Elipson introduces weatherproof RAIN speaker series

Rain or shine - let’s boogie!

by Andy Bassett Feb 26, 2019 at 1:49 PM


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    Elipson introduces weatherproof RAIN speaker series
    The sun’s out, a BBQ is on the go and a little background music will help create the perfect atmosphere. But…. you get everything set up and the heavens open (certainly here in the UK!) and there’s a mad scramble to get your Bluetooth speakers back inside.
    However, French AV company, Elipson are thinking a little grander than just a couple of portable Bluetooth speakers for this scenario - they’ve announced their high-quality, RAIN series of weatherproof speakers made from state-of-the-art-materials to help deal with a typical British summer.

    While they will be ideally suited for businesses running open-air cafes, shops, restaurants, swimming pools etc, they are just as fitting for patios, terraces and other garden spaces.

    The Elipson RAIN two-way speakers are just as suited to intense cold or hot temperatures as they are to extreme humidity so, once externally sited, they can be left in the knowledge that they will handle everything the elements can throw at them. Their overall protection also means they could also be used in challenging internal environments too, such as a sunroom or conservatory plus bars, kitchens or spas where moisture content is a concern.

    The RAIN speakers come in three sizes and are constructed from an ultra-rigid, anti-UV case and rustproof grille, all of which contribute to their extensive durability and lifespan.

    Whilst all three models specify a 25mm tweeter, the RAIN 4 includes a 100mm mid/bass driver, the RAIN 6 has a 165mm unit and the RAIN 8 features a 200mm sized unit. The varying power handling and frequency ranges mean that there will be at least one speaker to suit the intended sound area.
    RAIN 4

    Type 2-way outdoor speaker
    Power 80W
    Frequency Response (±3 dB) 100Hz - 20KHz
    Crossover frequency 3250 Hz
    Sensitivity 87 dB/1W/1m
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    Loudspeakers Tweeter: 25mm Mid-bass: 100mm
    Dimensions W154 x H230 x D145 mm
    Protection ratingIPX4
    Temperature min. -25°C
    Temperature max. +70°C (25% humidity)
    Humidity resistance +40°C under 95%
    Finish durability Anti-rust, anti-UV
    RAIN 6

    Type 2-way outdoor speaker
    Power 120W
    Frequency Response (±3 dB) 80Hz - 20KHz
    Crossover frequency 3000 Hz
    Sensitivity 89 dB/1W/1m
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    Loudspeakers Tweeter: 25mm Mid-bass: 165mm
    Dimensions W195 x H285 x D183 mm
    Protection ratingIPX4
    Temperature min. -25°C
    Temperature max. +70°C (25% humidity)
    Humidity resistance +40°C under 95%
    Finish durability Anti-rust, anti-UV.
    RAIN 8

    Type 2-way outdoor speaker
    Power 150W
    Frequency Response (±3 dB) 70Hz - 20KHz
    Crossover frequency 3200 Hz
    Sensitivity 90 dB/1W/1m
    Impedance 8 Ohms
    Loudspeakers Tweeter: 25mm Mid-bass: 200mm
    Dimensions W244 x H355 x D230 mm
    Protection ratingIPX4
    Temperature min. -25°C
    Temperature max. +70°C (25% humidity)
    Humidity resistance +40°C under 95%
    Finish durability Anti-rust, anti-UV

    Each RAIN model has an integrated wall mount system to enable easy installation and provide a 180° dispersion angle, ensuring optimal sound quality that fills the entire area.

    Speaker manufacturers seem to have identified durable speakers for small-scale, outdoor areas as a new market and Sonos also recently announced models designed for external use.

    The new Elipson RAIN 4, 6 and 8 speakers are available now in a white or black finish and retail in the UK for £349, £399 and £499 per pair respectively.

    Just remember to check with the neighbours first or at least invite them round!


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