There are two distinct performance tiers that distinguish the new line of Crestron Speakers made by Origin Acoustics: Reference and Ultimate. The baseline-level Reference tier of in-ceiling, in-wall, and landscape models, features Origin’s patented silk tweeters and glass fiber drivers designed for low distortion.
The luxury Ultimate tier includes in-ceiling, in-wall, marine-grade, and landscape speakers, featuring carbon-fiber components and ceramic-coated aluminum tweeters for sound accuracy optimization.
John Clancy, VP of Residential, Crestron, said in a statement that the residential line of architectural and landscape speakers and high-performance audio distribution system offer a “no compromise solution” for various project sizes.
“By partnering with Origin Acoustics, we were able combine our expertise to fill an exceptional need in the market with an extraordinary new series of audio products,” Clancy added.
Nick Berry, CEO of Origin Acoustics, said “the new alliance is complimentary,” with Origin’s “heritage of audio and leadership in innovative and labor-saving loudspeaker design,” and Crestron’s “ingenuity and technological innovation in whole-house automation.”
Crestron also is introducing the DM NAX™ matrix/amplifier and streaming music player for high-performance audio-over-IP and native integration with Crestron Home™.
The new DM NAX matrix/amplifier is the company’s answer to a market need for an audio solution that could fully integrate into a smart home platform while also providing both high-resolution and high-output audio, Crestron said in a statement.
With Crestron Home integration, users have complete control of home audio from mobile devices, touch screens, remotes, keypads, and voice-activated devices.
The Crestron Residential Speakers made by Origin Acoustics are scheduled to ship in April while the Crestron DM NAX line is set for early June.