Getting their official launch at CEDIA 2019, Dynaudio is introducing a new range of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, plus two new outdoor models.
EI got a first look and listen with these products a while back, but now they are getting their full trade launch at the CEDIA showcase in Denver, Colorado this September.
Taking the wraps off the well trailed Custom Performance range, these speakers offer a new high-end slimline product family comprising in-wall and in-ceiling speakers – plus a special fire-resistant back-box as well as the two new outdoor loudspeakers.
All these products use the same technologies and go through the same tuning process as Dynaudio’s other home, professional and in-car systems.
Dynaudio Custom Performance series
The new Performance range marks the entry-point to the award-winning Dynaudio Custom product line-up. The maker says they been designed for listening to high-quality audio in distributed, media-rooms and cinemas too. Specifying Performance speakers means not having to choose between deep and shallow versions of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers: the range keeps things simple with just one depth. And Dynaudio argues that this means no more compromise between performance and fit – the former is as high as ever, and the latter is right the first-time.
The rectangular in-wall speakers are a simple one-piece design that slots into place and is secured by tightening special dog-legs that grip the dry-wall. Fitting the round ceiling speakers is as easy as fitting the frame and then twisting the speaker unit in to lock it in place – no tools required.
The accompanying shallow-depth, fire-proof metal back-box is packed with Morgan Superwool to provide one hour of protection, and will mount into standard 16-inch-on-centre studs.
Performance series detail
• P4-W65 in-wall speaker (28mm soft-dome tweeter, 61/2 in MSP woofer)
• P4-W80 in-wall speaker (28mm soft-dome tweeter, 8 in MSP woofer)
• P4-C65 in-ceiling speaker (28mm soft-dome tweeter, 61/2 in MSP woofer)
• P4-DVC65 in-ceiling speaker –
(two 28mm soft-dome tweeters, 61/2 in MSP woofer)
• P4-C80 in-ceiling speaker (28mm soft-dome tweeter, 8 in MSP woofer)
• P4-LCR50 in-wall LCR speaker (28mm soft-dome tweeter, two 5in woofers)
Dynaudio Custom Outdoor
No question the exterior speaker market is now a serious player in the UK and Europe, and not wanting to be left out in the cold, Dynaudio has also announced two outdoor speakers: the OW-6 (with a 28mm softdome tweeter and a 61/2 in woofer) and the OW-8 (with a 28mm tweeter and an 8in woofer). They’re available in black or white and include articulating brackets.
Both can be connected to a regular amplifier as a pair of passive 8Ω speakers, or daisy-chained on a single 70V/100V system by using the selector on the rear. This is a handy feature for outdoor spaces or commercial applications, where you want multiple speakers creating a consistent sound level across a larger area.
The OW-6 and OW-8 are both IP65-rated and can operate in temperatures from -33°C – 40°C.
Peter Gibb, Business Development Manager, Europe (CI), sums up, “We want to make it as easy as possible for installers to do their jobs, which is why we’ve kept our entire Custom range super-simple to specify and install. But most of all, we want their clients to have incredible sound quality to enjoy their music and films. These new products make that job even easier.”
The range is available in the UK from Custom AV Distribution.