THIEL Loudspeakers, has announced the debut of a new surface-mount outdoor loudspeaker called the DewPoint. A derivative of THIEL’s groundbreaking PowerPoint1.2 on-wall/on-ceiling speaker, the DewPoint can be placed in a wide variety of outdoor (and indoor) locations on ceilings and walls in an inclement environment provided that it does not receive direct exposure to water. Mounting DewPoints beneath an eave or under a covered porch are good examples of recommended placement.
Many steps have been taken to provide the DewPoints with a high degree of resistance to environmental extremes. The enclosure is made of sturdy aluminum and is paintable to match any decor. The DewPoint’s anodized aluminum grille is impervious to rust and attached to the cabinet with a soft-set adhesive. All of the mounting hardware included with the speakers is made of top quality stainless steel.
The DewPoint’s combination of coaxial/coplanar drivers, wedge-shaped enclosure, and 90 degree radiation pattern enables the sound to cover virtually any area far more completely than normal, more directional surface-mount or in-wall/in-ceiling speakers. By utilizing the combination of carefully engineered woofer positioning and angle, DewPoints eliminate the wall-reflection cancellation that mars the sonic performance of virtually every other surface-mounted speaker. DewPoints will ship to authorized THIEL dealers in fall, 2009. Price is TBD.
THIEL DewPoint Specifications:
- Amplitude Response 75 Hz-20 kHz ±3 dB
- Phase Response Minimum ±10°
- Sensitivity 89 dB @2.8 V-1m
- Impedance 4 ohms (3 ohms minimum)
- Recommended Power 30-200 watts
- Size (horizontally oriented) 12″ W x 6″ D x 21″ L (31 cm x 15.3 cm x 53.7 cm)
- Weight 16 pounds
THIEL Audio Products Company is a privately-held engineering-driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality home music and video sound reproduction. Our products incorporate a variety of technological advancements in driver design, acoustical construction techniques, and crossover design. All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible. THIEL’s product range includes surface-mount speakers, in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, customized flat-panel video display speakers, subwoofers, bookshelf and theater speakers as well as THIEL’s world famous floor-standing speakers. Prices range from $990 (each) for the SCS4, PowerPlane and HigherPlane to the flagship CS3.7 at $12,900 per pair.