Origin Acoustics Continues to Be Original

Jeremy Burkhardt took the stage today on the eve of CEDIA Expo to introduce multiple new products for the already massive Origin Acoustics architectural speaker product line. Notable among the bunch are two in-ceiling subwoofers that use a flexible “bass tube” to port bass from a separate enclosure containing dual-voice-coil 6” or 8” long throw subwoofers. Part of Origin’s Director Collection, the new subs can be installed using one of a variety of low-profile round or square bezel-less grilles in the ceiling. The dual six-inch DSUB6 model, for example, offers grilles that match typical four-inch designer recessed lighting fixtures, as well as grilles that match the other six-inch and eight-inch Designer Collection in-ceiling speakers. Origin also announced 150-watt and 500-watt DSP sub matching subwoofer amplifiers.

Another set of new architectural subwoofers announced by Origin is designed for in-wall installation. The new 10- and 12-inch subs utilize all-aluminum enclosures that are able to provide up to 40-percent more internal cabinet space than one built with MDF. The new-construction models have a unique mounting system that suspends the sub enclosure within the wall. The retro-fit design 10-inch model will be $1,400. The 10- and 12-inch new construction models will be $1,600 and $2,000 respectively. Origin claims the new 12-inch model will be capable of bass response down to an astounding 24 Hz.

Origin’s new Home Theater in-wall series, The Theater Collection, includes two rectangular models, the THTR66 and THTR68. Each model incorporates four 6.5-inch drivers (two mid, two bass) with a single DPSD one-inch tweeter. The THTR66, with Kevlar drivers, will be $1,400/each, while the THTR68 with its glass-fiber drivers, will retail for $1,800/each.

Finally, Origin presented several new entry-level in-ceiling speakers as part of its top-end Director Series and new outdoor speakers that utilize a line-array design for better control of acoustic dispersion in smaller, more intimate outdoor locations, such as balconies.