Project

Audio Spotlight

Standard loudspeakers transmit sound which necessarily spreads very quickly, and the control of sound projection and position is only about as flexible as where you can hang a loudspeaker. The Audio Spotlight is a device that will project sound much like a spotlight projects light: shining it at a listener allows only that person to hear it, while shining it at a surface causes the sound to appear to originate from there, creating something of a "virtual loudspeaker." Beamsteering will allow the sound to move, enabling the user dynamically to place sound�exactly, and only, where it is desired.

Standard loudspeakers transmit sound which necessarily spreads very quickly, and the control of sound projection and position is only about as flexible as where you can hang a loudspeaker. The Audio Spotlight is a device that will project sound much like a spotlight projects light: shining it at a listener allows only that person to hear it, while shining it at a surface causes the sound to appear to originate from there, creating something of a "virtual loudspeaker." Beamsteering will allow the sound to move, enabling the user dynamically to place sound�exactly, and only, where it is desired.