With CEDIA 2017 mere weeks away, GoldenEar has issued a press release previewing the product to plans to demo at the show. Namely, the company will debut its new Invisa Signature Point Source In-Wall architectural speaker.
The idea behind the Invisa Signature Point Source (SPS) In-Wall is simple, reproduce the performance of a Triton series tower in a wall-mount speaker. To accomplish this, the SPS sports four 5.25″ mid/bass drivers which have much in common with those used in the Triton One. And, the new Invisa SPS has a full-sized folded ribbon tweeter that’s also similar to what’s used on Triton towers.
The press release emphatically notes that the four 5.25″ drivers are not identical, nor do they cover the same frequency range. The design objective of this speaker is to create a point source radiation pattern, which has the benefit of improving imaging. The two outer drivers have an upper frequency limit of 500 Hz, while the two inner drivers (those that are adjacent to the tweeter) play up to 3000 Hz. This is accomplished with a crossover network that features a balanced topology, says GoldenEar.
Specifications are as follows: Frequency response is 25 Hz to 35 kHz (no range specified) and sensitivity is listed as 92 dB. Recommended amplification is 20 W to 350 W per channel, and they are listed as being 8-ohm compatible.
This design features a switch that allows adjustment of the tweeter level, a magnetically attached grill, a non-resonant mineral-filled frame, and a removable tweeter that allows you to rotate it for the correct orientation, depending on whether the speaker is used in a vertical or horizontal alignment.
GoldenEar claims that they have achieved extraordinary sound quality with the Invisa SPS. It says they offer “an open sound that belies the fact that these are in wall speakers.”
The retail price of the Invisa SPS is $999 each and you can purchase an optional back box for $149 each. You can expect retail availability of these speakers in winter 2018.