October 8, 2008 Here's one for those looking to entertain outdoors without upsetting their back-yard's natural ambiance. Sonance is expanding its Landscape Series of outdoor audio speakers with the addition of three new models. The new products include two smaller rock-like speakers and a larger boulder-like enclosure to house Sonance’s Mariner outdoor speakers.
The 8-inch 2-way RK83 Rock speaker (RRP USD$700) measures roughly 14x15x18 inches and is rated for 150W maximum, while the RK63 is a 6.5-inch 2-way rated for 100W maximum power handling. The RK63 measures around 10x11x14 inches and is the cheaper option, retailing for $435.
The SoundHenge Redux is an enclosure created specifically for the Sonance Mariner outdoor speakers, with finish options of Granite or Brown designed to weather the demands of outdoor life. The enclosure replicates a moderate-size boulder (18x14x13-inches) and can house any Mariner 50 or Mariner 60 range of weather-resistant loudspeakers in single or paired stereo configuration. A Mariner speaker can be contained within the SoundHenge Redux enclosure, which is formed and textured to blend into the background in backyards, pool areas, or wherever it is required. Each enclosure costs $275.
All three new Sonance outdoor models feature rugged resin construction and aluminum and stainless-steel hardware throughout.
The range will be available from December 2008.