UA1 is the debut product of Finnish loudspeaker company Uploud Audio which I founded with Lassi Laitinen. We wanted to bring the gospel of high end audio to the people who normally don't buy high end audio. Design and quality conscious urban couples were the core of our target group; they've had hard time finding products to fullfil their conflicting needs. By making real hifi loudspeakers seamless part of home decor we were able to solve complex equation of audio aspirations, living room coziness and marital harmony.
Uploud Audio UA1 is a compact 2-way speaker which is ideal for small to medium sized urban living rooms and public spaces. It can be wall-mounted in four orientations or placed on desktop or shelf. Even ceiling mounting is an option for the die-hard home cinema enthusiast. Wall mounting is the easiest imaginable: only one screw is needed and the speaker always finds its balance.
UA1 is mass customizable with Speakerwear, which is fabric cover tailor-made for it. Speakerwear hides all techy parts and makes the speaker a lot cozier. If your home decor changes, you can always get a matching colour for your speakers. Current portfolio is 16 colours including both trendy and classic tones.
Technology is matching in its simplicity. All sound propagates from a single point, no reflex ports or other secondary sound sources are used. Only one capacitor and one inductor are used in the crossover. When combined with coaxial speaker driver, this first order filtering creates en exceptionally phase coherent, precise and easy-to-listen sound.
Enclosure of UA1 is designed with form follows function mantra in mind. Lack of parallel walls inside the box eliminates internal resonances. This combined with loads of damping material produces smooth and uncolored midrange. Wedge shaped enclosure also helps in smoothing out the rear reflection when wall mounted.