Russound adds five new speakers to IC Series

posted on Monday, 26th April 2021 by Steve May

Architectural  Loudspeakers  Multi-room  home cinema 

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Russound has added five new CI loudspeakers to its IC Series, including two single point stereo variants. Available through Connected Distribution, the line up comprises the IC-605, IC-830, IW-630, IC-620T and IC-820T.

The IC-605 is a contractor grade speaker, with a two-way design, and features an inverted parabolic surround, and pin cushion EasyGrip tweeter bridge, which has been designed to be held in one hand to aid installation.

Each model has been upgraded to feature new bezel-less NanoPerf grilles, finished in a paintable brilliant white, and are available in round or square profiles. The in-wall speakers are also supplied with the same NanoPerf grilles for matched installations.

The IC-830 is a premium in-ceiling speaker, designed for critical listening areas and home theatre installations. It includes a +/- 3dB tweeter adjustment switch to compensate for a room's acoustic characteristics. It features a 25mm pivoting titanium tweeter and 200mm injection-moulded polypropylene cone with vapour-deposited titanium.

Using the same cone and tweeter technology, the IW-630 (pictured below) is a two-way in-wall design, which tonally matches the IC-830 and existing smaller IC-630 model. It’s intended for LCR and surround channel use in a Dolby Atmos system, with the in-ceiling variants taking on the height channel duties.

The IC-620T (pictured above) and IC-820T are enhanced single-point stereo speakers for spaces where stereo speaker placement is difficult or impractical. A step up from the established IC-610T, typical applications might include hallways, small rooms and walk-in wardrobes.

With separate inputs for both the left and right audio channels, dual tweeters and a dual voice-coil woofer, these easy to install speakers provide installers with an option for improving sound quality without needing to install multiple stereo speakers.

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All models, with the exception of the IC-605, are equipped with the proprietary SwiftLock tool-less installation system, made popular by the IC Series. With the simple press of a button at each of the mounting dog legs, the new IC-620T, IC-820T, IC-830 and IW-630 will firmly clamp into place, be it ceiling or wall, with no screwdriver or drill needed. SwiftLock removes the temptation to the over-tightened or under-tightened fixings.

The IC Series uses the same hole cut out sizes and most importantly, uses the same new construction brackets as Russound’s previous range. So transitioning to the new speakers for long-lead time installs that have been planned around any of the previous models, should prove quick and easy, while upgrading any existing jobs with the new models is a simple drop-in exercise, using the same cut out or bracket.

Mike Bonnette, Connected Distribution’s product director, said: “Russound has once again come up with a range of very well thought out speakers. The IC Series, from the entry level IC-605 to the flagship IC-830, provides a speaker for virtually every situation and benefits from the ability to mix and match while retaining tonal integrity. And the ease of fixing them in place using the SwiftLock system is a real plus point, saving time and the hassle of juggling speakers, drills and screwdrivers while at the top of a ladder!”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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