James Loudspeaker (a division of Sonance since 2019) has unveiled two Tower series street speakers at a press conference during CEDIA Expo Virtual. According to company representatives, the new products “are capable of providing concert sound levels in the open air.” They are made in the form factor of floor acoustics – and in this case it can be considered as ground. Therefore, the columns are supplemented with disc-shaped bases, which are convenient for inconspicuous installation – even in the soil.
The Tower series includes two models. The younger AT63QTi is equipped with a pair of 6.5-inch woofers. The older AT85SQTi-BA has added a pair of 8-inch subwoofer speakers operating on their own volume. Both speakers received James’ proprietary high-frequency module with four titanium tweeters, providing, according to the company, an expanded, uniform radiation pattern. The Tower loudspeakers are compatible with the rest of the company’s all-weather speakers – in particular, they can be complemented by ST subwoofers.
For new products, there are options for connecting to 70 V networks or directly to an amplifier (speaker impedance – 4 ohms). In the James tradition, the towers are made of powder-painted aircraft-grade aluminum with 316L stainless steel fittings and fluoropolymer-coated fragments.
Tower speakers were offered in 10 standard finishes, including two-tone combinations. You can also order an individual design option. The cost of the all-weather James Tower acoustics has not yet been announced.