StJohn Group Debuts Artcoustic Diablo Sub Panel
CEDIA Expo, Denver Co, September 6, 2007 — Artcoustic, the leader of superbly engineered, aesthetically designed loudspeakers launched their unique Diablo Sub Panel; a perfect design complement to the company’s innovative Diablo loudspeakers as well as the entire Artcoustic range. Featuring a design-first form factor, the Diablo Sub Panel ($1800 MSRP) can be used as a freestanding, hidden or wall-mounted subwoofer with bass performance that rivals the finest subwoofers. The Diablo Sub Panel is available now from StJohn Group.
Measuring only 5.75″ high and 20″ wide and deep, the slim-line design of the Diablo Sub Panel can be easily sited in a variety of locations around the listening room for maximum flexibility. In addition to conventional use on the floor, the Artcoustic subwoofer can be installed in a cabinet, mounted on a wall or located behind a scrim for a completely invisible application. Weighing a mere 31 lbs and available in Black, Silver, or White, this versatile bass dynamo is a powerful solution for progressive installers and design-conscious consumers.
Under the hood of the Diablo’s sealed cabinet are (2) 10″ woofers that deliver low frequency response down to 20 Hz and extend up to 120 Hz. Driving the Sub Panel, and supplied as an integral part of the system, is Artcoustic’s separate PA-300 professional amplifier which delivers a robust 300 watts. The amp is also rack mountable when used with the company’s optional PA-19 rack ear kit. A single cable connects the Diablo Sub Panel with the PA-300 so the sub can be located where desired so it is not required to be near an AC outlet.
Describing the new Artcoustic Diablo Sub Panel, John Caldwell, a principal and co-founder of StJohn Group, stated, “The Diablo Sub Panel is one of the most exciting and innovative products we have had the pleasure to bring to market. This subwoofer is a tremendous tool for designer/installers who want cutting edge performance with a unique form factor along plus lots of flexibility in application and installation. No doubt, their customers will also appreciate the Diablo Sub Panel and all that it can do for them.”
Quite simply, Artcoustic has found a niche and filled it. Up until now, home loudspeakers could have been categorized into one of two camps. The first is easily recognized: Big obtrusive boxes that by definition can never blend gracefully into a room’s decor. Typically these loudspeakers get tucked away in poor listening positions in an effort to make them disappear, or they never leave the dealer’s showroom because of their limited appeal. The second camp revolves around the ambitious goal of making the speaker totally disappear — typified by the ubiquitous “in-wall” speaker design. This approach suffers from a number of limitations, including performance, location sensitivity, and time-consuming installation.
Artcoustic loudspeakers are a perfect match for plasma and other flat-panel TVs, and ideal for use behind acoustically transparent projection video screens. In an Artcoustic FlatCinema, there are no space-hogging, cabinet-hiding speakers. Artcoustic loudspeakers and subwoofers essentially create music systems that look as beautiful as they sound.
Key Artcoustic Diablo Sub Panel Features:
· Versatile- can be used as a floor-standing, free-standing subwoofer. Can also be wall-mounted or hidden in a cabinet or behind a scrim. Truly unique.
· Stylish- design-first form factor and styling to complement the finest interiors
· High Performance- twin 10″ woofers extend to 20 Hz
· Complete- comes supplied with Artcoustic PA-300 professional amplifier
StJohn Group will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo September 6-9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Booth # 270. Along with the entire Artcoustic line, the company will also be showing exciting new products from their other award-winning brands: Cabasse, Screen Research and iSky Panel Systems. Kevin Leja, John Caldwell and StJohn Group personnel will be on hand throughout the show introducing the new products, conducting demos and answering questions.
A rare blend of audio engineering and industrial design skills, coupled with a wealth of experience in modern decor interior design, makes the husband and wife team of Kim Donvig and Patricia Ljungberg uniquely suited to execute Artcoustic’s new product concept.
Recognizing this, they knew they could do better. Rather than sacrifice aesthetics to sound quality or vice versa, their goal was to sacrifice neither. What resulted is a new approach that complements rather than conflicts with a home’s decor and a homeowner’s desire for high-performance sound.
Artcoustic loudspeakers and subwoofers hang on the wall like picture frames yet deliver the full-bodied performance you’d expect from large box speakers. The removable front screens are available in dozens of elegant fabrics, and can be printed with art or photography to complement the style of a room. The cabinet frames come in a choice of finishes, as well.
About StJohn Group
StJohn Group, Inc. is not a typical American distributor. Only representing lines offering exclusive North American distribution opportunity allows the company to closely work with its partners on a holistic approach to brand development. Unlike most U.S. distributors, StJohn Group handles all facets of sales and marketing, including literature and collateral creative and production, advertising creative and buys, public relations, web sites, business development and long range market planning.
Based in Bellingham, WA with a satellite office in Ventura, CA, StJohn Group has seventeen regional representative firms and an active roster of more than 600 specialty A/V dealers.
StJohn Group specializes in products and services for the custom integration (CI) market — both residential and commercial — and represents Artcoustic and Cabasse Loudspeakers, iSky Panels and Screen Research in North America and the Caribbean.