Veddan Origin: cylindrical planar and omnidirectional acoustics
The know-how of the Dutch company Veddan is the Ultra Fast Membrane (UFM) acoustic planar transducer. This compact module with a membrane thinner than the radius of a human hair covers the frequency range from 20 Hz to 24 kHz. Each such emitter is assembled by hand and then tested.
Based on the UFM modules, Veddan has created the Origin acoustics. 20 such emitters are assembled in a cylindrical body and form a circular directional pattern. At frequencies below 150 Hz, Veddan Origin speakers operate a low-frequency driver of a conventional design, providing harmonic distortion of no more than one percent. Distortion from UFM – ten times less.
The systems are equipped with class D amplifiers with reduced hysteresis distortion. With a power of 1,500 W in the steam channel, Veddan is able to provide a sound pressure of 118 dB.
Origin speakers can receive analog signal on balanced XLR-connectors or balanced RCA. Wireless connection is also possible using WiSA technology, which is capable of transmitting uncompressed audio with a resolution of 24 bit / 96 kHz.
The 40kg cylindrical Veddan Origin comes in a mix of white and silver finishes – custom designs are also possible.
On the manufacturer’s website, these speakers cost around 20,000 euros.