Residential Applications

Home Theater

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Your home is your space – so keep it that way! SolidDrive is the world’s first invisible, high-fidelity solution for home theater, ideal for multifunctional rooms. Now you can have great, full-range surround sound – WITHOUT any visible speakers.

For best results, use two (2) SolidDrives per channel, placed in the same area that a conventional speaker would be placed. Couple the SolidDrive system with the IW200 in-wall subwoofer for extended low-end response present in movies.

 

Inside Walls • Inside Ceilings

Stereo / Ambient Sound

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With it’s wide, even sound field, SolidDrive performs equally well for surround-sound movies in a theater room as it does for stereo music playback in a kitchen or garage. When placed in ceilings, inside cabinets, and under counters, SolidDrive gives of the impression of omnidirectional sound – that is, sound that seems to “appear” out of nowhere.

SolidDrive’s omnidirectional sound field makes it the ideal audio solution for entertaining, background music, and casual listening. Because it uses conventional audio hookups, it can easily integrate with any multi-room distributed audio system.

 

Inside Ceilings • Inside Cabinets • Underneath Counters

Bathroom Sound

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Bathrooms present traditional speakers with two problems: heat and steam. Conventional bathroom speakers utilize a “sealed” design to prevent moisture from entering, but remain clearly visible.

Although SolidDrive isn’t waterproof like some shower speakers are, it doesn’t have to be! When mounted behind walls/ceiling, mirrors, or inside the shower housing, the SolidDrive doesn’t have to be exposed to water. The sealed, UL 1480 and UL 2043 compliant transducers are designed for long-term exposure to heat and steam as well.

 

Inside Ceilings, Walls, or Cabinets • Behind Mirrors • Inside Bathtub/Shower Housing • Outside of a Glass Shower

Outdoor / Patio Sound

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When attached to a window, SolidDrive actually produces sound on both sides of the glass surface. Mounting a SolidDrive on the interior surface keeps the unit away from the elements and eliminates complicated exterior wire runs. In fact, the glass SD1g is incredibly easy to install – simply mount it on a glass surface using the provided heavy duty mounting tape, and you’re done!

 
 
 

Patios • Swimming Pools • Gazebos  Garages

 

There are certain things to consider for glass installations:
o If used on a store window display, make sure the back response will not disturb the showroom floor.
o If used on double pane glass, sound will only come out the side where the SD1g is mounted.
o SolidDrive will not work on bullet proof glass.
o SolidDrive will not work on glass that has been treated to reduce audio transmissions (popular in zoos).
We suggest using our SD1 Desktop Kit-250 (see below) to ensure your proposed SolidDrive window installation will work.


Custom EQs

SolidDrive’s frequency response changes according to the substrate it is mounted. Glass, gypsum, and wood all have different response curves. We provide optional passive EQs which do tend to restrict power output. An electronic EQ for the above substrates on the SolidDrive SD-250 amplifier.

SD1 Desktop Kit-250

The SolidDrive SD1 Desktop Kit-250 is the ideal way to see how the SolidDrive works on any surface. The SolidDrive itself has a special silicon backing so it will work with virtually any surface without scratching or leaving a mark. The kit is also includes the SD-250 amplifier. This is a 50 watts rms per channel amplifier that can run in stereo, mono, or bridged with balanced or unbalanced inputs. But most importantly it has custom electronic EQs for glass, sheet rock, wood, or bypass. Having the correct power and the right EQ will make the AD sound its best.