SV Staff · April 17, 2017
Next Level Acoustics, a Boston-based startup specializing in custom speaker systems, also offers a unique line of custom soundbar enclosures designed to provide “the perfect balance between aesthetics and integration.”
The Elite Series enclosures—intended for soundbars up to 5.5 inches tall, 3.3 inches deep, and between 48 and 76 inches wide—are customized to provide an integrated look with any TV and feature an open top panel with inset grilles to provide “breathing room” when used with the Sonos Playbar.
Beyond cosmetics, the enclosures aim to improve sound quality with interior “side reflectors” that focus sound at the listening position to improve intelligibility.
Enclosures are made of Formica-covered MDF, have removable mesh-weave grilles with magnetic fasteners, and are available in open- and closed-back versions—the former for mounting directly to the wall, the latter for mounting to an articulating TV mount.
The standard finish is gloss black but custom colors are available. Specialty grilles with badge cutouts for Sony, Samsung, and LG TVs are available. Pricing starts at $550 and scales up from there depending on size and finish.
For more information, visit nextlevelacoustics.com.