|New Built-In From B&W Adaptable to Ceiling and In-Wall Installation|
|Home Theater News In-wall Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Wednesday, 17 November 2004|
B&W Loudspeakers has announced a new architectural model, the CCM 817, which is engineered to provide a solution for diverse custom-install challenges.
The two-way CCM 817 combines key elements of B&W’s Nautilus range of free-standing speakers to achieve quality in a compact and flexible in-wall/ceiling design. These include its 7-inch woven-Kevlar Nautilus bass/midrange driver, with its transparent response and dynamic bass. The CCM 817’s 1-inch, tube-loaded aluminum-dome tweeter is also Nautilus-derived, contributing accurate response without distortion.
The CCM 817 positions these Nautilus elements in a unique, angled coaxial arrangement. With a smooth radius, the tweeter “pod” eliminates the detrimental diffraction common to many coax layouts, while permitting the installer to orient the speaker for optimum coverage and ideal performance.
The B&W CCM 817 is an elliptical bezel of 10.7 x 9.5 inches, requiring a round cutout just 9.2 inches in diameter and a 4-inch installation depth. Its matte-white frame and grill are usable as-is and are also suitable for pre-painting or custom finishing. A fast and accurate pre-mount installation kit is supplied.
The CCM 817 will be available this month, at a suggested price of $700 each.