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Scientists at NXT have created the first completely flat speakers. While speakers like those Monsoon sets have been bringing tinny, poor excuses for sound to your ears for ages, the new generation of flat speakers are as flexible as a piece of fabric. As a matter of fact, they can be hung on walls and consist of thin, transparent sheets that can be cut out and wired to an amp for easy, custom speakers anywhere. We have absolutely no idea what sort of sound quality you might expect from these, but I'm thinking more "Museum Narration" and less "THX Ultimate Bass Test." (Actually, it's apparently quite capable of reproducing sound accurately across its surface, and you naturally use an external sub for bass response.) Very neat, the idea of having a room where the entire walled surface is a single speaker.

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