by Brianna Crandall — May 5, 2017 — If you want to stream music or content in a lobby, waiting room, assisted living area, training room, or any other space, see what Soundwall is doing to blur the line between art and technology. Boulder, Colorado-based Soundwall — an affordable flat-panel, wall-mounted speaker covered by magnetic artwork or another design that can be switched over and over again.
Soundwall says this is a whole new way to experience sound, using Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) technology to stream music via any Bluetooth or WiFi-enabled device. There is no hidden speaker; the entire surface is a speaker. The aluminum base reportedly resonates to produce full-range, natural sound that fills the space.
Soundwall collaborated with New York City-based magnetic wallcoverings company Visual Magnetics to integrate magnetic receptive materials into the design of Solstice. Visual Magnetics’ materials technology is used to create the changeable art surface, Solstices’ standout feature.
The face of a Solstice can be customized with a selection from Soundwall’s diverse collection of art, or another image or design. From the selection, Soundwall produces magnetic art prints that easily roll on or roll off the front surface — allowing you to change the aesthetic of the speaker as desired. The company says no more “ugly, clunky” speakers are needed.
Fusing art, acoustics and smart technology, Soundwall’s flexible design and computing platform provide a wide range of commercial applications. From hotel suites to assisted living facilities, Soundwall speakers can be combined, customized, and tailored as needed.
- Rich, hi-fi sound resonating from a work of art
- Presence-detection capabilities
- Touch controls to activate smart actions
- Configurable LED lighting
- Connected to data in the cloud