AW Series
Wall-Mount Speaker

What sets AWs apart from the others?







Wider sweet spot with Directivity Optimized Crossover

 We designed our AW Series to meet or match the performance of more expensive on-wall speakers… yet at a price point that can contribute to a winning bid — and a satisfied customer. Here’s how. 

For this type of speaker, music and speech are equally important. Both rely on a large “sweet spot” and off-axis intelligibility. Many speakers strive only for ON-axis frequency response and pay too little attention to OFF-axis system response. 

Directive Optimization, a new, proprietary approach to crossover design, significantly improves vertical axis response. More listeners on the extreme left and right can hear the spoken word better. Music in a restaurant or bar is more immersive and less directional. DOC avoids the lock-step “studio monitor” configuration that is less than optimal for longer-throw applications and creates a noticeably wider sweet spot that is perfect for speech throughout a room, patio or bar area. 

DOC: Improved Directivity and Improved Response.

The printed response specs for most speakers are measured from the direct ON-axis response…which is nice for a listener sitting directly in front of the speaker.

However, too little attention is often paid to the OFF axis frequency response of the loudspeaker system.
This can result in inconsistent off-axis response and changing sound quality within the speaker’s intended

coverage pattern. No matter how you situate AW speakers, more listeners are going to hear clearer speech and more spacious music.

Custom DSP processing further improves AW performance.

While AW speakers provide ample performance on their own, Ashly’s powerful, easy-to-use Protēa and AquaControl™ DSP systems give you the opportunity to apply advanced EQ, FIRs, further X-over refinements, and delay to AW speakers, providing a wider, flatter frequency response across the coverage angle. These free downloadable presets give Ashly DSP processor units and processor-equipped amps the ability to realize the best possible sound without needing to manually adjust for any frequency response anomalies that might otherwise produce less than optimal results.

DSP: The “secret sauce” that sets AW apart from the competition.

Consider these ±30˚ Vertical Axis response curves for typical 2-way wall-mount speakers vs AWs. Our Directivity Optimized Crossover, along with custom DSP voice presets result a wider “sweet spot”, flatter frequency response and improved phase accuracy for each AW speaker model.

Three levels of DSP processing for AW wall-mount speakers.

Level 1 applies the most advanced and precise DSP to Ashly speakers. Level 1 currently works with most Protea-enabled products and includes multi-band PEQ, Universal X-Over filters, HPF/LPF, FIR filters and Delay (when used with the SP-12.1P subwoofer). This DSP level applies to the following Ashly Protea-equipped amplifier and DSP processors: nXp, nep, pema & ne matrix processors (ne4400, 4800, etc…). Level 1 Speaker files will also be available to work for AquaControl-enabled models, such as the mXa-1502. These will provide similar processing to that found in Protea-based models.

Level 2 is designed to work exclusively for the ne24.24m matrix processor. It encompasses many of the same features as Level 1, except for FIR filters.

Level 3 is exclusively for the 3.6 & 4.8SP Speaker System Processors and includes more basic PEQ, HPF/LPF functions and Delay. No FIRs or Universal X-Over.

An integral part of the overall Ashly eco-system solution.

The world doesn’t need another brand of ordinary wall-mount speakers. That’s why we developed a line with unique features and performance. Now you can spec an all-Ashly system with quality speakers that make beautiful music with our amplifiers and processors that feature Protēa and AquaControl™…and of course a range of wall controllers.

One order. One delivery. One satisfied customer!

Technical Details of Ashly AW Series Wall-Mount Speakers

Ashly AW speakers are made from high-impact-resistant resin with detachable metal grilles. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use with IP52 (dripping water @ 15˚) or IP54 (splash at any angle).  All four models come with tilt / swivel brackets and 2-way models come with safety tethers with safety cord, and are also surface mountable. 

The AW Series are made for both indoor and outdoor wall-mount applications.

Both dust and water-resistant, they are ideal for BGM use in bar/restaurants (including patios), Paging and BGM for retail stores, distributed audio in HoW, schools, sports/health clubs and public spaces. Highly efficient and durable, they complete the total Ashly solution when combined with Ashly’s DSP and DSP-enable amplifiers for the widest, most consistent coverage available in a small speaker. The AW Series is available in four model sizes: AW-2.1P 2.75” Full-range 6Ω speaker IP52 rated. AW-3.2P 3” 2-Way 8Ω speaker, IP-52 rated. AW-5.2T 5” 2-Way speaker w/Transformer, IP54 rated. AW-8.2T 8” 2-Way speaker w/Transformer, IP54 rated. Where extended low-frequency response is required, add the SP-12.1P 12” Subwoofer for full-range applications like DJ or Live Music Performance. Directivity Optimized Crossover integrated in all 2-way models and model-specific DSP presets available for Protea & AquaControl-enabled amps & processors. Wall-mounting hardware is supplied. All models are sold in pairs.

IS_SP_AW_4-pg 4 Page Brochure

AW_Series_Manual Operating and Installation Manual

AW_DataSheet Data Sheet

SP_sub_DataSheet Data Sheet

AW-2.1P A&E Specifications

AW-3.2P A&E Specifications

AW-5.2T A&E Specifications

AW-8.2T A&E Specifications

AW GLL Files GLL Files

AW_2.1P_Level_1_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

AW_3.2P_Level_1_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

AW_5.2T_Level_1_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

AW_8.2T_Level_1_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

SP-12.1P_Level_1_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

AW_2.1P_Level_3_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

AW_3.2P_Level_3_Voice_Presets Voice Presets

IS_3.8P_Level_3_Voice_Presets Voice Presets