September 24, 2021
Outline’s New Architectural Series: Invisible Never Sounded So Good
Outline are delighted to announce the launch of their all-new Architectural Series, a range of loudspeakers designed specifically to enable integrators to meet the aesthetic and performance demands of architects, interior designers and clients who want the ultimate in discreet, high-performance audio systems.
Comprising four loudspeakers (the Ai41 and Ai81 ultra-compact columns, the Charlie 4 cube and the dedicated AS6 micro-sub) plus a complementary selection of mounting accessories, the primary focus of the new range is, like all Outline products, on premium sound quality.
Despite their diminutive size, each of the mid-high modules delivers perfectly balanced audio, whether from playback or ‘live’, while the AS6 dedicated subwoofer provides low-frequency reinforcement that totally belies its dimensions. All four also produce maximum SPLs far in advance of what one might reasonably expect from such a design.
The remarkable performance of the mid-high modules Ai41 and Ai81 is made possible by Outline’s inclusion of an ‘MTM’ configuration of midrange and HF elements that delivers extraordinary imaging and precision coverage from such a small unit. This proven design, in which multiple transducers are symmetrically arranged within an enclosure, can almost completely eliminate unwanted lobing effects in the radiating sphere of a loudspeaker.
This is a key factor in the system’s exceptional intelligibility, particularly for speech, which makes it perfect for projects where that must be achieved with minimum-possible visual impact – examples include meeting and presentation spaces, houses of worship, museums and boardrooms. Its ability to reproduce music to a hi-fi standard further extends its usefulness into applications including domestic installations, hotels, retail and leisure.
The entire range also features an impressive degree of water resistance, which makes it an obvious choice for high-humidity locations such as spas, swimming pools, leisure centres, gyms and sports clubs.
All four modules are fully passive, so minimising the number of amplifier channels required to operate them effectively and Outline’s own L3000 (l3000.outline.it) super-compact DSP-equipped power amplifier is the ideal partner for the most unobtrusive installations.
With the new Architectural Series Outline have combined Italian design flair with world-class acoustic engineering to produce an innovative and incredibly useful series of products for the system integrator – elegance and function in perfect harmony.
Full details of the new Architectural Series and all its accessories are available from Outline’s website.