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You need room correction if you want the best sound

Room correction is possibly the biggest upgrade you can make to your music system. After all, great loudspeakers only show their full potential when adapted to the room.

Your room and its shape are critical to the sound you hear in it. Furniture, floors and walls reflect and color the sound in the room before it reaches your ears.

This means that you not only hear the sound from your speakers and your music system when you listen to music.

You also hear how the acoustics in your room affect the sound.

The room has a great influence on the sound

For example, if a loudspeaker is placed close to a wall, the bass will sound twice as powerful compared to a placement away from the walls.

The same loudspeaker has 6 times as much bass when placed in a corner.

The room's acoustics also influence some frequencies so you never hear them. Some notes simply disappear.

This means that the sound we experience when we listen to music can be quite far from the sound on the recording.

In other words, we hear a changed and colored version of the music when we hear it through a music system.

It applies no matter what kind of music you hear and how much money you have spent on your music system. It also applies no matter how loud (or how low) you play.

In other words: A good music system gives you the best music experience. But your room acoustics may determine how good music sounds in your room.

The loudspeakers' interaction with room acoustics limits how good sound quality you hear.

What you can do about it

Professional recording studios are furnished with acoustic panels on walls and ceilings to minimize the impact of the room acoustics, but few of us want to live that way.

If you don't to install acoustic panels on the walls, there is only one way to go to upgrade the sound experience in your room.

It's room correction.

Until now, it has been difficult and expensive to get room correction in a music system, and it has stopped many from getting it.

Now, digital technology makes it possible to apply room correction in an easy and simple way, so you don't need to spend a fortune to get this upgrade.

You only need a smartphone.

We have created SA Room Service. A simple and ingenious App that measures the acoustics of your room, calculates a room correction and upgrades the sound.

SA Room Service is created for users of our digital SA legend silverback speakers and Stereo Hub.

It is a revolutionary innovation that sets a new standard compared to traditional analogue music systems.

Read about SA Room Service here.

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Upgrade your sound with room correction

SA Room Service is a simple and brilliant way to get a fantastic, deep and clean bass in your living room.

Owners of the Stereo Hub and SA legend silverback speakers can get incredible bass in their music systems with SA Room Service.

It's an App for your iPhone.

The app upgrades the sound from your music system by making acoustics in your living room co-operate with the acoustics of your loudspeakers. In that way you get far better music experiences.

Removes annoying bass

Modern living rooms often suffer from poor acoustics that make the music sound unnatural.

Some living rooms have far too much bass, while others have almost no bass.

Both are annoying to music lovers and the reason is that the room's acoustics are not made for music listening.

The solution is to get the speakers and acoustics in the living room to work together for a balanced and lifelike bass sound.

Uses your iPhone as a measuring device

1 minute. That’s the amount of time Room Service needs to map the acoustics in your living room and calculate a room correction that will enhance your music experiences.

You simply use your iPhone as a digital measuring device and you only need to do the measurement once.

SA Room Service saves the measurement in Stereo Hub to upgrade the sound from all your sources.

Big audible difference

Here is an example of how much room correction means for the sound of a pair of SA legend 5 silverback.

The red curve shows the speaker’s frequency response measured in a living room using the SA Room Service.

(Note, that 6 dB corresponds to doubling of the level of sound)

The speaker in this example plays more than 6 dB too loud in the range between 150 and 300 Hz, which causes a considerable coloring of the sound.

The speaker also plays 6 dB too low between 60 and 100 Hz, which is a big coloration of the sound.

All bass notes (on all types of music) are played either twice as loud or half as loud as they do on the recording.

It’s not the speaker that contributes to this coloration.

It is the acoustics of the room that color the music experience.

The sound is distorted this way, no matter which speakers you put in the room.

The solution is the SA Room Service.

The green curve shows the speakers frequency response after room correction.

That's a big, big upgrade of the sound!

Experience SA Room Service with your own ears.

SA Room Service can be used with iPhone 6S and up.

Download it here

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Updates for Stereo Hub and Silverback speakers

Here are some useful updates for improved security and stability in your Stereo Hub and Silverback speakers.

The update to Stereo Hub applies to firmware versions lower than 12013. Check in Google Home that the firmware in your Stereo Hub is lower than 12013 before making the update.

If your Stereo Hub already has firmware version 12013 installed, you don’t need to update it.

Below you find updates for:

  • Stereo Hub
  • SA legend 5 silverback
  • SA legend 7 silverback
  • SA legend 10 silverback
  • SA legend 40 silverback
  • SA legend 60 silverback

How to update Stereo Hub

  • Download this file to your computer
  • Save the file on a USB stick. Make sure that it is the only file on the USB stick
  • Turn power off your Stereo Hub (cut power)
  • Insert USB stick into the Service input (USB) of the Stereo Hub
  • Press constantly on the Pairing button
  • Connect power to Stereo Hub (keep pressing the Pairing button)
  • Wait a few seconds
  • The WiSA LED on the bcak flashes slowly from 2 to 7 times
  • The WiSA LED stops flashing
  • The WiSA LED then flashes quickly
  • Disconnect power from Stereo Hub
  • Remove the USB stick
  • Re-connect power. Wait 2 minutes
  • Go to the Google Home App and set-up your device
  • Take the power off. Wait 10 seconds
  • Re-connect power. Let Stereo Hub make a complete start-up (= constant light in WiFi LED on the front)
  • Disconnect power. Wait 10 seconds
  • Re-connect power. The LED on the front will now flash in different sequences. Do nothing until the front LED has a constant light
  • Check in Google Home that the new firmware version is 12013

Stereo Hub is updated.

Now, pair the Stereo Hub with the remote control

  • Click on the Pairing button for 7-9 seconds
  • Note that the WiSA-LED starts flashing quickly
  •  Press twice on any button on the remote control
  • Note, the WiSA-LED stops flashing

Stereo Hub and remote control are paired.

How to update SA legend 5 silverback

  • Download this file to your computer
  • Save the file on a USB stick. Make sure that this is the only file on the USB stick
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Press constantly on the Connect button
  • Turn on the loudspeaker (keep pressing the Connect button)
  • Note, that LEDs light up, moving once in a slow circle (release the Connect button)
  • Insert USB stick
  • Note, that LEDs light up quickly in a circle
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Take out the USB stick

The loudspeaker is now updated.

Learn in this video how to update your Silverback speakers

How to update SA legend 7 silverback

  • Download this file to your computer
  • Save the file on a USB stick. Make sure that this is the only file on the USB stick
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Press constantly on the Connect button
  • Turn on the loudspeaker (keep pressing the Connect button)
  • Note, that LEDs light up, moving once in a slow circle (release the Connect button)
  • Insert USB stick
  • Note, that LEDs light up quickly in a circle
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Take out the USB stick

The loudspeaker is now updated.

Learn in this video how to update your Silverback speakers

How to update SA legend 10 silverback

  • Download this file to your computer
  • Save the file on a USB stick. Make sure that this is the only file on the USB stick
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Press constantly on the Connect button
  • Turn on the loudspeaker (keep pressing the Connect button)
  • Note, that LEDs light up, moving once in a slow circle (release the Connect button)
  • Insert USB stick
  • Note, that LEDs light up quickly in a circle
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Take out the USB stick

The loudspeaker is now updated.

Learn in this video how to update your Silverback speakers

 

 

 

How to update SA legend 40 silverback

  • Download this file to your computer
  • Save the file on a USB stick. Make sure that this is the only file on the USB stick
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Press constantly on the Connect button
  • Turn on the loudspeaker (keep pressing the Connect button)
  • Note, that LEDs light up, moving once in a slow circle (release the Connect button)
  • Insert USB stick
  • Note, that LEDs light up quickly in a circle
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Take out the USB stick

The loudspeaker is now updated.

Learn in this video how to update your Silverback speakers

How to update SA legend 60 silverback

  • Download this file to your computer
  • Save the file on a USB stick. Make sure that this is the only file on the USB stick
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Press constantly on the Connect button
  • Turn on the loudspeaker (keep pressing the Connect button)
  • Note, that LEDs light up, moving once in a slow circle (release the Connect button)
  • Insert USB stick
  • Note, that LEDs light up quickly in a circle
  • Turn off the loudspeaker
  • Take out the USB stick

The loudspeaker is now updated.

Learn in this video how to update your Silverback speakers

See SA legend silverback speakers here

 

This update is included in all Silverback speakers and Stereo Hubs delivered from the System Audio factory after January 30, 2020

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Finally: Top-class sound has become cheaper (and wireless!)

Enjoy music in the best audio quality, without having your living room invaded by cables and equipment and without spending a fortune.

Until now, you have only had one way to enjoy music in the best audio quality in your home: Buy an expensive music system with exotic equipment, custom-built cables and special loudspeakers.

Now, there is a new way to great music experiences. It's simple, easy to live with ... not to mention: cheaper than a High End music system.

Digital, wireless speakers from System Audio

SA legend silverback is a family of digital, wireless speakers and a technological breakthrough.

Now you just need a smartphone, a pair of wireless speakers and a small digital control unit to experience your favorite music in amazing High Definition quality.

You don't need anything else to get the top-class audio experiences.

You no longer need an amplifier, different music sources or speaker cables.

Two speakers and a small digital control unit is all you need.

A solution with SA legend silverback is significantly cheaper than a High End music system and you even save up to 80% power.

SA legend 40 silverback has been awarded Product of the Year in Norway, Wireless Speaker of the Year in Germany and it has won the respected Diapason d'Or in France.

Everyone in the family can use them

Any member of the family can operate a music system with SA legend silverback. You only need your smartphone or tablet to play music, radio or whatever you like. It’s all you need. You don’t need to learn to operate a new user interface.

Stream your music with Chromecast from your Android or with Airplay from your Apple. Both technologies are already integrated into your smartphone and provide better sound quality than CD.

You can also stream using Bluetooth or Spotify Connect, which are both easy to use.

All of these technologies are already built into this system.

Many connectivity options

Even though the world's entertainment has moved to the internet, we are still a lot of music lovers who like our vinyl records and CDs or enjoy high resolution music from the computer or our own server. All these formats require audio that is transmitted through a cable.

Here, Stereo Hub is the digital control unit that acts as the meeting point for all devices that use a cable.

As a result, you do not abandon traditional audio formats when upgrading to digital and wireless speakers.

You get more out of them than ever before.

Stereo Hub also receives audio from your TV, so you can enjoy the excellent sound of the speakers when watching TV or streaming movies.

You can use all this:

  • Your Apple Product (Wirelessly via Airplay)
  • Your Android product (wirelessly via Chromecast)
  • Your turntable (via external turntable amplifier)
  • Your CD (coax or analog input)
  • Your computer or server (USB Audio)
  • Your TV (HDMI ARC or optical input)
  • Bluetooth
  • Spotify Connect
A living room without speaker cables and HiFi equipment, but full of great music experiences

Music is important. Equipment is not

Stereo Hub does not have to be in a visible place. You can hide it away if you want.

The remote control works with radio frequencies and you do not have to point with it to control the sound.

You can stay up to 20 meters away from Stereo Hub (and in a completely different room) and still adjust the volume, etc.

Stereo Hub connects to your network using the Google Home app the first time you connect it.

In this way, your SA legend silverback becomes an integrated part of your smart home, where you for examples control the light, ventilation, entertainment systems etc. in all your rooms.

With Google Assist, you can operate the system with your voice.

All SA legend silverback speakers are prepared to be part of a wireless 7.1 home theater with uncompressed 24/96 High Definition audio quality if you want.

All of these options allow you to experience music and movies the way you want and with amazing sound quality.

If you already have an analog music system but would like to upgrade to Silverback technology sometime in the future, you can buy the speakers in the passive version called SA legend.

They are built to operate in your analog music system and can be upgraded to Silverback later.

SA is the only brand that allows this transition from traditional to new technology.

A little about the background of SA legend silverback

Today, we can stream music from our smartphones in a higher quality than we've ever experienced through any physical media.

Hundreds of millions of songs are available through streaming services and several of them deliver the music in a higher quality than both CD and vinyl.

The internet and our wifi can fully transport all the data required for the whole music to arrive to its full extent at home in our living rooms.

We only needed a technological upgrade of the traditional analog equipment, speakers and cables to get the full experience of the music.

SA legend silverback is that upgrade.

Wireless speaker of the year in Germany. Here I receive the visible proof of our accomplishment

The biggest technological breakthrough in audio in 40 years

Great audio experiences have previously been for those who were willing to pay a lot of money for a High End music system.

The combination of equipment in a High End system require (except for money) a lot of knowledge and desire to test ex. different cables to determine their influence on the sound.

Hifi afficiados have always known that these experiments would only result in a good compromise, because the perfect cable does not exist. Finding a compromise is the whole idea (and the big limitation) when it comes to analog technology.

Digital technology is more uncompromising.

  • With WiSA technology we can transmit the music signal wirelessly and digitally in High Definition quality, without losing musical information and completely without changing the sound like cables in an analog music system
  • The speakers' digital crossover work without loss and with great reliability that is not available in traditional passive crossovers
  • SA legend silverback speakers have up to 4 built-in amplifiers in each speaker with a total power of up to 560 Watt
  • Each amplifier is tailored to power each particular speaker element
  • With Digital Signal Processing, we extend the speaker's frequency range so that it reproduces a larger range of notes than a passive speaker is capable of
  • The control of digital technology make sure we hear all the instruments of the music, even when we play at low volume
  • With digital room correction we adapt the speaker’s sound to the acoustics of the room, giving you a more authentic music experience

Digitalization such as SA legend silverback is the biggest upgrade in audio quality in 40 years.

No other technology has brought such a big improvement in sound quality, usability and price.

People who love great sound have been waiting for this moment since we started recording music digitally in the 80s.

Now you can experience it all with your own ears.

See the entire SA legend silverback family of wireless speakers

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What people really want to know about wireless sound

The most asked question about wireless audio is about the quality of the wireless signal.

Most people know Bluetooth and Wifi and they like to know how good our technology is compared to them.

The short answer is: We use WiSA.

It is a High End solution in wireless technology that is 29 times better than Bluetooth (!). WiSA is a format that delivers High Definition sound and it’s as robust as a physical connection.

The technology delivers (in other words) a much higher quality than the solutions most people know.

Think of WiSA as a really good cable, but without the hassle of having it in your room.

Learn about WiSA on our blog

This makes WiSA different

Before this gets too technical, I’d like to invite you to look at the photo below.

It shows an analysis of a wireless network.

On the left side you see normal Wifi.

It shows a lot of mobile devices, tablets and computers competing with each other to get enough bandwidth for themselves. Users will have to expect limited speed and  a lack of stability because of this.

On the right side you see a red peak. It is the WiSA signal for our wireless speakers.

This is interesting because:

• WiSA works far away from the hectic trafic of Wifi. Silverback speakers don’t compete with smartphones, computers etc. about the capacity of the network. WiSA is an exclusive communication channel
• There is (virtually) no other data traffic in the area where WiSA operates. This means that the connection is as robust as a physical cable, but without the hassle of having it in the living room

WiSA does'nt take away capacity from your Wifi

Silverback speakers don’t use your wireless network.

They create their own direct connection from the Stereo Hub (or a similar WiSA transmitter) directly to the Silverback speakers.

You can actually use wireless Silverback speakers, without having Wifi in your home. This is because the WiSA components create a direct connection between each other that does’nt involve Wifi.

For example, you can use your TV, turntable, radio or CD with our wireless speakers, without having Wifi in the house.

WiSA is available in many brands

WiSA is an industry standard.

It means that you may connect WiSA devices wirelessly to each other even if they don’t come from the same brand.

For example, a flat screen from LG connects to your Silverback speakers via a simple USB Transmitter or AVR because they all support WiSA. The same goes for your Xbox. Primare works with SA because both have WiSA.

The technology connects the speakers in a 5.1 or 7.1 home theater and the sound is sparkling clear with uncompressed, 24-bit, 96 kHz audio - all without the use of a single speaker cable.

The list of benefits goes on and on.

Today, 60 brands support WiSA and the number is constantly increasing.

There are good reasons to look for the WiSA brand, the WiSA Ready and the WiSA Certified logos when you're looking for top class wireless audio products.

See our products with WiSA here.

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Loudspeaker of the Year in Germany: SA legend 40 silverback

SA legend 40 silverback is Wireless Loudspeaker of the Year in Germany.

Here you see me proudly receiving the award in Munich on behalf of the System Audio team. What a wonderful day!

See the award here

See SA legend 40 silverback here

SA legend silverback speakers are certified by WiSA.

What is WiSA? Read it here

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