At the upcoming CEDIA Expo in September, Russound will introduce a newly updated speaker line that includes five residential in-ceiling models, a residential LCR in-wall model, and a commercial in-ceiling model. In the in-ceiling category, the new models are the entry-level IC-610 (6.5-inch polypropylene cone and 0.75-inch pivoting PEI tweeter), the IC-620 (6.5-inch Kevlar cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter), the IC-630 (6.5-inch carbon fiber cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter), the IC-820 (8-inch Kevlar cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter), and the IC-610T (dual voice-coil, 6.5-inch polypropylene cone and two 0.75-inch PEI tweeters). The IW-LCR is sonically matched to the in-ceiling models, with dual 4-inch Kevlar cones and a 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter. Pricing has not yet been announced.
Russound will debut a new speaker line at the upcoming CEDIA Expo, featuring improved performance over prior models, with simplified options that are a direct result of dealer input.
"We listen when our dealers tell us they need new or updated products," says Charlie Porritt, Russound's CEO. "And what dealers wanted was for Russound to simplify the line while offering improvements across the board."
What the company has created for the new ceiling speaker line are logical steps between each model, presenting consumers with clear good, better and best options.
The line updates all current models and adds a new commercial version of the company's top-selling RSF-610. Also featured across the line are all-new frame and tweeter bridge designs touting a new, cleaner look with no visible magnets, as well as wraparound PCBs for a high-end look.
The new entry-level ceiling speaker, the IC-610, features a 6.5-inch polypropylene cone and 0.75-inch pivoting PEI tweeter. The mid-level IC-620 steps the buyer up to a 6.5-inch Kevlar cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter. The top-level options start with the IC-630, featuring a 6.5-inch carbon fiber cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter.
Russound's new ceiling speaker line also includes two more residential models at the top end: the IC-820, boasting an 8-inch Kevlar cone and 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter, and the IC-610T, that comes with a dual voice-coil, 6.5-inch polypropylene cone, just like the IC-610, but adds a second 0.75-inch PEI tweeter for stereo imaging from a single speaker.
The new commercial model, the IC-610-70V, features a 6.5-inch polypropylene cone and 0.75-inch pivoting PEI tweeter, and has been designed to be the flush-mount speaker of choice with the XZone70V. It comes with an integrated transformer and is perfect for any flush-mount jobs that don't require UL.
Russound is also debuting a new in-wall LCR speaker at CEDIA that is sonically matched with its in-ceiling speakers. The new IW-LCR features a slim design, dual 4-inch Kevlar cones and a 1-inch pivoting titanium tweeter. It touts a versatile design that enables it to be used as a left, center or right speaker. There's a dialog enhancement adjustment when the speaker is used as a center channel, something critical for adding clarity to typical TV audio.