Figaro™ is an innovative audio system that replaces traditional loud speakers by turning many materials, including plaster, wood, glass, composite materials, plexiglass, aluminium, metal, etc. into speakers of excellent quality (frequencies from 53 Hz up to 20 kHz), while maintaining the ability to create stereo effects, and 5.1 surround sound.
With Figaro™, entire walls and ceilings are transformed into high quality loudspeakers with improved homogeneous sound propagation into the environment, without speakers and cables in view. The elements making up Figaro™ are invisible because they are small and can be positioned behind the surfaces that are to be “sonorized”.
They can be used on any surface area, from single walls or ceilings up to entire open space environments. Figaro™ is a product ideated, projected and produced completely in Italy. It's been developed in order to make extremely quick the installation step, especially to be invisible.
The simple kit is comosed by 4 elements: 1 amplifier or a crossover, 1 flat cable, 2 actuators.
Figaro is a real invisible loudspeaker: the only one able to make the surfaces sound!
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Figaro uses a technology able to amplify the audio signal by using the physical principle of a particular magnetostrictive alloy which, in presence of magnetic fields, it expands and contracts generating vibrations after transmitted to the surface on which Figaro is placed.
Figaro can spread the sound evenly over the surface on which it is applied, transforming it into an echo chamber.
The sound that comes from creates the effect that a conventional audio speaker cannot reach.
SIMPLY THE UNIQUE ONE
Figaro, unlike other products on the market
- Is a full range product, it reproduces mid-low and high frequencies (53Hz - 20kHz).
- is truly invisible, because it is installed behind walls and ceilings, with no grids or visible components, without the need to break, drill or paint anything in the color of the wall.
- It sonorizes the entire surface (the whole wall, the ceiling, the wall panels ...) not only the single board on which it is placed.
- It combines two technologies, magneto and magnetostrictive, to ensure you the highest performances.
- Is produced with highly resistant materials, all designed for continuous use (always-on mode), with non-deformable skills, in order to not require a routine maintenance for the product.
- Is a 100% Made in Italy, guaranteed and assistance-provided by the manufacturer.
- It has several international references of high-profile in all sectors: Retail, Hotels, Spas and Pools, Museums.
A traditional loudspeaker is a point source, i.e. the sound is generated in a precise spot and then is propagated along a cone shaped path. It is obvious that the energy is originally concentrated in a very small spot and this implied a very high audio volume close to the loudspeaker that fades down proportionally to distance.
The sound of Figaro audio actuators is much more homogeneous already from the source where is generated because all the energy is spread along the surface where Figaro is installed. The effect of this propagation path is a very consistent and homogeneous sound perception.
State of the art technology of all Figaro™ components with synergies between different technologies, magnetostrictive with magnetodynamic, Class D digital amplifier for low power consumption, high quality flat audio cable only 0.12 mm thick (as thick as a sheet of paper), quick Plug and Play connection.
|WIDE RANGE OF FREQUENCY RESPONSE
For quality audio applications, from 53Hz to 20kHz
The appearance of surfaces remains unchanged: installation is on the hidden sides or above false ceilings or behind walls. There will never again be a need for speakers or visible cables, nor for drilling holes through surfaces.
The sound source will no longer be punctiform and the walls, false ceilings and furnishings will diffuse full and enveloping sound throughout their surfaces.
Better understanding of speech, everyone will perceive the same dB in the room regardless of their location
Can be used on many rigid materials including wood, plaster, glass, composite materials (fibreglass etc), Plexiglas, metal, Corian, water, etc. Figaro™ can be used with all amplifiers on the market through the F-FIL kit; it can also be used for 100V PA lines and in combination with traditional loudspeakers.
Figaro™ is made up of passive mechanical components with dozens of MTBF years and does not require maintenance.
Long lasting because there are no moving parts, with operability in a large range of temperatures
Figaro™ can be configured into modules according to customer requirements.
|SIMPLICITY OF USE AND CONTAINED INSTALLATION COSTS
Installation times are much faster owing to the quick fitting of the actuators and the smaller number of actuators necessary compared to the speakers. Furthermore, there is no need to drill holes in walls, false ceilings, furniture, etc.
Figaro™ is also a “green” solution: its ability to propagate sound through very large surfaces drastically reduces the number of speakers installed and consequently its energy consumption, maintaining audio performances unaltered. All materials used for the manufacture of Figaro™ are recyclable.
The small size of the components allows their use throughout a large number of structures.
The product does work on different kind of surfaces:
|Wood particle board|
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FIGARO F-AMP (WITH AMPLIFIER INCORPORATED)
Maximum Power: 2 x 25 W
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Frequency Response: 53Hz – 20kHz
Alimentation: 12V – 3A (power pack included 110/230V)
Amplifier: D Class
FIGARO F-FIL (PASSIVE VERSION WITH CROSSOVER)
Maximum Power: 25 W
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Frequency Response: 53Hz – 20kHz