"We introduced the speakers earlier this year as a response to the feedback we received from our integration partners,” says Noel Larson, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Ashly Audio. “They were seeking a more complete and integrated solution, which included speakers. That feedback has proven to be extremely valuable as we now see businesses – from retail and restaurants, to houses of worship, to schools – seeking ways to effectively and affordably expand their audio offerings in an effort to safely reopen their doors."
The speaker lineup is extremely versatile – designed to work as standard on wall speakers, or in eave/overhang placement, with options starting at $99 per pair. Further, when combined with Ashly amplifiers and DSP, the speakers work to create an advanced audio experience.
"Adding speakers is going to be critical as we seek for ways to more effectively serve individuals – be it in a business or a school – while maintaining safe social distancing in the months to come," Larson adds. "We are now shipping key products in our total solution that will add audio to more locations, for organizations of all type and size."
AW Series On-Wall Speakers
Ashly Audio’s AW Series speakers provide on-wall speaker solutions for installations where intelligibility of both speech and music are crucial to the customer experience. Designed by Ashly engineers to take full advantage of the brand's Protēa and AquaControl DSP, the AW series with a unique DOC crossover reduces the off-axis deviation in sound pressure levels to <9db. This provides a wider “sweet spot” for audio and allows for robust bass, crisp treble and an accurate midrange.
Ashly AW speakers are made from high-impact-resistant resin with detachable metal grilles. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with IP52 (dripping water @ 15º) or IP54 (splash at any angle). All four models come with tilt / swivel brackets and 2-way models come with safety tethers with safety cord, and are also surface mountable. Highly efficient and durable, the AW Series completes the total Ashly solution with the widest, most consistent coverage available in a small on-wall speaker.
Ashly Audio’s IS column speakers provide an extreme level of flexibility for integrators by operating at 8 or 32 Ohms, making them effective for simple applications or allowing larger numbers to be used in distributed installations – up to 32 IS Column speakers can be run off a single Ashly PEMA or CA four channel amplifier. The IS Series delivers precise vertical dispersion and consistent sound levels front-to-back in virtually any type of venue.
With their linear array configuration, the IS Series delivers tight, controlled vertical dispersion with a long throw angle and ultra-wide horizontal dispersion. Consistent front-back and side-to-side coverage helps everyone hear the same thing, no matter their position. More listeners on the far left and right in a ballroom, church, municipal facility or wedding venue can hear the spoken word better, while live or DJ music in a restaurant or bar is more immersive and less directional.
Ashly IS speakers feature aluminum alloy chassis with detachable metal grilles, making them suitable for punishing portable applications as well as installs. Available in black or white, each model comes with surface mount “J” brackets. Joiners, tilt-swivel brackets, extension pole and tripod are available. Their sleek low-profile design will satisfy picky architects.
IS speakers are a perfect match with Ashly's SP12.1P 12” compact subwoofer, available in white or black. The 350W SP 12.1P is a robust subwoofer for multiple low bass reinforcement applications. Its pole receptacles allow supporting IS column speakers, or the cabinet can be simply snuggled into a corner or under a cabinet to add extra octaves.
When combined with Ashly amps and processors that incorporate Protēa or AquaControl DSP, the IS Series allows installations to achieve an even wider frequency range with improved audio intelligibility at any scale. "With the IS Series' elegant form factor you have a solution that fits perfectly in multiple locations, including next to flat-screens in conference rooms or houses of worship. The SP-12.1P subwoofer provides an extended low end and offers a portable “system-on-a-stick” configuration solution," concludes Larson.