The eight new Russound models feature a distinct new designer-inspired edgeless bezel design, easy-install magnetic grilles, acoustic refinements and are priced to help installers deliver optimal performance.
The new line is based on two different audio applications; the Performance Series can be used for almost all installations, from single room designs to whole house systems.
Meanwhile, the High Resolution Series is designed for critical listening areas where a higher fidelity solution is required.
Both offer choices of two-way designs with either a flat, non-angled woofer (RSF models) or angled (RSA models) in a low-diffraction baffle that can help direct audio to key listening areas.
“Installers and integrators have come to rely on the Acclaim speakers for their versatility, quality, performance and value,” says Mike Bonnette, product director at The Multi-Room Company. “Our partners will find the latest enhancements make their work easier and customers happy, all while ensuring very impressive margins.”
Acclaim Speakers have been optimised to fit into virtually any installation environment while delivering peak performance.
All models feature a time saving and vibration free triple dog-leg fixing, which accommodate a wide range of ceiling materials from 6mm to 35mm thick.
According to the manufacturer, this allows installers to finish jobs quickly while guaranteeing the solid grip that high fidelity sound demands.
The Acclaim models were designed with ultra-light Neodymium magnets that reportedly weigh up to 92% less than typical woofers, while maintaining the same performance characteristics.
These acoustic attributes allow for a shallower design, leading the manufacturer to claim that the RSA models are the only angled woofers available that fit into a standard stud wall, or in any ceiling space where the full depth is not available due to plumbing, ductwork, conduit or any other unforeseen obstruction.
All 6-inch versions utilise the same cut-out dimension and grille sizes, allowing for easy upgrades to any Acclaim model, even after the drywall has been cut and the grilles custom-painted.
The two 8-inch models give installers the flexibility to step up to a larger speaker size when needed, with the same aesthetic appeal of the edgeless grille design.
All models incorporate a curved tweeter bridge for wide dispersion and all tweeters can be adjusted multi-directionally up to 15°.
In addition to the shallow depth of the entire range, when an installation has even tighter restrictions, the new RSF-635 can be installed in a space that is as shallow as 69mm, while maintaining audio performance due to a thin, lightweight inverted Neodymium N40 magnet structure.
Among other key features found in the new selection is the centre channel adjustment switch found in the High Resolution RSA-635, making it particularly suited for overcoming the limitations of placing a speaker in the ideal aesthetic position instead of the ideal acoustic position.
The centre channel adjustment switch allows important tweaks to be made to improve intelligibility of entertainment dialogue.