Architectural speakers featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE) are designed to transform distributed audio and enable integrators to more easily deliver high-performance entertainment throughout any space.

Smart home specialist Savant has introduced its Micro Aperture architectural loudspeaker lineup, providing integrators with the capability to deliver entertainment content anywhere with single Ethernet cable connectivity.

Savant’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) self-powered Micro Aperture architectural speakers reduce the complexity associated with distributed audio system design and installation.

Each powered speaker contains a highly efficient amplifier, which not only reduces installation time, it also delivers superb sound quality throughout any space because content remains in the digital domain from source to speaker.

There are three in-ceiling versions available, each using an advanced technology called Balanced Mode Radiator that delivers more sound per watt of amplifier power into the listening area.

The three Micro Aperture models are:

  • Self-powered PoE speaker
  • Companion PoE satellite speaker
  • Passive (4-ohm) speaker (for interface with traditional audio systems)

Each self-powered Savant Micro Aperture PoE speaker can run up to three passive satellite speakers, and will self-regulate the output power based upon the POE type of switch or injector that is being used.

Because each unit is individually controlled and connected to the network, the user can easily switch room configurations. For example, the dining room speakers can play music during dinner, then become the rear (surround) channels for a theater system at the touch of a button.

Most importantly, Savant Micro Aperture speakers are decor friendly – the speakers sit flush in the ceiling, are available with compact, paintable round or square four inch grilles and complement the look of the Savant/USAI Lighting recessed fixture family for the cleanest look once installed.

Savant’s exclusive INSTALL EZE tool-less installation system secures the speakers to the ceiling quickly and easily, and the provided trim makes these speakers suitable for both new construction and retrofit projects.


The company is keen to point to opinion from installers who have already used the product.

Matt Lavin, of Metro Eighteen, says, “The new Savant IP-based Micro Aperture speakers are a breeze to install and configure. The best part is how seamlessly they work with the other Savant AVB audio components. It’s an easily scalable high-performance solution that provides many new design options.”

“Savant’s new Micro Aperture speakers beautifully compliment the aesthetics of Savant’s architectural lighting and Savant’s IP audio products, making installation and configuration a breeze while offering excellent sound quality for distributed audio,” adds Matt Milstein, M2 Multimedia Inc.

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