With more than 150 speak­ers to its name, you’d think it would be hard for a man­u­fac­turer like SpeakerCraft to cre­ate some­thing com­pletely unique. But it has.

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The notable speaker man­u­fac­turer has un­veiled the au­dio in­dus­try’s first in-wall Dolby At­mos en­abled height speaker. Yes, there are lots of other Dolby At­mos en­abled height speak­ers avail­able; what makes the AIM Se­ries 2 ATX100 speaker spe­cial is that it’s de­signed to sink into the wall, ren­der­ing less per­cep­ti­ble than other com­pa­ra­ble At­mos speak­ers which typ­i­cally mount to the sur­face of the wall. The first-to-mar­ket in-wall op­tion can also han­dle other forms of ob­ject-based sur­round-sound sys­tems, such as DTS:X.

Core Brands au­dio prod­uct man­ager Matt Dever ex­plains that the SpeakerCraft en­gi­neer­ing and de­sign team spent count­less hours re­fin­ing the speaker de­sign and per­for­mance to get the cor­rect re­flec­tions off the ceil­ing and have the speaker fit into a shal­low 2×4 wall.

“This in­volved de­vel­op­ing driv­ers, crossovers, and en­clo­sures very spe­cific to this pur­pose,” adds Mike Strange, Core Brands AIM se­nior LCR5 direc­tor FIVE of Se­ries acous­tics.2

“The re­sult is a de­sign that brings the Dolby At­mos ex­pe­ri­ence into an in­stalled en­vi­ron­ment com­pletely hid­den away in the wall.”

The ¾-inch cus­tom ti­ta­nium dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet struc­ture boasts a fre­quency re­sponse up to 22kHz. With its dual 2 ½ inch Kevlar-re­in­forced pulp mid-bass driv­ers, the ATX100 can han­dle up to 125 watts of am­pli­fier power at 8 Ohms.

If you’re look­ing for speak­ers to round out your At­mos in­stal­la­tion, the ATX100 can be paired with ei­ther of SpeakerCraft’s two new AIM Se­ries 2 LCR In-Wall speak­ers. “We took the key tech­nolo­gies de­vel­oped for the AIM Se­ries 2 in-ceil­ing line and ap­plied then to these new in-wall speak­ers,” says Dever. De­signed to mir­ror the size and shape of the ATX100, the AIM LCR5 FIVE Se­ries 2 and AIM LCR5 TWO Se­ries 2, are in­tended to be re­cessed into the wall ad­ja­cent to a flat panel TV along with or apart from the ATX100.

Each LCR speaker fea­tures the new Ar­rayed Point Source (APS) Tweeter Mod­ule, which in­cor­po­rates three piv­ot­ing ti­ta­nium dome tweet­ers mounted on a ro­ta­tional sound baf­fle. By rotating the baf­fle, the LCR can pre­cisely fo­cus the high-fre­quency sound at the tar­geted lis­ten­ing area.

AIM LCR5 FIVE Se­ries 2 AIM LCR5 TWO Se­ries 2

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