Syng Cell Alpha speakers promise immersive sound for $ 1,800


At Digital Trends, we’ve seen a fair share of our wild and crazy speakers, but there’s always room for something new. Example: Syngin Cell Alpha speakers. They’re wireless, they reflect sound in a spherical and immersive pattern, and at the $ 1,800 starting price of the desktop model, they’re not an impulse purchase for most people.

Syng Cell Alpha Triphonic speaker

Syng is a new soundtrack founded by Christopher Stringer, who spent two decades at Apple doing industrial design of the company’s best-known products, and Damon Way, an investor and entrepreneur best known as the founder of DC Shoes with Ken Block. .

Cell Alpha is Syng’s first product. Inside the transparent, spherical speaker are a number of controllers: an upward subwoofer, a downward subwoofer, a trio of mid-range controllers, and an element that Syng calls “triphones,” which Syng describes as a three-horn system that projects sound “precision.” Trifon is the core of the Cell Alpha feature known as Triphonic sound. What is that?

“With this object-based sound architecture, you can paint sound around you: Place it where you want it, move it, shrink it, enlarge it, and tell it – or let Cell take care of it for you. Triphonic understands what the artist wants you to hear, specifies it precisely in your room, and keeps the sound always in your midst, ”the company’s press release says.

It’s a little hard to get a true idea of ​​what this triophonic voice is all about (like many sound enhancements, they need to be heard, not described), but Syng describes how it changes depending on how many Cell Alphas are in one state.

One Cell Alpha creates a “room-filling sound field”. Two of these speakers can be placed anywhere, and Syng says they work together to create a single sound field. However, the three cell phases are considered optimal and produce a “fully immersive sound field […] with full spot control and full curtain. “

Such a promotional language fills the company’s website, but does not mention the wireless technology used, what audio formats the speakers support, or what kind of power and amplification is involved.

We know that the speakers are controlled by a smartphone app, they can stream from services like Spotify, and you can create multi-room settings where each room has different music.

Speakers that reflect sound in a 360-degree or 3D pattern have become trendy in recent years. Apple has now stopped HomePod was a circular driver arrangement in the Amazon Echo studio is a similar design, and Sony is trying to popularize the 360 ​​Reality Audio format for wireless speakers such as SRS-RA5000.

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