Remember the craze for built-in speakers in everything from sofas to armchairs? Something about having a speaker close enough to your head so you can feel the bass in your ears got people excited, and now that same technology is back in play via Lovesac in collaboration with Harman Kardon.
Lovesac is best known for its modular sofas. You take the individual sections and stack them in any way you like, allowing them to fit in different orientations and spaces. They are also well known for being easy to remove and clean sofa covers. Now the company includes sectional compartments (called sanctions) that have built-in speakers.
The Sactionals StealthTech Sound + Charge system includes two Sound + Charge sides, each with a front and rear speaker. It also includes a subwoofer that integrates into the Sactional seat shell to immerse you in sound, whether it’s your favorite movie or other listening. The dark side of the moon. Sactionals Power Hub integrates into either Sactionals Side to allow any device to be charged, meaning you can charge your phone, tablet, or even Nintendo Switch while you kick back and relax.
The combination of speakers allows you to create a surround sound system in your sofa. The sides of each sofa will stream up and to the sides, while the center sections will stream directly towards you. All the speakers are synchronized with each other so there are no delays in the sound. Instead, you get an incredibly detailed and crystal-clear sound experience that draws you right into the content.
The system can be easily reconfigured to a new orientation if the layout of the sofa changes. Also, if the basic system isn’t enough, you can add additional pieces to get a bigger sofa without sacrificing speakers. The entire system can be optimized through different sound profiles depending on the type of content you are watching. Audio needs different levels depending on whether you’re watching a movie, listening to music, watching TV, or watching the news. While there are pre-made sound profiles, you can modify them and save custom profiles through the Lovesac StealthTech app.
The entire system will be available for demonstration at select Best Buy locations as well as Lovesac showrooms. It has an MSRP of $3,700, with an expected retail price of $2,923.