Terra Loudspeakers is now shipping its LS.32 outdoor LED lighting and sound reproduction system.
The slim, tapered column delivers quality audio and efficient LED lighting from an attractive and weatherproof stealth black bollard.
“Installation professionals are looking for ways to enhance their residential business and expand their light commercial potential. This truly unique lighting and sound device is an ideal answer to both of those needs,” said James Banfield, president of Terra. “The LS.32 represents a well thought out solution that includes high performance landscape lighting and great outdoor background sound with Terra’s legendary all-weather durability.
“The LS.32 can be installed individually or as part of a package as a complete outdoor high fidelity entertainment system that offers advanced LED lighting. Even its look can be customized, as the aluminum grille that surrounds the speaker housing is available in three standard colors, black, aluminum or copper to facilitate visual integration into the landscaping.”
The LS.32 is a 32.5-inch high black column and may be ordered with either a down or up light installed to illuminate a pathway/patio, greenery, or other architectural elements. Optionally, both lights can be factory installed for a nominal up-charge. Lighting is provided by weatherproof MR-16 LED plug-in lamps installed in cast aluminum “eyeball” adjustable fixtures. Terra’s custom built 12-volt MR-16 lamps are 3-LED warm white types that output 270 lumens of high efficiency illumination.
The upper third of the bollard contains a Terra-built weatherproof 5.25-inch co-axial loudspeaker mounted within its own housing at a 35 degree up angle to enhance sound coverage. The LS.32 can be set for 70.7 volt or 8 Ohm operation using a built-in switch located behind the grille. The speaker incorporates Terra’s ACAD ceramic/alloy sandwich cone and MFCS fluid cooled spider-free technologies.
The speaker housing can be rotated 355 degrees independently of the lighting section so audio and illumination can be aimed separately for optimum enjoyment. The LS.32 bollard itself is rotationally molded from black .25-inch thick polyethylene so it’s built to withstand long-term exposure to the elements including UV, salt spray and chlorine mist without degradation.
The LS.32 will be offered as part of a package including six LS.32 bollards, a weather-proof AC to 12-volt DC lighting power supply, a single Terra partial-burial AC.SUB subwoofer and a Crown CDi 1000 custom programmed power amplifier. The Crown two-channel amplifier includes pre-programmed Digital Signal Processing that fully integrates the speakers in the bollards with the subwoofer and optimizes the audio performance of the system.
The LS.32 comes with a heavy-duty 30-inch PVC pipe attached to a mounting flange that is bolted to the bottom of the bollard. After assembly, the other end of the pipe is buried in the earth to facilitate secure ground mounting. A concrete mounting kit will also be made available.
Like every Terra all-climate speaker, the audio components of the LS.32 carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty while the lighting components have a Limited 2-year Warranty.