Extron Enters New Speaker Market With Killer New Column Array Speaker
Extron just entered a new audio category with its CA 163, a unique column-array speaker designed to combine speech intelligibility, a contemporary aesthetic and integration-friendly mounting options. I’ve had the chance to already play around with, and use, this speaker and it’s a creative option to simplify speaker installs in rooms like auditoriums, large classrooms and event spaces.
Two mounting systems are available to accommodate different room layouts and sizes. Ideal for acoustically challenging environments, it features a focused vertical dispersion that efficiently directs sound to listeners instead of reflective ceilings or floors. Available in paintable black or white, the CA 163 is an integration-friendly solution for ambient environments.
The wall mounting system is designed for one person to mount the CA 163 to the wall securely and a wall-mounting template is included, making it quick and easy to accurately position the speaker mounts. Once the mounts are installed, an innovative slot on the rear of the speaker easily allows it to slide up and down to the desired height. As I have personally used this speaker, I can tell you that this is truly simple to install and includes two different mounting options. I am duly impressed!
The CA 163 PT includes a pan & tilt mount for maximum speaker-aiming flexibility, while the CA 163 LP includes a low‑profile mount for minimal protrusion from the wall.