Get rich, three-dimensional sound from speakers that make music like a guitar
By Steve MorgensternPosted 08.12.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Typically, a speaker cabinet's job is to shut up and look pretty, vibrating as little as possible so as not to muddle the sound from the woofers and tweeters. But in June 2003, the Japanese manufacturer Onkyo had a radical idea: What if the whole cabinet (not just the front) vibrated, as musical instruments do?
Teaming up with guitar maker Takamine, the company spent more than two years searching for the right combination of board thickness and internal bracing that would let the speaker walls resonate enough to produce natural-sounding music yet still support the electronic components.