Control4 & SnapAV launch Episode to change UK landscape of outdoor audio

As we move into the summer months and the world begins to emerge from lockdown with restrictions being eased, many consumers are turning to outdoor AV experiences to ensure they can make up for lost time with family and friends safely.

Responding to this rise in demand, Control4 & SnapAV have introduced the Episode Landscape range of outdoor audio systems to the UK market.

“A new sense of freedom to enjoy larger outdoor social gatherings puts installers in a great place to provide the premium home entertainment soundtrack to their clients’ summer,” said Phil Hardaway, Control4’s regional audio expert. “We’re really excited to introduce Episode’s weather-resistant Landscape series to the UK market to help installers elevate that experience and take advantage of the growing demand.

“The range offers exceptional design and sound quality together with the looks that will ensure they blend in perfectly with any garden environment. They also offer a choice and the flexibility that integrators are looking for to make installation a quick, simple and, ultimately, very straightforward job.”

An established US brand of loudspeaker, Episode has been brought to the UK through Control4’s merger with SnapAV, and has been designed, built, and refined for dealers based on feedback from integrators themselves.

Episode is based around Noise Reduction Coefficient scientific principles which adhere to three sound philosophies: low distortion, wide dispersion, and flat frequency response for lifelike sound.

The Episode Landscape series is made up of Premium Satellite, Terrain Satellite, Rock, Omni-Directional, Episode 500 Cabinet Speakers, alongside a wide range of complementary subwoofer options. Solutions are available as 8Ohm, 70V or hybrid systems to allow installers and their clients a preference in choosing and controlling audio quality, amplifiers, sources, ease of integration, and wiring.

To fit in with its surroundings, the Premium Satellite speakers are designed to appear as typical landscape lighting fixtures, but offers a broad 110-degree sound coverage for maximum effect, and variable 70V tap settings with an 8Ohms bypass to enable discrete volume adjustment at each individual speaker.

The Terrain Satellite speakers are designed as an affordable 4.1 package system for use with 2-channel or multi-channel 8Ohm amplifiers and powered zone 2 of AV receivers. Both the Premium and Terrain Satellite speakers come with optional accessories for tree, wall or surface mounting if required.

For more hidden options, the Episode Rock speakers are available in 6” and 8” options and a choice of single or dual voice coil versions, ensuring minimal visual impact. The Episode Omni-Directional speaker provides 360-degree acoustical coverage and includes a polypropylene woofer design for full outdoor coverage.

The Episode 500 Series features 14 models with different size (4”, 6” and 8”), colour (black and white), voice coil (single and dual), and 8Ohm and 70V options available, and are designed for cabinet or surface mounting. Improved audio performance with greater bass output in a smaller form factor is achieved thanks to the unique breather design, polypropylene woofer and titanium tweeter, and a new locking bracket allows for quick and easy installs without any risk of speaker sag.

Supporting the range, Episode Subwoofers feature a special 8Ohm design to provide bass to add real depth to the audio experience. Both burial and hardscape options are available whilst the Terrain subwoofer can be used as a dual voice coil subwoofer with any surface mount speakers.

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