Smart home solution provider Control4 recently announced the availability of a new series of in-ceiling speakers that deliver quality sound without sacrificing aesthetics or home design, the company claimed.
The Triad Designer Series speakers are engineered to hide in a ceiling while projecting full, rich sound from an unobtrusive, tiny four-inch flush-mounted grill. With both full range and subwoofer models, Triad Designer Series speakers reproduce a wider range of sound than traditional invisible speakers and employ Triad’s Ultra-Broad Dispersion tweeter to fill a room with music.
The choice for in-ceiling speakers traditionally been a compromise between sound and design. The relatively narrow sound dispersion of conventional in-ceiling speakers requires more speakers to fill a room with sound, and their prominent speaker grills are an eyesore. Alternatively, invisible speakers can disappear behind the ceiling or wall, but lack high and low frequency response; and because they are integrated into the finished ceiling, repair and replacement is typically very involved and difficult.
“My clients love music and want to be able to listen to it throughout their home. It’s something that has become a staple in most of my building projects,” says Rose Barroso of Barroso Homes. “But it’s not always easy to balance the performance requirements of speakers with the design aesthetic my customers expect,” Barroso said, adding that Control4’s solution can now address the problem. Also, dealers may get completely serviceable speakers without cutting a hole in the finished ceiling.
The DS4-FR full-range speaker includes two woofers and an Ultra Broad Dispersion tweeter that disperses sound through a 150-degree field that is 50 percent wider than conventional speakers, minimizing spots where the music is too loud or too quiet. The DS4-FR offers plenty of low-end capacity, but for rooms where exceptional bass is desired, the DS4-SUB delivers through its three woofers while remaining incredibly discrete.
Consistent with the heritage of Triad custom-built speakers, the solid wood construction of the Designer Series isolates the sound to keep the audio concentrated in the rooms where users want it and out of the rooms you don’t.
The Triad Designer Series is available with a U.S. MSRP of $1,400 each for the DS4-FR and DS4-SUB, and includes a 10-year warranty.