Creates a harmonious blend of high-quality sound with esthetic lighting
Lenexa, Kan. –– June 5, 2023 — SoundTube Entertainment® who revolutionized commercial audio distribution about 30 years ago by creating the open ceiling category of speakers, is excited to unveil the latest innovation in its product line, the XT850-LED, a 2-way outdoor loudspeaker system. This innovative system features integrated LED landscape lighting, creating a harmonious blend of high-quality sound and aesthetic lighting suitable for outdoor environments.
The XT850-LED 8”, 2-way speaker distinguishes itself from standard speaker systems with its UV-, scratch-, chlorine-, and weather-resistant features. These professional-grade components ensure its long-lasting performance and durability even in challenging outdoor conditions.
More than just a speaker, the XT850-LED provides full-range background and foreground music capabilities, as well as paging functionalities. Its sealed, in-ground enclosure design delivers an impressive low-end response and optimal off-axis performance. The speaker system also comes equipped with theft-resistant mounting hardware and a weatherproof 5-position tap switch for 25/70.7/100V applications, with a transformer bypass position. An IP55 rating further underscores its resilience in outdoor settings.
The innovative integration of omni-directional LED strips into the speaker’s enclosure creates warm pathway lighting, enhancing the ambiance of outdoor installations. With a 3000K warm-white color temperature, the LEDs are compatible with third-party dimmer switches. Additionally, the XT850-LED can be conveniently powered by a conventional 12V landscape lighting transformer (not included), and multiple XT850-LED units can be run off a single transformer depending on its power capacity.
“The XT850-LED speaker system represents a significant step in SoundTube’s commitment to delivering durable and flexible audio solutions,” says Shannon Humphrey, president of MSE Audio. “With its exceptional sound quality and integrated LED lighting, the XT850-LED offers a convenient upgrade to many outdoor commercial projects.”
See the XT850-LED, learn more about SoundTube, and meet with the SoundTube/MSE Audio team, booth 3009 at InfoComm 2023. SoundTube will feature a plethora of commercial audio solutions including our full STNet IP-enabled PoE audio distribution products, NextGen pendants with Mighty Mite and Designer Sleeve, Focal Point domes for sound-triggering applications such as museums and Solid Drive’s invisible sound transducers for foreground, background, and sound masking applications. Rockustics will show a new modern speaker line, Monument.
About SoundTube and MSE Audio
Since 1996, SoundTube Entertainment has been a leader in commercial audio by continuously innovating and focusing on the needs of its customers. From creating the industry standard categories for pendant speakers, 360° sound, and IP-enabled PoE powered speakers, SoundTube has significantly enhanced audio quality, aesthetics, and ease of installation for the industry.
As the first commercial speaker company to receive UL approval on all products in 2006, SoundTube remains committed to offering customizable solutions and maintaining consistency in product lines, ensuring customers have access to reliable and cutting-edge audio technology both now and in the future.
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, SoundTube is a subsidiary of MSE Audio which encompasses seven speaker manufacturing brands including SolidDrive, Soundsphere, dARTS Theater, Phase Technology, Induction Dynamics, and Rockustics.
MSE Audio is one of the few vertically integrated speaker manufacturers in the US, winding voice coils and building drivers, crossovers, cabinets, and finished systems at our facilities in Lenexa, Kansas and Jacksonville, Florida.