Versa HTS1

SKU Versa HTS1

Get tower-like performance from an ON-WALL design! We created the Versa HTS1 with dedicated home theaters in mind, although its versatile design makes it a perfect fit in a multitude of situations where aesthetic appeal and acoustic performance are both paramount.

The Versa HTS1 is perfect for the Left, Center, and Right channel in a surround sound installation. Its shallow profile makes it ideal for mounting vertically to either side of a screen as well as horizontally above or below. The black grille “sock” can be removed when mounting behind an acoustically transparent screen. In larger theaters, the Versa HTS1 is also ideal for every surround location and can be easily hidden inside decorative columns.

The Versa HTS1 includes black lacquered "end caps" and a black cloth "sock". Customize the aesthetics of any Versa speaker with a pair of white or primed-only end caps. The black sock can also be replaced with a white or dark gray cloth color that better compliments your decor.

A steel, diamond shaped bracket is included with every Versa speaker, allowing for both horizontal and vertical installation just 3/8" off the wall.

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Out of stock. Next production expected Aug 2024.


While Versa speakers are designed with aesthetic features that make them suitable for displaying in nearly any room, the Versa HTS1 was first and foremost designed for great sound and the high volume performance demanded by surround sound systems.

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 barely contribute to the speaker's overall depth. But the downside is a cabinet that almost always resonates, coloring the sound, and very often making dialogue difficult to distinguish. In our research, 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.) An enclosed cabinet with passive radiators

We use two 6.5" passive Kevlar cone radiators instead of a typical port to extend the bass performance and keep the lowest frequencies tight and controlled. In most speakers, an opening in the cabinet called a "port" is included to help extend the bass frequency response. In fact, we employ tuned ports in many of our other designs. The only significant downside to a well-tuned port is that the air pressure released from the port can be significant. In most installations this is not a problem, but when you place a speaker behind an acoustically transparent theater screen, pressure from a port can create an unwanted "wiggle" in the screen. The Versa HTS1 does not have a port but we are able to still achieve great bass with the inclusion of the two passive radiators.

3.) High-end components

In addition to the two passive drivers described above, the Versa HTS1 includes two active 6.5" Kevlar cone drivers featuring non-resonant polymer baskets and a 1" silk dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet and a custom extended rear chamber for improved frequency response. Why a polymer basket? Strength, weight, and lack of resonance. Polymer baskets are extremely strong while remaining light weight. They also do not exhibit the resonance or "ringing" often associated with many metal baskets.

A 2nd-order crossover made with quality parts effortlessly directs the full frequency signal across these active components. Other features, such as compression terminals and high quality jumpers (included) that allow for a standard, bi-wire, or bi-amp installation, complete the high-performance package.

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 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. Specialty socks and end caps can be purchased separately to create a custom speaker that compliments your room's decor or shows off your team's favorite colors.


  • Max. Power Handling: 150 watts
  • Frequency Response: 52 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 6/8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 90dB
  • Active Woofers: 6.5” Glass Fiber Cone with 1” Voice Coil
  • Passive Woofers: 6.5” Glass Fiber Cone
  • Tweeter: 1” Silk Dome
  • Crossover: 2nd order at 2.2 kHz
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 44.5" x 10.0" x 4.875"
  • Weight (per piece): 29.75 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions (HxWxD): 47.75" x 13.5" x 8.5"
  • Shipping Weight (per piece): 38 lbs.


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