analog inputs. An included remote lets the user adjust volume, bass and treble.
The product’s amplifier features a 60-watt power supply providing 20 watts to the 5.25-inch drivers, 15 watts to the midranges, and 10 watts to the tweeters. An on-board limiter protects the woofer’s driver from being over-powered while at the same time maintaining clean and undistorted sound, even at high output levels.
The SpeakerCraft Protegé TV Speaker works with TVs mounted on stands or wall mounted. It will be available for shipping in the fall of 2012.