IKEA and SONOS have added a speaker to the WiFi speaker sequence. On the IKEA web site, it’s described as a “image body with audio system.” Wall-mounted audio system may be listened to and watched.
This body speaker is likely one of the Symfonsisk WiFi speaker sequence. IKEA additionally has a number of wi-fi audio system in this system, however the Symfonisk sequence was developed in cooperation with Sonos. Subsequently, these audio system may be totally built-in with current Sonos techniques or arrange as an entire Sonos multi-room system. If you wish to bypass the Sonos ecosystem, this speaker additionally helps Apple AirPlay 2.
Wall of sound
Making flat audio system could seem a bit bizarre, and also you additionally anticipate the sound to be very skinny. However it has its benefits, supplied that you just really place the audio system in opposition to the wall. The partitions act as an extension of the audio system, acoustically talking, they grow to be a complete.
The low frequencies are omnidirectional, bounce off the wall and amplified on this manner. Simply transfer the audio system nearer and nearer to the wall, and you’ll discover that the bass turns into disproportionate and turns into too heavy. Symfonisk makes good use of this as a result of it may possibly reproduce such a low level, however its personal quantity is simply too low. So the wall helps.
One other benefit is that there isn’t any lack of low frequencies. Putting the loudspeaker additional and additional away from the wall will trigger sure frequencies to bounce off the again of the wall, inflicting the tone to vanish because of the time delay. You possibly can’t resolve this downside, but when the speaker is already in opposition to the wall, you do not have this downside. Third, greater frequencies is not going to bend and reverberate on the audio system, as a result of that’s not possible, there’s a wall there. So you’ll get good extensive radiation at excessive factors.
If wall-mounted audio system have so many advantages, why do not we make all audio system like this? Properly, there are some disadvantages. For instance, you want some quantity, I imply content material, to breed low frequencies. As a result of you do not have depth, it is tough. Drivers also can go additional.
There is no such thing as a proper or incorrect right here. Perhaps you suppose that listening to that singer’s voice is basically nice, even in the event you can’t pinpoint the supply of the voice precisely. That is fully totally different from Sonos One, you may clearly hear the sound from the middle of the 2 audio system. Functionally, each audio system can do the identical factor, however the sound is totally different.
Subsequently, the symphony sounds surprisingly good. Stunning and deep bass, however not too rumbling, in the event you place the audio system so far as the space between you and one of many audio system, you’ll actually get a “wall of sound”.
Now I have to add that I’ve two symphony portray audio system for me to make use of. In the event you purchase one, you will have a mono speaker, and loads of the music you take heed to is misplaced (you may’t hear all of the stereo data). In the event you purchase a second speaker, please point out that you just wish to use them in a stereo setup. In the event you do not do that, you continue to solely take heed to the mono sign by way of two audio system.