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Forget What You Know About Speaker Design

While this may look like an ordinary computer monitor, it’s much more.

While this may look like an ordinary computer monitor, it’s much more. Flat-panel speaker maker NXT (www.nxt.com) teamed up with Gateway (www.gateway.com) to develop a personal computer with a monitor that doubles as a loudspeaker. The entire surface of the monitor on the Lifestyle PC is actually a speaker. Toyota and Citroen are already using NXT’s flat panel speaker technology on select models—Toyota’s FJ Cruiser offers a speaker system that encompasses the entire headliner—but NXT wants to make further inroads into the auto market, envisioning an opportunity to turn the entire instrument panel and headliner into a seamless speaker system, although it has not signed any contracts for the applications.—KMK.