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Extron Introduces Low Profile, Fast-Installing Loudspeaker With SpeedMount

By PSW Staff June 6, 2012

The new Extron SM 3 loudspeaker with SpeedMount (larger image below)

Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of the SM 3, a compact, fast-installing flush mount loudspeaker with proprietary Extron SpeedMount system.

The 8-ohm SM3 incorporates a 3 inch(7.6 cm) full-range driver and tuned bass port. Frequency response is specified as 75 Hz to 18 kHz, and power rating is 15 watts (continuous pink noise) and 30 watts (continuous program). The enclosure for the SM 3 measures less than 4 inches (10.2 cm) deep.

SpeedMount is an Extron-exclusive concealed mounting system designed to speed up installation. During rough-in, electrical contractors can install a 0-degree or 10-degree mounting plate on the wall and terminate the loudspeaker cable to the mount’s integrated wiring contacts.

Later, installers can slide the loudspeaker onto the mount and secure it into place with a “click,” automatically connecting to the wiring contacts on the mounting plate.

“The SM 3 installs very quickly and easily when the mounting plates are preinstalled during rough-in, leaving just a simple step for the integrator to slide the speaker onto the plate,” says Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “SpeedMount also conceals the mounting hardware and features a lockable speaker release mechanism to deter theft, while providing a neat, clean installation with no visible cabling.”

The SM 3 is ideally suited for small to medium classrooms and conference rooms where surface mount speakers are desired, but wall space for loudspeaker placement is limited.

A release on the speaker baffle allows for quick removal from the mount. The release is hidden and can be locked to deter theft, together with the concealed speaker wiring contacts.

When used with the 0-degree mounting plate, the SM 3 protrudes less than 4 inches from the wall to comply with ADA requirements on protrusion limits.

The SM 3 is sold in pairs and is available in a black or white finish, and includes a 5-year parts and labor warranty.

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