Nakymatone Echt Review: Truly Invisible acoustics

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There are no errors in the header. These are truly invisible columns. The Echt systems that Nakymatone makes in Canada are 100% stealthy. They cannot be detected until they sound.

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In the Nakymatone Echt driver, sound is emitted by a rather large rectangular plane – 25 x 42 cm. The radiator area is much larger than the cone area of ​​a classic speaker of the same power. This means that to achieve the same loudness, the vibration amplitude can be much smaller. And then – quite surprising: if you make a corresponding opening in the drywall, place this emitting plane in it flush and putty with a millimeter layer (or it is possible with a 3-millimeter layer, but why?), Then the system will sound as full-scale and high-quality. And, you see, her invisibility is complete!

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Such emitters are quite ready to work as home theater satellites. Their most important property is an almost uniform directional pattern, open 180 degrees. This means that the “listening sweet spot” with Nakymatone Echt systems will be maximized. That is, the number of listeners (or home theater viewers) can be seriously increased. The flat profile of the Nakymatone Echt closed enclosures allows the emitters to be placed in conventional plasterboard systems.

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The sound sources of Nakymatone Echt are based on the proprietary CRT technology – Controlled Resonance Technology (controlled resonance technology). To be honest, the company is not inclined to talk about how its drivers are designed. It only says that by creating resonances arising from different places on the radiating plane, you can create a wide frequency range with very small vibration amplitudes. The emitting plane itself has an aluminum honeycomb structure with a cellulose surface impregnated with a polymer binder. In terms of technology reliability, Nakymatone Echt systems are backed by a 10 (!) Year limited warranty.

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Now about the driver itself. It is housed in (or rather on) a fully enclosed flat aluminum casing that is thinner towards the edges. This makes it easier to place the enclosure behind the plasterboard, with access from the outside. Installation is well thought out and simple, since the width of the radiating plane is equal to the width of the body. The tough aluminum body itself drastically dampens sound radiation backwards. That is, the volume in the next room will be minimal when Nakymatone Echt is operating. In addition, as in traditional acoustics, a closed enclosure (especially made of such a material as aluminum) for embedded systems means durability, stability and constancy of parameters.

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The speaker cable is connected to the Nakymatone Echt from the end of the case through the Phoenix connector. Its screw terminals accept 24-12 AWG cable. Next to the connector there is a plastic clamp fixed to the body. They can fix the cable, insuring against breakage.

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As for the installation of the system into the wall, the delivery set includes a template according to which a rectangular opening for the radiating surface should be cut in the drywall with a hacksaw. Along the short sides of the opening, three mounting holes must be drilled for the supplied screws. During installation, a special handle is attached to the front of the emitting panel, which allows you to gently wind the device body into the opening. Depending on the thickness of the plasterboard, special spacers can be used for the correct penetration of the radiating surface (approx. 1 mm). Then the device is fixed in the wall with six screws for which threaded rods are provided in the body.

razemThe weight of the speaker itself is just over 4 kg. Any plasterboard structure can easily withstand this load. After installation, the emitting surface is putty and aligned with the drywall plane. After drying, the system is ready for use.

 

 

 

The sound of the wall-mounted Nakymatone Echt gives a slightly mystical impression.

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A bright and full-scale sound arises out of nowhere, since all life experience requires that there be some kind of speaker, speaker, etc. Here you have to catch yourself looking all the time where the sound comes from: the body, the grill, well though barely noticeable perforation or acoustically transparent fabric. But everywhere there is only a smoothly plastered wall!

In addition, the sound is distinguished by a neutral presentation, which is completely independent of the angle from which you listen to it all. Localization appears at a certain distance from the source, starting from one and a half meters; at a closer distance, it becomes difficult to localize the source by ear.

At the same time, the sound is quite wide-range and full-scale, with a good margin. Surprisingly, underneath the putty, the Nakymatone Echt surface delivers impressive volume and clarity. The system itself has built-in overload protection and HPF (High Pass Filter) – a circuit that cuts infra-low frequencies that can damage the device.

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The conditions in which the emitters work can, by definition, be considered somewhat acoustically ideal. Therefore, the sound of Nakymatone Echt is in many ways capable of impressing with clarity and imagery that exceed conventional systems. Naturally, to create a full-sized grouping of distributed or spatial sound, this acoustics must be supplemented with a subwoofer link, which is also desirable to be reliably hidden …

PROS: Complete invisibility, great sound, reliability and durability.

Cons: There is nothing to argue against, since the system is practically uncontested.

Conclusion: A unique solution on the basis of which you can get a real stealth system.

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