British loundspeaker manufacturer Monitor Audio has launched its Vecta V240 speaker, a stylish, compact, versatile speaker that is also weather-resistant.
The Vecta V240 can be used both inside the home or other venue and out, thanks to being cased in a high-density ABS enclosure with rustproof grille that is designed to withstand extreme environmental exposure. The completely sealed box cabinet is free from air noise or potential ingress of water and dirt, which helps to maintain the IP55 environmental protection rating. It can operate in temperatures ranging from -25° to 65° C.
The speaker uses brackets and a single point automatic connection system so it can be quickly and easily mounted horizontally or vertically. Installers fix the bracket to the wall, and then drop the speaker in place and secure with a single screw. This, says Monitor Audio, helps save integrators time, and also simplifies the complexity of installing speakers at height, or at difficult angles.
An automatic connection system makes the installation sleek, with no visible wires. When mounted to the wall with the V-mount bracket, Vecta can be angled by 25 degrees or tilted a further 32.5 degrees (using the optional wedge) to direct the audio to the desired location. There are up to eight installation configurations.
For use outdoors, dual 4" C-CAM metal cone drives are mounted to the curved baffle to ensure a controlled sound field is delivered. This, says Monitor Audio, minimizes ceiling or wall reflections when mounted under eaves or in a corner, while still being wide enough for superior coverage when wall-mounted. The centrally mounted Gold C-CAM tweeter is horn loaded to ensure dispersion at the crossover point matches the mid-range, providing a smooth off axis frequency response. This approach, the company claims, results in fewer audio black spots.
Developed with a curved tapered back cabinet in black or white, the Vecta V240 can blend seamlessly under eaves or in vertical corners. It is aso paintable to match a custom installation. As with most Monitor Audio Custom Install products, it comes with a lifetime warranty, and installers have access to the company's service and support team.
"Providing a high quality audio experience, whether it be inside the home, a restaurant or gym, or in the outdoor areas of these venues, has become increasingly popular," says Dean Hartley, Monitor Audio's Technical Director. "Thanks to our heritage in high end audio, we have developed a speaker that has been engineered to the highest possible standard, and will deliver an excellent audio performance wherever it is installed."
The Vecta Brackets V-Mount is sold separately.
Monitor Audio products are available in Canada through Pickering, ON-based Kevro International.