SpeakerCraft takes Aim
SpeakerCraft has taken the key technologies it developed for its Aim Series 2 in-ceiling speakers and applied it to a pair of in-wall left-centre-right (LCR) cabinets. The headline inclusion that the Aim LCR5 Five Series 2 and Aim LCR5 Two Series 2 speakers take from the in-ceiling siblings the manufacturer’s Arrayed Point Source (APS) tweeter module
APS incorporates three pivoting titanium dome tweeters mounted in a rotational sound baffle. According to SpeakerCraft, the extra surface area from the three tweeters enables a lower crossover point which delivers extra sound pressure in the midrange frequencies. Away from APS, both of the new models incorporate dual, 5.25-inch woofers angled within the assembly as well as SpeakerCraft’s Acoustic Isolation Technology to minimise acoustic energy transfer to the mounting and surrounding surfaces.
As for the key statistics, the Aim LCR5 Five Series 2 matches its two woven Kevlar cone woofers with 1-inch custom titanium dome tweeters. It boasts a 48Hz to 22kHz frequency response with a power handling of 190W at 8-ohms. The Aim LCR5 Two Series 2 pairs its two glass and carbon fibre cones with 1-inch custom soft dome tweeters. It delivers a frequency response of 52Hz to 20kHz with a power handling of 135W watts at 8-ohm impedance.
One of the key applications that SpeakerCraft can see for its in-wall speakers is with object-based surround audio systems. Both units have the ability to pair with the manufacturer’s Dolby Atmos enabled in-wall height speaker – the ATX100. The ATS500 System pairs the Aim LCR5 Five Series 2 with the ATX100 behind a single grille. The ATS200 System combines the Aim LCR5 Two Series 2 with the height module, also behind a single grille.