Speakerwear and Sound
Strict requirements for fabrics. When combining fabrics with loudspeakers and sound it’s not enough for a fabric to just look good. It also has be transparent for the sound and opaque for the eye.
We blew into 100’s of fabrics, until we found the right one. In our blow test you take the fabric and stretch it in front of your mouth and blow air through it. If the fabric doesn’t resist airflow too much, it might be worth to take it to closer examination. We measured tens of fabrics with precision microphones and frequency sweeps both outdoors and in speakers’ natural spaces.
Speakerwear is acoustically transparent. The differences in sound with and without Speakerwear are near impossible to hear. Speakerwear dampens the sound 1-2 dB on the higher frequencies. Below UA1’s frequency range measured with speakers on a wall in acoustially normal space.
- Uploud Audio UA1 — Frequency Range
Fireproof and recycled. Our fabrics are 100 % recycled polyester and designed originally for office use. Thus the material is extremely durable and fireproof (ASTM E84 Class 1 or A).
Speakerwear are sewn by Riitta Mäki-Jouppi in Seinäjoki, Finland. The fabrics are U.S. manufactured 100% recycled polyester.