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Acousticom Debuts The Sound Egg Chair 5.1  Print E-mail
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Written by Dick Ward   
Monday, 14 December 2009

There are times when a proper 5.1 system just isn’t the answer.  Maybe attaching speakers to the wall just isn’t possible.  Maybe your secondary viewing room is tiny, and not worth a full speaker setup.  Maybe you just want somewhere for the kids to watch movies and play games where the audio won’t bother you.  In those cases, the Sound Egg Chair may be the answer.

One of the basic rules of design is that form must follow function.  We can forgive the look of the egg chair for the moment while we discuss the function.  The Sound Egg Chair is a full 5.1 surround sound system built into an egg shaped chair.

The Sound Egg Chair features five full range speakers which are positioned around the listener’s head.  The center channel is above and off to the front a bit, while the others surround in the expected positions.  It also sports a 10” subwoofer which is located directly under the seat.  According to the spec sheet, the response range of the audio system is actually pretty reasonable, from 20Hz to 20kHz.

Acousticom’s chair was built with movies and gaming in mind.  Thanks to targeted speakers and the acoustic foam, the Sound Egg Chair is able to keep the audio from bothering others. According to Acousticom, the chair can “isolate sound inside and out, similar to wearing a pair of headphones.”

The Acousticom Sound Egg Chair will be released on January 7th in tandem with the Consumer Electronics show.  The chair is available for order now through Acousticom for $1,450 in a variety of colors for both the shell and the foam.







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