Extron Reveals Fast-Installing, Two-Way Surface Mount Speakers

SM-26-0813Extron’s new SM 26 SpeedMount Surface Mount Speaker is a two-way speaker with a patent pending, concealed wall mounting system. It features a 6.5″ (16.5 cm) woofer with dual tuned ports and a 1″ (2.5 cm) tweeter. The SM 26 provides wide frequency response from 70 Hz to 18 kHz, and a power rating of 60 watts continuous pink noise, 120 watts continuous program capacity. The mounting system is designed to accommodate division-of-labor installations and save costs. The SM 26 is available as an 8 ohm model, and an SM 26T version which can operate in 8 ohm direct as well 70 volt and 100 volt modes. The SM 26T features a 6 position power tap selector, which can conveniently be accessed through the grille from outside the speaker. All models of the SM 26 and SM 26T are immediately available, in a black or white finish.

The SM 26 slides onto the mount and locks into place. In the same installation step, the integrated electrical contacts on the speaker automatically mate with the pre-wired contacts on the mounting plate to speed up and simplify installation. A release on the speaker baffle allows for quick removal from the mount. The release is lockable and hidden, and together with the concealed speaker wiring contacts, helps to deter theft.

To meet a variety of installation needs, the flexible mounting system includes a 0° mounting plate and a 10° mounting adapter. The 0° mounting plate provides the electrical connections and allows the SM 26 to be oriented vertically or horizontally, flush with the wall. When the versatile 10° mounting adapter is added to the mounting plate, the SM 26 can be positioned with a 10° tilt downward, upward, left, or right.

The SM 26 saves time and installation costs for AV system contractors working with low-voltage contractors in a division-of-labor installation. During rough-in, a low-voltage contractor installs the mounting system on the wall and terminates the speaker cable to the mount’s integrated wiring contacts. Later, the AV system contractor completes the installation by sliding the SM 26 onto the mount.

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