James Loudspeaker 42SA-4 Small Aperture Speaker Fits into Shallow Walls and Ceilings

James Loudspeaker 42SA-4 small aperture speaker features an aluminum 4-inch woofer and a 2-inch midrange/high-frequency module.


James Loudspeaker, a manufacturer of residential and commercial audio products, has added to its line of Small Aperture loudspeakers through the introduction of its 42SA-4 small aperture loudspeaker. 

The California company's latest product utilizes a two-way design and “provides professional integrators with a shallow-depth audio solution that installs into walls and ceilings.”

“James Loudspeaker engineering has been on a mission to give integrators, architects and designers a compact, more affordable solution without sacrificing performance or custom flexibility,” explains Mark Schafle, CEO, James Loudspeaker. 

“The 42SA-4 small aperture loudspeaker showcases our capacity to creatively develop and engineer drivers and complete systems optimizing performance for unique applications. Our objective has always been to deliver the finest entertainment systems imaginable that fit just about any wall or ceiling, and can be matched to any decor.”

42SA-4 Powers Theaters & Whole-House Systems

Incorporating proprietary drivers, the 42SA-4 small aperture loudspeaker employs a two-way design that includes a 4-inch woofer and a 2-inch midrange/high-frequency module that fits within a three-inch opening.

James Loudspeaker notes the 42SA-4 speaker also incorporates protection circuitry to help ensure the speaker's long-term performance and reliability. 

The speaker is built with aircraft-grade aluminum and employs a modular design. The manufacturer supports the speaker with a choice of standard and room-matching trim-kit options and emphasizes the speaker's aesthetics mimic the look of lighting fixtures.  

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According to the West Coast company, the ETL/UL approved 42SA-4 Small Aperture speaker's design, which is engineered to produce high levels of clarity and wide off-axis performance, allows integrators to utilize the speaker for whole-house audio and home theaters without compromising system performance. 

Explaining the rest of the product line, James Loudspeaker adds its Small Aperture line of speakers includes a choice of five models. 

The Small Aperture line's array of enclosure sizes, as well as its 3-inch and 4-inch round and square grille options aid integrators ability to blend the speakers into a variety of room environments, while remaining unobtrusive to homeowners through a variety of solutions. 

Learn more about ht 42SA-4 small aperture loudspeaker here.

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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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.