SpeakerCraft demos new Terrazza Series landscape system at ISE 2019
Nortek Security & Control LLC is showcasing its new SpeakerCraft Terrazza Series landscape speaker system at ISE 2019. Consisting of four SpeakerCraft landscape satellite speakers and either a traditional in-ground subwoofer or a brand new above-ground hardscape subwoofer, the multi-speaker solution allows dealers to create a 360º outdoor sound experience.
NSC director of audio Alex Zaliauskas says the company realises not every outdoor space can handle in-ground subwoofer installations.
“We have designed a system that combines an exceptional outdoor audio experience with installation flexibility. Dealers can now choose to use either a traditional burial subwoofer, or the all-new Hardscape subwoofer, depending on their installation needs.”
In circumstances where in-ground subwoofer installations are not possible, the new SpeakerCraft 8” hardscape subwoofer features an ultra-waterproof rotational moulded Polyethylene enclosure and a high excursion 8” DVC woofer with rubber surround. Equipped with a 1m burial-rated speaker wire, silicone-filled wire nuts, a rust-resistant aluminium grille and a key-way mounting to secure to the hardscape surface fastening points, the subwoofer is both sturdy and secure for unpredictable environments.
For installations that allow for in-ground installation, the traditional 8” SpeakerCraft burial subwoofer also leverages an ultra-waterproof rotational moulded Polyethylene enclosure and a high excursion 8” DVC woofer with rubber surround for performance and durability.
Either the hardscape subwoofer or burial subwoofer comes paired with four landscape satellite speakers to create a Terrazza Series landscape system.
The SpeakerCraft landscape satellite speakers cater to every type of outdoor installation, featuring a 4” Polypropylene cone woofer with a ¾” Titanium dome tweeter, and high strength ’weed-whacker’ resistant ABS with fibreglass reinforced construction.
Alex explains how the installation method is simple and self-explanatory.
“All satellite speakers in the system feature a tool-less ‘quick connect’ installation method that allows the stake to be knocked into the ground to the desired depth, then attached to the speaker without the need of rotation or threading — which can bind the wires and cause failures,” he says.
“We even include a handy ‘ground and pound’ hammer cover to prevent damage during installation. Many competitive installation methods call for using the entire weight of your body to shove a combined stake and speaker assembly into the ground, resulting in frequent failures.”
The SpeakerCraft Terrazza landscape series system is designed to be used with lower powered distributed audio amplifiers or extended audio zones (like Zone 2) from conventional AVRs. The system can be expanded to up to an 8.2 system, and integrators have the option to purchase 2.0 speaker expansion kits for the system.