SOURCE: Audyssey


July 20, 2011 08:00 ET

Audyssey Introduces Smart Speaker™ Technology

Groundbreaking Approach to Speaker Design Puts Smarts Into the Speaker

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Audyssey, the leader in audio technology for the home, automotive and theater markets, today introduced Audyssey Smart Speaker technology, an innovation in speaker design and functionality. Audyssey Smart Speaker technology uses advanced audio signal processing in the speaker itself to overcome the limitations of traditional speakers. An Audyssey Smart Speaker monitors the environment and the content to produce sound that is continuously optimized. Until now, this was only achievable in high-end custom A/V installations -- with Smart Speaker, Audyssey now puts that high audio quality on the desktop for all consumers.

"For decades, audio improvements were only possible by increasing the size of the box and drivers or the power of the amplifier," said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey's Chief Technology Officer. "Knowing our algorithms will be processing the signal, we can make very different choices in the selection of speaker components than one would normally find. With the ability to monitor the content we can optimize playback moment-by-moment for every listening environment."

Deep Understanding of Speaker Design; Deep Understanding of Sound
Audyssey is best known for its award-winning room correction technology, the result of decades of research in acoustics and psychoacoustics. Audyssey researchers discovered that audio signal processing algorithms should be used not only for post processing, but also as a key element in the electroacoustic design of speakers. The selection of drivers and the design of the amplifiers can be optimized this way.

Knowing How the Room Affects Sound
Audyssey Smart Speakers, such as the recently announced Lower East Side Media Speakers, have been developed with the room in mind. Our first Smart Speakers incorporated static room acoustic technology -- that represents the typical listening environment based on our database of rooms. Future Audyssey Smart Speakers will automatically calibrate themselves to overcome acoustical challenges within the room.

Playback Requirements Change Moment to Moment
A key part of Audyssey Smart Speaker Technology is its ability to perform continuous adjustments as content is playing. It "listens" to what you are playing and how loud you are playing it, then constantly adapts to make the content sound like it should.

About Audyssey®
Established in 2002, Audyssey is the industry leader in research-based sound technologies for the professional and consumer audio marketplace. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook.

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