SpeakerCraft has launched its new Landscape Audio Series, which includes satellite speakers, in-ground subwoofers, and accessories.
“The new durable and weatherproof SpeakerCraft outdoor series delivers a brilliant sound performance, with an emphasis on powerful bass for any outdoor area,” said director of audio Alex Zaliauskas. “We are excited to give dealers the 70-volt and 100-volt installation options they’ve asked for, without sacrificing the SpeakerCraft sound profile.
The SC-OG-6 6-inch (152mm) and the SC-OG-4 4-inch (100mm) two-way All-Weather Outdoor Satellite Speakers both feature a durable weatherproof design. The new speakers incorporate nickel-plated brass fittings that address a common failure point among other landscape speakers that use plastic-plated fittings.
The Satellites can operate in traditional 8ohm mode, but also have adjustable 70V/100V tap switch settings. This enables installation and amplification modes favored by many installers, and allows users to set the volume of each speaker individually. The 110-degree-wide dispersion ensures wide audio coverage in all outdoor spaces.
The new SpeakerCraft SC-BT-12 12-inch (300mm) and SC-BT-10 10-inch (250mm) Boom Tomb In-Ground Subwoofers feature waterproof HDPE enclosures, made from the same material used in municipal water supply lines. They are dunk tested at the manufacturing facility before shipping to ensure that leaks won’t happen. Both subwoofers feature a high-flow port design in which the port and canopy assembly spreads the moving air evenly in a 360-degree pattern, thereby reducing air turbulence and eliminating port noise. The woofer magnet is located on the vented side of the enclosure, which allows it to be cooled by airflow in and out the enclosure, adding longevity to the motor structure. And the port assembly is covered by an aluminum mesh grille that allows unrestricted airflow yet prevents intrusion of bugs, animals, and debris.
Making installation easier than ever for the installer, SpeakerCraft is also introducing new “quick connect” accessories, including the AW-LS-STAKE Landscape Speaker Stake Mount, the AW-LS-CONDUIT Landscape Speaker Conduit Box Mount, and the AW-LS-MOUNT Landscape Speaker Surface Mount.
“The single largest failure point for installers integrating outdoor satellites is when they lean their weight on it to push it into the ground, often breaking the entire assembly,” Zaliauskas said. “Our new accessories eliminate this issue. They employ a ‘quick connect’ method that allows the speaker to be installed after the accessory is mounted, making the installation far more reliable.”