LG Display has announced the development of a new sound technology for automobiles, the “Thin Actuator Sound Solution.”
Traditional speakers are large and heavy because of components like voice coils, cones, and magnets, but LG Display’s film-type exciter technology makes the “Thin Actuator Sound Solution” extremely thin and light, making it an invisible speaker for cars.
“We have transformed the conventionally heavy and bulky speaker into a high-quality ‘invisible’ sound solution by using our cutting-edge technology to elevate space, design, and eco-friendly factors and provide a next-level sound experience like none before,” Yeo Chun-ho, Vice President and Head of the Business Development Division at LG Display said in a statement.
According to an official report, the new speakers have a passport-like size (150mm x 90mm) with a thickness of 2.5mm, equivalent to two coins stacked together, and a light weight of 40g, making them 30% the weight and 10% the thickness of a conventional car speaker.
To provide a rich, 3D immersive sound experience, the device uses the company’s proprietary technology to vibrate off display panels and various materials inside the car body.
Furthermore, the compact size and innovative form factor of the speaker allow it to be installed in various parts of the car such as the dashboard, headliner, pillar, and headrests while eliminating audio quality deviations, according to the report.