For the finest blend with décor and the latest ultra-thin wall-mounted TVs, the SoundFrame in-wall models offer an easy, elegant way to conceal the entire cabinet in a wall cavity. In technology and performance the SF1 and SF2 in-wall models are identical to their on-wall versions but achieve the ultimate flush-fitted look. Prefixed brackets and a redesigned surround facilitate the appearance of a hanging photo frame, which is possible only by mounting in-wall.
SoundFrame’s in-wall design is quick and easy to install. The unit simply slides into the wall cavity and is secured on four pre-fixed corner brackets.
|Frequency Response:||55Hz - 35KHz|
|Sensitivity (1W@1m):||86 dB|
|Impedance (nominal):||8 ohms|
|Power handling (RMS):||100 W|
|Maximum SPL (each @1M):||106 dBA|
|Amplifier Requirements (RMS):||25 - 100 W|
|Bass Alignment:||Sealed Box|
|Crossover Frequency:||550Hz & 3.3KHz|
|System Configuration:||3 Way|
|Driver Compliment:||1 x 165mm (6.5 inches) C-CAM® mid/bass driver with RST®II
1 x 102mm (4 inches) IDC® mid-range driver with dual concentric 25mm (1 inches) C-CAM® gold dome tweeter
|Dimensions Inc Frame:
(H x W x D)
|552 x 402 x 87.5 mm
(213/4 x 1513/16 x 37/16 inches)
(H x W x D)
|500 x 350 x 75 mm
(1911/16 x 133/4 x 215/16)
|Depth from wall:||19 mm (3/4 Inches)|
|Weight Packaged:||7.53 Kg (16.6 lbs)|
The Rigid Surface Technology (RST) cone profile is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, which demonstrates how a very light material (like paper) can be strengthened and made more rigid by making small and precise folds on its surface. Monitor Audio has applied this principle in designing the CAM/RST cones for the GX and RX ranges. Developed and perfected using sophisticated computer modelling (Finite Element Analysis), the GX mid and bass driver cones have been strengthened by a series of radial ribs; the RX driver cones by a pattern of dimples. Our simulations have proved that RST significantly increases cone rigidity, allowing the radiating surfaces to resist mechanical bending forces, which can twist the shape of conventional driver cones to produce distorted sound. The strengthening effect of RST means that we can use thinner, lighter and more responsive C-CAM cones, which provide speed and accuracy while offering greatly reduced distortion. The RST patterns also help to displace standing waves that can propagate on the cone's surface.
The in-ceiling and in-wall LCR models employ a unique pivoting Inverted Dual Concentric midrange/tweeter module offering up to 18 degrees of play. This allows for the speakers to be discreetly positioned and the sound to be directed toward the listening zone by pivoting the IDC driver module to maximize performance. With the IDC module installed, these architectural speakers become true 3-way designs, offering superior performance and flexibility over typical 2-way or fixed angle speakers.
Within the proprietary IDC module an inverted 4" midrange driver provides superior dispersion while enabling the midrange cone and tweeter dome assembly to be set as far forward as possible, allowing a clear acoustic 'sighting' of the desired listening zone and reducing undesirable diffraction effects. It's impossible to avoid diffraction effects from conventional two-way designs, which locate the bass driver 75mm (3") to 150mm (6") behind the speaker grille.
The gold dome tweeter is formed from a ceramic-coated aluminium/magnesium alloy, gold anodised to a specific thickness for ideal stiffness and damping characteristics. Its new profile and surround geometry have been developed using advanced modelling tools, to provide the optimum qualities for accurate sound reproduction. The new design moves the first order of breakup to beyond 35kHz, producing a linear response way beyond audibility, which matches the wide frequency bandwidth available from HD music and cinema sound formats.
The gold dome is thinner, lighter, more rigid and therefore more efficient than domes made from other materials which are prone to distortion in the audio band.
SoundFrame 1 What Hi-Fi? Review
"These are well-made, well-finished units, too, with thoughtful details that make them the easiest of all three models on test here to mount on the wall. A neat channel near the bottom accepts the cables, and the chunky binding posts are mounted on the front.That leaves the rear of the speaker completely smooth, and allows for a flush-to-the-wall installation.
And that's not all that's clever. The SoundFrame 1s are three-way designs with sealed-box enclosures, and their drivers use many solutions familiar to fans of the company's conventional speakers."
"They'll surprise with the reach and agility of their bass, while their clever drive unit arrangement ensures that imaging, even when the speakers are some way above your seat, is excellent."
SoundFrame review by Trusted Reviews
"The same audio tech found in the company’s full-size speakers has been squeezed into these slender picture frame-sized enclosures, which means there should be plenty of substance behind the style. "
"Pretty they may be, but the style is backed up by stunning build quality. Both the SF1 and SF2 are housed in a sealed box that measures just 87.5mm deep. Everything is amazingly solid and sturdy to the touch, making you feel like you’re getting your money’s worth."
18 July 2011 Dion Barry
Amazing design.....great sound
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Custom-developed for Monitor Audio and utilising advanced simulation technology, the new De-Tox CD will help you to run-in your speakers in less time and more comprehensively than is possible with music or other burn-in signals.