Combines a High-Quality Speaker with Sconce-Like Appearance and Function, Making it the First of its Kind
Custom loudspeaker solution manufacturer Triad Speakers, Inc., will debut their new InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce loudspeaker at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 7 — 10. The company’s booth is located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, #21413.
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce combines a high-quality speaker with sconce-like appearance and function. Inside each enclosure is a two-way speaker system containing a 1-inch Vifa soft dome tweeter and a 5 ½-inch Peerless woofer. It can be used full-range for distributed sound, as a main or monopole surround speaker for home theater, or with a subwoofer as primary speaker and is sonically matched to the company’s InRoom, InWall and InCeiling Omni loudspeakers.
According to the company, the InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce represents one of the very first applications of LED lighting in the home. LED lights are ideal because they have very low power consumption, low heat generation, a very long life and are compatible with industry-standard control systems.
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce is delivered with six different light tinting gel colors to choose from. Hundreds of other color gels are available to create precisely colored lighting effects. Additionally, four different grille alternatives can be custom color-matched by the company at no extra charge.
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce loudspeaker is Triad’s latest addition in a series of creative new speaker designs targeted at the interior design and architect communities. The speaker’s sconce-like industrial design and lighting were developed with input from the interior design community.
“The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce loudspeaker is a tool for Triad dealers to help their interior design and architect partners successfully integrate high-performance audio systems into designed spaces,” says Triad’s director of sales and marketing Paul Scarpelli. “It is so unique, we are proud to say that it is the first of its kind.”
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce’s LED lights simply require a 12Volt DC power supply and control switch or dimmer provided by the installer (not included). A single 5 Amp power supply is capable of running up to 125 units.
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce enclosure fits a standard 4-inch deep wall. Its dimensions are: 9-9/16″ W x 12-3/8″ H x 6-7/8″ D (2-1/2″ from wall to front of enclosure). The dimensions do not include grilles, which vary in size. The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce weight is 7-1/2 pounds each.
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce performance specs are: Sensitivity 85 dB @1W1M / Frequency Response 75-20 kHz (+/- 3 dB) / Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms / Minimum Impedance 6 Ohms / Power Handling 80 Watts continuous.
The InWall Silver/4 Omni Sconce is shipping beginning January 2008 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $650 each.
About Triad Speakers, Inc.
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member of CEDIA), Triad is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by more than 400 CEDIA custom integrators nationwide, the company has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall and in-ceiling and freestanding designs.
Triad defined itself in 1992 as a provider of “unique architectural audio/video solutions through innovative design and manufacturing.” That mission is unchanged in 2007. The company has explicitly studied and modeled the Toyota Production System to implement its mission. The latest improvement is offering, at no extra charge, custom paint match of the grill frames and inserts in its US manufactured products. Over 90% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products. The company uses the finest materials, including premium MDF, drivers from the finest vendors in Northern Europe, high-grade crossover components, and the best veneer and paint finishes and grills.
Voted Best Custom Installation Company in 2006 and 2007
In the 2007 Inside Track Annual Supplier Loyalty Test, Triad achieved first place in its group of 16 custom installation companies in 13 of 16 parameters. Triad ranked first in product performance, product reliability, distribution policies that support specialists, obtainable profit margins, tech support, resolution of service, return and repair issues, quality of sales representatives, ease of installation / use; ease-of-doing-business; product changes / price protection, appropriate assortment; just-in-time delivery and specialist oriented business programs. The company placed second in product innovation; sixth in dealer training and eighth in brand recognition. 2007 is the second consecutive year that Triad ranked as Best Custom Installation Company.