Monitor Audio, a a renowned British manufacturer in the world of audio technology has unveiled its latest innovation, the Creator Series. This new addition to the custom installation market promises to redefine architectural sound, offering impeccable sound quality and a range of high-performance in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers. With 19 models across three tiers, the Creator Series seeks to simplify the installation process while providing enhanced performance and functionality.
The Creator Series introduces a range of innovative features designed to streamline the installation process. A standout feature is the patented 'Quik-Link' terminal, a game-changer for installers. This technology allows the installer to remove the terminal block from the physical speaker, pre-terminate the speaker cables to it, and then snap it into place magnetically once the speaker is ready to be fitted within its designated cut-out. This not only saves time but also ensures a secure and hassle-free installation.
Another notable enhancement is the Tri-Grip II, an evolution of the dog-leg mechanism. It provides increased strength and reliability, making both speaker placement and extraction simpler and more efficient. Additionally, the Controlled Performance (CP) models in the Creator Series come with built-in back boxes, offering a hassle-free installation process even in challenging applications.
Monitor Audio's acoustic team has gone to great lengths to improve the overall performance of the Creator Series. Despite keeping the cut-out sizes the same as previous models for medium and large in-ceiling speakers, they have increased the driver size to 7 inches and 9 inches, providing greater high-fidelity performance.
The Creator Series offers a range of driver technologies across its three tiers. Tier 1 includes C-CAM tweeters and mid-bass drivers, while Tier 2 features RST II mid-range and bass drivers. The top-tier, Tier 3, boasts RST II mid-range drivers and RDT III bass drivers. Notably, the Tier 3 in-wall model incorporates an MPD II transducer based on the THX Certified Ultra Cinergy home cinema series, delivering exceptional sound quality.
The Creator Series is organized into three tiers, each catering to specific installation needs:
Tier 1: This tier offers a comprehensive range of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers designed for cost-effective installations requiring simplicity and solid acoustic performance. All Tier 1 speakers feature a 2-way configuration with new C-CAM mid-bass drivers and C-CAM tweeters equipped with Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide I.
Tier 2: Building upon the qualities of Tier 1, Tier 2 speakers provide improved acoustic performance and additional features for greater speaker placement flexibility, including boundary correction, high-frequency cut/boost, and the dual-stereo T2X. These speakers are also configured as 2-way systems with RST II mid-bass drivers and C-CAM tweeters featuring Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide II.
Tier 3: Representing the pinnacle of performance, Tier 3 speakers offer enhanced acoustic performance and advanced features for even more speaker placement freedom. They come in a 3-way configuration with RDT III bass drivers, Inverted Dual Concentric II (IDC II) coaxial mid/tweeter range driver arrays, and Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide II. The Tier 3 in-wall speaker is based on THX Certified Ultra Cinergy Series technology, featuring an RST II mid-driver and MPD II transducer for exceptional audio quality.
Monitor Audio's Creator Series brings a new level of simplicity and innovation to custom installations while maintaining the high-quality sound that the brand is known for. With a wide range of models to choose from, installers and consumers alike can find the perfect solution to meet their audio needs.
The Creator Series is available now for purchase. Check out Monitor Audio's official website to learn more about the prices and availability.