Definitive Reveals "World's Thinnest" On-Wall Speaker
Definitive Technology announced this week that it has developed what it calls the world's thinnest high-performance on-wall home theater loudspeaker. At 1.5-inches thick, the Mythos XTR-50 has been developed to work alongside the increasing numbers of ultra-thin LCD TVs without sacrificing sound quality.
Using an aluminum dome rather than the more common paper, plastic, or woven fibers, the XTR-50 combines a copper clad aluminum voice coil (usually solely heavy copper) with its "diaphragm" technology. Also, a specially shaped aluminum cabinet contributes to the thin profile.
A prototype of the loudspeaker won the International CES Design and Engineering Best of Innovations 2010 Award in the High-Performance Audio category.