Distributed Mode Loudspeakers Technology: DML was originally patented in 1991 in Great Britain, but up to now, nobody has gone so far in the development of stand alone loudspeakers for the discerning home sound audience, like HIDDEN.
Distributed Mode Loudspeakers utilise bending wave modal physics to propagate very wide directivity, predominantly diffuse acoustic energy into a given space.
Unlike traditional loudspeaker systems, the net effect is a single, large drive unit that radiates audio over almost eight octaves in a very wide and diffuse manner.
Bending Wave Audio: Loudspeakers featuring this technology utilise bending waves excited into complex modal patterns to produce sound. This is in contrast to the push/pull pumping action of a pistonic cone speaker.
Bending wave modal vibration patterns stimulate the air into motion and the complexity of the pattern ensures wide directivity and can lead to a largely diffuse radiation character.
The strong link between the size of a speaker and its bandwidth was finally broken, utilising a complex arrangement of optimally spaced bending wave modes in a flat, composite panel to produce the sound.
Swiss Design with Quality Handcraft Production
For Brand New World, it’s the details that have taken this project to the next level. Working with HIDDEN has been fascinating because of our shared belief in quality craftsmanship. Throughout the creation of HIDDEN EVO and ECO there has been an uncompromising approach to sound and design – the material choice, the form factor, the sound components and the willingness from everyone involved to do iteration after iteration to get the details right. Essentially, the creative approach is what makes HIDDEN so remarkable.
Reinventing HiFi Sound
Featuring DML technology, Swiss HIDDEN speakers enable you to enjoy music in unsurpassed detail. HIDDEN Speakers are recognised as delivering the best audio experience at any level. Techniques and materials honed to perfection in our two core models EVO and ECO have been successfully carried over to our custom sound system based on the invisible ARCO, so that those who want to hear everything whilst seeing nothing have a clear solution.
In 2020, you can’t call yourself a true tech firm unless you offer true innovation. As HIDDEN has already discovered, the transition from the expected standards to the demands of the modern era can be achieved seamlessly. The company’s new HIDDEN EVO and HIDDEN ECO loudspeakers are both iconic solutions for analogue and digital sound solutions for the private home consumer with the new digital lifestyle, while the HIDDEN ARCO speakers elegantly bridge the link to the company’s original naming idea of invisible speakers being HIDDEN.
With its over 100 realised commercial sound systems based on HIDDEN ARCO loudspeakers in the past 10 years, HIDDEN has completed this journey. “We were always looking at creating products for the professional sound integrator and commercial customer” says Igor Radojevic, HIDDEN’s founder and head of innovation, “what’s exciting about all our new speakers is that they make us equally a fully-fledged contract brand for architectural and design developments, as well as a home brand name for private consumers of audiophile sound”.
HIDDEN Speakers are recognised as delivering the best audio experience at any level. Whereas their cost effectiveness may lead them to being described as entry level, they also provide a point of entry to areas of the home that were previously off-limits for high-quality installation loudspeakers.