Beale Street Audio Creates Sonic Vortex
The Beale Street Audio line of products will feature three series for homeowners to choose from: B (Better), MB (More Better) and BB (Better than their Best) at ISE 2015.
One of the newcomers to the European electronics trade event ISE is the Memphis-based company Beale Street Audio. The Southern manufacturer has announced its plans for the show, which takes place in Amsterdam during the week of Feb. 10-12, by stating it will introduce nine products that features its proprietary Sonic Vortex technology.
Described as a design that produces deeper bass and a flatter response, Sonic Vortex separates the main port of the speaker’s enclosure into multiple sections Beale Street calls “fins” that are tuned to its specifications.
Beale Street states the fins compress and move air at a high rate of speed without noise and add to the speaker cabinet’s rigidity. The result of the technology, the company points out, is a boost mid/lower of 6dB to 9dB and a flat frequency response.
“I was a custom integrator for many years so I know ho tired the architectural speaker category has become. Bezel-less designs and pivoting tweeters have aesthetic and marketing appeal, but do not represent any great technological achievement,” comments Jim Murray, founder of Beale Street Audio. “Architectural speakers aren’t known for producing extreme low frequency effects and effortless clarity, but our Sonic Vortex technology optimizes air movement within the cabinet enclosure to product astonishing sound levels from such a small speaker.”
Beale Street Audio will introduce nine in-ceiling products that incorporate 6.5-inch and 8-inch woofers. Three of the speakers will feature angled driver arrays and all models will include 1-inch tweeters and enclosures that allow for retrofit installations.
Beale Street outlines the lines by explaining the entry level line is the B (Better), the mid-level line is the MB (More Better) series and the top-of-the-line BB (Better than their Best) series. The B Series incorporates poly woofers and silk-dome tweeters, the MB series feature ribbed-injected poly woofers and aluminum tweeters, and the BB models incorporate carbon-fiber woofers and titanium tweeters.
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