Artcoustic Loudspeakers introduced the Modular line of speakers to the North American market. The Modular line includes three completely new speakers with interchangeable baffles that are designed to match the width and height of most flat panel displays or TVs. Modular model prices start at $680 each, or $1,060 each with baffle and art screen options included.
The design concept behind the new Modular Loudspeaker Series is to create the minimum number of models to address the maximum number of sizes of new ultra thin flat panel video displays.
The Modular One is the smallest speaker Artcoustic has ever produced at just 9.8″ H x 3.1″ W and 2.1″ deep. It is perfectly suited to the ever-thinner on-wall LED and LCD screens.
Modular One is designed for on-wall or in-wall applications and can be used as a utility left, right, center or surround speaker for a 2 channel system, small home cinema or commercial venue fixed installation. Its two full range 3.5″ drivers will produce 100 Hz to 20 kHz faithfully up to 100dB max SPL. 88 dB 1 watt, 4 Ohms, 100 W continuous power handling. Suggested retail is $680 each, with a Match system grille or screen.
Artcoustic's typically innovative design brings endless options to this range. The standard Match system screens are available for these speakers, but for more interesting design elements, the stand-alone Modular models can be upgraded with oversized baffles and printed screens to ensure they match a particular flat panel video screen, suit any system and any interior design. Retail cost per speaker with optional baffle and art screen treatments starts at $1,060. Here is a slideshow of various Modular One images.
The Modular L+C+R is a smaller version of the now famous all-in-one three-channel speaker that Artcoustic created in 1998 — DF-Multi. This three-channel Modular Cinema is the smallest all-in-one speaker that Artcoustic has ever produced at just 3.1″ H x 25.6″ W and 2.1″ D and is most readily used as an L+C+R speaker for a small home cinema, or it can be wired as a center channel-only speaker for larger rooms. Suggested retail is $1,130.
The standard Match system screens are available and it can be upgraded with oversized baffles (42″ and 50″) to ensure they suit any system and interior design.
Modular L+C+R is designed for on-wall or in-wall applications. Modular L+C+R uses three of the 3.5″ full range driver and will produce 100Hz to 20,000 kHz faithfully up to 105dB max SPL. 100dB, 1 watt, 3.3 Ohms, 100 W continuous power handling per channel.
The ultimate building block in the line, the Modular Cinema, builds farther on Artcoustic's ground breaking L+C+R all in one DF-Multi models. In addition to speakers for left, center and right channels, the Modular Cinema adds two reversed-phase rear channel drivers. This flexible design makes it possible for the Modular Cinema to serve as either an L+C+R and rear channels all in one, or as one high-end center-channel speaker.
The Modular Cinema is the smallest all-in-one speaker that Artcoustic has ever produced at just 3.1″ H x 25.6″ W and 2.1″ D. Suggested retail is $1,220.
The standard Match system screens are available and it can be upgraded with oversized baffles (42″ and 50″) to match a particular flat panel video screen, suit any system and any interior design.
Modular Cinema is designed for on-wall or in-wall applications. Modular Cinema uses five of the 3.5″ full range drivers and will produce 100Hz to 20,000 kHz faithfully up to 108dB max SPL. 102dB, 1 watt, 3.3 Ohms, 100 W continuous power handling per channel. Perfect as a 5-channel all-in-one, home cinema speaker in a medium sized room, or as a center channel speaker in a mid- to large-sized room.
Install Without Disturbing or Cutting Drywall
While mounting on or in the wall is certainly the preferred method of installing Artcoustic speakers, the company has beautiful wall panels that can be hung on an existing wall, thereby avoiding having to run wires through permanent walls. “Wire run channels” in the back of the panels accommodate TV and speaker cabling which is dropped to the floor and connected to electronics in cabinetry.