Origin Acoustics, manufacturer of architectural audio and electronic solutions, has announced the expansion and acoustic technology upgrades of its high performance Ambisonic Bollard landscape speaker solutions.

The speakers will feature Ambisonic ribbon tweeter technology, expand from two to three sizes of speakers to complete the series, and introduce a new hexagonal design to complement any residential or commercial outdoor space. The Ambisonic Systems Bollard landscape speakers are a solution to the challenge of producing bass from individual outdoor speakers in an attractive design aesthetic that could withstand the elements.

All Ambisonic Bollard landscape speakers will now feature high-performance Ambisonic round planar magnetic ribbon tweeter technology for improved high frequency reproduction and clarity with lower distortion at higher power levels.

Origin Acoustics is expanding its Ambisonic Bollard landscape series by adding a medium-sized solution to complete the series for a total of three sizes—Bollard 106 (large), Bollard 85 (medium), and Bollard 64 (small)—for powerful performances in any residential or commercial outdoor application.

The Ambisonic Bollard 85 landscape speaker features an easy-to-bury 8in integrated subwoofer, and a 5 ¼in down-firing driver that disperses 360° sound patterns, and a 22in structure that extends out of the ground. The sub is ported out of the same opening as the mid/tweeter for cohesive sound.             

Each Ambisonic Bollard speaker has an adjustable impedance setting for 8Ω, along with 70v/100v. This allows for installation flexibility with nearly 200-800W of peak power handling, depending on the model, and the ability to play from 32Hz to 20kHz. Larger transformers/tap settings on the subwoofer deliver clean and deep bass at louder volumes.

Additionally, a modern new hexagonal aluminium speaker sleeve will eventually replace the existing round and square options in the series. Bollard speaker sleeves are designed to withstand harsh outdoor elements, including moisture, heat and the sun while maintaining the aluminium’s natural beauty. The sleeve styles are available in three colours; Midnight Black, Stargazing Silver and Champaign and are backed by a five-year warranty.

The Origin Acoustic Ambisonic Bollard Landscape Speaker series will be available in Q2 of 2024.

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