Saga Elite Series are high performance speakers fashioned for the art of music and quality sound. The Engineers at Saga understand that the purpose of their products isn´t just for you to hear the sound...they´re designed for you to experience it! With that same understanding, they wanted to create speakers that could reproduce a more lively and spacious sound than one would expect to hear from a typical in-ceiling speaker; and that´s what you´ll find with the Elite Series.
Kevlar Woofer: Made from the same material as bullet proof vests; these speakers won´t stop bullets...but they definitely sound amazing! Kevlar material is very lightweight and extremely temperature & moisture resistant. It also keeps its shape better than most other woofer materials...which means you can crank up the volume and these speakers will still look brand new!
Swiveling Titanium Tweeter: Known for being quite strong, this lightweight material is moisture and temperature resistant. Titanium tweeters are known to produce a clean and rich sound. Our tweeters also offer the ability to swivel, so you can aim the tweeter in a focused part of the room for a more profound and distinct sound.
Elite...At that Price???: Some people wonder how these speakers can be considered Elite at such a low price. We ignore what the rest of the market charges for speakers of this caliber...Our philosophy is great sounding speakers shouldn´t cost a fortune. These Elite speakers meet or exceed our competitor´s top of the line speakers. We´re able to do this because we purchase materials used to engineer these speakers in such large quantities; and simply put...we have a rational idea of how much speakers like this should cost. ; )
Easy Installation: Our Saga Elites make installation easy; and our flush-mount design blends seamlessly into the ceiling. So good, they´ll disappear!
Speaker Wire and Cable: Speaker wire performance is gauged by Resistance, Capacitance, and Inductance. The shorter a wire is, the better, as resistance increases with length. As long as the resistance is kept to less than 5% of the speaker impedance, it will suffice for home use. The resistance of speaker connection cable in 16-gauge or heavier wire has no detectable effect in runs of 50 feet or less in most loudspeaker connections. The lower the impedance of the speaker, the greater the impact of the resistance of the speaker wire will have. High power car audio systems using 2 ohm speaker circuits need relatively thick cables. The gauge sizes in AWG (American wire gauge) reduce as the wire gets larger. Thicker wires in a cable reduce resistance. Better purification of copper reduces oxidation and results in more consistent conductivity throughout the length of cable used.
Surround Sound Home Theater Wall Plates: Surround Sound Home Theater Wall-Plates that incorporate HDMI, RCA, F and other Popular Connections in Combinations for Installing In Home Theater and Surround Sound Entertainment Applications.
5.1 ("five point one") is the common name for six channel surround sound multichannel audio systems. 5.1 is now the most commonly used layout in both commercial cinemas and home theaters. It uses five full bandwidth channels and one low frequency enhancement channel (the "point one"). Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, and SDDS are all commonly 5.1 systems. 5.1 is also the standard surround sound audio component of digital broadcast and music.
All 5.1 systems use the same speaker channels and configuration, having a front left and right, a center channel, and two surround channels.
Blu-ray and Digital cinema both have eight-channel capability which can be used to provide either 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. 7.1 is an extension of 5.1 that uses four surround zones: two at the sides and two at the back.
7.1 ("seven point one") surround sound is the common name for eight channel surround audio systems. It adds two additional speakers to the more conventional six channel (5.1) audio configuration. 7.1 surround sound positional audio uses the standard front, center, and LFE (bass) speaker configuration. In its most common configuration, 7.1 surround sound includes two speakers positioned to the side and two to the rear. 7.1 surround sound can also refer to 5.1 surround sound configurations with the addition of two front height channels positioned above the front channels or two front wide channels positioned between the front and surround channels.
The Blu-ray Disc and the HD DVD home video formats provide up to 8 channels of lossless DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD or uncompressed LPCM audio at 96 kHz/24-bit. The Sony PlayStation 3 video-game console can output up to 7.1 LPCM through HDMI for both Blu-ray movies and games.