Origin Acoustics revamps Director Series and LCR speaker collections

posted on Thursday, 22nd June 2017 by Steve May

Architectural  Loudspeakers  Invision UK 

[#pageName]

In-wall speaker specialist Origin Acoustics has unveiled a second generation of its Director Series and LCR architectural speakers. The new LCR line comprises the LCR69, LCR67 and LCR65, while the Director 10-incher is renumbered D109, the 8-incher D81 and 6-incher D65.    

The company says it has revisited all aspects of its Director collection to provide sonic performance.

The interior of the baffle has been fitted with a Variable Depth Absorption Layer. This rubberized insert reduces resonances in the baffle structure while also eliminating mid and high frequency reflections. The Director 3-way models are now smaller, with as much as 50mm shaved off of the depth, making them easier to fit into confined ceiling spaces. The new series also offer improved output sensitivity by an average of 3dB.

An advanced Industrial Design now includes new rubber material added to the baffle that further reduces unwanted reflections and delivers a total aesthetic ‘blackout’ through the use of black aluminum and black Kevlar components.

The grille magnets found on the Origin Acoustics Tool-Less Installation mounting rings are now enclosed in the plastic, sealing them away from exposure to moisture and temperature extremes. The brand’s Tool-Less Installation spreads the weight of the speaker over a larger area than typical mounting systems. Spring-loaded clips also create more uniform pressure against the drywall eliminating any warping or distortion of the speaker baffle or the wall itself.

D85 Front -1

All models continue to feature the X-Wave Surround in the woofers. This absorbs frequencies between 700-1,400 Hz that typically run up and down the cone of the woofer. The surround reduces unwanted distortion and improves driver stability.

“The new second-generation Directors Series and LCR Collection is the result of our continued obsession to innovate and improve by advancing every aspect of each system.” said Nick Berry, executive vice president of Origin Acoustics, “No matter how colossal the advancement, the products acoustic performance and installation ease for the installer is our top interest.” 

Distribution is via Invision UK.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

Share this!

Have your say...

Sorry guests can't post comments.

Please Login if your an existing member or Register a new account.

Authors

Latest Posts

Sky launches new 1TB Sky Q TV box with flagship features

Sky launches new 1TB Sky Q TV box with flagship features

21

Nov

2019

posted by Steve May

Upgraded 1TB model supports two Sky Mini streams

More...
.
The telly still rules when it comes to viewing says survey

The telly still rules when it comes to viewing says survey

20

Nov

2019

posted by Steve May

However family TV time is on the decline reports Netgem

More...
.