Crestron has expanded their audio portfolio with four new products, including three additions to the Crestron Speakers made by Origin Acoustics Ultimate Series line as well as an all-weather model of Crestron’s Saros Surface Mount Speakers. Built natively for the Crestron Home OS
and for easy integration with custom systems, these new audio solutions pair with Crestron’s DM NAX Audio-over-IP distribution platform.
Crestron first partnered with Origin Acoustics early in 2021 to bring next-level speaker options into any space in any home, so homeowners can select the speaker that best fits their lifestyle. Today’s announcement gives homeowners even more flexibility, as the Ultimate series now includes Crestron’s first Active Subwoofer, 3-inch in-ceiling speaker SKUs, and a dual-tweeter version of the Crestron Ultimate IC8 speakers.
The Crestron Ultimate Active Subwoofer made by Origin Acoustics delivers deep, impactful sound for extremely low frequencies, ideal for home theaters or game rooms. Constructed from premium carbon fiber materials with a unique design, this 10-inch 400W subwoofer can be mounted on its side, upright, or on the wall. Greater flexibility is enabled with the optional wireless extender kit, which allows the sub to sit up to 50 feet away from its content source.
With 6-inch and 8-inch in-ceiling speaker options already available, Crestron’s new 3-inch Ultimate In-Ceiling speaker (IC3) is designed to deliver equally impressive sound from a much smaller footprint. A 100-degree conical dispersion lets the two-way, full-range IC3 produce excellent sound coverage throughout the space and its all-weather rating means it can be installed indoors or out, in both residential and marine applications. Best for new builds so it can disappear into the design of the space, the form factor of the 200W IC3 pairs perfectly with Crestron’s LED light fixtures so owners can enjoy a uniform aesthetic.
Further rounding out Crestron’s in-ceiling options is the addition of the Dual-Tweeter version of the Ultimate In-Ceiling 8-inch speakers, which provides peak stereo output from a single speaker for demanding residential installations in small room applications like hallways and shower rooms. With weatherized construction, these solutions can also be installed for use in the patio, sauna, and swimming pool areas.
Crestron’s Saros Surface Mount Speakers are now built with an all-weather IPX6-rated construction for outdoor applications, including gardens, bathrooms, saunas, or on yacht decks. Major improvements have also been made to the mounting mechanism to provide total flexibility for application location. Available in 6-inch and 8-inch SKUs, the 120W Saros Surface Mount Speakers support both LoZ and HiZ configurations and are engineered to achieve smooth, even coverage, high output, and clear, natural sound quality. These speakers are also designed to provide better frequency response as volume rises, making them perfect for entertaining in loud environments.
“The residential line of architectural and landscape speakers offers a no-compromise solution that scales across project sizes and application locations to deliver an unmatched home audio experience,” said Michael Short, senior director, residential and hospitality marketing, Crestron. “Each of these new solutions is expertly engineered to deliver the level of performance, flexibility, scalability, and style that is sure to exceed even the most demanding expectations, especially when paired with our DM NAX distribution platform.”
The Active Subwoofer will be available in Q1 2023, while the IC3, Dual Tweeter IC8, and weatherized Saros Surface Mount Speakers will be available in late 2022. Crestron returns to CEDIA Expo 2022 at Booth 16017.