The all-new Episode CORE line of architectural speakers from SnapAV are designed with new materials, weatherproof models for outdoor installation, and three distinct series at various price points.
“Every job is different, from clients’ needs to budget to room designs,” said Matt Kamp, senior director, product management, audio solutions. “We designed the affordable Episode CORE line based on the National Research Council’s principles of low distortion, wide dispersion, and flat frequency response to deliver superior performance for customers no matter if it’s in a home theater, a bedroom or an outdoor patio.”
The CORE line includes the 1 Series, 3 Series, and 5 Series, with the 1 Series hitting what SnapAV believes is the “sweet spot” of price and performance for entry-level multi-room audio installations.
Same Grilles and Brackets at Other Episode Speakers
All series feature a limited lifetime warranty, a tweeter bridge that acts as a handle during installation, bezel-less grilles, and optional construction brackets that simplify installation. In fact, CORE speakers use the same grilles and pre-construction brackets as all of Episode’s architectural speakers, so SnapAV Partners can carry fewer SKUs and more easily upgrade or swap out speakers.
The 3 Series and 5 Series feature premium materials and add outdoor, all-weather options along with dual voice coil surround (DVCS) models that enables Partners to rely on fewer SKUs that can be used in multiple situations. Dual voice coil attributes make the DVCS models ideal as single speakers or for small room applications, while bi-pole functionality makes the exact same speaker a perfect solution for home theaters and media rooms.
CORE 1 Series
The value-priced 1 Series consists of three models that are ideal for distributed audio and background music: a 6-inch in-ceiling, 6-inch in-wall, and an 8-inch in-ceiling speaker, all sold in pairs. The series features mylar dome tweeters that provide high efficiency and reliable performance, paired with vacuum-formed polypropylene woofers that deliver impeccable clarity and punchy bass.
CORE 3 Series
The 3 Series offers the largest range of options and extends audio to the outdoors through models that include stainless steel hardware, a rubber cover over the rear magnet, and special coatings on magnets and grilles. The outdoor all-weather options include 6-inch and 8-inch in-ceiling speakers, and 6-inch and 8-inch in-ceiling dual voice coil models.
The 3 Series indoor products include 6-inch and 8-inch in-ceiling models, 6-inch in-wall surround and LCR models, a 6-inch in-ceiling point speaker model, and 6-inch and 8-inch dual voice coil models. The 3 Series features the same vacuum-formed polypropylene woofers as the 1 Series, with an upgraded fabric dome tweeter that produces smooth frequency response, wide dispersion for higher frequencies and low distortion.
CORE 5 Series
The 5 Series delivers the best acoustics and audio fidelity in the CORE line thanks to extra-durable Teteron dome tweeters that deliver excellent clarity at higher volumes and a tweeter adjustment switch that offers 3dB of tuning. It includes nine models, with 6-inch and 8-inch in-ceiling models plus dual voice coil versions of each, a 6-inch in-ceiling point speaker, 6-inch in-wall surround and LCR speakers, and an all-weather 6-inch in-ceiling solution with an accompanying dual voice coil model.
“With more affordable models specifically designed to fit every need, the new CORE series expands Episode’s full lineup to give SnapAV partners the right speaker at the right price for every job,” Kamp said.