Origin Acoustics has entered the growing soundbar category with two new models: the SB1 single-channel LCR, and the SB3 single 42" wide soundbar.
The SB1 has dual 3 ½" finbreglass woofers on both sides of one of Origin's patented 1" DPSD tweeters. The 16" wide extruded aluminum enclosure can be mounted on the wall or on a stand. Three individual speakers can be used as a soundbar for LCR channels and can be placed in a line beneath the display, or can be configured as LCR's when placed beside and below the display.
With extruded aluminum containing all three front channels, the SB3 has a centre channel section that offers the same driver complement as the left and right, using a single 3 ½" woofer and a DPSD tweeter. Again, the speaker may be stand or wall-mounted.
Both models are passive and will perform optimally when driven with a clean 80-120 watts RMS.
Origin Acoustics products are available in Canada through Toronto-based Evolution Home Entertainment.