Are invisible speakers expensive?|
As a part of a whole-house audio system, invisible speakers will increase your budget around 10% per room.
Consider the cost of a distributed audio system in a typical living room. The cost of
Can you use an invisible speaker outdoors?|
Yes! One of the benefits of a Live-Wall invisible speaker is
placement flexibility. Because we use materials common to the aeronautics
industry, our speakers are impervious to environmental extr
Do I need a backbox?|
Yes. But not for the reason you think. Integrators install backboxes for three reasons — to reduce
sound transmission into adjacent rooms, to ‘claim the space’ in the wall or
Do invisible speakers need a special amplifier?|
Kinda. Live-Wall speakers appreciate a high-quality
amplifier with at least 60 watts of power per channel. We like this amp from ATI , or this one from AudioControl . We’ve chosen to engineer
Do invisible speakers sound good?|
Let’s consider invisible speakers for three situations: background music, home theater, and critical listening.
A great background music system fills the room with accurate, full-range, envelo
Here's a nice chart showing frequency response.
We acoustic engineers like to talk about frequency response and range. Here's a chart that sums up range quite nicely: And here's another chart show
Grille-free speakers vs. traditional speakers.|
We evaluate three criteria — aesthetics, coverage, and output — when choosing whether to specify a grille-free or traditional speaker.
When Aesthetics drive the specifying process, our Ar
How does the Live-Wall Sub compare to traditional subwoofers?|
Many people have a high expectation for the performance of
a single in-wall (or invisible) subwoofer. Let’s settle this now: one built-in subwoofer will not replace the performance, output, ext
How many speakers do I need in a room?|
Live-Wall Subwoofer Installation Issues|
Things to know about installing a Live-Wall Sub.
Use our backbox No question — you need to use the LWSub BOX with the sub. Subwoofers create tremendous pressure behind the driver (in the wall
My Integrator says invisible speakers don't sound good.|
That was true a decade ago. Invisible speakers — for many years — have been a weak link in the audio chain. Invisible speakers showed up in the early '90's and were favored by designers and ar
What happens if my Live-Wall speaker breaks?|
We’ve designed Live-Wall speakers with several failsafes
to virtually eliminate field failures. We include power-limiting protection
switches, oversized voice coils, and aeronautic adhesives.
What is a grille-free speaker?|
We engineered a new category of in-ceiling speakers. We've developed the Ar Series which eliminate ugly grilles. Using our
patented constrained layer damping design, these super-thin flat-panel s
Which invisible speaker technology is best?|
There are essentially three technologies used in invisible
speakers — the vibrating puck, constrained layer damping, and traditional
speaker units attached to a substrate.
Amina uses NXT's p
Why should I buy an invisible speaker?|
Aesthetics drives the decision to put invisible speakers
throughout the home.
Grilled speakers add an unwelcome blemish to the room, with
their gray mesh centers, yellowing bezels, and shadow-ca