The Wall is the Speaker with Aeria Sound Environments

A technology that was developed for World War II is the secret behind creating new invisible speakers for the home. Callum Fitzpatrick reports.

Jun. 14, 2011 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Invisible speakers have been available in some fashion for a number of years; however this usually involves embedding a speaker into a wall which can limit its range of movement – resulting in an uneven distribution of sound within a room, causing unwanted hot and cold spots.

Aeria Sound Environments has aimed to combat this problem by not merely implanting a speaker into the wall, but instead turning the wall itself into a large omni-directional speaker, completely removing any grille from sight and eradicating the need to compromise the aesthetics of a room.

At the heart of the technology is a transducer that produces sound by resonating a material – in this instance a wall. The transducer directs sonic energy into the wall which acts as a carrier for the energy, passing it into the air, resulting in a sound that completely fills the room with a consistent volume level.

Read the full article at Connected Home.

Original article by Callum Fitzpatrick of Connected Home.

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