Invisible speaker manufacturer Nakymatone says that when it measured rival in-wall ‘invisible’ speakers, it found more sound coming from behind them than into the room. Their solution is to combine a ‘floating’ design with a full back-box, avoiding wasted sound energy through the back. Another key difference with these Europeandesigned and Canadian-built speakers is that instead of conventional drivers they use a flat-panel transducer, the company’s Controlled Resonance Technology, generating resonances originating from multiple locations on a flat panel to generate a frequency range which on the top ‘Echt’ model spans 60Hz to 20kHz within very small fluctuations in amplitude. An advantage of the flat-panel sound is a 180-degree distribution pattern, horizontal and vertical, spreading the sound widely in a room.
They are designed to fit into wall spaces (depth is only 79mm) near-flush to the drywall, then are covered with “a final skim in the same manner trade plasters are used to, no special training required”, says Cogworks, which distributes the brand in Australia. The wall can then be painted. Cogworks has just released new pricing for the range, from $1499 to $2799 per speaker, with a 10-year replacement warranty. More info: cogworks.io