Amina, the UK-based invisible loudspeaker developer, has launched its brand new iQ series. The new range is intended to bring truly invisible sound to the volume developer market and appeal to multi-room audio applications. The series is also targeted at large developer led projects in aesthetically sensitive multi-dwelling-units (MDU).
The iQ Series uses Amina’s vibrational surface technology, Opti-Damping and Opti-Drive, to help create high clarity room filling sound with a remarkably even frequency response from 112Hz-20KHz – all from inconspicuous “dinner plate” ceiling loudspeakers.
The family features the iQ1 and iQ3 both with a front panel size of 400x300mm and a speaker depth of 40mm. The iQ1 is suitable for bedrooms and other ancillary rooms and the iQ3 for reception rooms and all spaces where higher clarity, louder music is desired, including surround sound applications in MDU’s. Measured in line with IEC268-5 requirements, the iQ1 has a 30W peak, 15W continuous power rating with an efficiency of 83dB at 1W/1m. The iQ3 has a 60W peak and 30W continuous power rating and 84dB at 1W/1m (figures are quoted based upon a fully installed product rendered invisible by a 2mm final skim of plaster). Both the iQ1 and iQ3 incorporates a propriety Amina designed ferrite exciter which has allowed a retail price point that is half that of similar powered invisible loudspeakers.
A full range of support products is available immediately for the iQ family: BackboxCV300 for cavity walls and ceilings, BackboxSW300 for solid wall applications and protection devices in both two-channel and rackmounted eight-channel versions to guard against accidental over driving. A full one hour fire rated backbox is also available on request.
iQ demonstrations are available at Amina’s headquarters in Huntingdon, UK, by appointment.