Sonance Invisible Speakers
The new Invisible Speaker Series from Sonance exploits the company's flat-panel driver technology so it might lay flat against a wall, blending into its surroundings, without sacrificing audio quality.
The series includes two full-range loudspeakers and a subwoofer. When installed, the 16x24-inch model SA3, with 48-square-inch planar-diaphragm driver and 8-inch cone woofer, and the 16x12-inch SA1.5, with 6.5-inch woofer, radiate sound omnidirectionally over 140 degrees and up to 10 kHz. The SAW subwoofer has the same dimensions at the SA3 and SA1.5, and features conventional dual 8-inch low-frequency drivers.
At 3.9 inches deep, Invisible Speakers can be installed in conventional 2x4-studded construction. They include metal back-boxes that Sonance says ensures low-frequency performance and reduces spillover into adjacent rooms. The SA3, SA1.5, and SAW Invisible Series speakers are shipping with suggested retail prices of $1,400/pair, $1,000/pair, and $1,000 each, respectively.