Definitive Reveals "World's Thinnest" On-Wall Speaker
Definitive Technology announced this week that it has developed what it calls the world's thinnest high-performance on-wall home theater loudspeaker. At 1.5-inches thick, the Mythos XTR-50 has been developed to work alongside the increasing numbers of ultra-thin LCD TVs without sacrificing sound quality.
Using an aluminum dome rather than the more common paper, plastic, or woven fibers, the XTR-50 combines a copper clad aluminum voice coil (usually solely heavy copper) with its "diaphragm" technology. Also, a specially shaped aluminum cabinet contributes to the thin profile.
A prototype of the loudspeaker won the International CES Design and Engineering Best of Innovations 2010 Award in the High-Performance Audio category.
The XTR-50 sells for $699 per speaker, and debuted last week with an exclusive deal with Amazon.com and Crutchfield.com. Definitive plans to make the product available through other retailers, including Abt Electronics, Sixth Avenue Electronics, Ultimate Electronics, Vann's and others.
See Definitive's Web site for more information.