Stealth Acoustics intros invisible speakers for Dolby Atmos home cinemas

posted on Friday, 12th January 2018 by Geny Caloisi

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Stealth Acoustics will demonstrate its LR4g 2-panel, premium invisible speaker for Dolby Atmos cinemas at ISE 2018. 

“Every speaker manufacturer and integrator shouted a big “Woo-Hoo” the day that Atmos came to market. After all, more surround channels equal more speaker sales, right?” says Steve Olzsewski, Vice President at Stealth Acoustics. “The reality is that with more speakers comes the potential for more bulky speaker boxes or unsightly grilles adding clutter to the aesthetic design of the room. No one wants that. For dealers keen to keep architects, interior designers and homeowners happy, then Stealth has the Atmos answer with invisible speakers of the highest calibre.”

Stealth’s LR4g uses a patented combination of directly coupled mid/high tweeters and real cone woofer bass stage, covering 45Hz-18kHz - all from a totally invisible speaker solution. Add in the near hemispherical coverage of Stealth speakers and integrators can deliver a system that sounds spectacular from the front and rear X axis, side ” axis and the ceiling Z axis. 

In an Atmos system designed with Stealth’s LR4g, the speaker location placements are flexible. There are no grills to visually align and Stealth’s wide coverage angles spread the sound around, without the typical on-axis “beaming” found in traditional speakers.

In addition, Stealth speakers claim to sound the same virtually anywhere in their near hemispherical coverage, making localisation cues available evenly in the extremely wide pattern.This leads to bigger panoramas and better spatial cues for more seats. 

Finally, if the surround speaker can carry lower notes, then the integrator has more options to properly tune the system, and the more realistic that helicopter sounds when it lands right on the listener's head. With typical surround speakers, you need to expose a larger device into the mix to generate bass extension. Stealth allows for extended bass without any visual impact because you cannot see the speaker.

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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