The Secret Sound® speakers have been designed to be extremely versatile. They can deliver focused sound to a wide variety of interpretive situations, and they offer many mounting options. Secret Sound® speakers are most often mounted from the ceiling using a rigid metal conduit. Mounting height can be from 8 to 20+ feet off the floor. The speakers can also be mounted flush into a dropped ceiling, or be completely hidden above a loose-weave fabric panel.
Other installation options include aiming the Secret Sound® speakers at an angle to create dramatic audio affects. Several can be aimed to converge at a single spot, or they can be mounted horizontally, creating an invisible “audio threshold” into an exhibit space. Horizontal beams of focused sound can also be used to create “zones” of sound for listeners of different heights, including specialized sound effects for children.
The principles of reflected sound can be demonstrated in an interactive way using Secret Sound® speakers mounted so they can be aimed by the users themselves. Any exhibit will be enriched by the pin-point audio experience of Secret Sound®.
Secret Sound® speakers have an impedance of four ohms, and a frequency response of 200hz to 18Khz, but operate most effectively with a sharp roll-off below 500 Hz. This bandwidth provides the best balance between the focused sound and the ambient noise of the room. In noisier rooms, a broader bandwidth can be used without noticeable spillover. Conversely, a very quiet space with hard surfaces will require a higher bandwidth in order to reduce the perception of sound beyond the beam of reflected sound. In either situation, however, the sound experienced beneath the Secret Sound® will be sharp, clear and understandable no matter what else is happening in the room.
Secret Sound® speakers weight less than ten pounds, and can be assembled without tools. They ship up to four per carton with a dimensional weight of 56 pounds.
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