Origin Acoustics Announces Retrofittable Universal Fire Enclosure


Origin Acoustics has announced a new retrofittable Universal Fire Enclosure. The Intertek/ETL certified UFE1160 speaker cover is a dome-shaped intumescent enclosure, specifically designed to keep the integrity of fire-resistant ceilings for ONE HOUR with in-ceiling speakers. This product is retrofittable and is certified to work with any speaker with a diameter between 5 7/8” and […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Adds Joe Whitaker as Vice President of Business Development


Origin Acoustics has announced Joe Whitaker as VP of Business Development. Joe Whitaker has been a longtime ally and supporter of Origin Acoustics and has worked on multiple product developments as a consultant, contributor and friend. Joe brings a great deal of CI industry expertise, insight and knowledge to the table. “Origin Acoustics seeks to […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Announces Availability of New Professional Collection In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers


Origin Acoustics announced that the new Professional Collection In-Ceiling and Pendant Speakers are now available for shipping. Each model is a two-way loudspeaker with a pivoting silk DPSD tweeter that utilizes Origin’s patented Multi-Motion Pivoting for aiming and dispersion. The new in-ceiling models are available in three sizes: the PC50, PC60 and PC80. The new […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Purchases Ambisonic Systems


Origin Acoustics announced they’ve purchased Ambisonic Systems, a manufacturer of performance luxury pro and residential loudspeaker systems from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The company was founded in 2009 by Jeffery Coombs and specializes in high-output, audiophile-quality sound reinforcement loudspeakers and ribbon-line arrays. The full range of Ambisonic Systems loudspeakers includes a vast line of outdoor […]

Read more

A Sample of CEDIA Expo 2021 Exhibitors


CEDIA Expo will take place later this week on Sept. 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. You can find THE rAVe Agency’s coverage of the Expo on our microsite here. “There’s no other show this year that will offer an opportunity to see and hear what’s new in the residential technology […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Is Shipping Its New Line of Performance Subwoofers


Origin Acoustics is now fully stocked and shipping its new line of Performance Subwoofers. The new Performance Subwoofer series delivers more volume, lower frequencies, a better aesthetic and it all sits in a smaller cabinet — according to Origin. The line features three floor-standing models with a $500 8-inch, $700 10-inch and $900 12-inch driver […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics — Worldwide Distributor for Ambisonic Systems Products — Tapped to be Exclusive Distributor for Ambisonic’s New Loudspeaker


Origin Acoustics is now the exclusive source (and worldwide distributor) for a particular product in the custom integration realm: the Ambisonic Systems Landscape Ribbon Six. Created by speaker designer Jeff Coombs and his team, the loudspeaker is the next iteration in Ambisonic’s line of audiophile pro-luxury speakers. Origin Acoustics has also, in fact, partnered to […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Releases New Performance Subwoofers


Origin Acoustics announced its new Performance Subwoofers with the release of three new models of floor-standing powered subwoofers. The new collection features coated paper woofers, high-powered digital amplifiers and a lightly textured and brushed finish. These new subwoofers deliver more volume, lower frequencies — and it all fits in a small-sized cabinet. This collection benefits […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Hires John Marchionda, Promotes Marc Fisher


Origin Acoustics announced the expansion of the company’s executive management team with the hiring of John Marchionda as its chief marketing officer (CMO) and the promotion of Marc Fisher as president of sales. In his new position, Marchionda will drive global brand marketing efforts for Origin Acoustics. Marc Fisher’s new role will now embrace all […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Launches Bollard Loudspeaker and Lighting Series


Origin Acoustics will launch expansions to the Landscape Bollard Loudspeaker line-up, debuting at CEDIA 2019. The new Big Bollard features a 10″ burial subwoofer, which ports out of the loudspeaker’s sleeve, just before the acoustic lens. Above the lens is a 6.5″ two-way loudspeaker. They’ve been able to utilize our Director Collection technology to keep […]

Read more

Jeremy Burkhardt Finally Gets CEDIA Fellow Designated, Better Late Than Never


CEDIA says that, finally, Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2019. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success. Burkhardt is well known throughout the industry, currently as chairman of Origin Acoustics, as well as former CEO, architect […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Joins The CEDIA Designer Software and Database


Origin Acoustics has joined the global cloud-based design software: The CEDIA Designer (TCD) online database. Integrators using TCD can immediately specify Origin Acoustics’ range of home cinema loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers while designing immersive audio home theatres and simpler media rooms, complete with full project documentation. Included within TCD’s substantial product database are Origin Acoustics’ […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Debuts CSUB12 In-wall Subwoofer


Origin Acoustics is expanding its in-wall subwoofer offering with the debut of the CSUB12 Subwoofer at CEDIA Expo 2018. The CSUB12 is comprised of two parts, the enclosure and the woofer driver. The enclosure is an extruded aluminum cabinet that fits in a standard stud bay and is installed in advance of the drywall. Once […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics New Seasons Bollard Outdoor Loudspeaker Debuts


Origin Acoustics just launched the Seasons Bollard loudspeaker at CEDIA Expo. The Bollard tackles the challenge of producing bass response from individual outdoor speakers in a very attractive aesthetic. While large subwoofers are often buried in the ground the requirement to have the sub somewhat close to the mid/high frequency satellites can cause some design […]

Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot Wall-Mount for Origin Acoustics Valet System Debuts


Origin Acoustics is adding a wall-mount for the Amazon Echo Dot to its Valet system — the Dot Wall Mount. It will debut at CEDIA Expo. This is a simple way to integrate the Dot for music distribution and automation. In this offering is a clever mounting system that hides the Dot behind a speaker […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics’ New Deep Subwoofer Collection Ships


Origin Acoustics just told us its new line of freestanding subwoofers is now available. The Deep subwoofer collection features four models that blend the performance qualities necessary for both music and cinema sound. The single driver models will feature 8, 10 and 12-inch aluminum drivers with accompanying passive radiators. They will be driven by 300, 600 and 1,000 watts of […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics’ New VALET Amplifier Uses Alexa Voice Control


Origin Acoustics just launched the four-zone system Valet amplifier designed to integrate with an Amazon Echo Dot. Featuring eight 50-watt channels, the Valet amp can be connected to a broad range of speakers and provide the power necessary to drive them to substantial volume levels. The Valet is now available and shipping. Each of the four stereo zones […]

Read more

New Marine Speakers From Origin Acoustics Are 100 Percent Weatherproof


Origin Acoustics just announced its new line of marine loudspeakers. The Explorer collection features seven models that are specifically designed for the harsh environments presented by installations on ocean going vessels. Utilizing proprietary coatings, the Explorer collection will withstand direct exposure to saltwater as well as extreme temperature and humidity conditions. They will produce incredible musical fidelity while […]

Read more

iRoom Implements Apple HomeKit Technology into iPad Docking Stations


Origin Acoustics has announced Apple HomeKit implementation into the iRoom iPad Docking Stations. Origin Acoustics says that iRoom is one of the few Apple-certified manufacturers of iPad and iPhone accessories. The certified charging electronics and connectors ensure reliable charging of the iPad and protects it from current peaks. The models iBezel and iTop come with a built-in control […]

Read more

Bang & Olufsen and Origin Acoustics Design New Terrestrial Line Array Speakers for Outdoors


Origin Acoustics just announced its latest collaborative effort with Bang & Olufsen. The Terrestrial Line Array is a modular speaker system that was created for outdoor applications as part of a landscape audio system. Made up of a base unit that includes two modules, and can be expanded vertically to as many as six modules, […]

Read more

New Valet Amplifier by Origin Acoustics Links Music Sources Through Alexa Voice Control


Origin Acoustics has announced its foray into the world of voice controlled audio systems. The Valet amplifier integrates seamlessly with the Amazon Echo Dot to create a simple, interactive four-zone system. Featuring eight 75-watt channels, the Valet amp can be connected to a broad range of speakers and provide the power necessary to drive them to substantial volume levels. Each of the four […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Ships Its Director Series and LCR Collections


Origin Acoustics announces the availability and shipping of its newest generation of its most popular Director Series and LCR Collections of loudspeakers. Ans, after only 2-year into its lifecycle, Origin released its second-generation series. The Director 3-way models is now much smaller size in depth — as much as 2 inches is shaved off of the depth of their […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics and Bang & Olufsen Launch New Range of Passive In-Wall/In-Ceiling Speakers at CEDIA


Bang & Olufsen announced a new partnership with Origin Acoustics on high-end in-wall and in-ceiling speaker solutions at CEDIA 2016. This partnership extends the Bang & Olufsen acoustic product portfolio of passive in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, providing a multitude of options in terms of both design and performance. The portfolio ranges from speaker solutions for background listening […]

Read more

AudioControl Partnering with Architectural Loudspeaker Brands to Provide DSP-Optimized Sound on Director M-Series Amplifiers


AudioControl has announced a new industry alliance initiative called the AudioControl Sound Partners Program. The objective of the Sound Partners Program is to work with architectural speaker manufacturers in order to implement performance profiles defined by their engineers which, when stored in the DSP onboard the AudioControl Director M-Series of high-performance 8 and 16-channel amplifiers, […]

Read more

Origin Acoustic Partners with iRoom


Origin Acoustics announced a new partnership with iRoom becoming its new U.S. and Mexico distributor effective September 1, 2016 and the addition of Chris Lehnen as western vice president of sales. Austria based iRoom makes the docking and control solution for iPads and iPhones. iRoom products are high-end and elegantly crafted with glass and  aluminum […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Intros Seasons LSLA Landscape Line Array for Outdoor Audio Systems


Origin Acoustics just introduced the Seasons LSLA Landscape Line Array, that features four 3.5” woofers in line-source configuration for heightened listening clarity and output with minimal intrusion to the surround neighbors. In 2015, Origin Acoustics introduced the Seasons Landscape Collection featuring 4” and 6” satellite speakers that camouflage themselves as outdoor lighting with three different […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Introduces Two New In-Wall 10″ Subwoofers to the Composer Collection


Origin Acoustics will show new 10” in-wall subwoofers at the ISE 2016. The new 10” Aluminum Composer Retrofit In-Wall Subwoofer will feature Origin’s Slide Enclosure for retrofit installations.  The 10” also comes available with a 43.5” Damp Enclosure for new construction installations. Both models feature a dual voice coil with a set of two inputs […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Launches 4.1 In-Ceiling Multi-Finish Speaker System


Origin Acoustics today announced the Director Multi-Finish 4.1 Speaker System, including four D38 in-ceiling recessed satellite speakers and one ICSUB6 in-ceiling subwoofer. The new Director Multi-finish 4.1 In-ceiling Speaker System is a turnkey solution for both designers and integration dealers. The D38, in-ceiling recessed lighting sized speakers were designed and finely tuned to perform in […]

Read more

AcoustaScape Landscape Audio by Origin Acoustics


Origin Acoustics just announced their new outdoor brand, AcoustaScape Landscape Audio. The first offering, the AS41 Hi-Fi Landscape Audio System in the series includes four Satellite Speakers and one In-Ground Subwoofer. The AcoustaScape AS41 System brings stunning surround sound to the backyard with four 4” camouflage enclosed satellite speakers and a bass-boosting 8” in-ground subwoofer, […]

Read more

Origin Acoustics Now Shipping Audiphile Performance Speakers


Origin Acoustics says that its new audiophile home theater in-wall series, The Theater Collection (THTR66 and THTR68), is now shipping. The Theater Collection uses larger woofers and mid-range drivers than any design we have engineered before. Quad six and a half inch drivers partner with our patented DPSD 1″ tweeter to deliver the accuracy and […]

Read more

The Jeremy Burkhardt (Origin Acoustics) Interview


In one year, Origin Acoustics signed up 2,000 dealers in over 50 countries, has designed (and is shipping) over 140 different products and has created an industry buzz that no other speaker company has been able to match so far. Origin Acoustics’ founder, Jeremy Burkhardt, took time to talk with me after the company’s press […]

Read more