Next Level Acoustics Develops Sealed Enclosure Architectural Speaker Line

The new architectural speaker line from Next Level Acoustics includes the CI-IC44A in-ceiling loudspeaker, designed to deliver audiophile performance via high levels of output with fast transient capabilities and lots of image clarity.

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To say home theater is popular again would be a massive understatement. New technologies and formats highlighted by Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound format are driving a new era of home theater that provides obvious benefits that even non-audiophiles appreciate.

Entering the architectural speaker category to provide dealers with competitively priced loudspeakers engineered to rival some of the custom installation industry's top brands is the Mass.-based company Next Level Acoustics.  

Expanding from its initial offerings of soundbar-related products, the Bay State manufacturer has introduced a new line of architectural loudspeakers that includes the CI-IC44A in-ceiling loudspeaker. This sealed-enclosure, in-ceiling loudspeaker is designed to deliver “audiophile performance,” and the company says it produces high levels of output with fast transient capabilities and lots of image clarity. 

The speaker's 20-degree downward driver angle enables dealers to utilize the speaker in left, center, right placement configurations, as well as a surround speaker or in Dolby Atmos height speaker locations. 

Next Level Acoustics points out the speaker features an MDF enclosure with an aluminum outer frame, along with a “designer cloth” and a “rigid mounting system.” The Commonweath's latest audio company explains the speaker employs a two-way design with two 4.5-inch long-throw woofers with 1-inch voice coils, and a single Vifa 1-inch textile dome tweeter. 

The 4-ohm speaker delivers a frequency response of 65Hz to 18kHz +/-3dB, and its rated sensitivity is 89dB. 

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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.

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