Triad Speakers’ new DesignerSeries line of high-performing, vibrating-panel sound systems are designed to be easier on the eyes and at a price point that’s easier on the wallet.
Triad’s three new entry-level models of behind-the-wall loudspeakers are the DSi-1 ($500 MSRP each), the DSi-2dc dual-channel stereo version ($700 MSRP each), and the higher performing DSi-3 ($700 MSRP each). The addition of the new models brings the DesignerSeries to 11 models in total. Prior to the DSi-1, MSRP for entry-level was $650.
The DesignerSeries are passive speaker panels comprised of a powder-coated aluminum frame, a rigid aluminum honeycomb core (with paper skin covering) and transducers. All the components—along with the use of a required high-pass cross-over filter (sold separately)—work in concert to create a vibrating element that produces sound waves. The result is a full, warm sound, the company says.
All DesignerSeries panels mount in between walls studs in typical home construction. The panel’s paper skin provides a high-bond surface for adhesion to plaster, drywall compound, mud skims, and veneer. Once covered and painted, the panels are invisible to the eye.
According to Triad Speakers’ marketing director Paul Teixeira, the three new DSi models boast a small footprint (measure 15.75-inches H x 11.8-inches W x 1.6-inches D), thus allowing for even greater installation flexibility.
“Our ability to hit lower price-points on such sophisticated technology gives the Triad dealer more options to place music throughout the house,” Teixeira stated.
The DSi-1, DSi-2dc and DSi-3 speakers all carry a 10-year limited warranty. The speakers are shipping now.