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New Triad Subwoofer Line Features DSP Technology, New Enclosures, Improved Drivers

Portland, OR – April 28, 2009 – Leading CEDIA channel manufacturer Triad Speakers, Inc. is rolling out its first new subwoofer line in eight years. Comprised of ten InRoom, two InCeiling and two InWall Subwoofers and three RackAmps, these new higher-performance products employ DSP, empowering dealers to further fine-tune bass in client’s entertainment rooms.

According to the company, the DSP along with new InCeiling designs incorporate features particularly suited to the guidelines set forth in CEA/CEDIA’s recent CEB22 Bulletin: “Home Theater Recommended Practice: Audio Design,” which states recommended subwoofer placement options and configurations.

Triad founder and president Larry Pexton observes, “This is the most ambitious new product launch in Triad history. We are combining new amplifiers with new enclosures, new drivers and DSP to substantially strengthen our subwoofer offerings.”

Integrated into Triad’s PlateAmps and RackAmps is a sophisticated DSP interface, that along with the provided microphone, measures low frequencies. The DSP identifies and corrects peaks and nulls, resulting in more uniform bass. Installers may also use a PC to further fine-tune the DSP or to create their own custom equalization.

InRoom DSP Subs
Available in the company’s Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels, the InRoom Subs are sold either as Powered Subs with built-in DSP PlateAmps or as Sub enclosures mated with outboard 300, 500 and 1,000 watt DSP RackAmps (either version offers identical performance and features). The Powered InRoom DSP Sub feature set and pricing is:

Model Driver Power MSRP
InRoom Mini DSP Sub 8-inch 300 watts $1,000
InRoom Bronze DSP Sub 10-inch 300 watts $1,250
InRoom Silver DSP Sub 12-inch 500 watts $1,650
InRoom Gold DSP Sub 15-inch 1,000 watts $2,250
InRoom Platinum DSP Sub 18-inch 1,000 watts $2,500

The InRoom DSP Sub models pickup the “sculpted lines” of the company’s recently redesigned InRoom Omni SE speakers. This striking industrial design features paintable metal grilles and is available in all Triad veneer and paint options including custom paint matching.

InCeiling and InWall Subwoofers
Making full use of the DSP RackAmp technology is the new InCeiling Mini/8 Sub, which utilizes a long excursion 8-inch woofer. The InCeiling Mini/8 Sub can be used singly or in pairs, with either the new RackAmp 300 DSP or the more powerful RackAmp 500 DSP. MSRP ranges from $1,300 to $2,000 depending upon configuration.

Mated to the powerful and versatile RackAmp 300 DSP, Triad’s new InCeiling Bronze/10 Sub features a single long excursion 10-inch woofer. MSRP is set at $1,500.

Triad’s new InWall Silver/15 Sub combines a long excursion 12-inch woofer and a narrow 15-inch deep enclosure that fits into more wall spaces than its predecessor. Mated with the RackAmp 500 DSP, MSRP is set at $1,900.

Triad’s new InWall SlimSub/4 is a 4-inch deep subwoofer that can be retrofitted into existing walls and features a flush grille. The InWall SlimSub/4 utilizes a proprietary 10-inch woofer and like all Triad subwoofers, features a fully engineered, sealed enclosure. The SlimSub can be used singly or in pairs, with either the RackAmp 300 DSP or more powerful RackAmp 500 DSP. MSRP ranges from $1,300 to $2,000 depending on configuration.

Triad’s new line of DSP subwoofers and amplifiers are manufactured entirely in North America and will be shipping to dealers beginning May 2009.

About Triad Speakers
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by many CEDIA custom integrators nationwide, the company has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling and freestanding designs.

Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products. In the 2006-2009 Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Tests, Triad ranked #1 in the category of Best Custom Installation Company.

Company contact info: Triad Speakers, Inc. / 15835 NE Cameron Blvd. / Portland, Oregon 97230 / Main Phone: 503.256.2600 / Fax: 503.256.5966 / Internet:

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