Theory Audio Design, has introduced the first of many architectural products within the next year. The iw25 high-performance in-wall loudspeaker provides custom integrators with a “premium loudspeaker option for discreet surround sound and distributed audio installations,” the company reports.
Additionally, Theory is offering new accessories, including the sb Table Top Stand and sb25 Universal Mount Adapter, to provide its sb25 multipurpose loudspeaker and soundbars the ability to be mounted easily on credenzas, tables, walls, and ceilings.
The iw25 and installation accessories join Theory’s existing product line of three high-output soundbars, a multi-use surface mount speaker, two subwoofer models, and, “the nucleus of every Theory system,” the ALC-1809 Amplified Loudspeaker Controller.
Theory touts its products as offering “many of the advantages of professional audio product, such as effortless dynamics, high efficiency, and rugged durability, but with the sonic delicacy, detail, and resolution of the best high-end high-fidelity loudspeakers.”
The iw25 features 1.4-inch advanced polymer compression driver and dual 5-inch carbon fiber woofers, which provide 117db of output from a discreet in-wall speaker. In distributed systems, the iw25 can scale to foreground music levels for parties or gaming systems. For the largest distributed installs, the iw25 includes switch-selectable 70V/100v transformer, which can be driven direct by Theory’s forth-coming ALM 10-channel Dante/AES67-enabled loudspeaker controllers. And, with an available all-weather optional grille, the iw25 can be used outdoors.
Theory’s owner and product designer, Paul Hales, commented: “With the launch of the iw25, the first of several architectural products we’re introducing this year, integrators can now deliver the same standard-setting performance in distributed systems or in media rooms where the speakers need to be totally hidden. Add the new sb Table Top Stand and sb25 Universal Mount Adapter, and now Theory’s sb25 and soundbars can be installed on any surface.”