Advanced Sonic Design
Improving the way you experience sound has been the focus of the Origin team for over three decades. These speaker designers and engineers have over 100 years of collective experience, have won hundreds of awards for their efforts and have invented numerous patented technologies that have dramatically advanced the art of sound reproduction. The Director Collection’s incredible performance is a direct result of their passion and commitment.
The Ultimate Combination
Although a loudspeaker is much more than the sum of its individual parts, the quality of those parts is still a critical component in the speaker’s design. Every single element of an Origin speaker is carefully chosen with one goal in mind, to create the most awe inspiring sonic impression possible.
Innovations and Inventions
A loudspeaker is an elaborate puzzle with a myriad of pieces that must precisely fit together. When a piece of a particular quality simply doesn’t exist, we invent it. The Director Collection is filled with these innovations, from the patented tweeter design to the mounting system, from the unique woofer surround to the pivoting mid/tweeter assembly, these speakers sound better because they are better.
Shaking It Up
Creating deep dynamic bass requires moving lots of air. This means bigger drivers and typically bigger enclosures. The Origin team has developed a new design that allows us to fit an 8-inch woofer into a typical 6-inch baffle. Even more impressive we are able to fit a 10-inch woofer into a typical 8-inch baffle. What does this mean? It’s more bass in less space. The footprint in the ceiling is smaller and less obtrusive, but the sound they deliver must be heard to be believed.
By selecting specific materials we are constantly working to reduce the weight of the cone and yet keep it very rigid. This means the woofer can react very quickly for better detail but also remain in its desired shape. The Director Collection features woofer cones made of injection molded graphite, glass fiber or Kevlar®. The glass fiber and Kevlar are pre-stressed and mounted to a paper backing to insure the material will not lose its shape by stretching later while the cone is in motion.
Take Me Higher
Crystal clear high frequencies provide the nuances in a musical performance. Origin’s patented Dual Plane Stabilized Diaphragm or DPSDTM has an advanced suspension system that allows the tweeter to play louder, cleaner and with greater articulation, squeezing every last detail out of your recordings.
Making speakers to be heard and not seen has been our passion for decades. Once installed the only visible element is the grille that is magnetically attached to the speaker. The ultra-fine perforation pattern and incredibly thin outer bezel in the Director Collection hide the speaker and blend discreetly into any décor leaving nothing but an almost imperceptible shadow.
For an even closer aesthetic blend, Origin grilles are designed to be painted to match the ceiling or the walls. This further disguises the grilles and makes them a seamless part of the room.
Depending on room size, architectural features and performance requirements, the need for speakers in different shapes and sizes becomes quite necessary. With over 40 different choices in the Origin line there is a perfect option for every application regardless of the room or the interior design.
Like They Belong
The fit and finish of Origin speakers are as clean and impressive as their sound quality. Once installed the speakers become a part of the environment where they disappear unless, of course, your pride of ownership moves you to point them out.
Sound From Anywhere
One of the greatest benefits of the Director Collection is its incredible dispersion. The pattern of sound is wider than any other ceiling speaker on the market. This means better coverage and greater flexibility in speaker placement. In addition, the speaker’s unparalleled pivoting ability allows for the sound to be focused at the listening area regardless of where the speaker is positioned. These two elements are the final step in delivering incredible sound quality to the ear of the listener.
Real World Installation
A unique and patented mounting system for ceiling installations secures the speakers in place and insures optimal sound reproduction regardless of the construction materials being used.
The Director Collection brings sonic perfection to outdoor soffits and patio areas with a certified weatherproof IPX6 rating. This rating ensures that these high-performance speakers are safe from from the corrosion and internal damage posed by ocean water and rainstorms.