The new wafer-iw™ series of in-wall loudspeakers, expands their ground-breaking and award-winning ATL™ technology to a range of cutting-edge products ideally suited to the discerning listener and the perfect match for all contemporary installations.
The wafer-iw series is comprised of two models, available in a dedicated in-wall form to compliment the previously launched wafer™ on-wall models. The two models sport identical technologies only differing in bass unit size and the consequential low frequency response and maximum SPL. The wafer1-iw contains a 5½ inch bass unit.
The fidelity of in-wall loudspeakers has suffered due to unavoidable design flaws until now. The wafer-iw installation series addresses these issues by way of numerous innovations unique to the brand with sleek unassuming style that blends perfectly into any décor.
The highly sophisticated and unique internal structure implements PMC’s ATL™ technology, a direct descendant from the company’s professional studio range of loudspeakers. The ultra-shallow H-Line™ interior of each wafer series cabinet is divided to create a long chamber, which is in turn lined with carefully chosen acoustic treatments. The result is a far louder, deeper and more clearly-defined bass extension than from any conventional design, the listener is presented with a huge, expansive sound from a modest-sized box. Sound leakage from the rear of this type of design is extremely minimal and needs no back box or treatment to the cavity.
Another unique feature is PMC’s TT Technology™ – Twin Tweeter technology, which by way of Steerable Image techniques, makes horizontal and vertical placement possible – both higher and lower than the listener – without limiting performance.
Standard in-wall designs are compromised by the large surface area of the wall or ceiling around them, but PMC’s acoustic specialists have developed a unique, structured and absorbent surface aptly named StealthBaffle™ that prevents unwanted reflections from the front baffle and the surrounding wall or ceiling, instead concentrates pure, untainted audio directly into the listening space. The two in-wall models are equally at home in a ceiling and fit virtually flush to the surface. The slim line grille and frame can be painted to blend into the chosen décor so the loudspeakers are heard but not seen.
The following special features of the wafer-1w™ series ensure the PMC signature of high resolution and flexibility:
ATL – Advanced Transmission Line
The Unique Benefits:
- More detailed, more natural
- Full, rich sound at any volume level
- Deeper bass from a smaller cabinet
The source of PMC’s legendary natural, realistic sound is the Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) bass-loading technology, professionally proven all around the world.
ATL uses energy generated by the bass unit in a much more intelligent, efficient way than speaker designs based on ported or sealed boxes. In ATL loudspeakers, the highly braced cabinet is lined with a multitude of custom-designed acoustic materials that absorb all but the very lowest frequencies. These exit from a front-panel vent, extending the low-frequency response, and creating the impression of a far larger speaker with an extra, ultra-high-quality bass unit.
ATL improves more than just the bass response: because the low end is clean and clear, it doesn’t mask the rest of the music. Vocals, in particular, are beautifully projected and ultra-vivid.
ATL loudspeakers offer another benefit. The ATL bass extension does not change with volume level — so even when listening quietly, the bass sounds balanced and well defined.
Available Finishes: White Satin RAL 9016, Black Satin RAL 9005
Dimensions: H500 W235 D100mm
Drive Units: LF 140mm (5.5 inches), HF 2 x 27mm Soft dome
Frequency Response: 50Hz-25kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Input Connectors: 1 pair – Sprung & 4mm sockets
Sensitivity: 87dB 1w 1m
Weight: 5.5kg (12.1lbs)