New! Want great stereo sound but prefer single channel speakers? How about a perfectly timbre-matched satellite speaker to pair with the Versa SB3 soundbar to complete your surround system? We created the Versa SB1 as the perfect single channel solution. Sharing the same “sound” and aesthetics as the Versa SB3 and Versa SB2, the Versa SB1 is ideal for 2-channel stereo and surround speaker applications. Its small size and mounting flexibility makes it the perfect fit in a multitude of situations where aesthetic appeal and acoustic performance are both critical.
The Versa SB1 is a single channel, low-impact, on-wall soundbar-style speaker. Its shallow profile makes it ideal for mounting either vertically or horizontally around your display – perfect for either stereo or 3-channel arrangements (left, center, right). The passive design means that you can take advantage of your existing stereo Amplifier or A/V Receiver – simply connect a Versa SB1 to each individual channel just as you normally would. Need a compact amplifier solution? Pair the Versa SB1 with one of our small-form-factor Subzone Amplifiers for big sound in a small space.
Replace the glossy black lacquered “end caps” with a variety of optional painted, unpainted, stained and unstained real wood caps for a truly customized appearance. The cloth grille “sock” can even be replaced with an optional custom-color sock. A thin, diamond shaped steel wall mount bracket is included with every Versa SB1 speaker.
While Versa speakers are designed with aesthetic features that make them suitable for displaying in nearly any room, our first and primary objective was designing a line with great sound in a compact form-factor.
The key ingredients for achieving high performance from an On-Wall design:
1.) A solid cabinet with minimal resonance
Most "shallow" speaker designs employ a plastic or metal enclosure. The upside is they are cheap to make and the "walls" of the cabinet contribute very little to the speaker's overall depth. But the downside is a cabinet that almost always resonates, coloring the sound, and often making dialogue difficult to distinguish. During development, we determined early on that we would sacrifice an extra inch of depth in favor of a sturdy, albeit more expensive, wood (MDF) cabinet.
2.) A Passive Design
Too many on-wall speakers today sacrifice audio quality and flexibility for the convenience of on-board electronics. While these “all-in-one” designs can sometimes be simpler to install, they are often extremely limited in terms of performance. Need more power? Not possible. Internal amplifier not working? Discard the whole soundbar. By using a passive design which takes advantage of standard amplifiers and A/V Receivers, you decide what features are most important. Chances are, you already have an A/V Receiver ready to go!
What about a subwoofer? As with any small form-factor speaker, HTD recommends that an appropriate subwoofer be integrated with any Versa Soundbar system for maximum performance.
3.) High-end components
The Versa SB1 includes a single active 4" glass-fiber cone driver featuring a non-resonant polymer basket, paired with a 1" silk dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet and custom extended rear chamber for improved frequency response. Why a polymer basket? The answer is simple - strength, weight, and lack of resonance. Polymer baskets are extremely strong while remaining light weight. They also do not exhibit the resonance or "ringing" sometimes associated with metal baskets.
How we made the Versa beautiful and versatile:
In addition to unsurpassed performance from an on-wall design, the entire Versa line was created with aesthetics in mind. The design presents the illusion of a single long wood cabinet with grille cloth strategically placed to conceal the speaker drivers (woofers and tweeters) installed within. The illusion is achieved with the combination of two solid wood "end caps" and a wrap-around grille cloth "sock", both of which can be replaced with alternatives that more perfectly blend with or compliment your room's decor.
Every Versa speaker is shipped with a black grille cloth sock and glossy black lacquered end caps. A variety of specialty socks and end caps can be purchased separately for a virtually endless combination of customized speakers.
- Max. Power Handling: 80 watts
- Frequency Response: 90Hz - 20kHz
- Impedance: 6/8 ohms
- Sensitivity: 88db
- Active Woofer: 4" Glass Fiber Cone with 1" Voice Coil
- Tweeter: 1" Custom Silk Dome
- Crossover: 2nd order at 2.2kHz
- Dimensions (HxWxD): 16" x 7" x 4"
- Weight (per piece): 8.5 lbs.
- Shipping Dimensions (HxWxD): 19" x 10.5" x 8"
- Shipping Weight (per piece): 12 lbs.