Amina launches new iQ2 invisible stereo speaker

posted on Tuesday, 28th January 2014 by Steve May

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Invisible loudspeakers specialist Amina will debut its latest plaster over speaker at ISE 2014. The new iQ2 dual channel 'vibrational surface' loudspeaker, pictured above, is the latest edition to the brand's iQ developer range, and has been designed specifically for residential and commercial audio applications. It's intended to perform as part of a stereo deployment in bathrooms and secondary rooms as well as a multi-room solution.

The launch coincides with a revamp of the entire iQ line. All models will benefit from Neodymium exciters and the same Opti-Damping and Opti-Drive technology first heard on Amina's flagship Evolution range. The specification upgrade should not only make the speakers lighter and easier to install but also bring sonic benefits. 

The revamped iQ series claims a frequency response of 112Hz-20KHz, and are priced to compete against conventional in-ceiling speakers. Joining the two-channel iQ2 are the iQ1 and iQ3 single channel variants. All models have a front panel size of 400 x 300mm and a speaker depth of 40mm. The larger iQ3 is ideal for reception rooms and communal spaces where higher volumes are required; it can also be used for surround channels in a multichannel cinema system.

When it comes to specification, the iQ1 claims an efficiency of 83dB at 1W/1ma with a 30W peak, 15W continuous power rating; the iQ2 is effectively two channels of an iQ1. The iQ3 has a 60W peak and 30W continuous power rating and 84dB at 1W/1m. Performance figures are quoted based upon a fully installed product rendered invisible by a 2mm final skim coat of plaster.

For more on Amina and its range of invisible plaster-over loudspeakers, visit our partner page here.

Also read:
Amina unveils iQ invisible speaker for residential MDUs

In-depth: Anima invisible speakers training

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Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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