Amina Tech’s SoundUnseen Plaster-In-Wall Speakers
For Wall, Ceiling Installs Use NXT Flat-Panel Technology
DENVER, August 23, 2006 — Plaster-In-Wall speakers, a new concept designed to achieve completely invisible home and office installation, using an NXT-patented flat-speaker configuration, will be introduced for the first time in the United States by Amina Technologies Ltd., Huntingdon, England at CEDIA Expo 2006, booth #218, starting September 13, 2006 in Denver. CEDIA is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association.
High-power vibrational element flat speakers have made possible totally unseen in-wall or in-ceiling speakers which produce high definition sound with no “visual interference” to room aesthetics. Entertainment systems can now be placed in any room in the home without visible wiring or “technoclutter.” The technology offers improved dispersion characteristics over conventional speakers, making location and listening position far more flexible.
The new Amina Technologies’ SoundUnseen plaster-in-wall speakers permit homeowners, consumers, decorators, remodelers, specifiers and professional installers to equip high-quality multi-room installations and home theaters without compromising the interior design of modern living spaces.
Core element of an Amina Plaster-in-Wall speaker incorporates a specialized strong, lightweight composite material that vibrates in the same way as natural musical instruments, as with the acoustic guitar, violin or piano. The vibrations recreate the diffuse source of sound energy that is emitted in a less directional manner and capable of filling a space more evenly than a conventional speaker. This diffuse source creates a high-definition sound over a very wide area, ensuring that a surround sound or stereophonic sound field can be heard regardless of room size, shape or listening position.
Heart of the Amina Plaster In-Wall speaker is its acoustic engine, which can include from one to four (depending on power levels) rare earth, magnet-based, high power vibrational excitation drivers. This allows the Model AIW5 in-wall speaker to handle 80 watts of continuous power, generating 105 db of sound with plaster applied (see specifications below). Amina’s AIW range of speakers cope with the most dynamic sounds, recreating the clarity of individual notes produced by the classical guitar, to the impressive effects generated in today’s action movies.
The speaker’s acoustic engine sets up tiny, powerful vibrations in the composite panel material, which are then transferred through the overlaid plaster, paint or wallpaper covering to the front surface of the wall or ceiling. This, in turn, vibrates air molecules at its boundary. These then excite more air molecules further away, sending a diffuse, non-correlated energy sound wave into the room.
Width of the new AIW products allows the speakers to fit well within standard 16-inch centers between wall studs for wood or metal construction. Model AIW1 is an affordable, concealed sound source for use in all parts of the home where more modest sound levels are needed.
Model AIW3 is designed for main listening areas or home theaters, where good high levels of sound are desirable. Model AIW5 is for the special area of the home where very loud, highly dynamic, high performance sound reproduction is required.
Though just being introduced to the United States market, early applications include film versions of “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Producers” and the “Tarzan” stage show in New York City, early European applications have included the new Post Office headquarters and Stock Market center in Stockholm, Sweden, the public lobby and one debating chamber of the British Houses of Parliament in London, the function room of the Gleneagles Golf Course in Scotland, and the Guinness Museum in Ireland.
For further information about Amina In-Wall speakers in the U.S. market, please contact: Amina Technologies NA Ltd., 51 Stoneyridge Lane, Waverley, Nova Scotia, B2R 1H5, Canada. Telephone: 1-902-860-0008, Fax: 1-902-860-2165,
NXT’s business is the invention, patenting, licensing and marketing of enabling technologies in sound and touch. NXT is setting a new world-standard in loudspeakers. It offers a superior alternative to existing technologies across most product sectors while creating new opportunities where conventional technology has been unable to deliver. NXT has developed industry-specific expertise and is focused on helping its licensees advance product to market efficiently and cost effectively.
NXT has more than 250 licensees for its patented flat panel loudspeaker technology. Licensees include 3M, Acer Computers, Armstrong, Authentic (mainly owned by NEC), DaimlerChrysler, Fujitsu Ten, General Motors, Intier, LG Electronics, Philips, Pioneer, Siemens, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Synaptics, TDK and Visteon. The company, which is fully listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol NTX), has a Technology Centre in Huntingdon and operations in Yokohama, Hong Kong, Korea, California and Texas. For more information about NXT: www.nxtsound.com
About Amina Technologies Ltd.
Amina Technologies Ltd. is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of bespoke flat panel loudspeaker systems. They supply high definition sound solutions for voice reinforcement and live music reproduction in the professional audio industry, and high performance audio systems in the home. From board room AV systems to Broadway theatres, from houses of worship to museums of work and war and from the film set of Phantom of the Opera to the film showing on your Home Cinema, Amina has the discrete audio solution for architects, interior designers and design conscious clients. Visit the Amina website for more details on the company and some of Amina’s most prestigious projects: www.amina.co.uk
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AMINA TECHNOLOGIES OPENS NORTH AMERICAN SUBSIDIARY
IN NOVA SCOTIA TO SERVE U.S., CANADIAN MARKETS
DENVER, August 23, 2006 — Amina Technologies Ltd., manufacturer of totally concealed in-wall and in-ceiling speakers that employ NXT’s flat-panel speaker technology, announces the opening of its North American subsidiary office to provide commercial backup and other corporate services for the company’s U. S. and Canadian markets.
The company plans to partly use its presence at CEDIA Expo 2006 to recruit members for a new national network of sales and installation representatives to help service installers and retailers throughout the North American continent. At CEDIA Expo, visit Amina Technologies at booth #218.
Amina’s subsidiary, Amina Technologies NA Ltd., is located at 51 Stoneyridge Lane, Waverley, Nova Scotia, B2R 1H5, Canada. Principal contact is Arthur van Maurik.
The North American office telephone number is 1-902-860-0008, the fax number is 1-902-860-2165.
The company’s North American subsidiary office will provide commercial backup, local stock warehousing and technical support for the Corporation, and for Amina customers located throughout the North American continent.
Amina Technologies Ltd. is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of bespoke flat panel loudspeaker systems. Amina supplies high definition sound solutions for voice reinforcement and live music reproduction in the professional audio industry, and high performance audio systems in the home. From board room AV systems to Broadway theatres, from houses of worship to museums of work and war and from the film set of Phantom of the Opera to the film showing on your Home Cinema, Amina has the discrete audio solution for architects, interior designers and design-conscious clients.
Visit the Amina website for more details on the company and some of Amina’s most prestigious projects: www.amina.co.ukWhere to Buy