Warwick Acoustics unveils electrostatic loudspeaker technology

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UK-based audio technology company, Warwick Acoustics, says that it is set to disrupt the $8bn automotive in-car audio market with the launch of its ‘ElectroAcoustic Panels’, which are based on its patented Electrostatic Loudspeaker technology.

Following an extensive period of research and development Warwick Acoustics is now exiting ‘stealth mode’ as the world’s first audio technology company to engineer Electrostatic based audio systems for automotive applications.

The audio quality of Warwick Acoustics’ Electrostatic technology has already proved a success in the premium headphone market and has earned over 30 global awards.

With a rapidly growing portfolio of fundamental patents on Electrostatic Transducer design characteristics and manufacturing processes, Warwick Acoustics in now the the first organisation worldwide that is capable of delivering the same immersive listening experiences to the premium in-car audio sector.

The company’s ElectroAcoustic Panels have been designed to bring significant whole vehicle system benefits compared to the use of conventional audio technology. Like-for-like, these panels are up to 75% lighter, consume up to 75% less power and offer significant interior design and packaging freedom.

Warwick Acoustics’ ElectroAcoustic Panels use 100% mass upcycled and recyclable materials and do not use any unsustainable rare earth elements – something that conventional speakers rely upon in the manufacturing process.

ElectroAcoustic Panels are able to offer much greater design freedom over speaker location and cabin integration. Unlike conventional speakers, these panels can be moulded into diverse form factors and incorporated into almost all interior surface designs. This creates additional space within vehicle interiors for passengers, as well as freedom for automotive manufacturers to innovate visual interior designs, creating new and distinctive in-cabin experiences.

Commenting Mike Grant, CEO of Warwick Acoustics, said, “We believe that our revolutionary technology is capable of transforming premium audio within the automotive sector through both the extraordinary acoustic quality our solutions deliver to consumers, and the multifarious and significant benefits our solutions deliver to OEMs.

“It is exciting to finally exit ‘stealth mode’ after many years of intense R&D. While we have proven our Electrostatic Loudspeaker technology in the high-end headphone market – securing widespread critical acclaim for unequalled, immersive and precise sound quality – it was always clear that it was in the automotive sector where the initial significant opportunity for the company lies.

“The relevance and value of our technology have only increased as the transition of the sector to sustainable technology quickly accelerates. The substantial improvements we have made in terms of weight saving and power reduction become even more compelling with EVs than ICE-powered vehicles. In addition, the sustainable benefits of our speakers in terms of the use of upcycled and recyclable materials is a game-changer for OEMs who are all rapidly seeking to decarbonise their supply bases.”