How it works
Unlike most speakers, this speaker does not rely on a speaker driver to create sound. It is the entire wooden plate that creates the sound. On the back of the plate there is a magnet, also called an exciter, that creates vibrations in the plate.
It can be compared to a guitar body, where the strings (magnet) fibrate the body (plate) amplifies. Creating a warm and natural sound.
Due to the shape of the plate, this speaker has a much wider dispersion angle of the sound. No matter if you are straight in front of the speaker or sitting at the side of it, it still sounds great. This feature makes it possible to effortlessly fill an entire room with amazing sound.
Fun fact: Because of the size of the plate, the speakers can move a lot of air, thus creating strong sound waves and going very loud. We have been trying the loudest setting once, making us sit with earmuffs in front of them. So just to be safe, the loudness will be limited, both to safe eardrums and to increase the lifespan of the speaker. The best volume to put your speakers on to really enjoy a song is the loudness on which the singer would sing it.
On this page, I will do my best to explain the system we are working with and how you can apply that in your house. If anything remains unclear, don't hesitate to give us a call.
The Wireless communication system
The product is based on the WISA system. WISA is a system that works on the 5G network from the army, making it possible to have a wireless connection between speakers and screens without having a delay between image and sound. One of the perks of being part of this system is that you can hook up any Wisa ready TV, speaker or subwoofer regardless of the brand and make them play together seamlessly. (Read more about WISA here)
What you need to get the speakers to work
- One or 2 (advised) flat-panel speakers (Includes 3m USB-C cable)
- Power brick (1 or 2 depending on how far the speakers are apart)
- Wisa SoundSend
The Wisa SoundSend transmits your music/sound from the TV to the speakers.
It has two inputs, HDMI and Optical. Now we know, that most of you also want to
play music from your phone using Bluetooth. We will develop a module that
can do that. But until then a Bluetooth receiver can be connected to the WISA.
As buyer in the presale, we will sell the new transmitters, when done, for cost-price.
This module will replace the Wisa SoundSend and Bluetooth receiver.
Examples for Bluetooth modules:
- Google Chromecast Audio (need to get this second hand)
If you have a WISA ready tv (from LG or B&O) you don't need the SoundSend, it is also possible to replace the SoundSend with another WISA certified transmitter (see: https://www.wisaassociation.org/member-products/wisa-certified-transmitters/)
If you buy one speaker now, you can always add another later on. Just note that the fineer might be slightly different because we can not match the wood as we will do when you get two (or more) at the same time.
Using the SoundSend you can hook up your speakers to your TV or X-box. You could hook up a Wisa ready subwoofer, but soon we will also have an (in)visible subwoofer too! Stay tuned for more information. Lastly, you can create up to a 7.1 music system if you are really up for it, our speakers will shine in the back! Check out this page for all products that can be hooked up.