HiWave reveals new loudspeaker driver and amplifier designs

Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:24pm
ECN Europe

HiWave is showing its latest advances in flat-diaphragm speaker drive units, and energy-efficient amplifier technology at CES 2012. HiWave's demonstrator, called Tempus, brings together an all-new variant of the company's BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) speaker drive unit and its Audium amplifier chip in a reference design that now delivers higher power output plus Bluetooth wireless audio streaming.

Picture: HiWave

The Tempus transparent enclosure showcases the simplicity of the structure that encapsulates the BMR drive unit and the electronics module based on HiWave's Audium amplifier chip. The single Lithium-ion battery that powers the device is also visible. Pairing the speakers with any Bluetooth enabled phone or tablet produces a clarity, range and depth of sound that belies the 23cm tall unit's physical size. At typical listening levels the battery powers the unit for over 30 hours between charges.



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