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(11)EP 3 487 187 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
27.07.2022 Bulletin 2022/30

(21)Application number: 17827313.2

(22)Date of filing:  13.06.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
H04R 1/40(2006.01)
H04R 1/02(2006.01)
H04R 7/12(2006.01)
F21Y 115/10(2016.01)
F21V 33/00(2006.01)
H04R 1/24(2006.01)
H04R 17/00(2006.01)
H04R 1/28(2006.01)
(52)Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC):
F21V 33/00; H04R 1/02; H04R 1/40; H04R 7/12; H04R 17/00; H04R 1/28; H04R 1/24
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2017/021815
(87)International publication number:
WO 2018/012181 (18.01.2018 Gazette  2018/03)

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SPEAKER DEVICE

LAUTSPRECHERVORRICHTUNG

HAUT-PARLEUR


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 14.07.2016 JP 2016139625

(43)Date of publication of application:
22.05.2019 Bulletin 2019/21

(73)Proprietor: Sony Group Corporation
Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)

(72)Inventor:
  • FUKUMA, Yohei
    Tokyo 108-0075 (JP)

(74)Representative: 2SPL Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Landaubogen 3
81373 München
81373 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 1 814 354
EP-A2- 2 387 253
JP-A- H11 266 496
JP-A- 2009 141 924
JP-A- 2016 012 777
US-A1- 2007 160 246
EP-A2- 1 796 426
JP-A- H11 266 496
JP-A- 2007 228 557
JP-A- 2009 141 924
US-A- 1 696 305
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present technology relates to a technical field concerning a speaker device that vibrates a vibrator by an actuator that operates according to a driving signal, thereby outputs a sound.

    BACKGROUND ART



    [0002] A speaker device that outputs a sound (voice) with a predetermined frequency band is known. Among such speaker devices, some speaker devices have a configuration in which an actuator is provided with, for example, a vibrating element, such as a piezoelectric element and a magnetostrictive element, and the expansion and contraction of the vibrating element causes a vibrator, such as a vibrating plate, to vibrate to output a sound see Japanese patent application No.11-266496 .

    [0003] According to the speaker device described in Patent Document 1, a driving signal is input to the vibrating element to cause it to expand and contract, and the expansion and contraction of the vibrating element causes the vibrator to vibrate to output a sound.

    [0004] Such a speaker device is able to offer a large driving force, and is therefore able to ensure a fine sound output state.

    [0005] EP 1796426 relates to a speaker in which an actuator is used to vibrate a diaphragm. The speaker in EP 1796426 includes a base casing, a pipe member, a magnetostrictive actuator as an actuator, and a speaker unit. The pipe member constitutes a diaphragm of tube as an acoustic diaphragm, and driving rod of the magnetostrictive actuator constitutes a transmission portion which transmits a displacement output of the magnetostrictive actuator.

    [0006] EP 1814354 is related to a speaker having an acoustic diaphragm. The speaker in EP 1814354 includes a base casing, a pipe member, magnetostrictive actuators as actuators, and a speaker unit in which an electrodynamic actuator is used as a sounding body. The pipe member constitutes a tubular diaphragm as an acoustic diaphragm and a driving rod of each of the magnetostrictive actuators constitutes a transmission portion which transmits a displacement output of each of the magnetostrictive actuators.

    [0007] Document JPH11266496 discloses a super-magnetostrictive speaker which uses the super-magnetostrictive actuator.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION


    PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED BY THE INVENTION



    [0008] In a speaker device, when the positional precision of the vibrator to the actuator is low, the efficiency of transmission of vibrations from the actuator to the vibrator becomes low when the driving signal is input to the actuator. This results in a drop in acoustic conversion efficiency, and may lead to lower sound quality.

    [0009] However, trying to enhance the positional precision of the vibrator to the actuator by using a dedicated positioning mechanism or the like leads to complication of the structure of the speaker device and to an increase in the number of components, thus leading to an increase in manufacturing costs.

    [0010] An object of the present invention is to provide a speaker device that, in order to solve the above problem, ensures a simplified structure and enhances the positional precision of a vibrator to an actuator, thereby improves sound quality.

    SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS



    [0011] The invention is defined by the independent claim 1. First, a speaker device according to the present technology includes actuators that operate according to a driving signal; a spring holder having a coupling portion to which the actuator is coupled, the spring holder at least being partially elastically deformable; and two vibrators connected together via the spring holder, the vibrators vibrating according to the operation of the actuator.

    [0012] The two vibrators are connected together via the spring holder, and the actuator is coupled to the coupling portion of the spring holder.

    [0013] Second, according to the above speaker device, the actuators each have a vibrating element that expands and contracts according to a driving signal, and the plurality of vibrators are pressed to the vibrating element as the vibrators are each in a state of being forced by the spring holder such that a pressing surface of the upper vibrator is forced downward by the spring holder and pressed respectively to an upper surface of the respective vibrating element, while a pressing surface of the lower vibrator is forced upward by the spring holder to a lower surface of the respective vibrating element. Moreover, the spring holder and the actuators are placed in the placement space.

    [0014] This way, when the vibrating element expands and contracts, the urging force of the spring holder keeps the vibrators in contact with the vibrating element.

    [0015] Third, the vibrators are provided as two vibrators, and the two vibrators are located opposite to each other across the vibrating element and be put in a state of being in contact respectively with both ends of the vibrating element in the direction of its expansion and contraction.

    [0016] This way, when the vibrating element expands and contracts, the urging force of the spring holder keeps the vibrators in contact with the vibrating element on both sides opposite to each other. The vibrating element is thus used as a common element that vibrates both vibrators.

    [0017] Fourth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the two vibrators be positioned such that their respective end faces are counter to each other, and that a cushion be placed between the end faces.

    [0018] In this configuration, the cushion is deformed elastically when the vibrators vibrate.

    [0019] Fifth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the vibrators each have a cylindrical, conical, or substantially hemispherical shape, and that a plurality of the actuators are spaced in the circumferential direction of the vibrators.

    [0020] In this configuration, the vibration of the vibrators is caused by the operation of the plurality of the actuators spaced in the circumferential direction.

    [0021] Sixth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the plurality of the actuators be arranged at equal intervals.

    [0022] In this configuration, the vibration of the vibrators is caused by the operation of the plurality of the actuators spaced in the circumferential direction at equal intervals.

    [0023] Seventh, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the vibrators each have a cylindrical, conical, or semi-spherical shape, that the plurality of actuators are spaced in the circumferential direction of the vibrators, that a plurality of the coupling portions be spaced in the circumferential direction of the vibrators, and that the plurality of actuators and the plurality of the coupling portions be arranged at equal intervals.

    [0024] In this configuration, the vibration of the vibrators is caused by the operation of the plurality of the actuators spaced in the circumferential direction at equal intervals, and the vibrators are coupled to the coupling portions spaced in the circumferential direction at equal intervals.

    [0025] Eighth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the vibrators be provided as two vibrators, that the spring holder have an annular first holding portion and an annular second holding portion, the first and second holding portions connecting the two vibrators together, and that the first holding portion be located inside the second holding portion.

    [0026] In this configuration, the first holding portion is not located outside the second holding portion. This reduces the outline of the spring holder.

    [0027] Ninth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the coupling portions be formed on the second holding portion.

    [0028] In this configuration, the coupling portions are formed as a part of the second holding portion having a function of holding the vibrators. This eliminates the need of providing the spring holder with a dedicated portion that functions as the coupling portion, thus reducing the outline of the spring holder.

    [0029] According to the invention a placement space is formed between the two vibrators, and the spring holder and the actuators are placed in the placement space.

    [0030] This way, the vibrators serve as a housing. This eliminates the need of providing a dedicated housing in which the spring holder and the actuators are housed.

    [0031] Eleventh, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that a structure unit having a control board that controls at least the actuators be provided, and that the structure unit be placed in the placement space.

    [0032] In this configuration, the structure unit is placed inside the vibrators functioning also as the housing.

    [0033] Twelfth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that the structure unit has a speaker unit that outputs a sound different from a sound output on the basis of the vibration of the vibrators.

    [0034] In this configuration, the speaker device outputs a plurality of different sounds.

    [0035] Thirteenth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that a plurality of the control boards be provided, that the structure unit have a speaker unit that outputs a sound different from a sound output on the basis of the vibration of the vibrators, and that the plurality of control boards be arranged along the periphery of the speaker unit.

    [0036] In this configuration, the speaker unit is located inside the control boards.

    [0037] Fourteenth, according to the above speaker device, it is preferable that a lighting unit be placed in the placement space.

    [0038] In this configuration, the speaker device has a lighting function, in addition to the sound output function.

    EFFECTS OF THE INVENTION



    [0039] According to the present technology, the two vibrators are connected together via the spring holder and the actuators are coupled to the coupling portions of the spring holder. Connection of the two vibrators as well as coupling of the actuators, therefore, is achieved by the spring holder. This enhances the positional precision of the vibrators to the actuators. As a result, as structural simplification is ensured, the positional precision of the vibrators to the actuators is enhanced to allow an improvement in sound quality.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS



    [0040] 

    Fig. 1 indicates an embodiment of a speaker device according to the present invention as Figs. 2 to 13 indicate embodiments of the speaker device, showing a perspective view of the speaker device.

    Fig. 2 is an exploded perspective view of the speaker device.

    Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing components of the speaker device that are in a disassembled state.

    Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view of the speaker device.

    Fig. 5 is a bottom view of the speaker device from which a vibrator on the lower side is removed.

    Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view showing another configuration of the speaker device.

    Fig. 7 is a side view of vibrators in an example in which the vibrators each have a truncated cone shape.

    Fig. 8 is a side view of vibrators in an example in which the vibrators each have a cylindrical shape.

    Fig. 9 is a side view of vibrators in another example in which the vibrators each have a truncated cone shape.

    Fig. 10 is a side view of vibrators in an example in which the vibrators each have a curved outer peripheral surface.

    Fig. 11 is a side view of vibrators in an example in which the vibrators each have a substantially ellipsoidal shape.

    Fig. 12 is a side view of vibrators in an example in which the vibrators are a combination of a substantially hemispherical shape and a cylindrical shape.

    Fig. 13 is a side view showing an example of a stationary-type speaker device.


    MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION



    [0041] Hereinafter, embodiments of a speaker device according to the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

    [0042] In the following, a suspended-type speaker device suspended from the ceiling or the like will be described as an example. However, the scope of application of the speaker device according to the present technology is not limited to the suspended-type speaker device. For example, the technology may be widely applied to various speaker devices other than the suspended-type, such as a stationary-type speaker device placed on the floor or the like that serves a bearing surface.

    [0043] Upper, lower, left, and right directions indicated in the following description are directions defined for facilitating understanding of the description. Under any circumstances, application of the present technology is not limited to these directions.

    <Configuration of Speaker Device>



    [0044] A speaker device 1 includes vibrators 2 and 3 that function also as a housing, a spring holder 4 located inside the vibrators 2 and 3, actuators 5 coupled to the spring holder 4, and a structure unit 6 held by the spring holder 4 (see Figs. 1 to 4). The speaker device 1 is used in a condition where the speaker device 1 is suspended from the ceiling or the like, using cables 100.

    [0045] The cables 100 function as a suspending fixture that suspends the speaker device 1. In addition, the cables 100 have wires placed therein such that the wires are connected to predetermined parts of the structure unit 6. The cables 100 thus function also as connection lines for supplying power to the structure unit 6.

    [0046] The vibrators 2 and 3 are located on the upper side and the lower side, respectively. The vibrator 2 on the upper side is substantially of a hemispherical shape with its upper end portion cut out and lower end open downward. The vibrator 3 on the lower side is substantially of a hemispherical shape with its upper end open upward. The vibrators 2 and 3 are formed using, for example, a transparent resin, such as acryl, as a material of the vibrators 2 and 3.

    [0047] The vibrator 2 has a lower end surface formed as an annular counter surface 2a. The vibrator 2 has pressing portions 7 formed on the inner periphery of the vibrator 2 at locations close to its lower end such that the pressing portions 7 are spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction. Each pressing portion 7 has a lower end surface formed as a pressing surface 7a. The pressing surface 7a is located inside and above the counter surface 2a (see Fig. 4). The vibrator 2 has an opening 2b formed on the upper end of the vibrator 2 as a cutout vertically penetrating the vibrator 2. Along the edge of the opening 2b, a fitting portion 2c is formed.

    [0048] On the upper end of the vibrator 2, cable holes 2d are formed in such a way as to be spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction (see Figs. 2 and 4). On the upper end of the vibrator 2, cable cutouts may be formed in place of the cable holes 2d.

    [0049]  The vibrator 3 has an upper end surface formed as an annular counter surface 3a (see Figs. 2 to 4). The vibrator 3 is provided with fastening portions 3b spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction. The vibrator 3 has pressing portions 8 formed on the inner periphery of the vibrator 3 at locations close to its upper end such that the pressing portions 8 are spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction. Each pressing portion 8 has an upper end surface formed as a pressing surface 8a. The pressing surface 8a is located inside and above the counter surface 3a.

    [0050] The vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 are positioned such that the counter surface 2a and the counter surface 3a are set vertically counter to each other across an annular cushion 9 and that the pressing surfaces 7a and the pressing surfaces 8a are set vertically counter to each other, respectively. As a material of the cushion 9, for example, a soft material, such as polyurethane foam, is used.

    [0051] Positioning the vibrators 2 and 3 of substantially hemispherical shapes on the upper and lower sides, respectively, in the above manner creates a substantially spherical space inside the vibrators 2 and 3. This space serves as a placement space 10 (see Fig. 4).

    [0052] A top cover 11 is attached to the top of the vibrator 2 to close the opening 2b with the top cover 11 (see Figs. 1 to 4). On the outer peripheral part of the top cover 11, insertion holes 11a allowing the cables 100 to be inserted therein are formed to be spaced at equal intervals in the circumference direction. The entire part but the outer peripheral part of the top cover 11 is formed as a meshed part. Holes making up the meshed part each serve as a sound-emitting hole.

    [0053] The spring holder 4 is formed using, for example, a material having proper elasticity and rigidity, such as stainless steel or aluminum, as a material of the spring holder 4. At least part of the spring holder 4 is elastically deformable substantially in the vertical direction. The spring holder 4 includes a ring-shaped first holding portion 12 whose axis extends vertically, a ring-shaped second holding portion 13 whose axis extends vertically as the axis of the first holding portion 12 does, and connecting portions 14 connecting the first holding portion 12 to the second holding portion 13. The first and second holding portions 12 and 13 and the connecting portions 14 are formed integrally to make up the spring holder 4. The spring holder 4 may be formed using, for example, a resin material having proper elasticity and rigidity as a material of the spring holder 4. Examples of such a resin material include polyamide (PA), polyoxymethylene (POM), polycarbonate (PC), polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin (ABS).

    [0054] The axis of the first holding portion 12 and that of the second holding portion 13 are matched. The first holding portion 12 is located above the second holding portion 13 and has a diameter smaller than that of the second holding portion 13.

    [0055] The second holding portion 13 has coupling portions 13a, 13a, 13a spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction (see Fig. 5). The second holding portion 13 has fixing portions 13b spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction. The coupling portions 13a and the fixing portions 13b are spaced alternately at equal intervals in the circumferential direction.

    [0056] The connecting portions 14 are spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction such that the upper ends of the connecting portions 14 are connected to the first holding portion 12 while the lower ends of the same are connected to the second holding portion 13 (see Figs. 1 to 4).

    [0057] The fixing portions 13b of the second holding portion 13 of the spring holder 4 are fixed respectively to the fastening portions 3b of the vibrator 3, using, for example, screws. The vibrator 3 is, therefore, held by the spring holder 4.

    [0058] The actuators 5 are fitted respectively to the coupling portions 13a of the second holding portion 13. Each actuator 5 has a sleeve 15 and a vibrating element 16.

    [0059]  The sleeve 15 has a cylindrical support cylinder 15a whose axis extends vertically, and a coupling projection 15b projecting sidewise from the support cylinder 15a. The support cylinder 15a and the coupling projection 15b are formed integrally to make up the sleeve 15.

    [0060] The vibrating element 16 is, for example, a piezoelectric element of a columnar or prism-like shape, and is supported to be vertically expandable/contractible by the support cylinder 15a of the sleeve 15. The vibrating element 16 functions as a vibrating unit that expands and contracts according to an incoming driving signal (voltage signal) and that transmits a force to the vibrators 2 and 3 to cause them to vibrate.

    [0061] The vibrators 2 and 3 vibrate to output a sound (voice). The vibrators 2 and 3 thus function not only as the housing but also as a sound output unit that outputs a sound. A sound output from the vibrators 2 and 3 is, for example, a sound with a frequency range ranging from a middle frequency range to a high frequency range. The vibrators 2 and 3 thus function as a tweeter.

    [0062] The vibrating element 16 has upper and lower ends that can be projected upward and downward respectively from the support cylinder 15a.

    [0063] The coupling projections 15b of the sleeve 15 are coupled respectively to the coupling portions 13a of the second holding portion 13, using, for example, screws. The actuator 5 are therefore held by the spring holder 4.

    [0064] In the speaker device 1, the coupling portions 13a, 13a, 13a to which the actuators 5 are coupled are formed on the second holding portion 13 of the spring holder 4.

    [0065] Thus, because the coupling portions 13a are formed as a part of the second holding portion 13 having a function of holding the actuators 5, it is unnecessary to provide the spring holder 4 with a dedicated portion that functions as the coupling portions. This reduces the outline of the spring holder 4, thus allowing miniaturization of the speaker device 1 and simplification of its structure.

    [0066] Furthermore, the spring holder 4 has the annular first holding portion 12 and the annular second holding portion 13 that connect the vibrators 2 and 3 together, and the first holding portion 12 is located inside the second holding portion 13.

    [0067] Thus, because the first holding portion 12 is not located outside the second holding portion 13, the outline of the spring holder 4 is reduced. This allows further miniaturization of the speaker device 1 and simplification of its structure.

    [0068] The structure unit 6 is constructed by attaching necessary units to a bracket 17. The bracket 17 has a tabular fitting base 18 of a substantially rectangular shape, and fitting legs 19 projecting upward from the corners of the fitting base 18, respectively.

    [0069] The fitting base 18 has a fitting surface portion 18a facing upward, and connecting projections 18b projecting outward from the corners of the fitting surface portion 18a, respectively.

    [0070] To the lower surface of the fitting surface portion 18a of the fitting base 18, a lighting board 20 is fitted. On the lower surface of the lighting board 20, a light source 21 for lighting is mounted. The lighting board 20 is located inside the first holding portion 12. As the light source 21, for example, a light-emitting diode is used.

    [0071] To the lower surface of the first holding portion 12 of the spring holder 4, a diffuser 22 formed using, for example, a translucent material as a material of the diffuser 22 is fitted in such a way as to cover the lighting board 20. When light is emitted from the light source 21, emitted light passes through the diffuser 22 and the vibrators 2 and 3, especially through the vibrator 3 located on the lower side, to serve as illumination light.

    [0072] On the top of the fitting base 18, a converter 23 is fitted. The converter 23 is, for example, an AC/DC converter. On the top of the fitting base 18, a battery, such as a lithium ion battery, may be fitted in place of the converter 23.

    [0073] On the top of the converter 23, a speaker unit 24 is fitted. The speaker unit 24 is provided as, for example, a woofer, and has a function of outputting a sound with a frequency range ranging from a low frequency range to a middle frequency range. On the upper end of the speaker unit 24, fitted portions 24a projecting outward (sidewise) are space in the circumferential direction.

    [0074] To the bracket 17, for example, four control boards 25 are fitted. The control boards 25 are fitted to the bracket 17 such that the converter 23 and the speaker unit 24 are encircled with the control boards 25 arranged on four sides. As the control boards 25, for example, communication boards, arithmetic processing boards, sound effect control boards, or audio boards are used. At least one of the control boards 25, the actuators 5, and the speaker unit 24 are connected through connecting lines that are not depicted.

    [0075] As described above, the speaker device 1 includes the speaker unit 24 that outputs a sound different from a sound output on the basis of the vibration of the vibrators 2 and 3, and the control boards 25. In the speaker device 1, the control boards 25 are arranged along the periphery of the speaker unit 24.

    [0076] In this configuration, therefore, the speaker unit 24 is located inside the control boards 25. This reduces a space occupied by the structure unit 6 in the placement space, and therefore allows miniaturization of the speaker device 1.

    [0077] The fitted portions of the speaker unit 24 are fitted to the upper ends of the fitting legs 19 of the bracket 17, respectively.

    [0078] On the upper end of the speaker unit 24, a ring-shaped fitting plate 26 is fitted. The fitting plate 26 has cable insertion holes 26a formed to be spaced in the circumferential direction. The fitting plate 26 is fitted to the fitting portion 2c formed on the upper end of the vibrator 2.

    [0079] On the top of the first holding portion 12 of the spring holder 4, an annular connecting plate 27 is fitted. To the connecting plate 27, the connecting projections 18b of the fitting base 18 of the bracket 17 are fitted. The bracket 17 is, therefore, fitted to the first holding portion 12 via the connecting plate 27, and consequently the structure unit 6 is fitted to the spring holder 4.

    [0080] To the first holding portion 12 of the spring holder 4 and to the fitting plate 26, a cylindrical grill 28 of a cylindrical shape is fitted. The cylindrical grill 28 is meshed, and has an upper end coupled to the outer periphery of the fitting plate 26 and a lower end coupled to the outer periphery of the first holding portion 12 of the spring holder 4. The cylindrical grill 28 covers the outer peripheries of the control boards 25 the converter 23, and the speaker unit 24, thus making the control boards, converter, and speaker unit invisible from the outside. Since the cylindrical grill 28 is meshed, it does not hamper the flow of air inside the speaker device 1. The presence of the cylindrical grill 28, therefore, does not hamper the operation of the speaker unit 24.

    [0081] In a state in which the structure unit 6 is fitted to the spring holder 4, the fitting plate 26 of the structure unit 6 is fitted to the fitting portion 2c of the vibrator 2, as described above. Hence, the spring holder 4 connects the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 together via the structure unit 6.

    [0082] In this manner, according to the speaker device 1, the spring holder 4 connects the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 together. Because of this configuration, the spring holder 4 capable of elastic deformation applies an urging force to the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3, the urging force acting in a direction of moving the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 closer to each other (i.e., in the vertical direction). As a result, the pressing surfaces 7a of the vibrator 2 urged downward by the spring holder 4 are pressed respectively to the upper surfaces of the vibrating elements 16, while the pressing surfaces 8a of the vibrator 3 urged upward by the spring holder 4 are pressed respectively to the lower surfaces of the vibrating elements 16.

    [0083] In a state in which the fitting plate 26 is fitted to the fitting portion 2c of the vibrator 2, cables 100 are put through the insertion holes 11a of the top cover 11, through the cable holes 2d, 2d, 2d of the vibrator 2, and through the cable insertion holes 26a of the fitting plate 26 in order. The cables 100, 100, 100 are connected to the lighting board 20 and to the control boards 25. Through the cables 100, therefore, power is supplied to the light source 21 mounted on the lighting board 20 and to the control boards 25. Furthermore, power is supplied also to the vibrating elements 16 of the actuators 5 and to the speaker unit 24 via the control boards 25.

    [0084] Furthermore, when necessary, a sound signal is also supplied to the control boards 25 and the like. A sound signal is supplied not only by wired means and may be supplied also by wireless means. For example, according to the speaker device 1, an audio signal is input to the speaker device 1 through wired or wireless means, and, on the basis of this input audio signal, a driving signal to be output to the vibrating element 16 is generated.

    [0085] As described above, according to the speaker device 1, the placement space 10 is formed inside the vibrators 2 and 3, and the spring holder 4 and the actuators 5 are placed in the placement space 10.

    [0086]  The vibrators 2 and 3 thus serve as the housing. This eliminates the need of providing a dedicated housing for housing the spring holder 4 and the actuators 5, thus allowing a reduction in the number of components of the speaker device 1 and miniaturization of the speaker device 1.

    [0087] Furthermore, the structure unit 6 having the control boards 25 that control at least the actuators 5 is provided and is placed in the placement space 10.

    [0088] The structure unit 6 is, therefore, placed inside the vibrators 2 and 3 that function also as the housing. As a result, the placement space is used effectively to allow further miniaturization of the speaker device 1.

    <Operation of Speaker Device>



    [0089] In the speaker device 1 configured in the above manner, when a driving signal is input to the vibrating elements 16, the vibrating elements 16 expand and contract vertically according to the incoming driving signal. As a result, the vibrators 2 and 3 pressed to the vibrating elements 16 vibrate. The vibration of the vibrators 2 and 3 produces a sound with a frequency range ranging from a middle frequency range to a high frequency range. At this time, the expanding and contracting vibrating elements 16 cause the vibrators 2 and 3 to slightly move vertically. However, because the actuators 5 are held by the spring holder 4 as the vibrators 2 and 3 in the state of being held by the spring holder 4 are urged in the direction in which the vibrators 2 and 3 move closer to each other, the pressing surfaces 7a and the pressing surfaces 8a are kept pressed to the upper surfaces of the vibrating elements 16 and the lower surfaces of the same, respectively.

    [0090] In this manner, the actuators 5 each have the vibrating element 16 that expands and contracts according to a driving signal, and the vibrators 2 and 3 in the state of being urged by the spring holder 4 in the predetermined direction are pressed to the vibrating elements 16 of the actuators 5.

    [0091] Thus, when the vibrating elements 16 expand and contract, the urging force of the spring holder 4 keeps the vibrators 2 and 3 in contact with the vibrating elements 16. As a result, the driving force of the vibrating elements 16 is transmitted certainly to the vibrators 2 and 3, so that the reliability of the operation of the vibrators 2 and 3 can be improved.

    [0092] Furthermore, the vibrators 2 and 3 are located opposite to each other across the vibrating elements 16 and are put in a state of being in contact with both ends (upper and lower ends) of the vibrating elements 16 in the direction of their expansion and contraction.

    [0093] When the vibrating elements 16 expand and contract, therefore, the vibrators 2 and 3 are kept in contact with the vibrating elements 16 on both sides opposite to each other, respectively, by the urging force of the spring holder 4. The vibrating elements 16 are thus used as common elements for vibrating both vibrators 2 and 3. This eliminates the need of dedicated vibrating elements that separately vibrate the vibrators 2 and 3, respectively, thus allowing a reduction in the number of components and miniaturization of the speaker device 1, as well as an improvement in the efficiency of transmission of vibration energy.

    [0094] Moreover, the counter surface 2a of the vibrator 2 and the counter surface 3a of the vibrator 3 are located counter to each other, and the cushion 9 is placed between the counter surface 2a and the counter surface 3a.

    [0095] Thus, when the vibrators 2 and 3 vibrate, the cushion 9 is elastically deformed to prevent the vibrators 2 and 3 from coming in contact with each other without hampering the vibration of the vibrators 2 and 3. This ensures the stable vibration state of the vibrators 2 and 3. The cushion 9 placed in the above manner fills a gap between the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3. The cushion 9 functions also as a housing for the speaker unit 24, preventing air from flowing out of the vibrators 2 and 3 when the speaker unit 24 operates. This allows an improvement in sound quality and sound pressure.

    [0096] Furthermore, the vibrators 2 and 3 are each made into a substantially hemispherical shape, and the plurality of actuators 5 are spaced in the circumferential direction of the vibrators 2 and 3.

    [0097] Thus, the vibrators 2 and 3 are caused to vibrate by the operation of the plurality of actuators 5 spaced in the circumferential direction. This stabilizes the vibration state of the vibrators 2 and 3, thus allowing an improvement in sound quality.

    [0098] Because the plurality of actuators 5 are spaced at equal intervals and the vibrators 2 and 3 are caused to vibrate by the operation of these actuators 5 spaced in the circumferential direction at equal intervals, the vibration state of the vibrators 2 and 3 is further stabilized to allow a further improvement in sound quality.

    [0099] Furthermore, the plurality of actuators 5 as well as the plurality of coupling portions 13a of the spring holder 4 are arranged at equal intervals.

    [0100] Thus, the vibrators 2 and 3 are caused to vibrate by the operation of the plurality of actuators 5 spaced in the circumferential direction at equal intervals as the vibrators 2 and 3 are coupled to the plurality of coupling portions 13a spaced in the circumferential direction at equal intervals. This stabilizes the vibration state of the vibrators 2 and 3 and the state of coupling of the vibrators 2 and 3 to the spring holder 4, thus allowing a further improvement in sound quality.

    [0101] Note that the size or material of the vibrators 2 and 3 may be changed at one's discretion, provided that the vibrators 2 and 3 are configured to generate vibrations as a result of the expansion and contraction of the vibrating elements 16. By changing the size or material of the vibrators 2 and 3, sound frequencies or the direction of sound emission can be adjusted on a necessary basis. As a result, a degree of freedom in designing the speaker device 1 can be improved.

    [0102] Furthermore, adjusting the urging force applied to the vibrators 2 and 3 of the spring holder 4 also allows adjustment of the frequency or sound pressure of an emitted sound. Likewise, adjusting the urging force applied to the vibrators 2 and 3 of the spring holder 4 also allows an improvement in the degree of freedom in designing the speaker device 1.

    [0103] When a driving signal is input to the speaker unit 24, the speaker unit 24 outputs a sound with a frequency range ranging from a low frequency range to a middle frequency range. The sound output from the speaker unit 24 travels through the sound-emitting holes of the top cover 11 to the outside.

    [0104] In this manner, the speaker device 1 includes the speaker unit 24 that outputs a sound different from a sound output on the basis of the vibration of the vibrators 2 and 3. The speaker device 1 thus outputs a plurality of different sounds. This leads to an improvement in the functionality of the speaker device 1 and expansion of the sound range of the speaker device 1.

    [0105] When power is supplied to the light source 21 via the lighting board 20, the light source 21 emits light, and the emitted light passes through the translucent diffuser 22 and the transparent vibrators 2 and 3 to the outside, where the emitted light serves as illuminating light.

    [0106] In this manner, according to the speaker device 1, the light source 21 functioning as a lighting unit is placed in the placement space 10. The speaker device 1 thus has a lighting function, in addition to the sound output function, and therefore offers improved functionality.

    <Other Configuration Examples>



    [0107] The configuration in which the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 are connected together by the spring holder 4 via the structure unit 6 has been described above. Another configuration in which, for example, the first holding portion 12 of the spring holder 4 is fitted to the fitting portion 2c of the vibrator 2 as the structure unit 6 is fitted to the lower surface of the first holding portion 12 may also be adopted (see Fig. 6).

    [0108] In this configuration, the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 are connected together by the spring holder 4 without interposing the structure unit 6 between the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3. Regardless of the degree of strength of the structure unit 6, therefore, the vibrator 2 and the vibrator 3 can be connected together in a stable state by the spring holder 4.

    <Summary>



    [0109] As described above, the speaker device 1 includes the actuators 5 that operate according to a driving signal, the spring holder 4 having the coupling portions 13a to which the actuators 5 are coupled, the spring holder 4 at least being partially elastically deformable, and the vibrators 2 and 3 connected together via the spring holder 4, the vibrators 2 and 3 vibrating according to the operation of the actuators 5.

    [0110] Thus, the vibrators 2 and 3 are connected together via the spring holder 4 and the actuators 5 are coupled to the coupling portions 13a of the spring holder 4. Connection of the vibrators 2 and 3 as well as coupling of the actuators 5, therefore, is achieved by the spring holder 4. This enhances the positional precision of the vibrators 2 and 3 to the actuators 5. As a result, as structural simplification is ensured, the positional precision of the vibrators 2 and 3 to the actuators 5 is enhanced to allow an improvement in sound quality.

    [0111] Furthermore, the speaker device 1 can be constructed by attaching the spring holder 4 having the actuators 5 fitted thereto, from above to the vibrator 3, attaching the structure unit 6 from above to the first holding portion 12 of the spring holder 4, attaching the vibrator 2 from above to the structure unit 6 as the cushion 9 is fitted on the vibrator 3, and attaching the top cover 11 from above to the vibrator 2 in sequence.

    [0112] The speaker device 1, therefore, can be constructed by attaching each component to a different component or the like in one direction in sequential assembling procedures. This improves the assembling efficiency of the speaker device 1, thus allowing a reduction in manufacturing time and manufacturing cost.

    <Others>



    [0113] An example of the speaker device 1 including the vibrators 2 and 3 each having a substantially hemispherical shape is described above.

    [0114] The speaker device 1 may include, for example, vibrators 2A and 3A each having a truncated cone shape (see Fig. 7), and may include, for example, vibrators 2B and 3B each having a cylindrical shape (see Fig. 8).

    [0115] Furthermore, the speaker device 1 may include, for example, vibrators 2C and 3C each having a truncated cone shape whose diameter increases as the shape extends upward or downward (see Fig. 9), and may include, for example, vibrators 2D and 3D each having a curved outer peripheral surface so that the diameter of the vibrator increases as the vibrator extends upward or downward (see Fig. 10). The outer peripheral surface of each of the vibrators 2D and 3D is formed as, for example, tracks of parabolas rotated at 360 degrees.

    [0116] Moreover, the speaker device 1 may include vibrators 2E and 3E each having a rugby-ball-like shape or ellipsoidal shape with a cut out part (see Fig. 11) or may include, for example, a combination of a substantially hemispherical vibrator 2F and a cylindrical vibrator 3F (see Fig. 12).

    [0117] The speaker device 1 of a suspended-type has been described above as an example. However, the speaker device 1 may be of a stationary-type having a support leg 30 and a support base 31 (see Fig. 13). In a case where the speaker device 1 is of a stationary-type, the shape of the vibrators is not limited to a substantially hemispherical shape but may be determined to be any given shape as in the above cases.

    [0118] The example of providing three actuators 5 has been described above. However, the number of the actuators 5 is also determined to be any given number. The actuators 5 may not be spaced at equal intervals in the circumferential direction, and the locations of the actuators 5, may be determined to be any given locations.

    REFERENCE SIGNS LIST



    [0119] 
    1
    Speaker device
    2
    Vibrator
    3
    Vibrator
    4
    Spring holder
    5
    Actuator
    6
    Structure unit
    9
    Cushion
    10
    Placement space
    12
    First holding portion
    13
    Second holding portion
    16
    Vibrating element
    21
    Light source (lighting unit)
    24
    Speaker unit
    25
    Control board
    2A
    Vibrator
    3A
    Vibrator
    2B
    Vibrator
    3B
    Vibrator
    2C
    Vibrator
    3C
    Vibrator
    2D
    Vibrator
    3D
    Vibrator
    2E
    Vibrator
    3E
    Vibrator
    2F
    Vibrator
    3F
    Vibrator



    Claims

    1. A speaker device (1) comprising:

    a plurality of actuators (5) that operate according to a driving signal, wherein each actuator (5) has a vibrating element (16) that expands and contracts according to the driving signal;

    a spring holder (4) having a coupling portion to which each actuator (5) is coupled, wherein the spring holder (4) is at least partially elastically deformable in a vertical direction to function as a spring; and

    two vertically-stacked vibrators (2, 3) forming a placement space (10) between the vertically-stacked vibrators (2, 3) and connected together via the spring holder (4), the vibrators (2, 3) vibrating according to an operation of the actuators (5), characterised in that

    wliiLuiLiii the vibrators (2,3) are forced by the spring holder (4) such that a pressing surface (7a) of the upper vibrator (2) is forced downward by the spring holder and pressed respectively to an upper surface of the respective vibrating element, while a pressing surface (8a) of the lower vibrator (3) is forced upward by the spring holder to a lower surface of the respective vibrating element,

    wherein the spring holder (4) and the actuators (5) are placed in the placement space (10).


     
    2. The speaker device (1) according to claim 1, wherein
    the two vibrators (2, 3) are located opposite to each other across the vibrating element (16) and are put in a state of being in contact respectively with both ends of the vibrating element (16) in a direction of expansion and contraction of the vibrating element (16).
     
    3. The speaker device (1) according to claim 2, wherein

    the two vibrators (2, 3) are positioned such that their respective end faces are counter to each other, and

    a cushion (9) is placed between the end faces.


     
    4. The speaker device (1) according to claim 1, wherein

    the vibrators (2, 3) each have a cylindrical, conical, or substantially hemispherical shape, and

    the plurality of actuators (5) are spaced in a circumferential direction of the vibrators (2, 3).


     
    5. The speaker device (1) according to claim 4, wherein
    the plurality of actuators (5) are arranged at equal intervals.
     
    6. The speaker device (1) according to claim 1, wherein

    the vibrators (2, 3) each have a cylindrical, conical, or substantially hemispherical shape,

    the plurality of actuators (5) are spaced in a circumferential direction of the vibrators (2, 3),

    a plurality of the coupling portions (13a) are spaced in the circumferential direction of the vibrators (2, 3), and

    the plurality of actuators (5) and the plurality of the coupling portions (13a) are arranged at equal intervals.


     
    7. The speaker device (1) according to claim 1, wherein

    the vibrators (2, 3) are provided as two vibrators (2, 3),

    the spring holder (4) has an annular first holding portion (12) and an annular second holding portion (13), the first and second holding portions (12, 13) connecting the two vibrators (2, 3) together, and

    the first holding portion (12) is located inside the second holding portion (13).


     
    8. The speaker device (1) according to claim 7, wherein
    the coupling portions (13a) are formed on the second holding portion (13).
     
    9. The speaker device (1) according to claim 1, wherein

    a structure unit (6) having a control board (25) that controls the actuators (5) is provided, and

    the structure unit (6) is placed in the placement space (10) .


     
    10. The speaker device (1) according to claim 9, wherein
    the structure unit (6) has a speaker unit (24) that outputs a sound in a frequency range different from a frequency range generated from the vibrators (2, 3).
     
    11. The speaker device (1) according to claim 9, wherein

    a plurality of control boards (25) are provided,

    the structure unit (6) has a speaker unit (24) that outputs a sound in a frequency range different from a frequency range generated from the vibrators (2, 3), and

    the plurality of control boards (25) are arranged along periphery of the speaker unit (24).


     
    12. The speaker device (1) according to any one of claims 1-11, wherein
    a lighting unit (21) is placed in the placement space (10).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1), Folgendes umfassend:

    mehrere Betätigungselemente (5), die gemäß einem Antriebssignal arbeiten, wobei jedes Betätigungselement (5) ein Vibrationselement (16) aufweist, das sich gemäß dem Antriebssignal ausdehnt und zusammenzieht,

    eine Federhalterung (4), die einen Kopplungsabschnitt aufweist, an den jedes Betätigungselement (5) gekoppelt ist, wobei die Federhalterung (4) zumindest teilweise in einer vertikalen Richtung elastisch verformbar ist, um als eine Feder zu dienen, und

    zwei vertikal gestapelte Vibratoren (2, 3), die einen Platzierungsraum (10) zwischen den vertikal gestapelten Vibratoren (2, 3) bilden und mittels der Federhalterung (4) miteinander verbunden sind, wobei die Vibratoren (2, 3) gemäß einem Betrieb der Betätigungselemente (5) vibrieren,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Vibratoren (2, 3) durch die Federhalterung (4) derart gedrückt werden, dass eine Pressfläche (7a) des oberen Vibrators (2) durch die Federhalterung nach unten gedrückt wird und entsprechend auf eine Oberseite des entsprechenden Vibrationselements gepresst wird, während eine Pressfläche (8a) des unteren Vibrators (3) durch die Federhalterung nach oben an eine Unterseite des entsprechenden Vibrationselements gedrückt wird,

    wobei die Federhalterung (4) und die Betätigungselemente (5) in dem Platzierungsraum (10) platziert sind.


     
    2. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei
    die zwei Vibratoren (2, 3) über das Vibrationselement (16) einander gegenüber angeordnet und in einen Zustand des jeweiligen Kontakts mit beiden Enden des Vibrationselements (16) in einer Richtung des Ausdehnens und Zusammenziehens des Vibrationselements (16) gebracht sind.
     
    3. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 2, wobei

    die zwei Vibratoren (2, 3) derart positioniert sind, dass ihre entsprechenden Endflächen über Eck liegen, und

    zwischen den Endflächen ein Dämpfer (9) platziert ist.


     
    4. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei

    die Vibratoren (2, 3) jeweils eine Zylinder-, Kegel- oder im Wesentlichen Halbkugelform aufweisen und

    die mehreren Betätigungselemente (5) in einer umlaufenden Richtung der Vibratoren (2, 3) beabstandet sind.


     
    5. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 4, wobei
    die mehreren Betätigungselemente (5) in gleichen Abständen angeordnet sind.
     
    6. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei

    die Vibratoren (2, 3) jeweils eine Zylinder-, Kegel- oder im Wesentlichen Halbkugelform aufweisen,

    die mehreren Betätigungselemente (5) in einer umlaufenden Richtung der Vibratoren (2, 3) beabstandet sind,

    mehrere der Kopplungsabschnitte (13a) in der umlaufenden Richtung der Vibratoren (2, 3) beabstandet sind und

    die mehreren Betätigungselemente (5) und die mehreren Kopplungsabschnitte (13a) in gleichen Abständen angeordnet sind.


     
    7. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei

    die Vibratoren (2, 3) als zwei Vibratoren (2, 3) bereitgestellt sind,

    die Federhalterung (4) einen ringförmigen ersten Halteabschnitt (12) und einen ringförmigen zweiten Halteabschnitt (13) aufweist, wobei der erste und der zweite Halteabschnitt (12, 13) die zwei Vibratoren (2, 3) miteinander verbinden, und

    der erste Halteabschnitt (12) in dem zweiten Halteabschnitt (13) angeordnet ist.


     
    8. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 7, wobei
    die Kopplungsabschnitte (13a) an dem zweiten Halteabschnitt (13) gebildet sind.
     
    9. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 1, wobei

    eine Struktureinheit (6) bereitgestellt ist, die eine Steuertafel (25) aufweist, welche die Betätigungselemente (5) steuert, und

    die Struktureinheit (6) in dem Platzierungsraum (10) platziert ist.


     
    10. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 9, wobei
    die Struktureinheit (6) eine Lautsprechereinheit (24) aufweist, die einen Ton in einem Frequenzbereich ausgibt, der sich von einem Frequenzbereich unterscheidet, der von den Vibratoren (2, 3) erzeugt wird.
     
    11. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach Anspruch 9, wobei mehrere Steuertafeln (25) bereitgestellt sind,

    die Struktureinheit (6) eine Lautsprechereinheit (24) aufweist, die einen Ton in einem Frequenzbereich ausgibt, der sich von einem Frequenzbereich unterscheidet, der von den Vibratoren (2, 3) erzeugt wird, und

    die mehreren Steuertafeln (25) entlang eines Außenumfangs der Lautsprechereinheit (24) angeordnet sind.


     
    12. Lautsprechervorrichtung (1) nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 11, wobei
    in dem Platzierungsraum (10) eine Beleuchtungseinheit (21) platziert ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Haut-parleur (1) comprenant :

    une pluralité d'actionneurs (5) qui fonctionnent selon un signal d'attaque, chaque actionneur (5) ayant un élément vibrant (16) qui se dilate et se contracte selon le signal d'attaque ;

    un dispositif de maintien de ressort (4) ayant une portion de couplage à laquelle chaque actionneur (5) est couplé, le dispositif de maintien de ressort (4) étant au moins partiellement déformable de façon élastique dans une direction verticale pour marcher comme un ressort ; et

    deux vibreurs empilés verticalement (2, 3) formant un espace de placement (10) entre les vibreurs empilés verticalement (2, 3) et raccordés ensemble par l'intermédiaire du dispositif de maintien de ressort (4), les vibreurs (2, 3) vibrant selon un fonctionnement des actionneurs (5), caractérisé en ce que

    les vibreurs (2, 3) sont poussés par le dispositif de maintien de ressort (4) de telle sorte qu'une surface de pression (7a) du vibreur supérieur (2) soit poussée vers le bas par le dispositif de maintien de ressort et pressée respectivement vers une surface supérieure de l'élément vibrant respectif, tandis qu'une surface de pression (8a) du vibreur inférieur (3) est poussée vers le haut par le dispositif de maintien de ressort vers une surface inférieure de l'élément vibrant respectif, le dispositif de maintien de ressort (4) et les actionneurs (5) étant placés dans l'espace de placement (10) .


     
    2. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel
    les deux vibreurs (2, 3) sont situés à l'opposé l'un de l'autre d'un bout à l'autre de l'élément vibrant (16) et sont mis dans un état consistant à être en contact respectivement avec les deux extrémités de l'élément vibrant (16) dans une direction de dilatation et de contraction de l'élément vibrant (16).
     
    3. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 2, dans lequel

    les deux vibreurs (2, 3) sont positionnés de telle sorte que leurs faces d'extrémité respectives soient opposées l'une à l'autre, et

    un coussin (9) est placé entre les faces d'extrémité.


     
    4. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel

    les vibreurs (2, 3) ont chacun un profil cylindrique, conique, ou substantiellement hémisphérique, et

    la pluralité d'actionneurs (5) sont espacés dans une direction circonférentielle des vibreurs (2, 3).


     
    5. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 4, dans lequel
    la pluralité d'actionneurs (5) sont agencés à intervalles égaux.
     
    6. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel

    les vibreurs (2, 3) ont chacun un profil cylindrique, conique, ou substantiellement hémisphérique,

    la pluralité d'actionneurs (5) sont espacés dans une direction circonférentielle des vibreurs (2, 3),

    une pluralité des portions de couplage (13a) sont espacées dans la direction circonférentielle des vibreurs (2, 3), et

    la pluralité d'actionneurs (5) et la pluralité de portions de couplage (13a) sont agencées à intervalles égaux.


     
    7. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel

    les vibreurs (2, 3) sont fournis sous la forme de deux vibreurs (2, 3),

    le dispositif de maintien de ressort (4) a une première portion de maintien annulaire (12) et une deuxième portion de maintien annulaire (13), les première et deuxième portions de maintien (12, 13) raccordant les deux vibreurs (2, 3) ensemble, et

    la première portion de maintien (12) est située à l'intérieur de la deuxième portion de maintien (13).


     
    8. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 7, dans lequel
    les portions de couplage (13a) sont formées sur la deuxième portion de maintien (13).
     
    9. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 1, dans lequel
    une unité de structure (6) ayant une carte de commande (25) qui commande les actionneurs (5) est fournie, et l'unité de structure (6) étant placée dans l'espace de placement (10).
     
    10. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 9, dans lequel
    l'unité de structure (6) a une unité de haut-parleur (24) qui émet un son dans une plage de fréquences différente d'une plage de fréquences générée à partir des vibreurs (2, 3).
     
    11. Haut-parleur (1) selon la revendication 9, dans lequel

    une pluralité de cartes de commande (25) sont fournies, l'unité de structure (6) ayant une unité de haut-parleur (24) qui émet un son dans une plage de fréquences différente d'une plage de fréquences générée à partir des vibreurs (2, 3), et

    la pluralité de cartes de commande (25) sont agencées le long d'une périphérie de l'unité de haut-parleur (24) .


     
    12. Haut-parleur (1) selon l'une quelconque des revendications 1 à 11, dans lequel
    une unité d'éclairage (21) est placée dans l'espace de placement (10).
     




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