音の世界に、新しい波を。ミライスピーカー

The Mirai Speaker

A speaker designed for people with and without hearing impairments, delivering crisp, clear sound that’s not abrasive even when listening up close

The Mirai Speaker —
bringing the joys of hearing to more people

One out of nine people in Japan* are concerned about having poor hearing. We want to help. The Mirai Speaker was built to bring the joys of hearing to more people.

*Statistics from the Japan Trak 2015 Survey Report, page 4 and 14 (Japan Hearing Device Association)

What is “curved sound,” the world’s first such patented technology?

Curved diaphragm for innovative sound

Cone-shaped diaphragm better diffuses sound

Prompted by reports that it is easier for the elderly to make out the sound from phonographs than from standard speakers, we began developing curved sound by taking a cue from the tubes used in phonographs. Traditional speakers produce sound beginning from a point sound source, and this sound tends to fall off as the listener gets further away from the speaker. In contrast, Mirai Speaker’s produce a curved sound that has energy. This helps the hard of hearing discern the sound, and minimizes distance-based sound falloff. Moreover, those with normal hearing won’t feel the volume is too loud. Even when far away, what arrives at the ears is simply crisp, clear sound.

Products

Boxy2

Price
Open price

Dimensions
W142mm × H260mm × D270mm

(in)
W5.6in × H10.23in × D10.62in

Weight
~3.4 kg

(Mass)
~7.5 lbs


Drive System
Curved diaphragm speaker

Input
1V (Built-in amplifier Speaker)

Frequency Range
200Hz~15KHz

Power Consumption
100V, 0.5A (Japan Model)

Curvy

Price
Open price

Dimensions
W138mm × H250mm × D250mm

(in)
W5.4in × H9.84in × D9.84in

Weight
~3.2 kg

(Mass)
~7.0 lbs


Drive System
Curved diaphragm speaker

Input
150mV (Built-in amplifier Speaker)

Frequency Range
200Hz~15KHz

Power Consumption
100V, 0.5A (Japan Model)

Contact


81-(0)-3-5825-4749

Greetings from our president

“Let’ s make the world happier through sound” is the simple idea which led to the startup of Soundfun Corporation in October of 2013 from Minato, Tokyo.

Our philosophy is to specialize in one-of-a-kind products that helps to improve the quality of life. We are currently helping those who have become hearing impaired to be able to hear sound again through the development of our “Mirai Speaker.” It is common belief that once one loses the full functionality of hearing that it will never return but with use of our patented speaker technology, hearing sound is once again resurrected. We want to advance this technology so that is becomes useful and helps everyone.

After creating our prototype speaker we tested about 140 individuals who have lost hearing due to age, accidents, illness and medicinal side effects. Our results showed that over 80% of individuals commented that their hearing functionality had returned. Additionally, testing through Tsukuba University Technology Dept. showed some effect on individuals that are born with deafness. They said they could hear a little more through our speakers than traditional speakers.

In other third-party experiments results were very alike. We lent our “Mirai Speaker” to a nursing facility which showed similar results. When connecting our “Mirai Speaker” to TVs, 80% of listeners said they could hear better. The staff at the facility explained that communication was much easier because patients could often hear PA announcements without their hearing aids.

Another aspect of our company is providing “Comfort Audio.” In recent years with new technological innovation, electronics such as TVs have evolved greatly in quality. On the other hand, innovation in audio has seen few changes and has been left behind.

Soundfun is eager to revive and emphasize sound quality. We would like to offer High-Resolution audio such as vacuum tube amplifiers and speakers that incorporate simple and fundamental sound at an affordable price. Hearing impaired or not, we want all people to experience the joy of great sound.

We are aiming towards a made in Japan production in the northeast with plans of providing employment to people with disabilities. Our future goal is for our earnings to be partially donated towards those who have hearing impairedness.

Soundfun will continue to research, develop, and advance products that will improve the quality of life and bring more smiles to people’ s faces. We thank you and hope for your support.

Sincerely,
Soundfun Corporation Representative, CEO, Sato, Kazunori

About Representative Sato:

After graduating from university Sato worked at several foreign computer companies such as Sun Micro Systems, Dell, and Fuji Xerox. He became experienced in the technology, business, sales, marketing, customer service and other areas. Among his accomplishments, Sato has been awarded as top in customer service satisfaction within the Japanese computer industry.

Company Profile

Company Name
SoundFun Corporation (Japan)

Capital Funds
486.70 Million Yen (Including Start-up funding)

Staff
CEO
Kazunori Sato

Director
Nobuhiro Miyahara

Director
Minoru Moriya

Director
Susumu Takahashi

Director
Taichi Kano

Director
Kengo Maekawa

Executive officer
Yoshio Sakamoto

Address
1-32-6 Cosmos Asakusabashi Sakai Building 4th Floor, Asakusabashi, Taitou-ku Tokyo, Post# 111-0053 Japan

Phone
81-(0)-3-5825-4749

Fax
81-(0)-3-5825-4794

Major Trade Banks
Risona Bank, Tokyo Chuo branch.
Mitsubishi-Tokyo UFJ Bank, Shinbashi branch.
Mizuho Bank, Ueno branch.
Kosan-Shinyo Bank, Asakusabashi branch.
Asahi-Shinyo Bank, Asakusabashi Branch.

Business Information

“Making the world happier through sound” is our mission. Soundfun Corporation is involved in helping people through developments in sound. We currently have 2 categories of featured products.

Future Speakers

“Mirari Speaker” – special patented speakers for people with age-related hearing loss and partial deafness

Hi-Res Audio

“Poco 3 Amp” a high resolution vacuum tube amplifier with bluetooth technology
“Poco Speaker” a high quality traditional style 2 way speaker

History

10/2013
Company established in Minato-ku,Tokyo with 1 million yen

12/2013
Obtained 15 million yen loan for start-up business support from Japan Finance Corpo

1/2014
Company capital increased to 5 million yen

3/2014
Applied for 12 patents (No. 20014-83167) relating to the technology of the “Mirai Speaker”

5/2014
1 million yen subsidy loan approved by Japan Chamber of Commerce andIndustry for small and medium-sized businesses

8/2014
Company capital increased to 16.55 million yen

9/2014
Small to medium-sized enterprises of manufacturing subsidizes the “Mirai Speaker” with 7 million yen

10/2014
Sales begin for the SF230BT “Poco 3” compact digital amplifier

11/2014
Patent application for mirai speaker is granted, (Pat No. 5668233)

12/2014
Company capital increased to 24.55 million yen

12/2014
Sales begin for “POCO Speaker” white piano finish 2 way speaker, model SF30H4WC

1/2015
5 new patents are applied for relating to speaker technology; the SoundFun trademark is approved (trademark registration no. 5755792)

2/2015
Soundfun applies for international patent rights through the PCT (132 countries)

3/2015
Soundfun applies patent rights in Taiwan, a non-member of the PCT

4/2015
Innovative management plan is approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for business industry support 2015, No.212

5/2015
Company capital increased to 28.75 million yen (Including company reserve funds)

5/2015
Sales begin for High Resolution Audio vacuum tube amplifier SFD225HRHB “HiRes Poco”

5/2015
Soundfun becomes a full member of the Japan Audio Society

5/2015
Collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology starts research for the technology behind the “Mirai Speaker”

7/2015
Company capital increased to 34.75 million yen (Including company reserve funds)

9/2015
Soundfun receives an award for business innovation at the 6th Annual Japan Management Attorneys Association Meeting

10/2015
Sales of the first MIRAIS-1 “Mirai Speaker” begin

11/2015
Company capital increased to 56.55 million yen (Including company reserve funds)

11/2015
The Mirai Speaker trademark is approved by administrative protest for refusal (trademark registration no. 5808787)

2/2016
Company capital increased to 106.54 million yen(Including company reserve funds)

2/2016
Soundfun applies for new actuator international patent rights through the PCT (132 countries)

2/2016
Soundfun applies for new actuator patent rights in Taiwan, a non-member of the PCT

2/2016
Company capital increased to 206.56 million yen(Including company reserve funds)

3/2016
Mirai Speaker works at Risona bank Tokyo central branch as Eye-Que system speaker

3/2016
Mr. Taichi Kano has appointed as Director of Soundfun

4/2016
Mirai Speaker works at Hiroshima bank HQ and branches as Eye-Que system speaker

4/2016
Soundfun got the highest awards of Rise Up Festa 2016 which is sponsored by Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ bank

6/2016
We have moved the office for business extension.

6/2016
Mirai speaker has adopted 97 branch 104 units for seminar speaker at Nomura security No1 security company in Japan.

8/2016
Mirai speaker has adopted JAL(Japan Air Lines) for Haneda domestic departure announcement..

10/2016
Mr. Susumu Takahashi has appointed as Director of Soundfun

10/2016
Mirai Speaker works at Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ bank HQ and other branches as Eye-Que system speaker

12/2016
Mirai Speaker works at Hiroshima bank HQ and other 40 branches as Eye-Que system speaker

1/2017
Company capital increased to 367.00 million yen(Including company reserve funds)

2/2017
Mirai Speaker works at Nihon Insurance Corporation NO1 insurance company as seminar system speaker

3/2017
Mirai Speaker works at Tokyo University as seminar speaker

6/2017
Company capital increased to 486.70 million yen(Including company reserve funds)

Contact


81-(0)-3-5825-4749
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