[CEATEC 2010] This speaker was being presented by Yamaha’s R&D department. It is only 1mm thick and is covered by a display banner on the photo. It’s light too: that banner weighs less than 500g, so it would be fairly easy to deploy and transport. The CEATEC show floor is not the ideal environment for sound demos, but because the sound is directional, it stays audible at a few yards away. We’re not sure if it will become a product quickly, but it opens new possibilities in terms of design. If you find home speakers to be particularly intrusive in a living room, there’s hope. Now we can’t tell you if the audio quality is great or not for entertainment purposes, so that’s still a pending question. We hope that it is good enough.
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