Following the announcements made at CEDIA 2018, where Savant announced networked-enabled architectural loudspeakers and soundbar solutions that make the system design and installation of high-performance whole-house entertainment easier than ever before, the company has confirmed that its Savant Micro Aperture loudspeaker series is now available.
Savant’s Power over Ethernet (PoE) self-powered Micro Aperture architectural speakers drastically reduce the complexity associated with distributed audio system design and installation. Each powered speaker contains a highly efficient amplifier, which not only reduces installation time, it also delivers superb sound quality throughout any space because content remains in the digital domain from source to speaker.
There are three in-ceiling versions available, each using an advanced technology called Balanced Mode Radiator that delivers more sound per watt of amplifier power into the listening area. The series includes a Micro Aperture self-powered PoE speaker model, a companion PoE satellite speaker, and a passive (4-ohm) speaker model for interface with traditional audio systems.
Each self-powered Savant Micro Aperture PoE speaker can run up to three passive satellite speakers, and will self-regulate the output power based upon the POE type of switch or injector that is being used. Because each unit is individually controlled and connected to the network, the user can easily switch room configurations. For example, the dining room speakers can play music during dinner, then become the rear (surround) channels for a theater system at the touch of a button. Most importantly, Savant Micro Aperture speakers are decor friendly – the speakers sit flush in the ceiling, are available with compact, paintable round or square 4-inch grilles and complement the look of the Savant/USAI Lighting recessed fixture family for the cleanest look once installed.
Savant’s exclusive INSTALL EZE tool-less installation system secures the speakers to the ceiling quickly and easily, and the provided trim makes these speakers ideal for both new construction and retrofit projects.
Savant is one of the fastest-growing smart home companies in the luxury and mid-residential market, effectively integrating climate, lighting, energy and entertainment automation with a single application interface. The comprehensive whole-home control system, available through iOS and Android, delivers a premiere experience and is available through Magnolia Design Centers and Savant’s global network of Authorized Integrators. www.savant.com