Without Cutting or Drilling Wall Studs, Unique In-Wall Soundbar Combines Simple Installation With a Modular Design; Offers Unprecedented Flexibility in Speaker Placement for Powerful Audio Performance
PETALUMA, Calif. -- May 2, 2013 -- Niles(R) today introduced the industry's first in-wall soundbar with the unveiling of its new Cynema Soundfield(TM) system. A radical departure from traditional soundbars, the Cynema Soundfield features a revolutionary in-wall mounting system that allows it to be perfectly centered under flat-panel displays without the hassle of cutting or drilling wall studs. Continuing Niles' long history of creating unique solutions for installers, the modular system dramatically simplifies installation and offers the flexibility to place speakers exactly where needed for the ultimate in audio performance while providing an aesthetically pleasing look.
An unobtrusive addition to any residential entertainment system, home theater, or flat panel TV installation, the Cynema Soundfield system is available in three active models and one passive model in lengths of 48, 55, and 65 inches to match today's most popular display sizes. The in-wall soundbar consists of left, right, and center self-contained speaker modules and includes a preamp/amplifier module for the powered models. Powered models also include a separate low voltage power supply -- easily mounted in a stud bay adjacent to a wall outlet or behind the display -- to eliminate the need for high-voltage wiring in the wall and the electrician required to do it.
Cynema Soundfield's speaker and amplifier modules easily snap in from the front into rails mounted on the wall's studs, and can be adjusted between the studs as needed to achieve the best soundfield. Installers can configure the mounting positions of each speaker module and the amplifier around existing studs with ease. The speaker and amplifier modules have small foldable L-shaped brackets on each side to enable the installer to temporarily hang the modules on the in-wall mounting system's rails, freeing up both hands and making the speaker and amplifier connection terminals easy to see and connect. Wiring is run through specially designed spaces in the mounting system to eliminate the need to drill holes in the studs. Included spacers can be inserted to cover any empty areas between modules for a clean installation. A low-profile, magnetically attached, and paintable MicroPerf grille makes the entire assembly virtually invisible to end users for a clean look.
"The introduction of the Cynema Soundfield system is very exciting for us. Niles has never offered a soundbar before, and the market has certainly never seen one quite like this," said Mitch Witten, director, Audio Segment, Core Brands. "With its unique in-wall installation system, the Cynema Soundfield takes the concept of the soundbar to an entirely new level, providing discreet TV audio in any residential environment, while eliminating the need to cut or drill studs for painless installation. And with its modular design, it offers unprecedented versatility by allowing the speaker modules to be placed exactly as needed in the wall space to optimize audio performance."
Included with the CSF-65A, CSF-55A, and CSF-48A amplified models is a 3-channel by 30 W digital preamp/amplifier with Dolby(R) Digital processing. The preamp/amplifier module can be operated via IR for simple integration and auto-senses audio input to function as a seamless extension of the TV's remote control. The amplified Cynema Soundfield systems incorporate versatile design features that enable them to work effortlessly as part of a whole-house distributed audio system and connect wirelessly with Niles subwoofers. The passive CSF-48P does not include an amplifier module, allowing integrators to utilize any form of amplification for added flexibility.
The Cynema Soundfield passive model contains three speaker modules, one in-wall mounting system with grille, and one cutout template for the in-wall mounting system. The three powered models contain one preamp/amplifier module, one in-wall power supply unit with AC power cord, one cutout template for the in-wall power supply box, one Niles SW-T bracket for mounting an optional Niles SW-T wireless subwoofer transmitter, one TOSLINK optical cable 3m, one stereo 3.5mm to dual RCA cable, one DC power cable for the optional wireless transmitter 1.5m, and three speaker wires for the left, center, and right speaker modules.
The Cynema Soundfield system is now shipping at an MSRP of $1,195.95 for the CSF-48P, $1,599.95 for the CSF-48A, $1,749.95 for the CSF-55A, and $1,999.95 for the CSF-65A.
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California-based Niles(R) Audio is a 33-year-old company recognized as The First Name in Custom Installation(R). The company is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of audio/video custom installation products and accessories and is guided by its vision to be the world's leading provider of products and services that enable professional custom installers to design and install systems that delight their customers. To that end, Niles pursues a mission to provide solutions for end users that enable simple and easy access to entertainment in residential and light commercial environments. Niles conducts its business with a promise to treat its customers, employees, suppliers, and stakeholders with fairness and respect and to foster teamwork, innovation, and a commitment to be the best in everything it does. Additional information may be obtained by visiting www.nilesaudio.com.
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