Origin Acoustics to Unveil BLENDS Invisible Speaker Series

Origin Acoustics, manufacturer of architectural audio and electronic solutions, has announced its new Boundaryless Listening Experience with Natural Depth Sound (BLENDS) invisible speakers at CEDIA 2023 (Booth #2133). As the curator of Design Centric Technology, Origin Acoustics says it continues to create innovative product solutions that blend into any environment while enhancing lifestyle and entertainment experiences.

BLENDS is the collaboration between Origin Acoustics and UK maker Amina Technologies, who together have developed a flexible, easy-to-install, and full-sounding invisible speaker. Having worked successfully with Amina Technologies’ team to jointly distribute Amina products in the North American market over the last couple of years, the companies eyed a closer partnership and a new product concept. One that combined Origin Acoustics’ innovative, efficient, and award-winning installation methods with Amina’s high-performance EDGE series of products with patented Distributed Mode Listening (DML) technology for high-clarity, room-filling sound.

The BLENDS invisible speaker line is the first-ever to feature a 60-minute UL fire-rated product in both 70V and 8ohm for demanding commercial and residential installs, as well as perfectly sized magnetic shims that attach to standard rear enclosures.

“As custom integrators lean more into lighting, we see an opportunity to use our Design Centric Technology focus to develop more products that make their lives easier. Wide dispersion invisible speakers are the perfect solution to add to any lighting project—visually and acoustically—as they offer greater flexibility in installations than traditional architectural speakers,” says Nick Berry CEO of Origin Acoustics. 

“Amina has over 24 years of experience engineering incredible invisible DML loudspeaker products producing superior dispersion, immersive audio—allowing designers to create incredibly aesthetic technology-centric spaces. We are delighted to bring this new format product, designed primarily with North American construction techniques in mind, through our partners at Origin, accessing their deep reach into the US and Canadian custom install integrator network,” adds Richard Newlove, CEO and Founder of Amina Technologies.

The BLENDS series consists of two new invisible loudspeakers—Edge 8STS and Edge 10STS, featuring larger tapered edge panels that install direct-to-stud ready for prefilling, taping and filling—very different to Amina’s standard free-floating, fully skimmed over products, which Amina’s own NA team will continue to promote into the high end residential and commercial NA markets.

The Amina ALF100SM easy-to-install direct to stud mounted in wall subwoofer complements EDGE speakers by delivering powerful, room-filling bass while blending seamlessly into any home’s interior design with concealed ports that allow for truly discrete installations. Additionally, the BLENDS series will include the brand-new Amina EDGEi/S200 product for applications that won’t allow a screw-to-stud installation. 

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