Aural for Visual
The company says the new speaker is "the world's first really high-end loudspeaker designed to provide the highest fidelity to video while aesthetically complementing your plasma TV." Similar in concept to other "plasma friendly" three-in-one speaker systems on the market, the Model P50 incorporates dedicated left, center, and right speakers in a single, horizontally oriented unit designed to be mounted on the wall above or below a flat-panel TV.
Engineered to match the width of most 50-inch plasma TVs, the P50 extends approximately five inches from the wall on the included wall-mount bracket. The system will be available in high-gloss black or gloss silver finishes.
The Model P50 uses angled drivers, said to produce a wide, spacious sound stage, along with a wide-angle flange for each one-inch soft-dome tweeter plus a custom designed, four-inch carbon-fiber midrange driver. The unique driver was engineered to produce high output with low resonance in order to extend the bass performance and blend better with a subwoofer. In addition, the speaker system incorporates Aural Acoustics' AccuRange technology which is used to dampen the output from the rear of each midrange driver over a very wide range of frequencies. The company claims the technology is the first to effectively dampen internal rear-wave frequencies below 500 Hz.
The Model P50 is expected to be available around the middle of this year. MSRP is $1,599.