Theory Audio Design is shipping the sb25aw – a 4 ohm or 70V/100V version of the company’s sb25 surface-mount loudspeaker.

The all-aluminium and stainless steel sb25aw is fully weatherised and offers mounting options to meet many possible installation needs, including porches, patios, pool decks, backyards, restaurants, bars, hotels, houses of worship, marine and anywhere high-resolution, high-fidelity background or foreground sound is needed. 

The sb25aw incorporates a durable perforated stainless-steel grille, a water-tight loudspeaker wire entry point, and selectable hi-z or low-z operating modes. The company says that its slender enclosure, premium finish and gently sculpted curves allow it to virtually disappear into the architectural background while looking surprisingly handsome in environments where it’s easily seen.

The sb25aw ships with z-clips for flat-to-wall mounting and the back panel has integral mount hole patterns for several high-quality third-party speaker mounts. An optional robust surface and pole-mountable yoke mounting bracket are also available. A tabletop stand accessory allows the sb25aw to stand up on flat surfaces such as speaker stands, mixing desks, consoles, tabletops and bookshelves both horizontally and vertically. The company states that with the optional Universal Mount Adapter, the sb25aw can go anywhere and look sleek and unobtrusive doing it: pole from ceiling, pole from ground, onto any 75mm or 100mm VESA mount and several pan-and-tilt wall and ceiling mounts from Adaptive Technologies.

“There has never been a more compact and capable loudspeaker in the integrator system design toolbox,” says Paul Hales, CEO of Theory Professional. “Capable of astonishing range and output, and at less than four inches in depth, the sb25aw is a virtual acoustic Swiss army knife and will have system designers rethinking how they incorporate sound into their high-value projects. We expect that they will quickly learn to use this highly capable little speaker everywhere.”

The maker further claims that Theory’s product ecosystem is unique in that offers many of the performance qualities of professional audio products – effortless dynamics, high efficiency and rugged durability – but with the sonic delicacy, detail and resolution of the best high-end high-fidelity products. Add Theory’s intelligent full-system design approach, with automatically tailored loudspeaker DSP and you get startling performance at tremendous value, says Theory.

Key features of sb25aw: 

· Extruded and machined aluminium construction with perforated stainless-steel grille designed for indoor and outdoor use.

· Available in full-weatherised black and white finishes.

· 2 x 5in Theory Carbon Fiber LF Drivers. 

· 1 x 1.4in Theory AdvancedPoly High Frequency Com­pression Driver on 125° Axisymmetric Waveguide. 

· Maximum 117dB/1m from enclosure only 3.8in deep. 

· Ultra-Wide 125° Conical Coverage (160°@10kHz, – 12dB). 

· 4-ohm or 70V/100V Operation.

· Included accessories: Z-Clip Mounting Brackets (male and female) for flat surface mounting, waterproof terminal cover.

· Optional accessories: Yoke Mount Bracket, Tabletop Stand, Universal Mount Adapter for Pole, Vesa 75/100mm Mount Holes, Ceiling and Wall Pan-and-Tilt Third-Party Mounts.

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