Innovative Beamforming Speaker Revolutionizes Gaming, VR, Home Theater, and Music Audio Experiences
Comhear Inc., a San Diego-based audio technology company, announced today the launch of its Kickstarter campaign for YARRA 3DX™, an industry-first 3D-audio sound bar. Powered by the company’s industry-disruptive MyBeam™ technology, YARRA 3DX provides immersive 360-degree sound without the use of headphones or multiple speakers, delivering a first of-its-kind audio experience for home entertainment, gaming, VR and music reproduction.
The campaign kicks off at 12:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, September 12 and ends on Friday, October 27, 2017. Funds will be used to bring the company’s working prototypes to production-ready status. Early backers of the Kickstarter campaign can secure multiple YARRA 3DX units. Each YARRA 3DX comes with an accompanying subwoofer, setup and control app download instructions, as well as several high-resolution music albums*, starting at $299, or 50 percent off the retail price of $599.
YARRA 3DX is Comhear’s first consumer product and is designed to provide high fidelity sound reproduction for gaming, music, home theater, VR/AR, and teleconferencing. The groundbreaking beamforming technology that makes YARRA 3DX possible — MyBeam™ — was developed in conjunction with researchers at University of California San Diego (UCSD) and has already won several awards this year including the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Award and an “Alfie” from the LA Audio Show (LAAS) for superior technological achievement.
“YARRA 3DX replaces traditional multi-speaker home theater setups for movie viewing, gaming, and music listening,” said Gerry Chastelet, CEO of Comhear. “It’s also a great alternative to headphones, allowing for a fully immersive, yet shared audio experience. The positive reactions to product demonstrations are very encouraging. We are confident YARRA 3DX, powered by our disruptive MyBeam technology, will transform the way people listen and engage with audio.”
The YARRA 3DX system features high-res audio specifications, localization controls for multiple users (up to three), classic stereo mode for larger groups, analog/digital inputs, and powered subwoofer. The 360° spatial 3D-audio technology used in YARRA 3DX has also been installed by Comhear in Great America’s, “Mass Effect: New Earth, A 4D Holographic Journey” attraction in California. The Comhear MyBeam™ technology pairs with the world’s largest UltraHD 3D screen to completely immerse guests in the popular “Mass Effect” video game developed by Electronic Arts’ franchise BioWare. 3DLive and Halo are also collaborators.
Offering both wired and wireless connectivity, analog and digital inputs (USB and HDMI), YARRA 3DX can be used individually or as part of a home entertainment network. YARRA 3DX is small, simple, elegantly designed, and available in either silver or black. The YARRA 3DX app allows users to control settings and sound parameters including localization, near and far field settings, music, game and movie modes, and firmware updates.
To learn more about the YARRA 3DX campaign and to back the project, visit:
The manufactured product will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2018.
*Albums produced by AIX Records.