Theory Professional Debuts First Landscape Loudspeakers at InfoComm 2024

The ic6-Bollard loudspeaker and iws12-Bollard subwoofer deliver next level that has to be heard to be believed says Theory Professional.

InfoComm 2024 – June 11 – 14 – Booth C9901 and Audio Demo Room N118 – Premium commercial audio brand, Theory Professional, is pulling out all the stops with multiple new product introductions leading into InfoComm 2024. Not yet released but being previewed for the very first time this week at the show, are Theory’s new high-performance landscape loudspeakers. The ic6-Bollard: 6.5in full-range landscape loudspeaker, and iws12-Bollard: 12in landscape subwoofer are on display and demo in booth C9901 and Audio Demo Room N118.

ic6-Bollard – 6.5in Full-Range Landscape Loudspeaker

Theory Professional made its official debut at InfoComm 2023 with demonstrations of its small but capable ic6, 6.5in in-ceiling loudspeaker. Via careful processing and computer-optimised tuned ports, the ic6 delivers exceptional low-frequency bandwidth, punch and resolution, plus extremely wide dispersion, says the company. Up until now the ic6 could be paired with Theory’s optional all-weather grille or installed in open-ceiling and exposed environments when integrated into one of Theory’s ic6 pendant housings.

Building on Theory’s ic6 Acoustic Core platform, the new ic6-Bollard is the ic6 loudspeaker installed into an elegant Dark Chocolate (and paintable) stainless steel Bollard housing. Once integrated, the ic6-Bollard becomes a full-range landscape loudspeaker providing 360-degrees of coverage. Pair it with the new iws12-Bollard subwoofer and installers can reach sound reinforcement levels in any landscape – a rarity outdoors, says the maker.

For large, distributed installs, installers can use hundreds of ic6-Bollard loudspeakers. The ic6 includes a switch-selectable 70V/100v transformer that can be driven direct by Theory’s DLC-250.4d 4-channel loudspeaker controller. The DLC-250.4d can drive up to 16 Theory 16-ohm loudspeakers in Lo-Z mode, or up to 64 in Hi-Z mode – all from a half rack chassis.

iws12-Bollard – 12in Landscape Subwoofer

Theory argues it has also become known for deep, visceral bass from surprisingly compact enclosures. The Theory iws12-SPKR model speaker assembly includes a 12in, 1,400W, 4in voice coil long throw woofer that can be integrated into the Theory iws12-6 in-wall subwoofer and the flexible Theory iws12-9 architectural subwoofer. With the introduction of the iws12-Bollard, now that iws12-SPKR performance can be enjoyed outdoors. When mounted inside the new iws12-Bollard housing and installed outdoors truly astonishing high-energy low frequencies in the landscape are the result says the company.

“Theory is disrupting the status quo with a small stable of highly capable and flexible audio products, and the ic6 and iws12 are perfect examples of that,” says Paul Hales, CEO and Product Designer for Theory Professional. “Those two Theory loudspeakers can be used for in-ceiling, pendant, high-moisture, in-wall, surface-mount – and now – landscape installations, all while providing premium levels of audio performance and design.”

The Theory ic6-Bollard and iws12-Bollard will be available in Q4 2024.

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