In January, Monitor Audio will launch the new CP Trimless Series of in-wall speakers. CP stands for Controlled Performance, and the CP-IW260X ($1,400 each) and the CP-IW460X ($2,200 each) are both three-way, five-driver speakers in a closed-box design, incorporating drivers from the company’s Platinum, Gold, and Silver freestanding speakers and featuring a ten-position Tri-Grip mounting system, boundary compensation switching, and paintable trimless grilles.
From Monitor Audio
We are proud to introduce to you the CP Trimless Series.
For over forty years we’ve been building global acclaim for our award-winning speaker lines, continuously fine-tuning our technologies to create generations of gorgeous hi-fi and home theater speaker systems, as well as an evolving range of flush-mounting architectural speakers designed to offer the perfect union of great sound and near-invisible installation.
The task of squeezing high sound quality from a speaker small enough to be concealed within a wall or ceiling is usually beset with compromises, but for the new ‘Controlled Performance’ CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X in-wall designs, Monitor Audio has overcome the challenges of scale to deliver the natural, full-range audio energy you’d expect from a free-standing high-end box. In a leap of engineering ingenuity, we’ve distilled the know-how driving our flagship hi-fi speakers into a super-compact in-wall format, so that dedicated music lovers and home theater fans can enjoy the rich, detailed, high-impact dynamics they crave, from a speaker that physically disappears in the room.
THE SOUND OF A BIG SPEAKER FROM A STEALTHY ONE
The luxury CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X in-wall speakers combine Monitor Audio’s latest drivers in compact three-way, five-driver configurations, built into closed-box designs to deliver optimum audio performance.
HIGH TECH HF DRIVERS
The range-topping CP-IW460X employs a version of the high frequency C-CAM ribbon transducer deployed by our acclaimed ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ ranges. Being extremely light and with no break-up modes, the ribbon delivers extraordinary detail beyond an ultra-sonic 50 kHz to reproduce perhaps the most neutral and natural high frequency performance available from any in-wall speaker design.
The CP-IW260X uses the latest generation 1″ Gold Dome tweeter from our ‘Silver’ range, which employs a specially vented housing, allowing the driver to operate freely for lower resonance, optimum damping and greater accuracy over a wider response.
‘DISHED’ CONE BASS AND MIDS
Further down the frequency spectrum, bass and mid frequency fidelity is preserved by our latest ‘dished’ cone drivers. The cones are formed from a continuous sheet of C-CAM for a larger, more rigid radiating area, and with large motors, ‘underhung’ voice coils and a robust die-cast alloy chassis, the dished cone design delivers exceptionally low distortion and efficiency for deep, clean, dynamic bass and a wonderfully open and expressive midrange.
CONTROLLED PERFORMANCE BACK BOXES GUARANTEE GREAT SOUND
We’ve made sure that you enjoy every last sparkle of jaw-dropping fidelity from our CP-IWX systems. They’re fitted with acoustically sealed cast-polymer back boxes, which prevent the sound from leaking into the wall cavity. With this single enhancement we guarantee you consistently high audio quality wherever the CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X are installed.
SIMPLE TO INSTALL, EASY TO LOVE
Our patented ten-position Tri-Grip mounting system provides easy and secure installation, and when installed the CP-IW260X and CP-IW460X can be fine-tuned with room acoustics through individual HF/midrange frequency controls and boundary compensation switching. Paintable trimless grilles are attached with powerful rare earth magnets for easy access, and offer impeccable coordination with wall surfaces to complete the unity of acoustic and aesthetic design perfection.
MSRP: $1,400 each
Availability: January 2016
Dual 6.5″ C-CAM bass drivers
Dual 4″ C-CAM midrange drivers – featuring underhung voice coils
1″ C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter with specially vented housing
Portrait or landscape orientation
MSRP: $2,200 each
Availability: January 2016
Dual 6.5″ C-CAM bass drivers featuring RST ‘dimpled’ cone technology
Die-cast alloy bass driver chassis provides rigidity; results in punchy bass and clean midrange performance due to reduced transfer of vibrations
Dual 4″ C-CAM midrange drivers featuring RST ‘dimpled’ cone and underhung voice coil technologies
C-CAM Ribbon High Frequency transducer
Innovative HF rotating system to faciliate portrait or landscape orientation
ADDITIONAL IWX FEATURES
Integrated back-box to provide rear sound isolation resulting in ‘controlled performance’
Cast Polymer enclosure – designed to provide a high degree of rigidity and acoustic damping properties
High overall efficiency and maximum SPL for powerful home theater installations.
High power handling
Three-way design in symmetrical ‘B-M-T-M-B’ configuration
High-end crossover design – featuring low loss inductors and audiophile grade Polypropylene capacitors
Patented Tri-Grip fixing system is easier to install than conventional clamping systems providing three times the surface area and improved sealing.
Trimless, low profile magnetic grilles provide attractive, discreet visual aspect and easy installation and servicing.
Paintable grille to blend with the living environment
High quality bi-wire terminal connections – provide increase in performance particularly when a bi-amplifier configuration is specified.
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