SoundTube presents Designer Sleeve pendant speakers, design focused pendants and introduces Mighty Mite at ISE 2023 on Stand 7-A400.
MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube, styled as the creator of The Original Pendant Speaker, is excited to show the Designer Sleeve pendant speakers at ISE 2023 in Barcelona, Spain on January 31 through February 3, 2023. The designer-focused commercial audio pendants are now available globally.
The Designer Sleeve DS31-EZ pendant speakers were developed to offer shape options for closed, near space applications that require a design element to meet décor needs. The Designer Sleeve includes a base speaker with the choice of a tapered or cylindrical sleeve. The speaker can be used with or without the sleeve based on the desired look. The speakers blend well with drop lighting and are available in silver (DS31-EZ-SL), black (DS31-EZ-BK), and white (DS31-EZ-WH).
The DS31-EZ is described as a premium full-range three-inch pendant-mount speaker with a polypropylene driver and butyl rubber surround for long lasting performance. The DS31-EZ incorporates the ultra-low profile ZeroReflection ABS enclosure with a magnetic aluminum grille and protective power coated finish. The IPX6 rating makes the Designer Sleeve ideal for indoor or outdoor use.
“In closed ceiling applications like you see in restaurants, bars, classrooms, and many hospitality spaces, interior designers are looking for clear precise sound without an industrial look,” says Ken Hecht, Vice President. “The Designer Sleeve offers a variety of looks and colors with the flexibility to match many current design styles.”
The speaker has a 10-foot signal wire which doubles as the hanging cable, and it also includes a secondary 10-foot braided steel safety cable for added security. The speaker’s internal body is 7.5inH x 4.5in diameter and weighs 2.4 lbs. The speaker with the tapered sleeve is 8.25inH x 4.75in diameter and weighs 2.8 lbs. The DS31-EZ with the cylindrical sleeve is 8.5inH x 5.5in diameter weighing in at 3.4 lbs.
The unit may be hung or mounted direct-to-conduit via the locking cover plate. DS31-EZ speakers include a 6 position tap switch with transformer and an 8-ohm bypass option for low voltage systems.
SoundTube is also claiming to have reinvented the pendant speaker category with the Mighty Mite. The new speakers, with both new styling and patented technologies that enhance performance, recently debuted and are now shipping globally.
Mighty Mite was created to simplify installations for integrators. The UL-approved and patented Mighty Mite is said to be the only full-range pendant speaker with a built-in subwoofer eliminating the need to install a separate subwoofer and subwoofer amplifier.
Mighty Mite’s redefined aesthetics give designers options for the pendant category they haven’t seen before, says the maker. The sleek ultra-modern look and feel fits comfortably in any décor where design is as essential as sound quality.
Mighty Mite is available in two models. The MM43-BGM is a three-way pendant speaker with a 5.25in dual-chamber, band-pass subwoofer, a 4in woofer and a .75in BroadBeamring tweeter, with high-frequency dispersion technology for wide off-axis coverage. The Mighty Mite MM32-EZ is 2-way pendant speaker with a 5.25in dual-chamber, band-pass subwoofer, and a 3in wide-range driver.
“We reinvented our original classic pendant speaker with a contemporary design and modern speaker technology. Integrators, resellers, and their clients are amazed by the sound quality. The Mighty Mite is a game-changer for pendants in
open-ceiling applications,” says Ken. “These beautifully designed, high-performance pendant speakers will become the de facto solution for commercial audio applications for retail, hospitality, houses of worship, education, and corporate needs.”
Mighty Mite’s subwoofer with phase-aligned bass produces even, full-range coverage, smooth response, and loud, clean sound from one point of origin. With its built-in subwoofer and expansive coverage over larger areas than conventional pendant speakers, the Mighty Mite generates exceptional sound for music and voice applications, says its creator. In addition, the speaker’s wide coverage capabilities mean fewer speakers are needed thus further reducing both hardware and labor costs for the project.
Ideal for paging, background music, foreground music and most open-ceiling applications, the Mighty Mites have a built-in 30-Watt transformer for standard 25/70/100-volt applications or can be used as direct 8-ohm speakers. The unique driver combination gives unprecedented phase-matched audio between the low, mid, and high frequencies.
Mighty Mite has an integrated hanging bracket at the top of the speaker and comes with UL-listed hanging hardware with cables and integrated SpeedClamp self-locking wire grip for fast, easy, and secure installation. Both Mighty Mite models are 22in high with a 7.4in diameter, weigh 14 lbs. and are available in silver, black and white.