B&W venture drives speakers up the wall

Cramlington-based JJ Electronics has been working with British audio loudspeaker manufacturer B&W to develop the world’s first wall-fitted multi-room hi-fi system. Called Casa, it uses a control loop and up to eight 100W speakers integrated into walls, eliminating long runs of conventional cabling. Wall-mounted keypads allow the user to listen to any combination of up […]

Cramlington-based JJ Electronics has been working with British audio loudspeaker manufacturer B&W to develop the world’s first wall-fitted multi-room hi-fi system.

Called Casa, it uses a control loop and up to eight 100W speakers integrated into walls, eliminating long runs of conventional cabling. Wall-mounted keypads allow the user to listen to any combination of up to four audio sources in different rooms.

JJ Electronics was originally commissioned by B&W to manufacture the system for the US, but the specifications have now been developed for the UK and continental markets.

Managing director John Jessop is head of the JJ Electronics team working on bespoke hi-fi development. The company also develops products in the fields of medical electronics, safety systems and agricultural machinery.

Casa was featured on BBC1’s Dream House on Wednesday this week.