Amina Technologies is celebrating 20 years and demonstrating its new Mobius-i and EDGE-i Series which improve sound and installation processes. In 2009, Triad Speakers brought to market an invisible speaker line manufactured by Amina and in 2013 became the exclusive distributor for the Amina brand in North America. In 2017 Triad was acquired by Control4, continuing Amina’s distribution. Earlier this year, following a transition from Control4, Amina began managing its own distribution in North America. The company set up Amina America, putting in place infrastructure, inventory, fulfilment and customer support from within a facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and appointing an independent manufacturer sales representative network.
Amina offers twelve invisible sound solutions across its Mobius-i, EDGE-i, iQ Developer, Lifestyle (70 volt) and ALF (low frequency enhancer) series. Also available are high pass filters (limiters) and backboxes. All the products are engineered and hand-built by Amina at its Huntingdon, UK (Great Britain) workshop.
At CEDIA Expo, Amina is unveiling its newest version, called Mobius-i, which improves upon the series by implementation of the second-generation Excelsior class high frequency driver integrated into honeycomb aluminum soundboards. This delivers a significant 6dB boost in mid-range sensitivity, an extended lower frequency and increased smoothness and extension in the high frequencies to above 30KHz. Two models are available, the mid-priced Mobius5i at $1,100 US MSRP per speaker and Mobius7i $1,600 MSRP US per speaker.
The EDGE i-Series is a completely new approach for drywall application. The speaker panel gets installed by replacing a small section of plasterboard / drywall, attached only to the wall, not the studwork, therefore no special framing is required. Once filled, taped, feathered and painted, it becomes fully invisible. It can also be installed as a post-plaster retrofit product.
The EDGE-i speakers utilize a proprietary composite sound panel that allows for easy drywall installation with superior sound quality. Incorporated are Amina’s OptiDamping, OptiDrive and Reduced-Resonance Exciter technologies plus the company’s new ToneRelief TM Technology. All come together to deliver smooth low frequency extension with increased power handling and a ground-breaking sensitivity of 90dB @ 1 watt/1 meter including finish. The result is dynamic, engaging listening experiences unimagined from simple installation products. Three models are available, the EDGE3i ($600), EDGE5i ($1,000) and EDGE7i ($1,500). (Pricing depicted is MSRP per speaker, in U.S. dollars.)
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All the Mobius-i and EDGE-i series sound panels are shipping now. Amina is exhibiting at CEDIA Expo in booth #2148. Amina is here.