Uncompromised THX-certified performance at a surprisingly reasonable cost
Like the System 4200e, our System 4400 represents the culmination of our efforts to develop the world’s finest moderately-priced home theater speaker system. Compact, elegant, but extremely powerful, the 4400 features high-performance drivers and acoustic optimization controls, for perfect integration in a typical living room or den.
There is always one product in the lineup that seems to defy the price/performance relationship. People have told us that this one is it.
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The Model 4400 SR Dipole/Bipole Surround Speakers are purpose built for use in multi-channel audio/video sound systems as dedicated side or back surround channel speakers. The 4400 SR enclosure has two 4.5” (115mm) GLH woofers and two identical high performance silk dome tweeters as found in the 4400 LR front speakers. To further showcase the 4400 SR’s flexibility, the 4400 SR can be easily switched between Dipole and Bipole operation.
Due to the switchable Dipole/Bipole design, it’s possible to place the 4400 SR almost anywhere within the rear third of the room and achieve good results. However, the best location for surround speakers is generally straight out to the sides, or slightly behind the primary listening area, approximately 1-2 feet above seated ear level, but no closer than 2 feet from the ceiling. As noted above, the surround speakers (as opposed to the back speaker(s) in a 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 channel system, are primarily intended to re-create the ambient sounds taking place in the movie scene. Therefore, throughout most of a movie or TV program you may not be consciously aware of output from these speakers. In other words, don’t worry if you aren’t hearing the surround speakers. The 4400 SR’s come specially marked LEFT and RIGHT, so be sure the Left side surround speaker is placed directly to the left of the prime listening area (facing the screen) and the Right speaker is directly to the right side.
For smooth cosmetic integration, the 4400 SR is available in Black, and features integral key hole mounting.
|Model||4400 LR||4400 C||4400 SR|
|Sealed-box, Dipole/Bipole surround speaker|
|Woofer||(2) 5 ¼” GLH||(2) 5 ¼” GLH||(2) 4 ½” GLH|
|Tweeter||(1) 1″ silk dome||(1) 1″ silk dome||(2) 1” silk dome|
|Frequency Response||80Hz – 20kHz ±3dB||80Hz – 20kHz ±3dB||80Hz – 20kHz ±3dB|
|Crossover Type||Computer designed Butterworth 4th-order asymmetrical (time aligned)
|Recommended Amplifier Power||10 – 150 Watts RMS||10 – 150 Watts RMS||10 – 150 Watts RMS|
|Dimensions w/ grilles (W x H x D)||8.3 x 15 x 9.5″
211 x 382 x 242mm
|18.4 x 8.4 x 9.7″*
467 x 213 x 246mm
|10.9 x 12.4 x 7.5″
277 x 315 x 191mm
|Weight (ea)||15lbs; 6.8kg||17lbs; 7.7kg w/base||11lbs; 4.99kg|
“This package is a stellar performer!” — Mark Fleischmann, Home Theater, Dec 2009