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Why Invisible?

Increasing demand for integrated lifestyle-technology combined with the associated ‘aesthetic-clutter’ that it brings has led to a rise in hidden technology solutions. With 30% of brain power dedicated to visual stimulus and only 2% dedicated to audio, it is clear that the way we ‘see’ the sound has a huge impact on the way we perceive it. By removing the aesthetic aspect, it allows complete focus on the audio art-form as it was intended.

How does it work?

With the invention of VPT (Vibrational Panel Technology), Amina has been able to take the common loudspeaker design and replace the cone with a flat panel. Instead of moving forwards and backwards visibly like a typical cone design, a VPT panel uses small vibrations to generate sound which can be heard but not seen. This allows for seamless integration of a loudspeaker into any wall, ceiling or flat decorative panel with zero visual impact.

Two Core-Technologies

Design and installation flexibility

With a range of different construction methods and finishing techniques globally,

Amina have two core-technologies to allow integration of invisible loudspeakers into any room.

 
Amina has created two distinct Core Technologies to address different finishing applications. Edge and Mobius. Both products can be installed in new or retrofit applications. Edge has been developed for quick and simple installations, where walls or ceilings are finished with just paint, wallpaper, a thin skim or thin veneer.  If your installation calls for a premium finish over top of the speaker such as drywall compound, plaster, veneers or millwork, thicker than just a thin skim coat, the Mobius series provides the perfect solution for a host of different finishes.


Mobius

 

Plaster-Over Drywall Installation and more..

Engineered to work behind a range of covering materials such as drywall compound, plaster skim or stucco finishes (2mm), wood, millwork, leather, natural or man-made laminates and veneers, Mobius Loudspeakers offer the most flexible invisible architectural audio solution available.

How it works

Designed to replace a small section of plasterboard/drywall, Mobius Series loudspeakers have their perimeter filled, joint tape applied to the entire surface and the entire surface covered with a full coating of wet plaster/mud. The entire wall/ceiling can then be painted and decorated, allowing the loudspeaker to become fully invisible.

The loudspeaker is only ever attached to the plasterboard itself and not the studwork, meaning that no special framing is required.

 

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Alternative Covering Materials

Engineered to work with the covering material, Mobius loudspeakers can be installed into a number of different materials or with a variety of finish options.

Whether installed behind wood, leather, natural stone veneer or other high quality laminates or into a solid blockwork, a wet plaster skim or even a specialist finish such as acoustic or polished plaster, Mobius loudspeakers provide ultimate installation flexibility.

 

 

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Note:
Amina loudspeakers are not supplied with covering materials, they are designed to work with the existing finishes and construction materials used within the property. For more information, contact your local distributor.

Edge

Plaster Up-To Drywall Installation

With cavity walls and ceilings being a staple of the construction industry globally, Edge Series loudspeakers provide a high performance solution in a lightweight and easy to install package where cavity walls and ceilings have been used.

 

How it works

Designed to replace a small section of plasterboard/drywall, Edge Series loudspeakers have their perimeter filled, taped and feathered in the same way that tapered-board is installed and finished. The entire wall/ceiling can then be painted and decorated, allowing the loudspeaker to become fully invisible.

The loudspeaker is only ever attached to the plasterboard itself and not the studwork, meaning that no special framing is required.

 

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Amazing Sound Performance

Engineered for Experience

VPT


Derived from an experiment in immersive audio by the British Ministry of Defence in the early 1980s, Vibrational Panel Technology allows a loudspeaker cone to be replaced by a flat panel. This creates a complex series of ‘tuned’ surface vibrations which generate acoustic energy. This is very similar to the way in which an acoustic musical instrument works.

Room-Filling Sound


Unlike a conventional loudspeaker cone, VPT loudspeakers generate what is known as an incoherent-phase waveform. This means that the acoustic energy generated by the panel interacts in a summative way with the room reflections, leading to an incredibly smooth room-filling sound rather than the typical hot spots and tonal colouration associated with direct phase correlation.

Wide Dispersion


With a complex array of vibrations and associated incoherent-phase waveform, a VPT loudspeaker has the incredible benefit of full 180° audio dispersion. This means that whether you are stood directly underneath an Amina loudspeaker, or on the opposite side of the room, you will experience the exact same sound quality. This is unlike a conventional loudspeaker which becomes very directional at high frequencies.

Full Bandwidth


It is a myth that invisible loudspeakers are limited in audio performance. The general assumption is that by being positioned behind plaster or other finishing material, the speaker sounds ‘muffled’. This is just not true and has to be experienced to be believed. The loudspeaker works with the covering material to generate incredible detail and clarity. With advancements in panel materials, Amina loudspeakers can also produce incredible bass.