Traditional speakers use cones to push air back and forth which creates sound. A typical speaker has several cones that combine to cover the full frequency range and require a large enclosure to produce sound accurately. This cone shape limits the sound waves of traditional speakers at angles between 45°-105°, which misses the corners and edges of a room entirely. Secondly, cone speakers produce "point sound", which creates loud and dead spots that are undesirable for listening.
Distributed Mode Loudspeakers (DML)
Distributed mode loudspeakers use bending wave physics to produce sound from a large surface. Our speakers work by creating resonance in a carefully selected foam core backing that sits behind your picture. This method distributes sound throughout the surface, emitting sound at 180°. DML technology's uniform sound distribution helps prevent echoing and evenly fills a room with sound.
So how do our speakers work?
Now that you know the difference between DML and traditional speakers, lets dive into some of the reasons DML technology is useful.
All Frequencies. All the time.
Cone speakers have "sweet spots" for ideal listening, and when moving around the room the sound quality will vary. DML speakers produce even sound and don't play favorites to location.
This animation compares a cone speaker with a DML speaker for directionality of sound. (Notice how DML speakers disperse all frequencies more evenly)
Single Speaker Surround Sound
DML technology allows us to produce sound over such a large surface area that sound waves hit your ears from all angles, creating surround sound from one speaker.
Sound where you need it.
No more stands. Our DML speakers have a low profile so they can easily hang on walls and deliver sound at ear level.
Our speakers connect to WiFi or Bluetooth and can be synced together to create surround sound and multiroom listening. We offer lifetime upgrades and to add additional features and enhance your listening experience. Already have a set of speakers you love? No problem. With the Spoke Pebble (coming soon) you can turn any of your old speakers into smart speakers and connect them with your other Spoke products.
10 hours mid volume
20 Watts (RMS)
Depends on size
Up to 24bit/192kHz
44.1khz/16bits, CD quality