According to a press release, Sonawall, based in Buellton, CA, is introducing the Sonawall system, featuring the golf ball-sized SonaPod sPod speakers and the Sonasub Lag subwoofer. A distinguishing feature of Sonawall components is that they mount to walls in order to provide “smooth frequency response, good off axis consistency, and strong output levels.” Specific details are fairly scant, but for more information about Sonawall technology in general, check out the release below.
Sonawall operates on a principle similar to the PZM microphone. Sonawall is essentially a pressure zone speaker over much of it’s frequency range. PZM microphones tend to have a smooth frequency response, good off axis consistency and strong output levels. What this means is Sonawall creates an integrated sound field.
Most designs which attempt to become the source of sound draw attention to themselves rather than becoming part of the room. Reflections are delayed sufficiently to diffuse the image. The perfectly centered listener can enjoy this sound but for more listeners or listening positions the performance falls off rapidly “off-axis” of the stereo pair. Sonawall increases the space in which high quality sound is enjoyable.
The ultra-flat response of the Sonapod satellite is integrated with an ideally corner mounted woofer that couples full range sound to the room with amazing fullness and authority. This impression is sustained over a ditributed area in the listening room making the Sonawall ideal for home theater. Just swapping a pair of conventional speakers in the L and R front positions of a home theater with Sonawall will enhance the system dramatically.
We also offer the Sonadesk as an amazing center speaker system with freely positionable satellites of it’s own. Finally for those who want everything this desk system may be applied to R and L rear positions by omitting a jumper from the center configuration. We advise starting with the Sonawall in the primary front R and L position in a home theater or just to enjoy stereo.
Considering the sound of the Sonawall we are confident in allowing our speakers to do the talking for us.