Exciting addition from Crestron19 October 2011
Crestron has announced the addition of Excite speakers to its range of multi-room audio delivery solutions. Combined with Crestron’s digital audio-delivery system, Sonnex, Excite speakers can greatly reduce the physical impact of an installation and provide signal integrity, sound quality and efficient install times too.
The EQ profiles of the Excite speakers are already configured in the Sonnex tools so tuning the next room or project can be as simple as loading the appropriate Speaker Profile for each zone.
“AV system integrators typically rely on just a few select speaker models for the majority of installs and subsequently find themselves repeating many of the same adjustments at each project,” says Robin van Meeuwen, VP of sales and marketing at Crestron International. “The Speaker Profiles feature in Sonnex Tools alleviates this repetition, allowing integrators to save a complete set of EQ and SSP settings for every type of speaker, room, and customer listening preference. So, tuning the next room or project can be as simple as loading the appropriate speaker profile for each zone. Using Speaker Profiles, a complete Sonnex system can be effectively pre-tuned before a single note of music or test signal is even played.”
With the addition of Excite speakers, Crestron offers sound quality and flexible installation in a range of popular sizes and configurations. In addition to multi-room audio, Excite speakers provide an appropriate and affordable choice for multimedia presentation and home theatre applications too.
“Our Sonnex audio system has been widely praised by the integrators we work with for its speed, signal quality and reduced hardware and cabling,” says Robin. “Now we have added Excite speakers we are able to offer crystal clear sound-support to a Sonnex setup and the minimal finishes and in-ceiling profiles make them a discreet addition to any interior design scheme – a far cry from unsightly, clunky loudspeakers which can clutter up a room.”
Rigidly constructed, Excite speakers are designed to enable a nearly flush installation when mounted in a typical drywall ceiling. A professional installation is easily achieved utilizing four dog toggle mounting clamps integrated into each speaker. The matte-white finish blends cleanly into any neutral-coloured ceiling and may be painted for a seamless appearance against any coloured surface.