|Boston Acoustics New Outdoor “Rock” Speakers|
|Home Theater News Bookshelf-Monitor Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 18 January 2007|
Boston Acoustics has just announced the upcoming release of their Voyager Rock Speaker Series at CES 2007. An expansion of the company’s Voyager line of outdoor wall-mounted speakers, the new Rock Speaker Series models are each designed to resemble natural rock formations and provide advanced audio solutions for “outdoor soundscaping” in all types of environments.
The Boston Acoustics Rock Speaker Series will include three core models: the Voyager RK5 (5-inch bass unit), Voyager RK6T2 (6.5-inch bass unit) and Voyager RK8T2 (8-inch bass unit). All speakers are designed to blend with virtually any outdoor environment; all are specially voiced for open-air environments and are available in three different rock formations: granite, sandstone or river rock These Rock Speakers feature powerful mica-filled woofers with a butyl rubber surround. A custom-stepped basket on both the 6.5-inch RK6T2 and 8-inch RK8T2 further enhances woofer performance by moving the woofer flush with the surface of the enclosure, minimizing the sonic “tunnel effect.” High-performance tweeters in the series include 3/4” Kortec domes for the RK5 dual _” Kortec domes in the RK6T2 models and dual 1” Kortec Domes for the RK8T2.
The Voyager RK5 is in a mono configuration and the Voyage Models RK6T2 and RK8T2 are dual-tweeter stereo models that employ a dual voice coil woofer and separate tweeter capable of providing stereo sound from a single speaker. All feature a unique grill design that blends into the surface of the enclosure and are voiced to match with other models in Boston Acoustics Voyager line of outdoor audio solutions. Each model also features a recessed weatherproof cavity on the on the bottom where all connections are made. The cavity can also house an optional 70/100 Volt Transformer for use in light commercial installations such as restaurants and bars or in full commercial applications like malls, theme parks and large retail spaces using constant voltage to drive multiple speakers.
The Boston Acoustics Rock Speaker Series is scheduled to ship in Spring 2007. Prices will range from $225 to $450.