First announced at the CEDIA Expo last September, Dynaudio's new Studio Series line of architectural speakers is now available. The line includes four models: two square in-wall models (the S4-W65 and S4-W80) and two round in-ceiling models (the S4-C65 and S4-C80). The two-way speakers combine a one-inch soft dome tweeter with either a 6.5- or 8-inch mid/woofer that uses the company's proprietary MSP (Magnesium Silicate Polymer) cone. The speakers have low-profile slim bezels and magnetic, paintable grilles.
Renowned high-end loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio is bringing the technical innovation and uncompromising sound quality of its free-standing hi-fi and pro-audio loudspeakers to the company's new series of high-performance, custom installation in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. The Studio Series, the first offering in Dynaudio's brand-new Custom Install architectural loudspeaker range, installs quickly and easily while providing integrators with the flexibility needed to accommodate even the most challenging listening environments.
"The new Custom Install range harnesses the core technology, expertise, and fanatical attention to detail that's made our hi-fi range so celebrated over the past 40 years," said Andrew Werdean, CEO, Americas for Dynaudio. "The Studio Series maintains the same quality standards of our home and professional audio products, ensuring that homeowners will enjoy an authentic and immersive listening experience."
The Studio Series includes two round in-ceiling models, the S4-C65 and S4-C80, and two rectangular in-wall models, the S4-W65 and S4-W80. Both the in-ceiling and in-wall models can either be pre-installed or retrofitted into existing cavities for remodels. The speakers' low-profile slim bezels and paintable grilles can easily be matched to the room décor and attach magnetically to provide 100 percent product coverage. A round grille is supplied as standard with the in-ceiling models, but square grilles are available as an option.
The Studio Series S4-C65, S4-C80, S4-W65, and S4-W80 are designed with dimensions similar to those of other architectural loudspeakers, allowing integrators to easily use them to upgrade audio system installations and incorporate higher-performance loudspeakers into existing cutouts.
The Dynaudio Studio Series models simplify installation with a patent-pending two-piece tool-less mounting system. The pre-installation frame mounts quickly and firmly into the speaker cut-out via auto-locking clamps, and the speaker unit housing the baffle, drivers, and crossover mounts securely within the frame via a locking drop-stop latch system.
To facilitate flexible speaker placement and optimal sound directivity, the in-ceiling models feature an 18°-angled, fully rotatable 6.5-inch (S4-C65) or 8-inch (S4-C80) mid/bass driver mated to a 1-inch tweeter with three-position adjustable tilt and a high-frequency level (+/- 3dB) switch. If the room arrangement should change, installed in-ceiling speakers can be adjusted very simply without any repositioning of the mounting frame.
Each Studio Series speaker model boasts Dynaudio's specially coated soft-dome tweeters, acclaimed for their undistorted sound and characterized by natural, open, clean, and clear high-frequency reproduction. Their proprietary magnesium silicate polymer (MSP) woofers feature geometrically optimized one-piece diaphragms and large-diameter, lightweight aluminum voice coils for smooth dispersion and excellent off-axis performance. Powerful magnet systems ensure that excursion is much more controlled and that the drivers follow the signal from the amplifier with a remarkable sense of accuracy and dynamics.
Dynaudio offers a lifetime manufacturer's warranty on all Studio Series custom installation loudspeaker models.