To the team at Stealth Acoustics, the phrase “It takes one to know one” is not a kid’s playground taunt… it’s part of their DNA. The company has a 43-year heritage as custom integrators that long pre-dates its 15 years in the manufacturing business.
According to Steve Olszewski, vice president, Stealth Acoustics, that background as an integration company drives every aspect at the company.
“From how we treat our customers, to how we go to market, to the way we think and act. We like to say that our products are made for system integrators by system integrators,” he says.
The Stealth team’s background as integrators enables them to recognize and anticipate some of the business-driven problems that can occur.
“Because of that, we are very responsive,” he says, citing actions such as calling dealers back quickly, giving them good information, helping them solve problems, and dealing with back-office situations.
That knowledge base helps Stealth recognize how important design and aesthetics are to integrators and end users today. In fact, “The end of aesthetic pollution” is a tagline from Stealth. “Technology is in your face today, and quite frankly technology is quite harsh,” comments Olszewski.
That reality is what drives the company to help integrators push the technology behind the aesthetic, helping homeowners have a living space the way it was designed to look versus cluttered with tech.
In the meantime, a byproduct of that design-centric influence is that more stakeholders are brought into the discussion about technology, including architects and interior designers. Those two groups are among the earliest trades on any jobsite, which means the technology is introduced earlier in the construction process.
LRX83 Invisible Speakers, Image III Sub
LRX83 in-wall invisible speakers are the latest generation of products from Stealth.
“We are known as the only invisible speaker company that can make true bass response. We have been developing this patented technology for 15 years. The LRX83 allowed us to put together this new combination of drivers into a three-way, 8-inch invisible speaker with advanced materials inside and special dampening,” says Olszewski.
He notes the LRX83 speakers, which retail for $1,499/pair even hold up well against a visible architectural speaker.
Meanwhile, the Image III on-wall subwoofer is getting accolades, including winning the 2017 CE Pro BEST Award in the audio category. The unit is 24 inches tall x 16 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep. The grille-less unit has dual 8-inch woofers in, and the surface is paintable or can even have wallpaper applied to it.