Superyacht project for Amina Invisible speakers

posted on Tuesday, 30th September 2014 by David Slater

Architectural  Loudspeakers  Amina  Marine 

This Polish-built superyacht, with its stylish interiors and glamorous exterior, is a guaranteed head-turner whichever way you look at it. Less obviously, it’s also a spectacular showcase project for Amina Invisible Loudspeakers.

The craft was recently fitted with 12 Amina Invisible Loudspeakers by Estonian based integrator Betria OU. Implemented across three zones of the ship, they provide hi-fi and surround sound with no visual intrusion on the craft’s immaculate interior. Typically Amina Invisible speakers are hidden beneath a final 2mm skim coat of plaster, however the Vibrational Panel Technology (VPT) utilised by the brand is flexible enough to be located under other materials, such a leather or wood veneer,  which just so happens to be ideal when you’re working on a  marine job like this.

Only 40mm deep and lightweight, the speakers do not require a box in the same way as a conventional loudspeaker, making them suitable for space limited applications like a marine vessel. VPT loudspeakers generate sound through the creation of hundreds of tiny vibrations; it’s analogous to how an acoustic musical instrument works such as violin or an acoustic guitar. Consequently directionality does not increase with frequency, and the sonic output appears to radiate hemi-spherically from the wall or ceiling across the speaker’s frequency range, typically 100Hz to 20KHz.

On this project, three zones use Amina’s 200mm wide, slim-line, mid-range speakers AIW350E/S200. These offer 30W 60W peak power handling and an efficiency of 84dB 1m/2.83Vrms when fully installed with 2mm plaster or veneer/leather equivalent. Amina suggests the speakers are designed for optimal performance when covered by the weight of a 2mm final skim of plaster or similar, “so covering the speakers enhances rather than degrades the sound quality.”

Onboard, the master bedroom features a full surround sound installation via three front speakers mounted in the ceiling and covered in Alcantara artificial leather. For the rears, Amina Wood Clusters, originally design for a furniture manufacture, are built into the bedhead and veneered over as part of the overall wall and headboard finish.

The ship's Back Salon has a surround sound system provided by five AIW350E/S200 fitted into the ceiling, again behind Alacantara artificial leather, with a pair ceiling-mounted, to complete the immersive effect.  The dispersive nature of VPT speakers ensures a fully immersive experience. Listeners assume the speakers are in-wall unless advised to the contrary. The end result is a truly stunning installation.

For more on Amina Invisible Loudspeakers, visit our partner page here.
Also read:
Amina Invisible loudspeakers win Gold trade award
Amina AIW750E Evolution speaker review
In-depth: Amina Invisible speakers training

A bit about Amina Technologies...

Established over a decade ago, Amina is now the world's leading supplier of totally invisible loudspeaker solutions. The Amina headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, where our products are assembled, tested at many stages by our production teams and packaged for shipment throughout the world. With sales offices and warehouse facilities in both the UK and North America and distribution partners around the globe, Amina provides unsurpassed sales support and fast products shipment. 

Amina Technologies

Cirrus House

Glebe Road


PE29 7DL

Tel: +44 (0)1480354390


David Slater

David Slater started his writing career with SVI writing a popular column, he has also guested on publications like Home Cinema Choice and
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