Harman’s Revel Debuts 2-Series In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers

The all-new line of custom installation-ready models boasts an easier install.


Last week’s CEDIA Expo was a loud one. Besides thousands of show attendees, there was plenty of audio and video equipment going off from just about every angle — including up. One of the companies showing off an overhead solution was Harman’s Revel brand.

The company just announced a slew of new in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, for its 2-Series line. All seven (!) of the new models boast a better overall value and an easier installation process.

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The new line includes:

  • C263 in-ceiling speaker: 1-inch tweeter, 6-1/2-inch woofer

  • C283 in-ceiling speaker: 1-inch tweeter, 8-inch woofer
  • C263LP low-profile in-ceiling speaker: 1-inch tweeter, 6-1/2-inch woofer
  • C283LP low-profile in-ceiling speaker: 1-inch tweeter, 8-inch woofer
  • W263 in-wall: 1-inch tweeter, 6-1/2-inch woofer
  • W283 in-wall speaker: 1-inch tweeter, 8-inch woofer
  • W253L horizontal/vertical in-wall LCR speaker: 1-inch tweeter, dual 5-1/4-inch woofers

According to Revel, all of the above models (except the low-profile C263LP and C283LP) have the company’s new C-2 dog-leg-type clamping mechanism to lock the speaker into place on materials up to 2 inches thick. All seven use PEI dome tweeters in conjunction with a computer-designed waveguide, and have zero-bezel magnetically removable paintable grilles.

Revel’s in-ceiling models come with both round and square grilles to match both ceiling fixtures and lighting.

“Our new 2-Series architectural speakers offer superb sound quality at attractive price points that represent a new value standard for Revel,” said Jim Garrett, director of marketing and product management for Harman Luxury Audio Group and Loudspeakers. “In addition, the speakers feature our newly-designed C-2 mounting system that accommodates 2-inch material thickness and provides greater installation flexibility.”

Revel expects its 2-Series architectural speaker line to start selling in the first quarter of 2013.


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