Custom homes and custom renovations are nothing new in American culture. In every suburb across the nation, new developments are popping up all around, and custom houses are being built in place of old ones or in the sprawling outskirts of the cities. Some people may be surprised to hear the economic recession of the last seven years has had more effect on the type of builds than it has had on the demand for custom builds. What’s changed the most since 2010 is the size of new homes – they’ve gotten ten percent smaller. This is partially a reflection of more financially-focused consumers, but also a reflection of American’s demand for more efficient use of space and lowered utility costs. Another notable change in the industry is a piqued interest in custom speaker systems, including whole house audio, outdoor audio, and home theater entertainment systems.
With six major manufacturing brands that span all markets in the residential and commercial audio industries, MSE Audio is an integrator’s one-stop-shop for all custom speaker systems. Take a look below at our four most popular brands for residential solutions, each specializing in a certain price point and audio solution.
Induction Dynamics – Audio Perfection Realized™
Induction Dynamics® owns and operates a state-of-the-art woodworking, painting and finishing plant in Kansas, which assures the highest level of quality control throughout the numerous cabinet manufacturing and assembly processes. All raw materials used in constructing the speaker cabinets are the finest available and supplied by carefully chosen vendors. Buyers can request any type of wood, paint, or custom design for truly custom speaker systems.
Induction Dynamics’ engineers, artisans, and technicians have a passion for high-fidelity perfection. Never satisfied with the status quo, they are continuously developing patented technologies to improve construction, performance, and ease of installation. All Induction Dynamics models utilize the patented S4X® crossovers which produce the industry’s steepest crossover slopes in excess of 30 dB per octave allowing for more precise and natural sound reproduction.
Induction Dynamics’ speakers are handmade, hand-assembled, and hand-tuned in America.
Phase Technology – Speakers for your Life™
Phase Technology® began building speakers almost 60 years ago. Since then, a lot has changed besides the names of our products. Today’s listeners want speakers specifically designed for their needs and lifestyles, and we’ve evolved our engineering for these new audio applications. From the world-class performance and flexibility of our new dARTS systems, to the outstanding style of our Phase Velocity Series, to the virtually invisible Custom Installation Series, we build “Speakers For Your Life”.
We are very serious about quality control. During the production process, each speaker component faces many quality control checks before final assembly.Then each completed speaker system must meet precise calibration standards for frequency response, sound quality and appearance. Only after passing the final test is the speaker ready for shipment to your local Phase Technology authorized dealer.
Building on almost 6 decades of design and engineering innovation, Phase Technology Corporation today occupies a special niche in the intensely competitive home-audio industry. It is one of the few fully vertically-integrated speaker manufacturers in America; producing drivers, crossovers, cabinets and systems. While not all our speakers are American made, we still maintain our vertical integration and produce a vast assortment of models here in the USA.
Rockustics – Ultra Fidelity Outdoor Speakers™
Hand-crafted in the USA, all Rockustics® products are comprised of advanced polymer composite materials supplemented with an elastomer compound. Marble dust, and texturizing agents give Rockustics’ products commercial-grade durability and a realistic look and feel.
Rockustics’ speakers are fully weatherproof. The color will not fade, but will age naturally just like a real rock. From small backyards and patios to outdoor venues, Rockustics’ speakers will ensure you can “Rock On!” all year long. Everyone will appreciate the superior sound quality that is a result of demanding design specifications. This is achieved through a combination of precision engineered crossovers and components, as well as non-parallel enclosure walls that minimize undesirable resonances.The wide range of models and the standard collection of colors complement the most popular landscaping features found in residential and commercial environments.
For unique landscapes, Rockustics will customize any number of units to ensure these cutting edge products will blend seamlessly into any environment.
SolidDrive – Sound Without Speakers™
SolidDrive® is the solution for invisible sound, providing a hidden sound source for in-wall, in-ceiling, surface mount, and glass applications. The patented technology at the heart of SolidDrive® transforms nearly any rigid or semi-rigid surface (wood, sheetrock, glass, metal and more) into a sound source. The powerful SolidDrive directly transfers acoustic energy to the surface it’s mounted to, creating a large and dynamic sound field.
The patented technology at the heart of SolidDrive® transforms any solid surface (such as drywall, glass, wood, or fiberglass) into a sound source. The powerful SolidDrive directly transfers acoustic energy to the surface it’s mounted to, creating a large and dynamic sound field. With no visible wires or grilles, SolidDrive gives you the freedom to have Sound without Speakers. Since SolidDrive resonates over a large surface area, the sound it produces travels further. In fact, loss of volume over distance is roughly 35% less than with conventional speakers. This low distance factor, combined with SolidDrive’s 120˚ ultrawide coverage angle, means you’ll experience remarkably even sound coverage throughout the entire room.
With no visible wires or grilles, SolidDrive gives you the freedom to have Sound without Speakers.