Published On: June 15, 2009

New Boston Acoustic In-Ceiling Speakers Rain-Down Great Sound

Published On: June 15, 2009

New Boston Acoustic In-Ceiling Speakers Rain-Down Great Sound

Boston Acoustics is out with a new series of round in-wall or in-ceiling speakers designed for the custom installation market called the Boston Acoustics HSi 430, the HSi 435 and the HSi S6W2 speakers

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Boston Acoustics just introduced three new in-ceiling loudspeakers, including the 3½ " Models HSi 430 and HSi 435 (MAP: $250) as well as the matching 6" subwoofer, Model HSi S6W2 (MAP: $500). All three are sized to match and resemble small lighting can fixtures. In addition to their small size, the speakers also feature a dramatically reduced visible bezel and magnetic grilles. The new in-ceiling models combine superior design innovation with sophisticated audio engineering for enhanced sonic realism and wide dispersion, allowing consumers to enjoy rich sound without compromising their décor.

Additional Resources
• Read more in-wall speaker news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Find a subwoofer to boost the bass of these in-ceiling speakers.
• See many reviews of in-wall speakers from HomeTheaterReview.com.

The Boston Acoustics HSi 430 features a round bezel and the HSi 435 a square bezel. The new reduced bezel size on both models allows for a lighter, virtually invisible installation in the ceiling. Both models are 2-way configurations, with 3½ " woofers and ¾" tweeters. Each model features a metal back enclosure with front-firing ports for extended bass response, offering uncompromised sonic performance.

For flexibility in crafting rich, room-filling soundscapes, the speakers feature an innovative switchable highpass filter, which removes bass frequencies below 180Hz. When using the speakers without a subwoofer, the highpass filter may be switched off for optimum performance. However, if the speakers are being used full-range in high sound level applications, the highpass filter helps protect the speaker. For use with a dedicated subwoofer in the installation, the highpass filter may be switched on for optimum performance. Constant voltage (CV) versions of the new HSi 3½" speakers will also be available for commercial installations.

Read more about the new speakers on Page 2.
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For installation flexibility, the new HSi 430 and HSi 435
loudspeakers are designed for use either in simple pairs for stereo use
or in multi-speaker configurations for larger areas. Their "metal can"
backs make them ideal for ceiling installations, with a variety of easy
install features for existing ceilings. Both feature Boston Acoustics'
innovative reduced bezel design, with grilles that magnetically attach
to their baffles. This design innovation allows for quicker and easier
installation, plus a dramatic 70% reduction in the size of the visible
bezel for a slim look all the way around. Additionally, for new
construction installations, the HSi speakers offer an optional new
construction bracket, the NCBR3, that acts as a perfect guide when
cutting the ceiling/wallboard.

6" Subwoofer Brings New Level of Performance to In-Ceiling Systems
Featuring dual high-performance 6" woofers, the HSi S6W2 in-ceiling
subwoofer (frequency response 50-180Hz) is the ideal solution for
consumers who desire a virtually invisible, high-performance in-ceiling
audio installation. The HSi S6W2 ships with both a round and a square
bezel and grille. The subwoofer's built-in crossover allows for the
same stereo amplification as the main speakers, and integrated output
terminals allow for wiring of either one or two pairs of full-range
in-ceiling speakers. A bandpass enclosure delivers the high output bass
necessary for optimum room-filling sound, and a flexible port tube
allows for easy installation.

The Boston Acoustics HSi 430 and HSi 435 will be available this month. The HSi S6W2 is expected to be available in June 2009.

Additional Resources
• Read more in-wall speaker news from HomeTheaterReview.com.
• Find a subwoofer to boost the bass of these in-ceiling speakers.
• See many reviews of in-wall speakers from HomeTheaterReview.com.

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