STEADY DEMAND FOR CUSTOM SIZES PROMPTS TRIAD ONWALL MINISAT 3.0 SOUNDBAR
Made-in-the-USA, over-the-top hand craftsmanship and premium components drive company’s 55% increase in soundbar sales over 3-year period
Portland, OR – June 5, 2013 – Triad Speakers, Inc. is now shipping its newest passive soundbar, the OnWall MiniSat 3.0. This slim-profile 3-channels-in-1 TV speaker measures less than 3-inches deep with available widths ranging from 44.25-inches to 82-inches. The MiniSat 3.0 is a new addition to an extensive family of on-wall soundbars.
Triad hand builds each MiniSat to order in its Portland, Oregon factory. Made of the finest MDF materials, each enclosure is fully braced, glued and cured. According to Triad’s Director of North American Sales Bruce Franklin, this approach adds time to the build process however is essential in making a structurally rigid and airtight loudspeaker, thus benefiting performance and sound consistency – qualities that Triad is known for.
To achieve the most luxurious high-gloss finishes, Triad utilizes a proprietary process called EcoGloss™ which consists of multiple layers of water based-paint and polishing compound done by hand. This adds another 4–5 man-hours to the build process. A gloss finish could be achieved faster by using solvent and catalyst based paints; however Triad is a green manufacturer therefore the toxic nature of these chemicals does not meet with the company’s standards.
”In such a highly-competitive environment with many mass-produced off-shore products flooding the channel, custom finishes and complete custom engineering solutions are important as dealers need every advantage to differentiate themselves from their competitors,” says Franklin. “You can’t be competitive selling ‘me too’ products or trying to be the cheapest in your market. Sticking to our made-to-order, custom approach has been instrumental in the 55% growth we’ve experienced in soundbar sales these past 3 years.”
The MiniSat is outfitted with three 4-inch proprietary fiber-blended paper cone drivers and three 1-inch cloth dome tweeters. The organic fibers in the midrange/woofers increase stiffness with lower mass and reduced spurious resonances. The result is greater accuracy and lower distortion.
The OnWall MiniSat 3.0 is shipping now. Pricing for painted and gloss / veneer finishes start at $1,100 and $1,500 MSRP, respectively. Dealers interested in more information can contact Triad Speakers directly at 800.666.6316.
About Triad Speakers
Established in 1982 by President Larry Pexton (a founding member and Vice Chairman of CEDIA), Triad Speakers, Inc. is a steadily growing provider of complete loudspeaker solutions for multi-room residential and home theater system applications. A top choice by many custom integrators nationwide, Triad has made significant advancements in the arena of front-channel speakers, surrounds, subwoofers, distributed audio speakers via enclosed in-wall, in-ceiling, on-wall and freestanding designs. Over 80% of Triad’s products are manufactured daily in Portland Oregon, in a pure build to order operation with no work in progress and no finished goods inventory of the US built products. In the 2006 - 2010 Inside Track Supplier Loyalty Tests, Triad ranked #1 in the category of Custom Installation Company. Visit us on the web at: www.triadspeakers.com and www.facebook.com/triadspeakersfans