Perhaps the most important thing to remember here is that with the Audio Transducer, you can create the sound image you want without regard to normal speaker placement limitations. "Invisible" means "NO HOLES OR GRILLS!"
For example: Both the "ceiling mount" and "in wall" varieties of speakers need to maintain diametrically opposed locations for cosmetic reasons. Often, even acoustical and imaging considerations must be ignored to accommodate esthetics. Very few times are such speakers placed 6' to 8' apart on the same wall or on a ceiling at one end of the room or another. (except in "rear channel" instances.) Can Lights, Ceiling Fans, HVAC vents, and Wall hangings, all have to be taken into consideration when locating conventional speakers.
Now, with Invisible Stereo, you can place your sound where it does the most good. Here are some examples:
- At each end of a Couch or across any seating area. Use Walls, Ceilings, or both!
- At 'Head'(ear) level at each side of your Beds' Headboard. Be immersed in sound without high volume levels.
- 'Cross Corner' in rooms; even use odd numbers of Transducers,(3-5 etc.) to cover elongated or 'L' shaped rooms.
- Almost anywhere you would think a speaker could do you the most good, but would look out of place, is now available for consideration. Invisibility brings with it unheard of flexibility in locating your speakers. (Er.... transducers lest we forget!)
Truly amazing things can be accomplished with Invisible Stereo. Imagine "Theater" rooms that show 'NO' characteristics of there even being a audio/video application present! You can design your room to ANY motif and still be assured that tremendous multi-channel effects can be had at your beck and call!
Now, 'Rear' channel sound sources can more often be placed at each 'Side' of the main seating area. (this is the 'recommended location, not to the rear of the seating area.) Or a 'Wrap Around' effect using both the Side walls and the Rear walls can be designed without worrying about a multitude of speaker grills to look at.
The smallest configuration for Home Theater uses a total of 12 Audio Transducers; 2 per channel X 5 channels, with front channels getting 2 extra and an in-wall subwoofer.
The most commonly used configuration for Home Theater uses a total of 30 Audio Transducers; 4 per channel X 7 channels with front channels getting 2 extra and an in-wall subwoofer.
Our premiere Home Theater uses a total of 56 Audio Transducers; 8 per channel X 7 channels, with front channels getting 2 extra plus an in-wall subwoofer. Then, large areas of wall and/or ceiling can produce 180 degree hemispherical dispersion from each channel. This allows for a truly seamless overlap of the Surround image and effects. No dead spots or weak areas. And with such thorough saturation of the environment, tremendous realism and presence can be achieved, yet at much lower Db and SPL levels. This means a drastic reduction of 'listener fatigue' and complaints of it be "It's just TOO LOUD!" (You've all heard it said ...admit it!)