The new Monitor Audio line-up of in-wall and in-ceiling Trimless speaker models offers quite a bit of choice, technology and performance to the installer. Seventeen models ranged across four audio quality standards incorporate innovative features to take the complexity out of speaker selection and installation.
The NEW and IMPROVED 100-200-300 series is a wide-reaching ‘Trimless’ architectural speaker range that promises the easiest way to install ‘invisible’ high performance sound. Embracing no fewer than seventeen models all sporting ‘trimless’ grilles for stealthy looks, the complete line of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers delivers great sound and easy, secure, discreet installation to every room.Ranging across four audio quality standards, their performance is classified as ‘good’, ‘better’, ‘best’ and ‘flagship’ according to the technologies available. This offers a wealth of choice, technology and performance to installers, while incorporating innovative features to take the complexity out of speaker selection and installation.
Highlights of the new models include:
Trimless Grilles – The grilles attach magnetically to the speaker frame, allowing easy removal and re-fixing in seconds. Their stealthy appearance favours discreet, décor friendly installation.
Patented Tri-Grip Fixing Clamps – These mounting clamps feature three clamping points per dogleg, providing three times the clamping surface area of conventional single-point clamping speakers.
Easy Handling during Installation – All models feature protective crossover covers designed to prevent the ingress of loose building materials and dust into the drivers and crossover. The protective covers also make handling easy, and protect the crossover components from damage during installation.
Adjustable Response Controls – Optimum imaging and set-up are established via pivoting tweeters, pivoting IDC driver modules, high-frequency, midrange-frequency, and/or boundary compensation controls (depending on model). The boundary compensation control provides a gentle midrange roll-off response while preserving extreme low frequency output when the speaker is placed close to ceiling and wall boundaries.
Weather Resistant – All models will resist high humidity and ultraviolet light and can be placed in bathrooms and pool areas.
IDC (Inverted Dual Concentric) – 3-way designs in certain 200-300 series models. Minimizes diffraction and improves clarity and directionality.
C-CAM (Ceramic Coated Aluminum Magnesium) – In 200-300 series models. Higher power handling, better bass response and control at higher SPL’s.
Prices Range from $219 – $849. Available: September 2012.