LONG BEACH, CA – Kenwood USA has introduced new Reference Series speakers developed exclusively for the Kenwood Excelon specialty retailer network.
A new Reference component speaker system in Excelon lineup is the XR-1800P ($340.00 suggested retail price). The woofer has an oversized 7” effective surface that delivers better bass response than most other speakers fitting into a standard 6-½” provision. An advanced hybrid pulp cone incorporates hemp, glass fiber and paper into a material that is stiffer than polypropylene and more acoustically neutral than carbon fiber.
The asymmetrically-textured surface provides a smooth low-to-mid frequency response free of unnatural spikes in its operating bandwidth. A vented basket helps to relieve the spider from an unwanted buildup of air pressure, and a square-shaped voice coil winding places more coil in the magnetic gap which increases efficiency and raises power handling. New mounting adapters are included with the XR-1800P that fit 6-3/4” as well as standard 6” x 9” provisions.
The tweeter used in the XR-1800P is a large-format 1-3/16” (30mm) design that has wider bandwidth response, making it an ideal acoustical match to the oversized 7” woofer. An external passive crossover network is finely tuned to assign the proper powered frequencies to each component. Mounting hardware provided with the tweeter allows for creative installation and a broader range of vehicle placement options. Power handling of the XR-1800P is 110 watts RMS, 330 watts maximum peak.
The XR-1800 ($230.00 suggested retail price) contains the same woofer and tweeter components as the XR-1800P but is mounted in a coaxial configuration with the passive crossover network built into the speaker structure.
The XR-1800 and XR-1800P were both designed for extremely accurate sound reproduction. Through the use of high quality amplification and a digital source, these speaker systems deliver crystal clear, linear sound that equals or exceeds the quality of more expensive competitive models.
The XR-1800P and XR-1800 come with a two-year manufacturer’s limited warranty and are available only through authorized Kenwood Excelon retailers.
For more information, visit www.kenwoodusa.com.
SOURCE: Kenwood USA