21.06.12

Soundtube's new surface mount speakers are weather proof

AUTHOR: Inavate

SoundTube Entertainment has introduced a line of "Weather Extreme" outdoor surface-mount speakers, the SMi-WX series. Offering the same performance and ease of installation as the company’s SMi offerings, the SM500i-II-WX, SM590i-II-WX and SM890i-WX speakers are designed to withstand wet weather conditions even under direct exposure.

All SoundTube speakers with WX technology are built using non-corrosive materials (stainless steel or aluminium) for all exposed metal components including grilles, screws and mounting systems.  The speakers also feature WX Weather Guard, a dual layer hydrophobic material inside the speaker grille designed to keep water from the drivers and internal electronics in even the most extreme weather conditions. The material greatly reduces water penetration through grille openings without compromising sound quality or performance and has been granted an IP44 rating.

The SM890i-WX is an 8” high-SPL surface-mount speaker with an 8 inch treated fibre driver and an offset 1.42 inch compression horn. The speaker’s patented BroadBeamHP wave guide technology delivers a consistent dispersion pattern for maximum intelligibility and edge-to-edge coverage. A proprietary bracket with an integrated internal wedge cam allows stable and precise aiming from 0 to 90 degrees. The speaker includes a 150-watt low insertion loss transformer and an easily accessed six-position tap switch for 25-, 70.7- and 100 volt operation plus transformer bypass. The SM890i-WX is UL 1480 UEAY listed.

The SM590i-II-WX is a 5.25” high-power coaxial surface-mount speaker with a 5.25 inch polypropylene woofer and a 1 inch horn-loaded convex titanium dome tweeter mounted to a proprietary cast-aluminium baffle and heat sink. Its BroadBeam HP technology and 87.5 dB average sensitivity offers high output capabilities with superior high-frequency dispersion; an easy-access six-position tap switch allows quick selection of 25-70.7- and 100-volt applications with transformer bypass. A new SoundTube-exclusive bracket mounting system with vertical and horizontal pivoting allow the SM590i-II-WX to be aimed anywhere within the installation space.

The SM500i-II-WX is a 5.25 inch coaxial surface-mount speaker with a 5.25 inch polypropylene woofer and a 1 inch convex titanium tweeter with FerroFluid cooling. Its patented BroadBeam waveguide technology delivers a consistent dispersion pattern up to 10 kHz. SoundTube’s proprietary bracket mounting system with vertical and horizontal pivoting allow the SM500i-II-WX to be aimed anywhere within the installation space. A six-position tap switch is provided; UL 1480 UEAY is pending.