Home Theater

SnapAV Adds Invisible Speakers to Episode Line

The stealthy Episode Kameleon 12x16 Invisible Loudspeaker from SnapAV produces a 170-degree soundfield and offers a frequency response of 60Hz to 22kHz.

SnapAV says its Episode Kameleon 12x16 Invisible Speaker can be covered by everything ranging from drywall to wallpaper to allow installers to create audio systems that completely disappear into their clients' homes.
Robert Archer · June 4, 2014

It used to be that getting speakers and TVs up off the floor and into the walls was a major accomplishment. The awe that these options produced, however, is old news to consumers conditioned in seeing thin bezel TVs practically hugging walls and architectural speakers integrated into non-traditional locations.

Now A/V manufacturers are being more creative than ever to deliver solutions that disappear into home spaces without out ever being seen ... unless dealers want it to be seen.

The latest product to help today’s new set of installation criteria is SnapAV‘s new Episode Kameleon 12x16 Invisible Speaker. The N.C.-based company says installers can utilize the Kameleon loudspeaker to provide design-conscious clients solutions that they can drywall, paint, mud and wall paper over to deliver a completely stealth integration of audio into their home spaces.

Explaining the speaker in greater detail, SnapAV says the speaker is built like a traditional speaker with components such as magnets, voice coils, high-pass filters and drivers. Together these internal components are engineered to produce a 170-degree dispersion pattern to fill a variety of spaces with sound, and it requires less than three inches of mounting depth. The speaker works with metal and wood studs, as well as 1/2-inch and 5/8-inch drywall for installation in residential and commercial settings.

The 8-ohm speaker is rated to handle 30 watts to 150 watts of power (RMS), and the 87dB sensitive speaker can produce a frequency response of 60Hz to 22kHz.

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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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Home Theater · Speakers · In-Wall Speaker · SnapAV · All Topics
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