Those loudspeakers that you can actually see and touch? History. The technology press is aflutter these days with news of innovative “sound ball” technology that gives “an illusion that sounds area being produced in the 3D space” that surrounds the audience.
According to KAIST Acoustic & Vibrations Lab, “Listeners can maneuver the location and size of sound balls to create an acoustic environment of their choice. As the sound ball forms and moves around based on the adjustment made by the listeners, they have an enhanced 3D audio perception as if the sound pops out of the TV screen.”
“We expect that this technology, which is ready for an immediate translation into commercial products, will upgrade our home and personal audio system to the level of professional settings,” said Professor Jung-Woo Choi, who worked on the project, said in a recent news release.
Read more at “Home Theater Gets Boost.”