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SpeakerCraft In-Wall Dolby Atmos-enabled Speaker Series Preview

SpeakerCraft in-wall Dolby Atmos speaker

SpeakerCraft in-wall Dolby Atmos speaker


  • Product Name: Atmos-enabled in-wall speakers
  • Manufacturer: SpeakerCraft
  • Review Date: October 20, 2015 08:00
  • MSRP: $TBD
  • First Impression: Pretty Cool

At CEDIA 2015, SpeakerCraft, part of Core Brands, unveiled one of the industry’s first lines of architectural in-wall speakers incorporating Dolby Atmos. The SpeakerCraft’s Dolby Atmos-enabled in-wall speaker is modular in design, meaning that it can be mounted on top of some existing AIM speakers and covered up with a single grille.

The Atmos Series builds upon key technologies of the SpeakerCraft AIM Series 2 family of in-ceiling speakers. The Arrayed Point Source (APS) tweeters are the next evolution of the ARC Tweeter Array introduced with the in-ceiling AIM Series 2. Additionally, the Atmos-enabled series will feature Acoustic Isolation Technology introduced with AIM Series 2, plus driver materials and electronics introduced in the award-winning line.

At Audioholics, we’ve covered Atmos extensively. And while we believe dedicated in-ceiling speakers are the best way to implement Atmos, it’s great to see companies thinking of new ways customers can integrate Atmos without adding in-ceiling speakers or stacking Atmos modules on top of freestanding speakers.

SpeakerCraft Atmos In-wall Speaker

SpeakerCraft Dolby Atmos 100 In-wall Height Module with Series 2 In-wall speaker

According Matt Dever, Core Brands Audio Product Manager, this marks the first development of an architectural in-wall speaker system and components that can meet Dolby Atmos-enabled certification. This series also represents the first in-wall products for SpeakerCraft’s AIM Series 2 line. “These new in-wall speakers will deliver the true object-based surround performance, ideal for when in-ceiling speakers are not an option,” Dever said. “This gives our dealers another great option for exceeding their customers’ needs. The LCR and Height Speakers will also be sold individually, enabling installers to upgrade an existing in-wall speaker system to an Atmos-enabled system.”

Suggested retail prices for the new SpeakerCraft Dolby Atmos-enabled in-wall speakers is not yet available.

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Cliff, like many of us, has always loved home theater equipment. In high school he landed a job at Best Buy that started his path towards actual high quality audio. His first surround sound was a Klipsch 5.1 system. After that he was hooked, moving from Klipsch to Polk to Definitive Technology, and so on. Eventually, Cliff ended up doing custom installation work for Best Buy and then for a "Ma & Pa" shop in Mankato, MN.

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