SpeakerCraft, from Core Brands, today expanded its flagship AIM Series 2 family of architectural speakers with the launch of two new in-wall left-center-right (LCR) speakers, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2. Both are available for pre-order starting today.
The new AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2 speakers use the company’s Arrayed Point Source (APS) Tweeter Module. The APS module incorporates three pivoting titanium dome tweeters mounted in a rotational sound baffle to precisely focus the high frequency sound into the targeted listening area, reducing unwanted reflections. Like their AIM Series 2 in-ceiling counterparts, the extra surface area from the three tweeters enables a lower crossover point; this delivers extra sound pressure in the midrange frequencies critical for clear dialog.
Both of the new models incorporate Dual, 5 ¼” woofers angled within the assembly to prevent “acoustic lobing” – again improving clarity in the vocal frequencies essential to home theater audio. And, both employ SpeakerCraft’s Acoustic Isolation Technology to minimize acoustic energy transfer to the mounting and surrounding surfaces.
The AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 matches its two woven Kevlar cone woofers with 1″ Custom Titanium Dome Tweeters. It boasts a 48Hz – 22kHz frequency response with a power handling of 190 watts at 8 Ohm impedance. The AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2 pairs its two glass and carbon fiber cones with 1″ custom soft dome tweeters. It delivers a frequency response of 52Hz – 20kHz with a power handling of 135 watts at 8 Ohm impedance.
Both of these new in-walls can be paired with SpeakerCraft’s new Dolby Atmos enabled in-wall height speaker – the ATX100– to take full advantage of the latest object-based surround audio systems, such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. In fact, the ATX100 is the first available in-wall height speaker to carry the “Dolby Atmos Enabled” moniker. The ATS500 System pairs the AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 with the ATX100 behind a single grille. The ATS200 System combines the AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2 with the height module, also behind a single grille.
The AIM LCR5 FIVE Series 2 and AIM LCR5 TWO Series 2 list for $879 and $749 respectively. All the specs are here: www.speakercraft.com