Snap One launches Triad PDX Series for premium sound & easy installation

Snap One has announced the new Triad PDS Series of architectural speakers which feature premium audio performance combined with a simplified installation thanks to Push Lock by Swarm technology.

Marking the first Triad launch since the Snap One and Control4 merger in 2019, this is also the first Triad release to be made available globally.

The series, which was named ‘PDX’ in homage to Portland Airport, the city in which each speaker is custom-designed and engineered, includes 13 speakers and 19 accessories, including optional custom-coloured grills, rear enclosures and pre-construction brackets.

“We have incorporated the installation features that partners love about Signature by Episode speakers and leveraged Snap One’s resources to build a premium, better performing Triad speaker with Push Lock technology – all while staying true to the Triad brand through engineering, sound quality and performance,” explained Alex Zaliauskas, director of product management for Speakers at Snap One.

“The Triad PDX Series brings the best of both worlds: premium Triad sound for distributed audio, media and multipurpose rooms, home theatres and beyond, as well as ease of installation and onsite security for our partners and their customers. The marriage of simplified installation technology with Triad’s legacy of excellence in engineering, construction and performance is one that our partners have been asking for – and now it’s a reality.”

To deliver a premium listening experience, the Triad PDX Series uses high-performance materials and components such as carbon fibre, Kevlar, Teteron, dual voice coils, chemically etched metal components, and more. Infusing the Kevlar into carbon fibre for the woofer to create a premium audio experience is unique to Triad PDX.

For easy installation, Triad PDX uses Push Lock, an exclusive toolless mounting solution specifically designed for Snap One. The proprietary installation technology, which is also employed in Signature by Episode speakers, allows for an upgrade path to a more premium product by securing the speaker with the simple press of a button for a fast and secure installation.

The two-piece baffle/speaker module assembly allows integrators to simply remove the speaker while leaving the cradle and grill in the ceiling or wall, preventing the speaker from being stolen or damaged during the construction process and allowing for HVAC pressure testing for certificate of occupancy.

The series also includes 19 accessories including construction brackets that offer flexibility during a new build or install process, rear enclosures for all models that can control air volume and sound propagation to adjacent rooms, and replacement grills for all models that can be painted and custom-ordered to match aesthetics.

The Triad PDX Series is the first Triad Line to be available globally in the US, Canada, EMEA and APAC regions.