S o n a n c e I n v isi b l e S e r i e s
SA 3 ( l e f t ) ; SA 1 . 5 ( c e n t e r ) ,
SA W ( r i g h t )
Sonance ® Invisible Series
SA3, SA1.5 and SAW In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers
The all-new Sonance Invisible Series SA3 and SA1.5 are
extended-bandwidth speakers that combine planar diaphragm midrange/tweeter technology with the proven
low-frequency performance of a direct-radiating woofer.
When properly installed into a wall or ceiling, these speakers become part of the wall or ceiling surface, providing
remarkable sound while remaining totally invisible.
Installation is easy: Available Space Saver units can be used
to reserve locations for the speakers during early stages of
construction. The installer then screws the speakers to the studs
or joists in the reserved locations and runs the speaker wiring back to the amplifier location. Next, the drywall tradespeople install the drywall and mud and sand the speaker’s
radiating surface into the drywall. The speaker’s radiating
surface becomes part of the wall or ceiling surface, completely disappearing.
Behind the radiating diaphragm, the SA3 and SA1.5
utilize the same planar diaphragm midrange/ tweeter
element, which radiates sound in a 140° hemispherical
Features:
• S
A3 and SA1.5 combine patented planar diaphragm
midrange/tweeter technology with the proven lowfrequency performance of a direct-radiating woofer.
• S
imple installation: Available Space Saver units reserve
locations for the speakers during construction. Then, the
installer simply runs the speaker wires and attaches the
speakers to the studs/joists in the reserved locations.
•A
fter drywall is installed, mudded, and finished, the speakers
are completely invisible, becoming part of the wall
or ceiling surface. No vellum overlay or additional
construction materials are required.
• P
lanar diaphragm midrange/tweeter technology radiates
in a 140° hemispherical pattern all the way up to 10kHz,
providing extremely even sound coverage and allowing
wide latitude in speaker placement.
• S
A3 incorporates a 50 in 2 (323cm 2) — 8” (203mm)
diameter woofer; the SA1.5 has a 33 in 2 (210cm 2) — 6½”
(165mm) diameter woofer. SAW subwoofer features two
50 in 2 (323cm 2) — 8” (203mm) diameter woofers recessed
behind the diaphragm.
• T he integrated metal backcan and damping material
improve bass performance and dramatically reduce sound
spillover into adjacent spaces.
pattern all the way up to 10kHz. This provides extremely
even sound coverage over a very wide area, and it
allows the installer much more latitude in speaker placement than is afforded by conventional speakers. The SA3
incorporates an 8” diameter cone woofer, while the SA1.5
incorporates a 6½” diameter cone woofer. The SAW
subwoofer incorporates two of the SA3’s 8” diameter cone
woofers behind the radiating diaphragm. All three models
include an integral metal backcan with internal damping
material that enhances low-frequency performance and
dramatically reduces sound spillover into adjacent spaces.
The SAW is designed to be used with the Sonamp ® A800
subwoofer amplifier (available separately). The amplifier
provides flexible connections that allow the SAW to be
easily integrated into any audio system, along with controls
for fine-tuning the SAW’s performance for the listening
environment or personal taste. No other compensation
circuitry is required.
SA3 Front
SA3 Rear
(Diaphragm Removed)*
(Backcan Removed)*
MDF Baffle
(Front Layer)
Midrange/Tweeter
Planar Diaphragm
Midrange/Tweeter
Motor
MDF Baffle
(Rear Layer)
Woofer
Crossover
Network
*INTEGRAL DIAPHRAGM AND METAL BACKCAN ARE NOT SHOWN
FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES.
• L imited Fifteen Year Warranty when installed by a certified Sonance Invisible Series installer — see Sonance Invisible Series
Instruction Manual for full warranty information.
Sonance Invisible Series
SA3, SA1.5 and SAW In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers
Specifications:
SA3
SAW
Midrange/Tweeter: 48 in 2 (310cm 2) planar diaphragm, driven
by a 1.02” (26mm) voice coil
Woofer: 50 in 2 (323cm 2) — 8” (203mm) diameter
low-frequency radiator, driven by a
1” (25mm) voice coil
Frequency Range: 40Hz – 20kHz ±3dB
Impedance:
8 ohms nominal
Power Handling:
80 watts RMS
Sensitivity: 90dB (1w/1meter)
Dispersion: 140° hemispherical up to 10kHz
Finish: Primed surface ready for texture and paint
Overload Protection: Two independent self-resetting gel switches
(low-frequency and high-frequency)
Included Supplies: Mounting screws, shims for 5/8” drywall
Dimensions (W x H x D): 16” x 24” x 3 7/16”
(406mm x 610mm x 87mm)
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs (9.0kg) pair
Woofer: Two 50 in2 (323cm2) — 8” (203mm) diameter
low-frequency radiators, each driven by a
1” (25mm) voice coil
Frequency Range: 35Hz – 150Hz ±3dB
Impedance:
8 ohms nominal
Power Handling:
150 watts RMS
Sensitivity: 90dB (1w/1meter)
Dispersion: 180° hemispherical up to 150Hz
Finish: Primed surface ready for texture and paint
Overload Protection: Self-resetting gel switch
Included Supplies: Mounting screws, shims for 5/8” drywall
Dimensions (W x H x D): 16” x 24” x 3 7/16”
(406mm x 610mm x 87mm)
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs (7.7kg) each
SA1.5
Midrange/Tweeter: 48 in 2 (310cm 2) planar diaphragm, driven
by a 1.02” (26mm) voice coil
Woofer: 33 in 2 (210cm 2) — 6½” (165mm) diameter low-frequency radiator, driven by a
1” (25mm) voice coil
Frequency Range: 50Hz – 20kHz ±3dB
Impedance:
8 ohms nominal
Power Handling:
80 watts RMS
Sensitivity: 88dB (1w/1meter)
Dispersion: 140° hemispherical up to 10kHz
Finish: Primed surface ready for texture and paint
Overload Protection: Two independent self-resetting gel switches
(low-frequency and high-frequency)
Included Supplies: Mounting screws, shims for 5/8” drywall
Dimensions (W x H x D): 16” x 12” x 3 7/16”
(406mm x 305mm x 87mm)
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs (5.4kg) pair
Space Savers
Reusable pieces installed
during new construction to
preserve the space until the
speaker is installed.
Available in two sizes —
one for the SA3/SAW and
one for the SA1.5.
212 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672-7531 USA
(800) 582-7777 or (949) 492-7777
FAX: (949) 361-5151
Technical Support: (800) 582-0772
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Due to continuous product improvement, all features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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