Enabling integrators to deliver a new level of private-cinema experience to their discerning clients, Starke Sound introduces the P Series of passive loudspeakers, designed to pair with its A and AD multichannel amplifiers. Four new P models will be launched in September and October; advanced coaxial models and passive subwoofers will follow in coming months.
The P Series models combine the high sensitivity and power handling of professional equipment with the smooth realism of home audio. They present a vast and articulate soundfield with massive energy and extreme dynamics. Their unique, horn-loaded Air Motion Transformer (AMTHorn®) tweeters enable P Series loudspeakers to produce the high sound-pressure levels required for realistic cinema at home.
This breakthrough treble technology resulted from a two-year development and manufacturing effort that continued through the pandemic for custom integrators. The tweeters are integrated with custom dynamic drivers in industrial enclosures for placement behind screens or built into walls and ceilings for invisible, immersive reproduction at all seats. Frequency response extends from 40Hz to beyond 40kHz. The P Series is designed for cinemas of 500 to 5000 square feet.
The performance of these first P Series models advances the state of the art of multi-channel sound reproduction in the home:
P7 Main Loudspeaker (available October; MSRP $9,500 each)
The P7 is a large, three-way horn system comprising an AMTHorn tweeter, a single 6.5-inch midrange driver, and a high-power, high-quality, 12-inch woofer with coated cone. The AMTHorn handles up to 80 watts RMS with response beyond 40kHz. Its wide dispersion pattern can be tailored to any room using the built-in, vibration-damping swivel system, which is ideal for custom integrators. The P7 is designed for medium to large private theaters, and its 12-inch subwoofer will deliver huge power-output capability.
P5 Main Loudspeaker (available now; MSRP $6,500 each)
The P5 is an ideal main (LCR) speaker comprising an AMTHorn tweeter and a high-power, high-quality, 12-inch woofer with coated cone. The AMTHorn handles up to 80 watts RMS with response beyond 40kHz. Its wide dispersion pattern can be tailored to any room using its built-in, vibration-damping swivel system. The P5 can accurately convey all the large-scale dynamics and details to every seat within 50 feet.
P3/P3i All-Around Loudspeaker (available October; MSRP $2,500 each)
The P3 can be used optimally as a main or surround speaker in the
broadest range of private theaters with projection distances of up to 32 feet. It’s a two-way design suitable for both multichannel cinema and high-fidelity stereo playback, and its AMTHorn tweeter provides up to 50 watts RMS power handling and frequency response to 40kHz. The tweeter is integrated with a high-efficiency, coated-cone, 8-inch midrange-bass driver of 500 watts RMS power handling, to make the P3 an all-around speaker that can deliver the highest audio quality and sound-pressure levels. The P3i version is surface mountable for in-wall or in-ceiling applications.
The P Series models employ locking, industrial-grade speaker connections for high sound quality, reliability, and ease of installation for custom integrators. A speakON connection is provided. As an additional alternative, Starke Sound developed the S-Link speaker connection, which has superior conductors of gold-plated copper. An S-Link connection and terminator are included with each P Series model.