Dec 4, 2009 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles
Technology meets the challenge in a tough arena.
The SP6NXCTUL 6.5in. ported bass loudspeaker from Speco Technologies features a fire-retardant metal backcan, quick snap terminals, and a 70V transformer dial for power tap selection. The polypropylene woofer has a rubber surround, and together with the .75in. silk dome tweeter, they produce a frequency response of 60Hz to 20kHz with power handling capacity of 80W.
For wide dispersion with even frequency response in a 70/100V system, Tannoy offers the CMS801 DC with the Tannoy Dual Concentric consisting of a multifiber paper-pulp mid-bass cone and a 1in. ferrofluid cooled titanium dome HF unit with a neodymium magnet system. The unit produces a 47Hz-to-30kHz audio response and an average power handling capacity of 90W.
The HigherPlane 1.2 ceiling loudspeaker system from Thiel Audio is based on the company's in-wall PowerPoint and has a metal diaphragm 6.5in. woofer coaxially mounted with a 1in. metal dome tweeter. It offers a bandwidth of 75Hz to 20kHz, a power handling capacity of 30W to 200W, and the 1.2 version is mounted in a rigid aluminum enclosure to reduce unwanted vibration.
Triad Speakers designed the Gold/8 MiniMonitor with uncompromising components from the loudspeaker circuitry to the wood in the box. In an unusual arrangement, the box mounts in the ceiling to present an angled front for the 6.5in. woofer and 1in. fabric dome tweeter. The two are mounted side by side rather than coaxially. The unit can handle up to 150W in delivering a frequency response of 50Hz to 20kHz ±3dB.
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