LEGRAND’S FIRST FIRE-RATED SPEAKER ENCLOSURE FROM NUVO BOOSTS AUDIO PERFORMANCE IN RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL SETTINGS
Fire-rated enclosures, such as the Nuvo NV-BRKIC-BC, are required when installing speakers in walls or ceilings that must be fire-resistance rated
HEBRON, Ky., March 15, 2018 – Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, unveils its first fire-rated speaker enclosure, the Nuvo NV-BRKIC-BC, which meets ASTM E119 requirements and integrates flawlessly with Nuvo speakers and rough-in brackets, improving speaker performance regardless of where it is installed.
Fire-rated enclosures, such as the Nuvo NV-BRKIC-BC, are required when installing speakers in walls or ceilings that must be fire-resistance rated, which is often standard in multi-dwelling units (MDU) and commercial environments. The requirement is also becoming more common in building and renovating single-family homes.
The new enclosure is purpose-built for use with Nuvo Series speakers and rough-in brackets, but its universal design works with most in-ceiling speakers, delivering the benefits of preventing unwanted sound and airflow between neighboring rooms. The enclosures also help in complying with building codes regarding energy efficiency and air leakage.
“Our new Nuvo fire-rated speaker enclosure is a valuable addition to our AV product line,” said Fritz Werder, Legrand VP and general manager, On-Q and Nuvo Lines. “It meets fire rating requirements and can also be integrated into projects to simply mitigate the transfer of sound between floors. By maintaining uniform airspace behind each speaker, the enclosures also deliver a noticeable improvement in sound quality.”
The dimensions of the NV-BRKIC-BC fire-rated speaker enclosure are 17.9” h x 18.35” w x 5” d, and they are suited for use with many Legrand Nuvo speakers, including Nuvo Series Four 6.5" in-wall (NV-4IW6), Nuvo Series Six 6.5" in-ceiling (NV-6IC6) and Nuvo Series Four 8" Angled In-Ceiling (NV-4IC8-ANG) models.
Legrand’s Nuvo NV-BRKIC-BC fire-rated speaker enclosure is currently available for MSRP $70.00.
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Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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