The new SoundScene speaker system is a totally unique product. Not only is it the world’s first Apple ‘AirPlay’ enabled on-wall loudspeaker system, it’s also ‘invisible’ in the room because the ultra-slim system ‘hides’ behind a conventional picture frame.
Imagine Acoustics products are distributed worldwide by Armour Home. Chris Emerson, its channel director responsible for the brand, was asked how the SoundScene product differed from other ‘Art’ loudspeakers already in the market?
He replied: “The new SoundScene is different in every way. Firstly it’s the only ‘AirPlay’ enabled on-wall loudspeaker, which means owners can enjoy their music, streamed wirelessly direct from their appropriate iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or PC. Secondly it really does look just like a picture on the wall because, well that’s exactly what it is.”
Chris continued: “All the other ‘Art’ products are really just slim versions of ordinary conventional loudspeakers, but with a decorative speaker grille cloth over the front. They’re also all 100mm (4”) or more deep. In complete contrast, because the new SoundScene uses four advanced ‘Balanced Mode Radiator’ (BMR) drive units, there’s only 46mm between the picture frame and the wall. Even more importantly, because those drive units are side firing, any picture, made of any material, can be attached on the front. So a customer’s own pictures can be used or it could even be a mirror!”
Each SoundScene on-wall wireless speaker system is custom manufactured to the customer’s exact requirements. As with conventional picture framing, they can choose whatever artwork or image they want. As previously stated, it can even be a mirror. Enjoying the SoundScene could not be simpler, you just stream music wirelessly from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad directly to SoundScene; you don’t even need a computer*.
SoundScene delivers first class stereo sound quality thanks to its four, side firing, low profile and ultra-wide dispersion, ‘BMR’ drive units. Each one is digitally equalized for optimum performance and powered by its own dedicated 12.5 Watt RMS amplifier (50 Watts total). The product can be used on its own or combined with other AirPlay products to create a diverse multi-room system.
Price and availability: SoundScene, complete with a choice of framed art, is available now and has a suggested retail price of £1300 (including VAT). Without frame and art (ready for the customer to fit their own framed art) it is £1100 including vat.
* iPod Touch’s G2 or later, iPhones 3GS or later and all iPad’s are AirPlay compatible. You can also stream music from your computer’s iTunes library using Apple’s free “Remote” app. Apple trade marks are the property of Apple inc.