Those surround sound speaker bars have been around forever, but time and time again, it has proven to be difficult emulating that actual surround sound experience we all know and love. Well, Jamo decided one just simply isn't enough and doubled up their numbers to help achieve that effect, along with a lightweight design with glossy black exterior and integrated 4.5 woofers to boot. Click through for more details.
The A 804 wall-mounted speaker is about 3.9 inches deep, is composed of aluminum, steel, and a high-density polymer, and boasts a 0.75 inch silk-dome tweeter with Jamo's WaveGuide - sound control via tweeter faceplate design - as well as a 4.5 inch mid-range and similar size woofers.
Of course, we still recommend using an external subwoofer for that extra "ooooMpph," but those looking so save some room may find this set to their liking with its thin profile and positive rep. Full press release can be found below:
Jamo® A 804 Speaker: A Wall-Mounted Wonder
Slim home theater/stereo product offers big performance in a compact, versatile cabinet
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 16, 2008) — Why buy separate home theater audio components when one model can do it all—and with much more performance than you’d ever imagine from such a slim speaker?
The versatile A 804 from Jamo combines beautiful contemporary design with the remarkable sound that emanates from its bassreflex ported cabinet. And, because it can be mounted both horizontally and vertically, it works just as well as a center channel as it does when its used as a front left or right—or even rear surround—speaker.
Housed in a beautiful black leather/high-gloss black enclosure that combines aluminum, steel, and high density polymer, the A 804 is just 3.9 inches deep, making it an ideal match for virtually any contemporary flat-panel television.
The A 804 also demonstrates Danish audio design underneath its grille. The .75-inch silk-dome tweeter with Jamo’s proprietary WaveGuide technology delivers clean, clear highs, while the 4.5-inch midrange and two 4.5-inch woofers provide stirring midrange and deep, booming bass.
To ensure that the low frequencies carry more punch than typical wall-mounts, the A 804 has flow-optimized dual bassreflex ports.
According to Tamara Douce, marketing manager for Jamo U.S., the A 804’s performances are nothing short of amazing. “It really does offer better sound quality than any on-wall speaker at any price due to the bass ports. And, it’s so versatile, the A 804 is the only speaker most home theater fans would need.”
“We expect the A 804 to be really popular with the ever-growing group of people who want more theater-like sound than current wall-mounted speakers can reproduce,” noted Douce. “Plus, with its ease of mounting, anyone can have them up and working in no time—which is always important.”
Jamo A 804 Technology:
WaveGuide: This technology, which involves the shape of the tweeter’s faceplate, helps control the sound pattern for a more open and dynamic experience, as well as makes it easier to position the speakers in a room.
Since 1968, Jamo® has been at the forefront of the acclaimed Danish audio industry, consistently focusing on style, simplicity and functionality when designing its speakers, electronics, control systems and accessories for residential and commercial applications. Operating in more than 80 countries, Jamo also takes pride in how its products seamlessly adapt and integrate into various environments, reflecting the different ways the world listens. Owned by Indianapolis, Indiana-based Klipsch Group, Inc., Jamo is headquartered in Viborg, Denmark. For more information, visit jamo.com.
The speakers are priced at $449 each and are scheduled for release next month.