Artison has introduced a newly updated version of its Masterpiece LCR DualMono flat panel speaker, which is designed to give you a dedicated center channel without having to use a dedicated center speaker. How does that work, you ask? Each of the new Masterpiece LCRDM MK2 (Mark 2) speakers consists of two line arrays, with the outside line array (and bottom woofers) delivering left or right-channel sound, while the inside line array (and top woofers) deliver dedicated center channel information.
Each mid/high-frequency line array is made up of eight Artison 25mm ART (Artison Reference Theater) Drivers, designed for wide horizontal dispersion and controlled vertical dispersion. The woofers, meanwhile, are carbon fiber instead of the Kevlar found in the previous model, with extra long throw and a ported design for excellent low-frequency extension.
Frequency response of the Masterpiece LCRDM MK2 is an impressive 80 Hz – 30 kHz (±3dB), with recommended power handling of 100 to 250 Watts into 6Ω. The speaker is designed to mount directly to flat panel TVs of 55 inches and up, and can also be wall-mounted or optionally installed in the wall via an Artison in-wall kit (sold separately). Custom speaker grilles allow the LCRDM MK2 to look like part of the TV itself, and can also be painted to match your interior.