Kain
Saw this on the AXPONA website for the upcoming event. Scroll down to Seaton Sound.

http://www.axpona.com/exhibitors.asp

Does Mark have a new surprise for us?! [crazy]
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Mark_Seaton
Kain wrote:
Saw this on the AXPONA website for the upcoming event. Scroll down to Seaton Sound.

http://www.axpona.com/exhibitors.asp

Does Mark have a new surprise for us?! [crazy]


Yes.  Good investigation work.  [smile] 

These are meant to not stand out as much as the Sparks.  Both will be on display and available for order by show time.  Passive speaker only.
Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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Kain
Sweet, thanks for the reply.

Not to stray from the original topic, but anything on my email? Right now, you are at the top my list for possible speaker + subwoofer setups. Even though I might not order right away, your reply will allow me to budget and figure out the rest of my setup.
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theJman
Mark_Seaton wrote:
These are meant to not stand out as much as the Sparks.  Both will be on display and available for order by show time.  Passive speaker only.


A passive Spark?  OK, now I'm interested.
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Stereodude
theJman wrote:
A passive Spark?  OK, now I'm interested.

This isn't the first passive Spark that Mark has announced.  The Spark XC/XB/XC1 was another from 2 years ago and 1 year ago which has vanished without a trace never actually making it to market.  It's an Axpona tradition for the least the past two years.

https://www.seaton-sound-forum.com/post/sneak-peek-at-new-spark-xc-prototype-7373912

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Stereodude wrote:

This isn't the first passive Spark that Mark has announced.  The Spark XC/XB/XC1 was another from 2 years ago and 1 year ago which has vanished without a trace never actually making it to market.  It's an Axpona tradition for the least the past two years.


Hence the lack of build up about the Ember offering.

The intended first run of Sparks were killed by an issue our cabinet shop didn't identify until after running the sample batch first demonstrated at Axpona.  Last year's demonstration included the larger version with dual 8" passive radiators, which were sidelined due to an issue with supply and consistency in the HF diaphram I specified.  Of course any change of the HF device changes the passive crossover.  We have supply of the coaxial driver settled and now are working out the last details of the passive crossover.

This year both speaker series will be available for order at the the time of the show with reasonable quantities available in 2-8 weeks for different versions.
Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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Mark_Seaton
theJman wrote:


A passive Spark?  OK, now I'm interested.


There are a few versions coming using the same concept packaged for different applications, but they will all be passive models.  
Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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Stereodude
Mark_Seaton wrote:
Hence the lack of build up about the Ember offering.

The intended first run of Sparks were killed by an issue our cabinet shop didn't identify until after running the sample batch first demonstrated at Axpona.  Last year's demonstration included the larger version with dual 8" passive radiators, which were sidelined due to an issue with supply and consistency in the HF diaphram I specified.  Of course any change of the HF device changes the passive crossover.  We have supply of the coaxial driver settled and now are working out the last details of the passive crossover.

This year both speaker series will be available for order at the the time of the show with reasonable quantities available in 2-8 weeks for different versions.

So are the Ember series another failed to launch small speaker product?  You had them at Art's meet last year, but there's no trace of them on the website or the forum product listing.  Or are they available but are still under the rules of Fight Club?
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Stereodude wrote:

So are the Ember series another failed to launch small speaker product?  You had them at Art's meet last year, but there's no trace of them on the website or the forum product listing.  Or are they available but are still under the rules of Fight Club?


There are 50+ units installed thus far with another ~10 heading out this month.  I installed 6 in the theater I did in my parent's new home.  Some production changes with crossovers and the recent health issues of my main assembly guy for the past 9 years has kept this as a "by request" item for much longer than intended.  I have new crossover circuit boards being finalized which once run will make it easier to keep them available with a short lead time.  We have a limited number of cabinets and woofers already on the shelf.  Black faced units are available more readily at $695 + shipping for the Ember 400 which fits in a 2x4 wall or ceiling, $895 for the Ember 630 which angles the 6.5" coaxial 30 deg in one axis.  The Ember 400 has about 100 deg of very good dispersion, with a very useful 120 deg (+/-60 deg) for ceiling speakers.  This works quite well if you have some added ceiling height and can keep the speakers at a ~45 deg elevation above the listener, which I find to give much better height effects than the minimum recommended 30 deg elevation. 
Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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Stereodude
So they're all in wall speakers and the listed prices are per speaker?
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Stereodude wrote:
So they're all in wall speakers and the listed prices are per speaker?


The face that is 15.5" square x 3/4" thick is bolted to the enclosure.  I have already done some of the Ember 400 speakers with no overhang on the face like I had at Art's.  This works great for setting in a column, and even hanging on a wall or from a ceiling if needed.  Dimensions are 11" x 14.25" x 4.65" deep (I have to look closer at if we can still fit a grill).  Pricing is per speaker, passive, 92dB @ 1m/2.8V, 6 Ohm nominal, 5.1 Ohm minimum (easy load for a receiver).

 

Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
sales@seatonsound.net
773-290-8436
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