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Vibration Speaker Technology - Massive Force : Micro Vibrations



The Feonic Surface Speaker creates music, audio effects and clear voice communication from resonant surfaces.
Fit without fuss in minutes. For Retail Advertising, Museums, Office / School / Hotel Communication, Home & more

Trailer of the Weather Experience, Pommern - 100 days under sail
24 F1PRO Feonic Invisible Speakers mounted around the interior of the ship. Supported by 4 subwoofers.
From Kimmo Karjunen with Sound Designer Tuomas Fränti. On Vimeo.

Our Invisible Speakers are perfect for audio in the home, your business premises, artworks, a museum display case or even an entire exhibition space. No echoes or "too loud" hotspots. No damage to surfaces. Robust enough for outside in hostile environments.


Attract attention to Store Window Display with audio effects
Grab Attention. Crowds go wow at a live music event in TOPSHOP, Oxford Street, London.
Even live music become possible from a storefront window with Feonic Vibration Speakers.


Feonic products are suitable for a wide range of applications:

  • home audio systems
  • commercial premises, advertising and promotions - indoor and outdoors
  • boardroom, offices, cleanrooms, schools and presentation theatres
  • hotels and care homes. Entertainment, PA and even low frequency sound masking
  • multi-zone ambient sound for restaurants, galleries or museums
  • artworks and museum display cases

V&A Museum Sound. Display case with musical instruments
Resonant Bodies by Sound Artist Caroline Devine
Victoria And Albert Museum, London. Museum Sound Installation.
Musical instruments can be heard as well as seen.

Peel and Stick with our sticky pads. Wire to an amp. That's the installation complete.
Install at the bottom and inside the glass if you prefer. Easy to hide with vinyl decals.
And of course, the sound emits from both sides of resonant surfaces.

Attach a Feonic surface transducer to a resonant surface to create a high quality resonance speaker. A surface which envelops the listener in immersive sound. Powerful, portable, robust and easy to install (DIY skills only).

Ideal for heavy surfaces such as store windows and solid oak flooring and also lighter surfaces such as furniture, drywall / plasterboard and more. The low amplitude (excursion) ensures surfaces are not cracked or damaged by excessive vibration.

Heals Interactive Audio Window
Turning a window into a speaker: for interactive window display advertising.
Solutions for Retail, Home Audio, Office and Outdoor Speakers

Surface Speaker solutions fall into these broad categories. Click through to learn more:


Resonance Speaker created from Resonant Surfaces

Plexiglass audio visual art installation
Plexiglass surfaces turned into invisible speakers for Audiovisual artwork SLABS by Adriano Abbado - www.noisegrains.com on video www.vimeo.com/67813216
music by Stephanie L Ku - www.cosmicupcake.com

A resonant surface makes a pleasant sound when tapped.

The sound generated from the surface disperses through the panel. All will hear the same immersive surround sound at the same volume level. Avoids "too loud" hotspots.

Positioning is not as critical as with 'normal' speakers. The latter have to be in "line of sight". Painfully obvious. For sound art installations or museums the ability to hide a speaker can be critical:

"Loudspeakers inevitably say to the listener 'I am a loudspeaker', instead we want the sound to speak for itself".
Sound Designer Nick Ryan referring to his use of Feonic resonance speakers in a museum installation.

In Wall Speakers - Panel becomes a speaker
In Wall Speakers for bespoke interiors.
High quality sound without design compromise.
No wires, no boxes, no grilles.
  PLAY Glass Speakers Installation - Sound Transducer Speaker on Surfaces
Window Speaker Installation Video.
Install in minutes.
Use our mounting plate & screw onto drywall, wood etc.

“We saw a sales increase of over 40% in the first week”

Kevin Scully, Peter Jones, London

“Delilah's pop up gig at TOPSHOP - a world first”

Prask Sutton 76 to the present

“I can't get over how many people stop outside the store”

Chloe Peart, PR Officer, Heals, London

“Peel and stick - it's really that simple to install!”

Matt at Fable Maze

“You have no idea where the sound is coming from”

CNN News Broadcast, London

FAQs

What's the differences between Feonic and alternative in wall speakers?


Table showing amplitude of micro vibrations
Micro Vibrations (low excursion) is good. High vibration (large excursion) from traditional speakers is bad. Latter can damage surfaces.

Feonic's unique micro-vibration amplitude is non damaging and suited to driving many structures. The amplitude of wasteful vibration other speakers create can be 300 times greater than an efficient Feonic Surface Transducer. These are potentially damaging vibrations. Additionally, Feonic vibration speaker drives can emit low and very high frequencies: 40Hz up to ultrasonic sound at around 22KHz. Feonic drives also have the advantage of being small, portable, removable and all weather resistant.

And depending on which solution you are going for, our technology is much simpler to install. You can fit our drives on, behind or under surfaces. Watch In Wall Speaker Installation videos and shudder at the effort, mess and expense.

How do Feonic vibration speakers work?
Our Smart Materials make other speakers sound dumb.

We use magnetostrictive Smart Materials to create wide frequency vibrations within surfaces. Developed for advanced military sonar technology, and in collaboration with the University of Hull. Feonic's award winning and multi patented technology is like no other vibration speaker product on the market. This is not a toy or gadget technology for cardboard boxes and the like.

Not all surface vibration speakers are the same. Superficially similar to a piezoelectric transducer, our products deliver high power and exceptional audio quality from the smallest vibrations. Vibrations up to 300 times smaller amplitude than alternatives. This micro vibration approach is a critical factor in avoiding damage to structures and to ensure high audio quality.

In what ways will Feonic Surface Speakers work better for me than traditional loudspeakers?

Feonic transducers activate large areas of windows, walls, floors or ceilings. In this window speaker example a single sound transducer powers a window. Delivering a controlled wall of sound over the entire surface area.

This allows passersby to hear the music or promotional message while they walk past the full length of the window. And at a constant volume without the sound getting annoyingly louder as they approach the speaker.

The consistent audio output is controllable to avoid noise pollution.


Problems with traditional loudspeaker technology

Traditional loudspeakers are subject to abuse from the weather, vandalism and theft. Wires are run through walls, either drilled through brickwork or window frames. Alternatively, Feonic drives are safe inside: fit without fuss in minutes.

The sound is louder the closer you get to the traditional loudspeaker - a "too loud" hotspot is the result. Conversely, the volume drops rapidly. To compensate for this traditional loudspeakers are often too loud, leading to noise pollution issues.

Too loud? And too quiet? Try Feonic technology for volume that is just right and for all your audience, not just those lucky enough to be situated in the volume or stereo sweet spot.

Even Distribution of sound from Flat Panel Speaker
Outdoor Speaker Loud when too close

Unique Audio Solutions for street perfomances : musicians inside, audio inside and outside with Whispering Window Glass Speakers.
Click image to watch the performance.


Summary of benefits of using Feonic Vibration Speakers

  • For Glass Speakers - install in seconds - peel and stick. Simply screw onto other surfaces like wood, metal, plexiglass or drywall
  • Compact and Portable. Plug and Play. Use home audio amplifiers or professional audio equipment
  • Non damaging micro-vibration technology
  • Controllable output - reduced noise pollution. Volume that is 'just right'. No annoying audio 'Hot Spots'
  • Cost efficient market entry - low installation and maintenance costs
  • Infection control - inert to MRSA and other airborne bacteria
  • Water resistant (IP55) design and construction. Supports high humidity and temperature extremes
  • Sounds great. Particularly the immersive quality of the sound.

Surface Speaker Audio Drives

Our resonance speakers can be purchased direct - phone +44 (0)1482 806 688 or email sales@feonic.com for pricing or to find an installer or reseller near you.

Need help deciding which drive is right for you? Get the Specifications

Feonic F1PRO Audio Drive

  • Powerful voice/music surface speaker drive. For Interior Walls, Windows, Ceiling Speakers, Under Floor Speakers.
  • Sound level typically up to circa 92dBA
  • Bandwidth - 80Hz - 20kHz
  • Amplitude - 10µm @ 100Hz
  • Applications include home audio equipment; office and boardroom audio visual systems; Whispering Window, interactive advertising displays; waterproof speakers; outdoor deck speakers; public spaces and more.
  • Size 141 x 57 x 56 mm
F1 Pro Audio Transducer

Feonic F4PRO Audio Drive

  • Compact versatile smaller panel speaker. For intimate, controllable sound.
  • Low power typically 10W - 20W
  • Sound level typically loud conversation level (circa 80dB)
  • Applications include picture frame speakers, museum display cases, bus shelter advertising, point of sale kiosks, vending machines, portable sound systems, small rooms and demonstrators.
  • Bandwidth - 100Hz - 20kHz
  • Amplitude - 7µm @ 100Hz
  • Size 76.5 x 46 x 26mm
F4 Pro Audio Drive Sound Transducers

Boxed Solutions

Presenter Pro (Stereo) - Turn a table into a speaker

  • Portable vibration speaker. Stereo dual drive F4PRO solution for office and boardroom presentations without the need for bulky PA speakers. Just place on top of a table or for a more permanent installation screw mount underneath. You've now turned the table into an invisible speaker.
  • Supplied with F110S amplifier, PSU, cables
  • International power heads
  • Headphone plug for maximum flexibility. Just plug into a mini-headphone socket as found on notebooks, smartphones, tablets etc.
  • Soft pouch for protection and portability
Office Presentation Speaker - turn a table into a speaker

Click to buy online


F1.3 Demonstration Kit

  • Portable dual drive F1PRO solution for resellers, sound artists, sensory marketers etc to experiment, trial and demonstrate
  • Supplied with F110S amplifier, PSU, cables
  • International power heads
  • Headphone plug for maximum flexibility
  • Soft pouch for protection and portability
F1 Pro Audio Transducer Drives Kit

Click to buy online


Whispering Window boxed set*

  • 2 x F1PRO Audio Transducer Drives, for simpler glass panel speaker installations
  • Connecting cable 3.5mm x 2 phono x 1m
  • Audio drive cables 2 x 1.5m
  • Adhesive pads
  • Whispering Window instruction manual
  • * note amplifier not supplied, we can advise amplifier options

Ben Rhodes of Heals commented "The discovery of Feonic's Whispering Window® has really brought this whole project to life. The speakers were attached to the windows in seconds, without any damaging external fixings. So easy. People were stopping at the window even during testing." Read more (PDF approx 500Kb)
Whispering Window Retail Store Window Speakers
Need more detailed information? See the Technical Specifications page

Made to Order Ultrasonic Exciter and Sound Transducer Solutions

The Feonic Special Product Division (FSPD) designs application specific audio equipment to suit bespoke client needs.

This includes:
  • Inbuilt devices for Digital Signage, Spatial Augmented Reality, Interactive Advertising
  • Inbuilt devices for promotional items, Sensory Marketing, Sound Art Installations
  • Specific frequency range devices, for ultrasonic marketing, communication and triggering
  • Anti social behaviour modification systems using positive sounds to promote better behaviour (PDF). Ideal for malls and the high street

Please make contact to discuss any specific needs.


Surface Suitability and Material Sensitivity

Materials such as stone, cement, tile on a solid floor, block, brick and cast cement structures cannot emit sound using Feonic Vibration Speaker Technology.

The best materials that can be turned into a panel speaker include: wood, MDF and all sheet woods, glass, plastic sheet (acrylic/polycarbonate) over 6mm in thickness, aluminium, steel (up to around 6mm), plasterboard and other drywall materials, reinforced plastic, grp, reinforced sheet cement, resin boards, honeycomb boards, aluminium, resin and polymer, aluminium extrusions and hollow profiles.

Peel and Stick installation in minutes on glass. Mount with 4 screws on other surfaces

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