March 02, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
Utah-based speaker manufacturer TruAudio is giving consumers a new reason to look up. The company has replaced its top three in-ceiling speaker models for the 6 1/2-inch and 8-inch categories and both of its Dual Voice models with new editions that comprise the R Series.
TruAudio says it has improved the speakers by redesigning and enriching the crossovers, as well as changing out the woofers. The new glass fiber woofer (in R2 models) is a rich-sounding, rigid material that provides extended bass, the company says, while an upgraded carbon fiber woofer (in top-line R3 models) presents smooth, clear midrange and deep, rich bass.
Another upgrade, according to TruAudio, is larger, smoother and higher-power tweeters made from polyproylene, aluminum and titanium, which are mounted on a bridge that allows consumers to angle the high frequencies toward the listening area without having to push on the actual tweeter (rotate the bridge instead).
TruAudio also touts its new EZ Frame that comes standard on the new models, for easy installation and grille removal. Magnets that are embedded in the frame hold the grille assembly securely in place, the company says.
The R Series models fit into the same cutout as the respective sizes of current TruAudio models, and range from $400 to $800 per pair. Go to www.truaudio.com for full specifications.
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