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C Seed Outdoor Speakers Combine Austrian Engineering With L-Acoustics Design

The C Seed Hyde 125 outdoor speaker system employs an acoustical design from L-Acoustics.

The C Seed Hyde 125 outdoor speaker system can be configured in alignments from stereo 2.0 to 9.1 surround systems.

Robert Archer · April 26, 2018

Serving as the backbone for a modern outdoor A/V setup, the new C Seed Hyde 125 outdoor speaker system can be configured by integrators to provide the soundtrack for summertime fun.

Launching in 2009, C Seed is a Vienna, Austria-based manufacturer of A/V products that include indoor and outdoor TVs and speaker systems. 

Since its inception, C Seed says it has "been working on the development of the ultimate speakers, having one thing in mind—redefinition of quality in outdoor sound." 

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According to C Seed, the Hyde 125 system combines its "minimalistic design and top-notch Austrian engineering with L-Acoustics' leadership in professional sound."

Developed to serve property owners looking for a discreet audio solution, the Hyde 125 system resides in underfloor storage enclosures that activate from a single button push from its companion C Seed Audio app. Once activated, the speakers will automatically rise up to face listeners, and then lower once a listening session has been completed. 

C Seed Outdoor Speakers Feature L-Acoustics Audio Engineering

C Seed and L-Acoustics, a well known manufacturer of line array systems, worked together to create a system designed to meet the full frequency demands of content including music, movies, and games.  

In order to deliver a wide field of coverage, the Hyde 125 system employs a passive L-Acoustics design that produces a dispersion pattern of 100 degrees. This allows integrators to setup systems ranging from simple stereo 2.0 designs, to full 9.1 outdoor home theaters. 

The speaker system is available in a choice of black or white finishes, with custom colors also available. 

C Seed Hyde 125 Speaker Specifications  

  • Hyde 125 is two-way, passive system with a coaxial array
  • Configures as stereo and multichannel home theater systems
  • Acoustic design by L-Acoustics
  • Axisymmetric max is 125dB
  • Nominal directivity of 100 degrees
  • Usable bandwidth of 60Hz to 20kHz
  • System features a companion app for control
  • Available in black, white, or custom finishes
  • Integrates into a variety of surfaces, and the Hyde 125 system sits flush when not in use 


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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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