The Audio Tailor Voted #1 Australian Hi Fi Store 2021 + 2022
Monitor Audio - SoundFrame 2 - In-Wall Speaker
Thank you for visiting The Audio Tailor.
We’re Stuart, Gabby, Nathan and Vaughan. It’s a pleasure to have you here!
The first question we get from customers usually starts with, “What’s the difference between...”
When you’re shopping for new speakers, a turntable, or even thinking of putting together that home theatre of your teenage dreams - you’ll likely be faced with stacks of comparisons.
Why would I buy the Bluesound Pulse 2i when the Flex 2i is half the price?
Is Monitor Audio the best?
Should I wait for a sale? Or get this now? What will I be missing out on when the new model comes out next year?
Endless questions. Lots of FOMO. Loads of hmm-ing and ha-ing.
And there SHOULD be.
Because you don’t go to a Hi-Fi store and drop $2000, $3000, or $15000 on something you're not 100%, positively, secure-in-your heart sure of.
It’s a lot of hard-earned money on the line.
Imagine doing hours of your own research. Reading up the suppliers’ websites, taking notes from Hi Fi blogs, categorizing the differing opinions as you trawl r/audiophile. You know what you’re getting. You’ve narrowed the online stores down to the final five. You’ve checked and re-checked that you’re getting the best deal. You’re sure you’re not getting ripped off by shipping.
You hit the “Checkout” button. Momentary relief!
Until your speakers haven’t arrived by the estimated delivery date and you have yet to hear a peep about its progress.
Until your new turntable arrives with a crack in the dust cover.
Until your long-awaited amp set-up fails to deliver the kind of sound you had in mind. Now you’re not even sure if you got the right one anymore, or how to troubleshoot it.
What could possibly be worse?
What about: No after-sales service. No phone number to call. And no one responding to your tickets.
Not to mention the hundreds of man hours you’ve already lost on reading layman opinions from the likes of Graham H. from Melbourne and Sarah D. from Perth; dutifully scrolling through pages and pages of reviews. Torturing yourself by looking for all the ones with less than 3 stars... when you could have been sitting back and diving into a whole new world of immersive sound and deliciously satisfying body vibrations.
Would it make sense to go to audio specialists that know brands, specs, and installation like the back of their hands?
Should you spend less time on weighing up pros and cons and more time enjoying good music?
Want to get the absolute best home theatre for your budget and surroundings without the weight of 100++ brand offerings bogging you down?
We like to think so!
And that’s why we’re here. Two things to know about us:
Thing 1: We were voted Australia’s 2021 Hi Fi Retailer of the Year (Yay! And THANK YOU!)
Thing 2: This is purely because we are sound specialists and audioheads - NOT salesmen.
We got into this business because we genuinely love audio and because we realized there was a lot of faceless dropshipping in the HiFi industry - and not enough expertise out there. People who keep coming back to us do so because they’re getting attention to detail and individualized solutions that they can’t find elsewhere.
Our clients don’t need to worry about budget, brand name, or size.
All they need to worry about, is talking to us.
Because, when you come to us, you’re in for a conversation.
We want to know the picture in your head.
That final portrait of you back from the flea market with Pearl Jam’s Ten, eager to place it gently upon a turntable you haven’t quite decided on yet.
A summer barbeque in your garden with the boys. Having a yarn around a beer-filled cooler while appreciating the crisp, clear, quality of sound streaming through the open doors of your listening space.
The kids having mates over - quiet for once - immersed in a good movie, lights out, in the comfort of the home theatre that is your pride and joy. “I wish we had one of these at our place!”
Once we know precisely what your ultimate scenario looks like, we’ll want to know what you’re working with.
What kind of budget have you set aside?
What’s the existing set-up look like?
How big is the listening room you have in mind?
How much ambient light is coming in?
Are you running drywall or wood panelling? Carpet or hardwood?
What about room resonance and reflection?
No idea what we’re going on about? No worries. We intend to talk you through all that. Our aim is that you get the absolute best sound system for your home, at a price point you’re happy with, and an aesthetic you can’t help but want to show off.
To get to this end goal, an unhealthy interest in all things audio simply isn’t enough. That’s why we spend countless hours behind the scenes sourcing products from only the most reliable brands and trustworthy suppliers - regardless of their branding and marketing.
We don’t rely on them to tell us what’s good about their equipment. We’ve developed our own proactive testing process to judge what’s what. So you get hands-on knowledge every single time. Coupled with our tight networks and stable supply chain meticulously refined over the years, we strive to ensure that the experience you get at The Audio Tailor is personal, seamless, and painless.
Personal, because it’s uniquely you in musicality, design, and taste. Your options are hand picked by us from amongst some of the world’s biggest, best, and most dependable brands.
Seamless, because we’re only small. You get one of us. Not one of dozens of salesmen milling about the place, working for commission and pushing the most expensive products.
Painless, because we don’t recommend anything until we’re clear about your needs. We follow up with you to make sure everything’s arrived in one piece. For us, the transaction isn’t over until your equipment is safely installed and fully satisfying.
Some of the big things we feel are missing in the HiFi world are:
- The need for expertise before, during, and after the sale
- A vast wealth of comparative knowledge, and
- A commitment to end-to-end service.
At The Audio Tailor, we hope we’ve made it clear that service doesn’t shut off when a problem pops up. It’s an opportunity to tighten the ship we run, bolster our 5-star reputation, and most importantly - make someone’s day.
Hi! We see you’ve actually made it to the end of this page. Love it!
We’d like to end this by giving a shout out to all the enthusiasts and audiophiles we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over the years. It has been a privilege to share our desire, passion, and journey for the purest sound and finest entertainment solutions for your homes and businesses.
Thank you to all our customers - past, present, and future - for helping us chase after something above the ordinary.
To make your audio dreams come true - call, email, or hop on down to our Brisbane store.
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
The SoundFrame series consists of three sizes of speakers that complement any room. SoundFrame 2 In-Wall is a longer centre channel speaker designed for visual harmony with thin televisions or projection screens and can also be placed in a vertical position to match larger displays.
The SoundFrame 2 In-Wall utilises a true 3-way full-range driver configuration featuring a pivoting IDC 4-inch mid-range/1-inch tweeter module and a 6.5-inch C-CAM bass driver.
- Quick and easy installation.
- Slender 87 mm (3.5") cabinet depth.
- Choice of high gloss white or black lacquer frames.
- SoundFrame 1 and SoundFrame 2: full range true 3-way configuration: pivoting IDC 100 mm mid-range/25 mm tweeter module, 6.5-inch C-CAM bass driver with RST cone for a super-fast life-like response.
- High frequency attenuation +- 3 dB.
- Ultra-discreet on-wall/in-wall AV/audio system, suitable for any interior.
The SoundFrame range gives you a perfectly minimalist way to energise the choicest of interiors with breathtaking audio.
By blending Monitor Audios most imaginative driver and cabinet technologies they’ve created a miraculously thin loudspeaker that answers the call from interior designers world-wide for an easy way to combine great style with high-impact home entertainment. Having a fraction of the depth of even the smallest conventional speaker, and with a totally discreet in-wall option, the innovative SoundFrame design will preserve the look of a room while reproducing the pulsating audio quality of their world-famous speaker ranges.
SoundFrame is an ultra-discreet loudspeaker available in a choice of three models, each with an on-wall or in-wall option. SF1 has a portrait aspect ratio; SF2, a longer landscaped look, and SF3 is a diminutive square-shaped surround speaker. SoundFrame’s white or black matte cabinet has been developed to sit stylishly around wall-mounted flat screen displays for captivating home theatre sound, or in pairs as part of a high quality music system.
Frames pre-prepared in high gloss black/white piano lacquer or primed* for your choice of colour, help SoundFrame speakers to co-ordinate beautifully with every room design. For the complete custom effect choose a complementary or contrasting grille colour or image from the Grille Gallery, or why not have your OWN image printed onto your grilles, for the ultimate custom effect (enquire for information). Such versatility means the SoundFrame models can make a striking statement to compliment your décor, or utilise their chameleon-like ability to blend in, despite their performance being anything but discreet.
- True EQ
You’ll enjoy the rhythmic wideband fidelity of SoundFrame systems in any room, but if any high frequency ‘boost’ or ‘cut’ is required to meet personal taste or to adjust for room acoustics in softly furnished or hard reflective spaces, the high frequency switch on both SF1 and SF2 models will raise or lower levels by 3dB
- High Performance In-Wall
For the finest blend with décor and the latest ultra-thin wall-mounted TVs, the SoundFrame in-wall (i-W) models offer an easy, elegant way to conceal the entire cabinet in a wall cavity.
In technology and performance the three in-wall models are identical to their on-wall versions but achieve the ultimate flush-fitted look. Prefixed brackets and a redesigned surround facilitate the appearance of a hanging photo frame, which is possible only by mounting in-wall.
SoundFrame’s i-W design is quick and easy to install. The unit simply slides into the wall cavity and is secured on four pre-fixed corner brackets. The high-gloss lacquer frame clips into place, concealing the corner fixings for a super-clean union with décor, just 19mm from the wall. As with the on-wall SoundFrame models, the connecting cable runs in the wall cavity, enters from the back and is connected at the front to provide the essential wire-free look.
- Easy to Install
Whether on-wall or in-wall, an ingeniously easy front connection system allows for uncomplicated installation in three steps.
1. Pre-fixed brackets are utilised to hold the unit securely in the wall cavity
2. Cable from the wall cavity passes through the back of the cabinet and connects with the front mounted terminals
3. Once your SoundFrame speaker is connected, the grille simply pushes on to the cabinet followed by the frame.
- Frequency Response - 55 Hz — 35 kHz
- Sensitivity (1W@1M) - 86 dB
- Nominal Impedance - 8 ohms
- Power Handling (RMS) - 100 W
- Maximum SPL - 106 dBA
- Bass Alignment - Sealed Box
- Crossover Frequency - 550 Hz & 3.3 kHz
- System Configuration - 3-Way
- Drive Unit Complement - 1 x 165 mm (61/2 inches) C-CAM mid/bass driver with RST, 1 x 102 mm (4 inches) IDC mid-range driver with dual concentric 25 mm (1 inches) C-CAM Gold Dome tweeter
- Dimensions (Including Frame (H x W x D)) - 802.5 x 252.5 x 87.5 mm (315/8 x 915/16 x 37/16")
- Cut-Out Dimensions - 750 x 200 x 75 mm (291/2 x 77/8 x 215/16")
- Depth From Wall - 19 mm (3/14")
- Weight (packaged) - 7.26 kg (16 lbs)