Introducing the Moduware speaker, the most versitile portable stereo experience for conference calls and music.
In order to provide a quality audio experience, both for vocal clarity on portal conference calls, and music enjoyment, we engaged an audio engineering expert to get the power and acoustics just right. Audio is one of those specialty fields that have a lot of complexity and nuances that drastically change the result, and we took our time looking for the best guy for the job.
Phil Hession is an audio engineer, and was responsible for developing what is arguably the best audio systems in the world that he sold to recording studios. He also happens to run an awesome vineyard: Paternoster in Emerald, Victoria.
Phil brings decades of experience giving us the best sound possible sound, in the smallest package.
Optimising our module enclosure with a certain amount of air space beyond the drivers was important in getting the most out of the quality audio components we selected. Phil modelled different airspace volumes from 1 cubic centimeter (cc) of air space all the way up to 4 cc of airspace before 3D printing the enclosure and recording the audio frequency response to check the performance. Through rigorous testing, and countless hours of listening to various tunes over and over again, Phil landed on precisely 3 cc’s of airspace to provide the best possible performance within our size limitations.
Ultimately, the audio from this is far superior than any built-in smartphone speaker. This difference is best illustrated with the measured frequency response.
Generally for audio engineering, you want a flat frequency response curve (across the entire frequency range on the X axis) and as wide as possible (low to high frequencies). This will better provide audio levels (measured in decibels) across the entire frequency range that humans can actually hear. The flatter and wider the graph, the better.
Often, audio engineers will play with an “equalizer” to bias certain frequencies and get the speaker driver to compensate for frequencies it’s not so great in. This is particularly true for lower frequencies, where people over-drive the driver to the point where the physical cone is moving behind its performance envelop, artificially bringing more volume at a lower bass frequency. This creates more volume however results in distortion which is lower the music quality and fatigues the listener. With Phil’s engineering we have minimised equalization tinkering and just created the right acoustic dimensions for the components we’re using. Result: awesome natural sound experience.
Perfect for conference calls, a travelling sound system and even just an accessory to your battery pack, it is changing the game for portable music. With 8 continuous hours of your favourite beats it is the perfect companion for Business and travel.
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