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Savant Announce PoE IP-Enabled Architectural Speakers and Soundbars

The Savant Micro Aperture loudspeakers and Savant IP Soundbar are jointly developed by Artison, its first collaboration with Artison since acquiring the company in 2017.

Savant Announce PoE IP-Enabled Architectural Speakers and Soundbars

The Savant IP Soundbar features 6-channels and 200 watts of amplification, all controlled via DSP, and will be available in Q4 2018.

Savant, a smart home technology company, recently announced new architectural loudspeaker and soundbar solutions designed with high-performance whole-house entertainment in mind. 

The Savant IP Soundbar and the Savant Micro Aperture loudspeakers represent the first initiative to jointly leverage engineering from both Savant and Artison since Savant acquired the loudspeaker company last year.

“We are excited to bring meaningful innovations to the whole-house entertainment market that provide integrators with new opportunities and give clients the most intelligent high-performance A/V systems available,” says Cary Christie, chief technology officer, audio, Savant.

PoE Micro Aperture Speakers

Savant’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) self-powered Micro Aperture architectural speakers are designed to reduce the complexity associated with system design and installation. 

Savant says each powered speaker contains a highly efficient amplifier, which not only reduces installation time but also delivers superb sound quality throughout the home because content remains in the digital domain from source to speaker.

There are three in-ceiling versions available, each using Balanced Mode Radiator technology that delivers more sound per watt. There is a self-powered PoE speaker, a companion PoE satellite speaker, and a passive (4-ohm) speaker available. 

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Each self-powered PoE speaker can run up to three PoE satellite speakers allowing for an 8-speaker capacity based on a single pair of powered PoE speakers. Because each unit is individually controlled and connected to the network, users can easily switch room configurations.

For example, the dining room speakers can play music during dinner, then become the rear channels for a theater system at the touch of a button.

Savant says its Micro Aperture speakers are also decor friendly. The speakers sit flush in the ceiling and are available with a compact, paintable round or square 4-inch grille to help them blend into a variety of room stylings. 

IP Audio Soundbar

The Savant IP Soundbar is engineered to dramatically improve the listening experience from a flat panel TV.

The IP Soundbar is an AVB networked device fully compatible with Savant Audio, delivering access to many popular streaming services, and requires no outboard rack-mountable hardware for audio distribution.

Each Savant IP Soundbar features 6-channels and 200 watts of amplification controlled via DSP all built into an extruded aluminum chassis. High-performance woofers and tweeters plus Artison’s Stage Tweeter deliver wide dispersion, with bass down to 75Hz.

Custom grilles allow it to match TV dimensions and finish, and the replaceable grilles make it easy to upgrade the TV without having to replace the soundbar. The soundbar also comes with a TV mounting kit. 

Savant’s Micro Aperture and soundbar solutions will be available Q4 2018.

Visit Savant at booth #5134 during CEDIA Expo 2018

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